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Why a Trench Coat is a Year-Round Essential

Call us old-fashioned, but there's nothing we love more than when a good wardrobe staple gets elevated to new heights, and this season, it's the trusty trench that has been given the revamped treatment. Today there is an array of statement trench coats, demonstrating the piece's sheer versatility and cool factor, and even though we're not spending a lot of time in restaurants, bars, or shopping you know that it's a style that will look just as good in five years' time as it does today. We call that a good investment.

A Trench coat is undoubtedly one of the most classic and versatile styles of outerwear. While some types of coat make a brief comeback every few years, the trench coat remains a firm wardrobe favourite.

Since their creation in the 1850s, it’s safe to say these coats have been continually en-vogue. Perfect in the summer and easy in the winter, they’re a fantastic investment for year-round style. From long military styles to belted wool coats, there’s a style and design of trench for every woman.

We have a few reasons why they’re the must-have accessory to reach for season after season:

Perfect for transitional dressing:

In between seasons, we all dread tricky transitional dressing. It can be hard to know what to wear at the best of times, let alone when the weather is all over the place – warm one minute and cold the next.

Cue the trench coat:

Perfect over a summer dress, winter knitwear, an all-in-one, a casual outfit, a formal one, and so on and so on… The possibilities are truly endless.

 If you’re extra clever, find one that’s waterproof so you can rely on it come rain or shine.

A flattering style for all shapes and sizes:

It’s not often you find a flattering “fits all” coat for the masses. But in our eyes, a trench coat can do no wrong.

Perfect for slim frames and curvier women too, each trench coat is usually accompanied with a handy belt to cinch in the waist and accentuate silhouettes in all the right places.

Plus, because of their long length, trench coats often elongate the body, making you look taller than you really are. Pair it with some killer heels and you’re practically catwalk ready.

Effortlessly easy to wear:

Did we mention how easy Trench Coats are to wear?

Under a casual outfit, a trench coat instantly elevates any outfit thanks to their sleek tailoring, giving you the illusion that you put real effort into your outfit when in actual fact, you’ve been wearing the same outfit for three days running.

Fail-safe colours you can enjoy year-round include beige, khaki, and black, though bolder hues like pink, red, and orange will pack a real punch.

Brilliant? Take a look at our huge range of trench coats, available at Jayley!