Finding the perfect trench coat
If you are a fashionista, then I don’t need to tell you that no other piece of clothing can exude the timeless class and charm of a trench coat. The retro chic style with a hint of mystery adds some aura to your individual style.
Ideally the trench coat is a garment that offers protection from extreme cold weather conditions in a fashionable way. As a rule of thumb, pick trench coats that complement your style, figure and age. What you saw on Dick Tracy and Catherine Zeta Jones in Entrapment are some of those classic French styles that never go out of fashion.
- Color and fabric- If you are in your 30’s then leather trench coats are a chic choice. I have a black trench coat from GUESS by Marciano with Nina shawl collar. It’s perfect for a night out with the girls and is wearable to work too. Girls in their 20’s can experiment with bolder colors like red in leather too. However, if you are looking for a timeless leather trench then blacks and neutrals are a safer option.
- Fit- The fit of the trench is as vital as the color. The shoulders should be perfect and the coat should hug you instead of falling in a sloppy way. Double breasted trench coats are so glamorous and fashionable but you can just kill the look with a shoddy fit. Avoid very wide lapel coats unless you want to appear like a flapping bird.
- Length- There’s a bit of controversy when it comes to picking the ideal length of the trench. Most fashionistas don’t consider the cropped trench coat to be a ‘trench’ in the true sense. Classic trench’s end at or above the knees while contemporary cropped trench is thigh length or hip length. If you have heavy thighs avoid the cropped ones.