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23 April 2021

Fashion focus – The trench coat from every angle

Il est certes vu et revu mais comment s’en passer ? Le trench coat indétrônable dans votre garde-robe ce printemps ! Zoom sur l’imper avec une sélection à couper le souffle .

by Mélissa Gargiullo

The trench coat was created during the First World War, an officer’s coat created in 1914 by Thomas Burberry, ordered by the army. Its purpose? To protect officers from rain and the overall bad weather. But how did it become a fashion must-have so quickly? We’ve seen it on screen with Audrey Hepburn in “Breakfast at Tiffanys” and even Tintin, the hero of Hergé’s famous comic books wears it! We obviously relate the trench coat to Burberry but many brands put their own twist on the trench coat to make it a staple raincoat that everyone should have in their wardrobe.
The SS21 Fashion Week has put many trench coats in the spotlight, a trend perfect for spring (mild weather with risk of light rain). The trench coat becomes the coat that we look to wear with all our looks. Find below some inspiration and NOW’s special selection of must-have trench coats.

A man during WWI ©Pinterest, Tintin, Audrey Hepburn in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”

A chic and quirky look

We love to be original and stand out! And what is better than choosing a basic trench coat with a touch of fantasy? Burberry’s trench coats have style: a luxurious patchwork of leather, denim and cotton gabardine. To associate with a sober look in order not to stray from the key piece: the trench coat. A black pair of skinny pants and beautiful heeled boots will do the trick. Depending on the weather we like to associate this look with a sweater or a t-shirt if the weather allows it. Another brand that dared the cool side is Fendi, which offers an off-white trench coat, braided effect. Here, we keep a very simple style as Fendi does by offering a total white look. Careful, not at all indicated in case of rainy weather!

A bit of colour for spring!

Colors are finally coming back after winter. Pastel colors are in for the spring/summer season, bright colors will come later, for summer. We are used to wear neutral and earthy tones, such as beige, brown or even khaki, but if we dared the color? Prada has won us over with the trench coat revisited in mustard yellow. A little daring but we love it! Ideal to bring color and good mood in spring.
Perfect to match with your favorite spring look. We try to wear overall darker tones to contrast with the colorful trench coat, or, if you dare, go full colors!

Prints madness

Prints is a spring/summer 2021 trend! So keep your eyes out and shop all your favorite pieces to recreate the looks from the runway! But what happens when two trends meet? Let’s take the example of the trench coat that Dolce & Gabbana combines with prints for a luxurious, strong and oh so fashionable look! 
Dolce & Gabbana, masters of prints, has dared to create a unique and original piece by presenting the iconic trench coat with many prints. Between the animal print and the florals, we are quite intrigued! Of course, we can adapt these two trends to its own style by uniting them in a more sober and delicate way.

The classic

We couldn’t end this article without mentioning the brands that preferred the modest and discreet side of the trench coat. Here, we find them in beige or khaki with no over-the-top details. Celine presents the active and classic woman who wears the trench coat for its practicality. A khaki color to change from beige, associated with a pair of jeans, sneakers and you are good to go! Sporty and chic style for the win! Or do you prefer the trench coat at Hermes, perfectly tailored, timeless style, the great class? The trench coat for the refined and elegant woman who will associate it with a little black dress or a cream skirt, as shown by Hermes. We can go for beautiful and complex accessories with these trench coats, because they remain discreet and allow us to be more creative when it comes to accessories. 

We found some amazing trench coats in our favorite boutiques! All that’s left to do is shop them!
The trench coat is a sure thing, it never goes out of fashion and comes back every season and we never get tired of it! Which trench coat will YOU choose this season?

Trench coat Sandro, Globus

Trench coat, Tamaris

Yellow trench coat, Prada

Trench coat, C&A

Trench coat, MaxMara

Trench coat Moncler, Bongénie