How To Choose The Perfect Trench Coat

Posted In: My Outfits

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.

how-to-wear-a-red-trench-coat-lifestyle-fashionistahow-to-choose-the-perfect-trench-coat-lifestyle-fashionista

#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).

what-to-wear-in-autumn-lifestyle-fashionista

#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.

how-to-find-the-perfect-trenchcoat-lifestyle-fashionista

#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.

how-to-choose-the-perfect-trenchcoat-lifestyle-fashionista

#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.

how-to-wear-a-trench-coat-lifestyle-fashionistapublic-desire-ankle-boots-lifestyle-fashionistahow-to-style-ankle-boots-lifestyle-fashionista

Photos by Marcel Herciu Photography

get-the-look-red-trench-coat-lifestyle-fashionista

My Outfit:

Trench Coat: Zara
Jeans: French Connection
Ankle Boots: Public Desire

Thank you so much for reading!

signature

  • Dean of Little Steps
    October 20, 2016

    Loving the red trench coat, it suits you! I have a cream one that looks a bit like that 🙂

  • five little doves
    October 20, 2016

    I love this! Red is my favourite colour and it always reminds me of Christmas. You look lovely as always!

  • Jayne @ Sticky Mud and Belly Laughs
    October 20, 2016

    I love the look of this coat and the shade of red is fab.
    The boots really compliment it too 🙂 x

  • Anosa
    October 20, 2016

    I am in need of a good trench coat for this season so been searching for the perfect one. Loving yours and the tips

  • Cathy Glynn
    October 21, 2016

    I absolutely adore that red trench coat, it looks so classy and stylish on you. Great tips when considering buying one x

  • Marie Barber
    October 21, 2016

    I love this! I just love red coats especially this shade, you look great!

  • Fashion and Style Police
    October 22, 2016

    Love this coat. Love the colour so much.

  • Grant R
    October 22, 2016

    This style is classy, and a trench coat is mandatory in this country! A nice choice 🙂

  • clairejustine
    October 23, 2016

    Such a beautiful coat, love the colour. Stunning boots too, love them 🙂

  • Kara Guppy
    October 24, 2016

    That is a stunning trench coat, I also feel smart when I wear mine

  • Fi Ni Neachtain
    October 24, 2016

    Thanks for the tips. I think the fit is the most important thing when it comes to choosing a good jacket or coat. Your red one looks amazing!

  • Chloe Ciliberto
    October 24, 2016

    I love your coat. It’s so gorgeous. I get a new trench coat every winter. I had a red one two years ago and it was so beautiful and striking. I really loved it. They look so classic. x

  • Rachel George
    October 25, 2016

    I neeeeeed a trench coat. I find shopping for clothes for myself really hard though as I just don’t know enough about clothes. I have a few more ideas of what to look for now though. Thank you.

  • Karen | TwoTinyHands
    October 25, 2016

    I’ve always struggled choosing a coat and always loved trench coats but my big belly always shows. Like the tip about tying belt back around the back rather than the front!

  • Fivelittle doves
    October 25, 2016

    I am desperate for this coat! Red is my absolute favourite and always cheers me up when I wear it!

  • Newcastle Family Life
    October 25, 2016

    That coat looks amazing on you, it really suits you. I love the red as it is perfect for autumn. I love the look of trench coats but I have never worn one myself as they don’t suit my shape xx

  • Kerry Norris
    October 25, 2016

    Zara really know how to do coats don’t they. These are great tips. Love the colour of this one x

  • yvonne
    October 26, 2016

    I love this coat, it looks so smart and I love the bright colour. It would go with so much and would brighten up the dullest of autumn days x

  • Zena's Suitcase
    October 28, 2016

    I love trench coats, they are such a wardrobe classic. This colour looks amazing on you

  • Lilinha
    October 28, 2016

    What a gorgeous trench coat – beautiful colour and very stylish!
    http://lilinhaangel.com/

Add Comment

LFW Outfit Recap
A Day In Monaco