Style Tip: Trench It Up! (Our Picks For Each Style Type)

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The trench is a must have for every fashion icon – a perennial piece that we all need in our wardrobe.  As the seasons transition and the temperatures change, the trench becomes the ultimate go-to piece.


The history behind the trench coat goes back to Thomas Burberry (yes, that Burberry), who was the mastermind behind the design back in the 1880s. Used again by soldiers fighting in the harsh European winter battlefields of World War II, the style was adopted by Hollywood celebrities and volunteer entertainers performing for the troops overseas. Demobilized, the coat quickly became synonymous with every 1940s film noir’s protagonist and his beautiful femme fatale – quickly finding it’s way into women’s wardrobes. 

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The Trench Book

Check out our stylists’ favorite trenches for each style type and find the one that will elevate your style this fall.

Classic style type

 Meryl StreepBurberry London Kensington Cotton Trench / Burberry London Double Breasted Trench 

Chic style type

Lauren Hutton / Lanvin Wrap-front Piqué Coat / Nina Ricci Belted Trench Coat

Whimsical style type

Blake Lively / Burberry Prorsum Floral-Print Trench Coat /  Tanya Taylor Tate Photographer-Print Metallic Trench Coat

Bohemian Style Type

Editorial / Burberry Prorsum Trench Cape

Avant garde style type

Carine Roitfeld / sass & bide The Miraculous Jacket

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