A Classic Trench Coat for All Seasons

As it goes, the trench coat first became popular during World War 1 after originally being developed for the British military. And the classic design is not too dissimilar to what is now recognized by many as the traditional trench coat – double breasted with slotted pockets, an adaptable collar and four buttons. Elements of the original trench coat design that were created for practicality, are now just included for style. Different designers now re-create the trench coat to provide a range of different features around the same style. Indeed, fashionistas can now choose from double breasted or single breasted, cropped or full length, belted and even wax-coated.

emma-watson-wearing-burberry-trench-coatThere’s always that funny transitional time between summer and fall, and winter to spring, when you need something that keeps your warm enough, but is light enough you can layer if you need to. The classic trench is a piece that no wardrobe can go without. It is arguably the most versatile coats you can purchase, and it’s definitely something worth spending some good coin on. Choose colors that are timeless like black, tan, or even red. So, why has the trench coat developed such a strong appeal, year after year? One obvious reason is the British weather; trench coats can provide a practical but trendy cover-up. Furthermore, they have an all-weather appeal, with designs including a removable liner, which can last you through all seasons.

trench-coat-for-women-1A trench coat is basically a raincoat made of heavy duty cotton drill, poplin, leather or wool gabardine. While it was developed as an alternative to heavy overcoats for soldiers during the First World War, today trench coats for women are stylish and trendy. They don’t just protect you from the rain and wind but add a certain chic to your appearance.  Women’s trench coats are great because they can be fashionable and functional at the same time. They can also range in size and price, so if you are in the market for women’s trench coats, you should have no problem finding one to agree with your taste and checkbook.

Back in the days of the Wild West, leather trench coats were referred to as dusters. This is because the environment in which people lived was, well, a dusty one and those people tended to get covered up by that dust, especially when traveling by horse back.  A beautiful woman in good trench exudes a certain easy independence, with the right touch of arrogance. She makes you wonder: who is she? What secrets are hiding in those coat pockets? Want to find the right coat that won’t make you look like a bulky Christmas tree or a fashion disaster from last season’s closet? The following are the latest trench coat trends out on the runway this season.

2013-spring-fashion-outerwear-cotton-font-b-coat-b-font-women-font-b-European-b-fontThere are many great features that are associated with men’s trench coats, including: belted closure, inside pockets, outside pockets, hand warmer pockets and satin or polyester linings. Many materials can be used in the making of men’s trench coats, including: cotton, leather, nylon, polyester, twill and even lambskin! Trench coats are good choices because they have been primarily built to keep people warm during the winter season. In fact, if you review your history you will find that these were worn by European soldiers back in World War I. Due to a few alterations; these military clothing pieces have become a good choice for everyday indoor and outdoor activities.

Burberry-Prorsum-Trench-Coats-For-Women-2Trench coats remain in fashion but the fabrics and styles adopted continue to update. With a range of fabrics from tartan to classic grey wool and a variety of lengths from cropped, full length and three quarter length, the trench coat has been brought back into this century. Of course, bringing a classic up to date can be difficult, as it involves embracing the original elements of the design with new features that will appeal to the current trend setters. But trench coats continue to retain their popularity year after year, season after season.

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