The trench coat was designed for the British and French solders in World War I. Typically made of a heavy-duty fabric in tan, khaki, biege or black, it was typically worn as a windbreaker or as a rain jacket.
Trench coats became a popular fashion item after World War II and till today the trench coat is an evergreen in the wardrobes of many.
Looking thru some runway pics of the Spring/Summer 2011, can’t help but notice the trend of the trench coats. There were pops of colours to welcome Spring and also the very basic colours of trench coats. I love this first trench coat with studded details on the sleeves from Burberry Prorsum. I wonder if I should stud mine up just like that.
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On a windy rainy morning in the middle of March, I pounced on the opportunity of wearing my trench coat to work. 🙂
My coat is made of cotton, lightweight and comfy for the weather in Singapore. It was a refreshing change from the usual work blazers.
Cotton Trench Coat: Taiwan, Pink Knit Top: Times Square, KL, Black Satin Straight Pant: F21, Black Patent Heels: Charles & Keith