Trench Coat For Women – Comfortable, Fashionable and Practical

A 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. Plus, they are extremely versatile and practical as they can be worn in spring as well as fall. The other advantage is that they have a slimming effect while being very comfortable to wear. The range of trench coats for women is amazing. There are different colors, styles, materials, lengths and designs available. Some are lined, some unlined and yet others come with a removable lining. They may also come with accessories like shoulder straps, a belt or D-rings. They look good with a vast majority of outfits.

Leather trench coats are always in style and very popular. The leather quality plays an important role in how sharp and elegant your coat looks. It is wise to spend a little more to get a high quality as it will last you for years to come.

BGSD Women’s New Zealand Lambskin Leather Trench Coat:

Made of premium brown lambskin leather this trench coat exudes luxury. It has a button closure front with a notched collar and two exterior pockets. The length from center back is 36 inches which makes it about knee length. This is the most traditional length for trench coats. The lining and detailing has been done with care and speaks of superior quality.

Metallic Leather Trench Coat:

If you would like to add some pizzazz to your wardrobe then this coat from Newport News is just the thing for you. The buttery soft Metallic Bronze leather is eye catching. The princess seams give it a subtle shaping. It features a tie belt and side seam pockets. It comes with a full lining.

Even though they are available in all lengths, anything above the knee is not too practical. You want to look stylish but you also want to be protected and if the coat is too short you are likely to get wet or feel cold.

We are often drawn to neutral colors like black, beige, brown, etc when we choose our outerwear. But several famous designers today are encouraging stylish women to add some color to their coats. A red trench coat for women fits this bill perfectly. It looks bright and fashionable.

London Fog Women’s Single Breasted Belted Trench with Tab:

Made out of 100% polyester this coat has a button tab belt loop and a notched collar. It fits well on all body types and will keep you looking good and well protected. It sells for about $150.00 but if you shop around you can find for as low as $105.00.

If you are brand conscious then you will surely appreciate an elegant Burberry Trench Coat for Women.

Black And Grey Check Trench:

This is a double breasted coat in the black and gray Burberry check. It is finished with one right chest gun flap, epaulettes on the shoulder and two front slash pockets. It features a back rain shield and 19″ back vent. It is made from a blend of cotton, acrylic and polyester and has a satin finish lining. It will cost you around $1400.00.

Trench coats are an important part of most wardrobes today and are the perfect alternative to bulky parkas and heavy raincoats.

The Original Trench Coats By Aquascutum and Burberry

John Emary who was a tailor and entrepreneur had produced the first waterproof fabric for coats in 1851, which was developed for the use of his company which was renamed Aquascutum meaning ‘watershield’ after the production success. Later during the Crimean War in October 1853 to February 1856, the British Army was wearing these coats during warfare. During the 1950’s Aquascutum raincoats were made from Wyncol D.711 which is cotton and nylon poplin, which were available in grey, navy and beige. In 1955 the coats were then lined in satin and woven fabrics and in the same year a new fashion forward structure to the coats were introduced making the length to the knee. Whilst supplying coats for military use, as mentioned earlier Aquascutum also designed and sold shower proof coats for the use of both men and women civilians. The reproofing process for raincoats after dry cleaning was then eliminated in 1959 and the Club Checked for lining coats was launched in 1976-1977. This pattern was later used in the 1980’s for Aquascutum’s accessories.

During 1879 Thomas Burberry invented gabardine fabrics to be applied to trench coat designs and productions. In 1901 Thomas Burberry submitted his designs to the United Kingdom War Office. Which was then used for militant wear and in the Second World War he revamped the design to a shorter length and making the coat more practical to enable the soldiers with more mobility. When re-designing the trench coat, Thomas Burberry had to ensure that he applied the features demanded by the regulations of the Greatcoat,leisure wear and the features of the military waterproof cape. The British Army but only those with the ranking of Officers and Warrant Officers Class 1 wore these. The trench coats had shoulder straps for epaulettes, large pockets to store their maps and flaps and vents for odor prevention. Burberry like Aquascutum then also designed trench coats for public use and it was suggested that Thomas Burberry was then socially referred to as Burberry due to King Edward VII demanding, “Bring me my Burberry”.

On the 29th of August 1917, New York Times reported that there was a growing demand for British trench coats in Plattsburg. It also described the change in design, with the trench coat then featuring a waist structure that flared out to 84 Inches to provide the soldiers with more legroom when climbing in and out of the trenches. These were also reported to be rainproof and had a sheepskin lining which was removable at ones desire.

