Originally designed by Burberry for British and French soldiers during World War I, the trench coat has emerged from the battlefield to become a classic Fall staple for both women and men. The traditional trench coat featured a 10 buttoned, double-breasted design with a belt and came in tan, khaki, beige, or black. Unlike it’s military counterpart, the modern day trench coat comes in a vast array of colors and variations on the original design.
Trench coats range in price from less than $100 to as much as several thousand. Needless to say, I did not pay thousands of dollars for my trench coat. I got it at an end of season sale! When purchasing my own trench coat, I chose a design by Juicy Couture which retained the classic coloring of the original trench coat design, but added a feminine twist with gold accents and shiny fabric. I love this coat and can’t wait for it to get cold enough to wear it! Hear in Alabama a well-lined trench coat will get you through an entire fall and winter season.
Coat: Juicy Couture (old) | Shirt: Express (old similar here) | Skirt: Madewell (old) | Shoes: Madden Girl
When purchasing your own trench coat, I suggest that you go for a coat in the more traditional colors. A trench coat should be an investment piece that can be worn season after season; therefore, to get the most bang for your buck the classic khaki and tan colors are a sure bet. Also, make sure that the coat is well lined and that all the buckles and belts are properly attached and in working order. This will allow for slight adjustments to better fit your body type.