Top 5: Trench Coats

April 7, 2009

Daily Digest

Top 5: Trench Coats

With the transition from winter to summer wardrobes, its difficult to know what type of coat to wear.   As April showers are sure to hit, one can always wear a jacket for more casual days, but the smart choice is to invest in  a trench coat.

The trench coat has become a wardrobe staple for Irish women (yes it tends to be our substitute for a rain coat). Historically it was first introduced for the military by Thomas Burberry back at the turn of the 20th century.

Also known as  a Mac, the trench coat became a fashion item in the 1960s and was made popular by fictional characters such as Dick Tracy and Rick Blaine from Casablanca. 

So history and weather patterns aside, here are the whatshewears.ie top 5 picks of trench coats around:

1. Blake Lively, wears a fashion forward Burberry trench coat with ruched sleeves (€823). Underneath, she wore a plaid, Kettle Black dress (€110), opaque tights and a Bubble Quilt Chanel handbag in burgandy.  Blake’s funky footwear add the finishing touch in the form of Orniron Christian Louboutin ankle boots (€653).

2. Pop colours are all the rage this season, so brighten up the rainy Irish days with trench coats in lively colours.
Take for instance, this classic red trench with full skirt (€72) from Miss Selfridge.

3. Your friends will be green with envy with our third choice of trenchcoat – Star by Julian Macdonald at Debenhams (€77).

4. Try this voluminous, turquoise blue trench coat from Red Herring at Debenhams. Was €44 reduced to €13 online.

5. You can always count on Next for a classic trench coat in beige colour.  Not a colour that suits us Irish girls, this longer version of the classic trench is still a best seller (€72).

So ladies, even if it rains, you’ll still look absolutely faboulous in your chic trench coat.

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