There’s something so effortlessly chic about a trench coat. Maybe it’s the classic shape or timeless appeal. The trench coat always has been my number one must-have for autumn and every fall (and sometimes spring) I buy a new one. So I decided to share a few of my fashion tips on how to choose the perfect trench coat.
#1 MAKE SURE IT FITS RIGHT
This is the most important rule when you are choosing all your clothes and picking the perfect trench coat is not an exception! It should be nice and snug enough to keep you warm but loose enough so that you can still freely move around in it as well as have something underneath it for layering.
Also make sure that shoulder seams rest at farthest edge of your shoulder tips, button placket does not gape and backside vents lay flat at all times.
#2 PICK YOUR COLOUR
Today trench coats come in all colours and even prints and patterns. To pick out the perfect trench coat, choose a color that you know you will be able to wear. Neutral colours like black, white, camel and even navy prove to be great versatile choices so if you are thinking about investing in a trench coat go for a beige or camel colour as it always be fashionable and you will be able to wear it for a long time. If you already have one in neutral colour then go for a bold and bright statement piece (red is always a great choice).
#3 CHECK THE MATERIAL
A great everyday trench coat should be made of durable fabric like nylon and cotton combined. As I live in London where rains all the time I always choose waterproof materials.
#4 DECIDE ON THE LENGTH
Length is a very important factor to consider when buying a trench coat. You want your trench coat to be at about mid-knee length – it’s an ideal length which will look great with jeans, trousers or dresses. Anything longer may make you look shorter than you really are. Sleeve length is important, too, make sure that sleeves are not too long as it will make you to appear shorter.
#5 PAY ATTENTION TO DETAILS
Lastly, pay attention to details, even the smallest ones. Button placement, belts, pockets, coat lining and overall style are just among the many details you should check on when finding the perfect trench coat.
Women with larger busts or bigger tummies should avoid belting a trench coat as it will only add bulk to this area of your body that may already be your widest. Instead, tie the belt loosely at the back, drawing the sides of the trench in creating less bulk and more shape.
Petites are best suited to a single breasted style because it contains less fabric and won’t overwhelm a small frame. Taller builds can pull off the additional fabric and bulk of a double breasted trench.
Photos by Marcel Herciu Photography
Thank you so much for reading!