If you’re looking for a coat that will last forever, the trench is the answer to your prayers.
Dating back over 150 years, it was worn by Army officers during the First World War and eventually adapted to be worn in the trenches – hence the name. The outerwear garment clearly still has military influences today.
Both designers Burberry and Aquascutum claim to have invented the trench coat, and while the argument never seems to have been resolved, both continue to produce them today – along with plenty of other high street names.
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An absolute classic, wardrobe staple and forever piece, there’s nothing like a trench coat to add a hint of sophistication to an outfit.
We’ve found 17 perfect trenches to see you through 2021, with leather, black, printed and embellished trench coats to choose from at an affordable price.
Deconstructed trench coat, £185, Palones – buy now
Trench coat, £99.99, Zara x Everlast – buy now
Trench coat, £2,490, Burberry at Matches – buy now
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Puff-Sleeve Trench Coat, £190, Arket – buy now
Trench Coat, £70, ASOS Curve (sizes 16-30) – buy now
Faux Leather Trench Coat, now £63, M&S – buy now
Vintage Trench Coat, £45, Beyond Retro – buy now
Crocodile trench, now £45, Topshop – buy now
Check Trench Coat, now £44.20, La Redoute – buy now
Trench Coat, £125, Weekday – buy now
Double-breasted Trench Coat, £225, Claudie Pierlot at Selfridges – buy now
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Oversized Trench Coat, £150, Cos – buy now
Vintage Aquascutum Trench Coat, £150, LuckyGirlVintage at ASOS Marketplace – buy now
Faux Leather Trench Coat, £46, Warehouse – buy now
Check Trench, £68, Topshop – buy now
Leather-trimmed Trench Coat, £445, The Kooples at Selfridges – buy now
Trench Coat, £129.90, Uniqlo – buy now
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