Spring Trench coats

Spring trench coats

Trench coats seem to have grown in size this season. The trend for Spring is for oversized and longer. The look is more casual. Less rigid and severe.

As I have mentioned before when I am in France I love reading the french magazines. One of my favourites is Femme Majuscule. They have an excellent section on La Mode. In a recent addition they featured trench coats but not as we know them (see above). Loose and casual was the way to go. I have always loved trench coats and can still remember a wonderful grey version I had for many years. It finally wore out. I do find on us older women they can sometimes look “too classic” and a bit “buttoned up.” For this reason I have not owned one for a few years now.

Trench coats worn casually

I like the touch of the casual looking sweaters worn underneath these classic styles. The rolled up sleeves add a touch of nonchalance and casualness.

Trench coat and jeans

I am not going to go this far. I don’t wear torn jeans! I might try the casual belt look.

I have just purchased this trench in beige from Marks&Spencer. (also available on US website). Photos of me wearing it will be published soon.



  1. Taste of France
    27th February 2017 / 13:13

    You can’t go wrong with a trench coat. I’ve been wearing mine a lot since it started to feel like spring. With a flannel liner, it’s warm for those crisp mornings. I don’t want to see my winter coat anymore, no matter how cold it gets.
    I never manage to keep the sleeves pushed up. How do they do it? It looks great.

    • 27th February 2017 / 13:22

      Good question. I will experiment with the sleeves and see if I can get mine to stay up.

  2. 27th February 2017 / 14:08

    I’ve just never been a fan of the trench coat. They always seem oversized and stiff and not comfortable! I’m a small person, and also the angular collar lines just don’t suit me. I prefer a stand up collar of some kind and rounder/softer lines…But I do agree that the right trench is a wonderfully classic look!

  3. 27th February 2017 / 15:22

    I love the look of trench coats, but not the stiffness. I like the softer look in the top photos, but need to be sure not to go too long. I’ve just ordered a couple of “softer” styles, will see if those achieve the balance I’m looking for.

  4. jacqui
    27th February 2017 / 21:16

    Love a trench coat, mine’s years old, but a versatile option – that comes in handy every so often. Might have to update for one of these beauties. Jacqui

  5. Satterfield
    28th February 2017 / 11:10

    I like trend coat, Its softer look in the top photos make more attraction.

  6. Rita
    28th February 2017 / 16:33

    Well, the first four poses certainly aren’t in any danger of looking “too buttoned-up” or “too classis”! I don’t know if I’ve ever seen such ugly poses!

  7. Rita
    28th February 2017 / 16:33

    “Classic”, not “classis”!

  8. 2nd March 2017 / 23:52

    I love my Burberry

    • 5th March 2017 / 10:26

      So do I Ingrid but it is very expensive these days.

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