Top ten trench coats for autumn
Originally developed for British army officers, the trench coat has evolved from essential utility wear to an all time fashion favourite. During WW1, the style and fabrication were adapted accordingly for the soldiers who were sent off to war. They needed to wear something with a lightweight material but still durable enough to withstand unpredictable weather conditions.
This particular outerwear piece owes its legacy to luxury house Burberry. Its founder, Thomas Burberry, invented a specialised triple-proof fabric and submitted designs to the United Kingdom War Office in 1901.
Flash forward to 2016: there is now a range of styles available at various fashion retailers inspired by the classic military wear. So without further ado, here is a selection of top 10 trench coats that you should purchase for your autumn wardrobe.
Military trench coat, £59, Topshop
Rock the utilitarian look with this khaki military-inspired trench coat featuring a waist belt and double breasted buttons.
Short trench coat, £59.99, Zara
If you’re looking for that staple item to complete your wardrobe, opt for a functional yet chic camel-coloured trench.
Flared trench coat, £785, Moncler
The flared silhouette of this navy blue trench provides a modern yet feminine aesthetic.
Bordeaux trench coat, £299, Karen Millen
Stroll through the concrete jungle in style and confidence with Karen Millen’s city chic trench coat in a gorgeous Bordeaux red colour.
Lightweight trench coat, £65, River Island
Grey is the hottest colour of the season. Therefore, don’t miss out and combine your existing clothes with this floaty lightweight coat.
Ruched wool trench coat, £2,510, Lavin
Protect yourself from the windy autumn weather with a cosy wool trench featuring ruched shoulders.
Dartford lace trench coat, £2,395, Burberry
Burberry just proves once again why it is the true pioneer for designing innovative trench coats. The floral cotton-blend lace is perfect for an evening dinner.
Metallic crepe trench coat, £810, Philip Lim
For those who wish to take fashion statements to the next level, this eye-catching metallic crepe trench coat will do the trick.
Lavina trench coat, £143, Hobbs
Be pretty in pink with the Lavina trench coat from Hobbs. Its asymmetrical cut with a lightweight fabric gives it a modern, feminine look.
Verdi military black trench coat, £295, Reiss
Verdi is a worthy investment piece ideal for this autumn and will never lose its appeal for many for years to come.
Featured image: Courtesy of Burberry