Sunday, May 22, 2011

In the Trenches'

Well it's cooling down here in Australia...and for us Queenslanders that usually means we throw a cardigan on top of our usual outfits. ....BORING!!!!
This year I'm taking it up a notch. I am tired of not having the weather to wear all the other gorgeous heavy woollen jackets on offer, so this year I have decided I will don a trench coat as my coat Du jour.
In Europe and The U.S Trench coats are usually a Tran-seasonal spring purchase. But here in Australia I think it is absolutely fine to use it as Winter attire.
I bought myself a gorgeous (saved the pennies over some time I can tell you) Ralph Lauren trench last year. I love it to bits and so I will wear it always, if just to justify the expense.

The Trench Coat has been a solid staple for decades and in the last 2 years has seen a massive push to the forefront of all the major fashion houses.
Of course the classic and enduring Burberry's trench is in the lead with some stunning examples coming from Burberry Prorsum. Burberry have even launched a web site called 'The Art Of The Trench' Scott Schuman (The Sartorialist ) shot 100's of people in all major cities of the world wearing their Burberry's trench. Go here to see it. 

Trench coats have also co-starred along side many a Hollywood legend, as the coat itself is a understated classic piece of attire which adds a touch of class to anyone that wears it and it just oozes mystery. So here is an ode to The Trench Coat....

Humphrey Bogart in his ubiquitous trench from Casablanca

Bridgett Bardot

Central Park en-trenched

Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's

Alexa Chung 

One of my personal favourites the Burberry Prosrum knotted skirt

Kate Moss

Kate Middleton with her (NOW) famously sold out Burberry Trench


Emma Watson is gorgeous as The Face of Burberry Prosrum

Colourful trench

How cute is this???

Classic Cindy Crawford

Renee in Red

Demi being demure

My dream trench!!!
Which trench coat style are you???


  1. Oh I adore the Alexa Chung!! There are so many great choices out there now!! I think a tench must be a staple in ones wardrobe!

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  2. I think I need two, the red to satisfy my urge for colour, and the last one, for it's edgy aviator look and for staple.
    I'm with you, it's time to get one!

  3. What a fabulous post! From that brilliant 1930s version ~ ooh, gorgeous ~ t the racy red ~ I loved them all.

    I have 2 camel trenches which I live in over spring and autumn, very handy & so easily glammed up with different belts. One vintage and one new. But now I need to find me a red one, just like Renee's!

  4. You have a lovely selection of trench coats on your post. There is something so stunning and chic about a trench coat. I just bought one yesterday, as I live in the UK but am about to move home to Brisbane. I will definitely be trying to wear mine at any opportunity as well. Your blog is just gorgeous too.

  5. Love this post! I think I need to make an investment in a good trench coat. They're a classic and always look fabulous, I do fancy the Kate Middleton Burberry, even if it is sold out. Mind you if I had Cindy Crawford's figure, well I'd look good in anything........

  6. I'm a big fan of winter coats and love the Cindy Crawford trench above. Might have to pop out and buy myself one for this winter...Ange