By the 1939-1940’s the trench coats were designed with ten buttons giving that smart militant appeal and were double breasted. These were produced in tan, khaki, beige and black. Both designs had the belts, shoulder straps and the cut off straps in the sleeves.

After the Second World War veterans took their coats back home and to campus with them for leisure use, which encouraged the popularity of trench coat use within the civilian society. From then on the trench coat to this day both companies have similar characteristics from the iconic trench coat made in the First World War. They both have the raglan sleeves, the shoulder straps, waist belts, double-breasted feature, D-rings (which back then was rumored to be used to hold grenades) and the greatcoat flap feature. The only differences are the waterproof cotton fabrication that John Emary had patented and Burberry use Thomas Burberry’s gabardines invention in their products.

How Men Wear Their Accessories

Men like to add fashionable touches to their look. Depending on what their style is, this might mean a hat, drivers gloves, a pair of shades, or big headphones. Here are a few accessories adorned by men.

1. Neckwear:

Whether you’re a posh, middle-aged banker, or a young, punky graphic designer, trendy guys like sporting neckwear (scarves) with almost every outfit they own. In warmer months, the suit might wear a silk Hermes scarf, while the punk might wear a one that’s cotton, two-toned and plaid. In the winter, the suit might wear a cashmere coloured or Burberry scarf under his pecoat, while the punk sports an extremely long, charcoal grey wool scarf under his black, hooded Canada Goose.

2. Headwear:

Adding a toque to your look (even if it’s indoors) takes it down a few notches. When combined with a nice sweater and the collar of your polo sticking out, you’re making a statement which says ‘I know how to look good, but I am taking it easy.’ A papeboy hat looks great with a white v-neck and a pair of beat up jeans, it says ‘I am effortlessly cool’. A fedora is cool with certain looks, but can often look like you’re saying ‘I’m cooler than you’.

3. Waistwear:

Unlike women who usually wear belts to make a fashion statement, men wear them to keep their trousers up. Having said that, they can also make a fashion statement. Mr. suit is likely to wear a designer belt that is a solid black or deep brown leather. The punk or hipster however, might go for a distressed leather, or splash out with cool colours or a funky belt buckle. Some fun ones include, skull and crossbones, guns, or a boombox.

4. Bag:

While working men have carried around briefcases for years, and young students have carried their books around in backpacks, the emergence of the satchel for the young 20-30 year old is still relatively new. Nowadays guys like to have something to carry their laptops and other notes, books, and electronics in. Backpacks look too young and briefcases too old, the satchel though, in either leather or canvas, is the perfect medium. Often this look is complimented with a hoodie, a leather bomber, and a pair of big headphones around the neck.

5. Jewellery:

Men’s jewellery, much like women’s, is very personal. This has less to do with age and style and more to do with what you like, what’s appropriate for where you work and hang out, and of course what’s been passed down to you. A young man who receives his family ring on the day of his high school graduation might wear it throughout his life (as both the punky sport and the suit). A young man with no obligation to look sharp might just have a love for cufflinks which he will also carry with him throughout his life.

So you see, accessories are something men can take quite seriously. They represent their age, their stage and their style.

Burberry Small Pleated Leather Pilgrim Bag

Many women are widely infatuated with designer handbags. They may tighten their belts to purchase the designer handbags they want. Nevertheless, having collected a lot of designer handbags, are you getting tired of its iconic logos, such as GG from Gucci, Monogram from Louis Vuitton as well as the haymarket check from Burberry? The executives of Burberry have realized this situation, so the check is less used on its latest creation. This Burberry Small Pleated Leather Pilgrim Bag is a good evidence of the developing direction that the company is going towards.

This bag is crafted from the crinkled patent leather with pleating detailing on both sides and it has subtle sheen to make it look more appealing and stylish. Ironically, the neutral shade of this bag looks really interesting and adds the sophistication into the whole design. Two fine rolled leather handles combine with metallic buckles in a matt vintage finish. Thanks to the detachable flat cross-body strap, the bag can be easily carried anywhere.

Measured at 30 x 22 x 13cm, this bag is ample enough for holding more than just your everyday stuff. One interior zip pocket and two interior patch pockets are ingeniously designed to span its capacity as well as separate your small accessories. Besides, it also features top zip closure and check lining.

This Burberry bag weighs in for £550.00. Available in three colors, black, black iris and dusty lavender, it is very easy to match with any types and colors of outfit and definitely keep your appearance sophisticated and elegant.