You might have not known that the Trench coat was first an item of clothing designed for Army officers – It was created prior to the war but adapted for use in the trenches of the First World War, hence its name – but you could have recognised this “army officers” influence in its styling. Originally, the trench coat was belted at the waist with a self-belt, as well as having straps around the wrists that also buckle. A typical trench coat was a ten-buttoned, double-breasted long coat made with tan, black, khaki, or beige fabric and often has cuff straps.
But time has passed and trench coats have modernized and are now a must have for most wardrobes .Newer versions also come in many different patterns and colours .Which can be worn from casual to dressed up.With a denim and a tailored shirt for understated-cool or over shirts and knitwear for a colder seasons.Like in the First Look where I am channeling a Afro chic style in a vintage coat. It was the perfect piece to wear while attending a designer’s new shop opening in Portobello road.
The Second Look is very much inspired by the 40’s fashion when it was all about the hourglass shape,no cleavage was seen, blouses and jackets were fitted and little to no skin was shown.I remember wearing that look to church and got so many compliments from the older ladies…Mostly.
And the third look is a fresher and trendiest take where I wore the trench over a denim on denim look for a cooler and slicker style, during a weekend escape.
So let me know which look you will go for and how you style your trench coat.Also,I added a selection of some of my favorites fashion ladies.