Happy Wednesday ladies. I hope you are staying warm and dry. We’ve just survived a few days of torrential rain which has me wishing for spring more than ever. When it rains here, it really dumps and the recent storms have been pretty epic.
After my last DRD I decided to dig deeper in trench coats. They ‘ve been an iconic staple in many women’s wardrobe for years. They started out as strictly traditional but new shapes and colors mean fun, creative, feminine and or dramatic ones that could work into any wardrobe.
Here are some details to consider for your silhouette.
- Single breasted styles are the most flattering on a well-endowed woman. The single line of buttons down the front draws the eye vertically which slims your silhouette and keeps things simple up front. The less endowed woman can easily wear this style but may prefer a style with more detail.
- Double breasted styles have two layers of fabric over your chest. This can add unnecessary bulk to the well-endowed woman. The buttons are often over your nipple area which can look like beacons. Look for buttons the same color as the coat.
- Epaulets are common and do add extra bulk to your shoulders. The narrow shouldered (pear-shaped) woman might like the added visual weight which helps balance her lower body.
- Storm shields across the back are to provide extra ventilation and gun flaps in front are to prevent rain from running inside your trench. They add a cool factor which leans toward the traditional and enhances the width of your shoulders.
- Pockets can be either the traditional flap style or patch on the outside. Flaps are lower profile and more elegant. Patch pockets look more casual, almost like an afterthought.
- Sleeve loops can snug up the cuffs in nasty weather which will keep rain from going up your sleeve.
- Back vents are totally optional but intended to make your trench coat easier to maneuver in. Women with large derrieres are better off without flaps which can gap.
Trench coats come in every color in the rainbow and patterns to suit anyone. This green one is like a breath of spring and a great alternative if pastels are not your thing.
This red one makes a fun statement.
Trench coats range from the classic Burberry to everything under the sun. Spring’s the perfect time for trench coats because they’re often lightweight, available in fun colors and patterns and span the seasons well.
I still have my eye on this one from last week and may just have to order it before their sale is over.