A new version of the classic trench coat

A new version of the classic trench coat

The trench coat has been a classic item in a woman’s wardrobe for as long as I can remember. I think that I had one as part of my school uniform many years ago. It is particularly favoured by chic French women. If we were in Paris now sitting in one of the famous cafes in St.Germain I am sure that we would see half a dozen French women walking down the street looking elegant in a trench coat. The traditional colour for a trench coat is beige however that is not a colour that works very well for me with my silver hair so I prefer a dark navy version. The style of the one I am wearing above is a new version of the classic trench coat. It is longer, falling well below the knee and has a tie as opposed to a buckle belt.

Trench style coats never seem to go out of fashion. I still wear my short summer trench coat as seen here in 2015.

A new version of the classic trench coat

Photographs were taken by Laura Hines. Follow her on Instagram

A selection of new versions of the classic trench coat: I have added some short stills for Petites.


  1. 26th October 2021 / 17:08

    Gorgeous coat. Love the length. Want it! Is it navy? These photos look like they are of a professional model shot by a professional fashion photographer. At 68, I would love to see more older women in “women’s” magazines which are now filled with left-wing ramblings professing their wokeness yet rarely any fashion modeled by women who are older.

    • 27th October 2021 / 10:11

      Hello Kathleen
      Yes it is very dark navy but it seems to be sold out in that colour. Similar in black and khaki.
      Thank you for the compliments. I do use a semi-professional photographer from time to time. I agree about the magazines if they use older models they are usually the more eccentric ones.

  2. 28th October 2021 / 08:19

    I really love that look but as an ‘apple’ shape I just can’t wear coats with a tie waist. Even less flattering if you add a double breasted front. However I have got a bright yellow single breasted sort of trench raincoat that I wear without the belt to get a touch if that style.

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