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The Range: Spring Trench Coats

One of the first posts that I wrote for this blog (11 long years ago) was about trench coats.  Whether your style is casual or professional, a trench makes a chic addition to your wardrobe.  Here are some classic trenches in a selection of price points.

Corner Office

AllSaints Chiara Trench  ($458)

Cubicle Farm

Everlane Drape Trench ($148)

Front Desk

H&M Trenchcoat ($50)


Universal Standard Tirsa Trenchcoat ($160)

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  1. Laura says:

    Thoughts on the Burberry trench as a splurge gift to celebrate a milestone? Do you own one and if not, which would you buy?

    February 3, 2020/Reply
    • Belle says:

      I do own one. It didn’t wear as well as I was hoping. Maybe because my dry cleaner isn’t the best. But my best advice is to go to a store and try on a bunch. I thought I’d want a classic stone trench, I ended up in navy with black leather accents.

      February 3, 2020/Reply
  2. KCV says:

    Hi ! I thought this was great advice – totally took you up on it many years ago. My trench was from London Fog, w/ very cute buttons.

    Does anyone else think a trench may not actually work for them?

    I get called Harriet the Spy when I wear it. Not sure if it’s b/c of my build, or what. I thought it was fairly tailored and not massive (I’m 5’2, and somewhat petite).

    February 3, 2020/Reply
    • MOnica T says:

      Yes, trenches are not for me either. I don’t think I would get that response (ha!) but most belted coats and menswear inspired looks don’t seem to work for me. I love the look of them on others, but sadly one of those looks I just can’t seem to pull off.

      February 3, 2020/Reply
      • Jill says:

        I have an unbelted style, a little bit of an A line, that I think looks better on me than belted versions. Also, I have a long torso and built-in waistlines often don’t hit me at the right spot. Maybe a variation on the style would work for you, too.

        February 3, 2020/Reply
  3. Carol says:

    I’ve been scouring your blog and others for trench coat recommendations. After 9 years in DC weather, my Chinese laundry trench coat has seen better days, but I’m struggling to find something that doesn’t make me feel so dwarfed/drowning/boxy coat cut. Any recommendations for more petite/short side? 5’4″, would love something hooded.

    February 4, 2020/Reply
    • Belle says:

      London Fog makes a petite trench with a hood.

      February 4, 2020/Reply
  4. Caitlin says:

    I like the unbelted look – I agree, as a petite-ish person (5’3″) I end up getting very overwhelmed by belted, long coats. It ends up looking like I’m wearing a bathrobe. Somehow, unbelting it makes it look more intentional and chic.

    February 14, 2020/Reply