The Trench Coat - Capsule Wardrobe
Date: 12 Mar 2012 / Permalink: The Trench Coat - Capsule Wardrobe
“A trench coat is an essential capsule wardrobe garment which never goes out of style.”
The classic trench is made from cotton gabardine, a fabric with an extremely tight weave that is then treated to make it waterproof. The non classic trench can be made from other fabrics such as matt silk and nylon. This season’s hottest colour is tangerine tango! Firstly, here is some help on what to look out for:
- Buy the best quality you can afford as it will last you for many seasons to come.
- Buy your first trench in a neutral colour and then add one in a great colour.
- Single breasted coats are generally the most flattering and only wear double breasted if you can afford the illusion of width.
- A classic trench needs a belt; if it doesn’t have one, it’s just a mac.
- You can either buckle or tie your belt, but don’t * cinch in too tightly.
- Avoid intricately detailed coats as they will add weight to the figure.
Secondly, it pays to look at the detail:
- Storm flap – is not just a fashion detail, this is purposely designed to give you extra protection and insulation around the shoulder area.
- Cuff straps – they need to be adjustable to help seal off inner sleeves from wintry draughts.
- Fantail pleat – a well cut trench should have an inverted pleat at the centre back for ease of movement.
- Epaulettes – Great for pear shapes but remove them if your shoulders are the widest part of your body.
Remember – a trench is inherently chic, it will look great with jeans but will also look fantastic with your cocktail dress.
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