Clean-cut utility looks were all over the catwalk for spring/summer 2010, and one of the key pieces to emerge was the return of the classic trench. Forget about the boring, fusty trenches that only served to protect you from inclement weather; this season, they're feminine and fitted, incorporating details like drapes and folds at Burberry (not to mention a whole new palette of pastels) and cowl necks at Pringle, as well as fabulous fabrics ranging from suede to sweatshirt material. If you wish to expand beyond basic beige, both the high street and designers have created patterned, bold-coloured versions that will fit seamlessly into your wardrobe.
If you're looking for inspiration on how to rock the trend, Burberry has a fabulous website devoted to the classic coat: Art of the Trench, where you can see snaps of stylish men, women and children wearing their favourite trenches. For some other ideas, check out our gallery below, filled with runway looks, trenches in history and celebrities wearing the look.
The trench coat: A brief history
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