“How to purchase the right Trench Coat this season”
When it comes to naming the must have wardrobe essentials, the classic trench coat would have to be at the top of our list.
The iconic trench coat is a true investment piece. It is a timeless classic staple in anyone’s wardrobe. The trench is elegant, practical and versatile can be worn season after season retaining its classic charm.
The classic trench coat was originally constructed for the British military army officers in World War I. It was created by Thomas Burberry and has been transformed into an iconic fashion statement for both men and women.
Over the years the trench coat has not changed much from its original design. The classic design was constructed in cotton gabardine with its trademark flaps, buckles and belt.
Each season the trench is recreated with on trend modern twists. This season look out for leather or check panelling, pleated and ruffled bodices, side button details, open slit sleeves, and double lapels.
When making a trench purchase we recommend you pay close attention to the fit. A classic double breasted design with a centre belt flatters every body type. The trench should have an overall fitted appearance. You want to allow enough room to be able to wear your trench over a suit jacket or a jumper underneath.
Ensure the shoulders are not too wide, and the sleeves are not too long. Make sure the lapels are appropriate to suit your body shape.
The length of the coats vary depending on the shape and style you choose. The standard length is two inches above the knee. The trench can also be worn mid knee length or alternately full length to the ankle.
We love the practicality and versatility of the trench coat. We recommend you choose a water resistant fabric that can withstand wind and rain.
The trench coat is a go to for any occasion. Investing in a good quality trench will allow you to reap the benefits for years to come. When choosing your trench choose one that you will love for years to come.
SBJ TEAM xo