Fall is on its way, chilly temperatures will soon be a reality, and you will be looking for the best 2011 women's trench coats out there. Being a style maven doesn't mean that you have to be underprepared for the cold temperatures, and the trench coat takes care of that problem for you. Because most trench coats are on the longer side (but there are cute and functional shorter versions as well), you can make sure that all of your clothes stay free of rain, snow and the mud that comes splashing up from rude and ignorant passing drivers. But the trench coat is far more than just a way to keep from getting stains on your clothes. No, the well chosen trench coat is a style necessity in itself, and serves as a great complement to a variety of different outfits. If this staple is coming up absent in your coat closet or wardrobe, do yourself a favor and start looking for one. To find out about some particularly cool trench coats, read on to learn more!
Burberry: Keeping You Warm with Classic Panache
Burberry is known for far more than just their famous checkered pattern, which they have actually trademarked. They are know for British sensibilities, cool sophistication and classic, can't-go-wrong aesthetics. Their extensive selection of trench coats is really no different. Because London and the British Isles are known for fog and rain, a classic trench coat is an absolute necessity for the fashionable British lady. Take a cue from across the pond and get a load of the Trench coats Burberry carries. Start with something a little short with the Short Gabardine trench coat, a sexy take on the men's classic. This mid-thigh length treasure is double breasted and has set in sleeves. It also has stylish epaulettes and a rain shield on the back that can be buttoned down when not in use. There is a single pleat on the back, and its waist and cuffs are both outfitted with metal buckle belts. There are two slanted pockets on the front, and the trademark Burberry check fabric is located underneath the collar. Another personalized touch is the engraved Burberry logo on each front button. It is also available in a longer cut, and you can get it in khaki, black and honey coloring. For a stylish and unique trench that is a bit out of the ordinary, consider the Patent Leather Sleeve trench coat. This double breasted, thigh length piece is made from gabardine and, you heard right, patent leather. The sleeves and belt are designed with a waterproof black patent leather that has zipper enclosures and belted cuffs. The epaulettes are also made from patent leather, and there is a back rain shield and center vent for extra comfort. The front buttons have the Burberry logo engraved on them for a personal touch. For extra coverage on especially cold days, take a look at the Hooded Raglan Cotton trench coat. This double breasted coat is cut to knee length and has slim raglan sleeves. The included hood is actually detachable, and has a drawstring so you can make sure that your ears are covered. There are epaulettes on the shoulders, and the back side contains a rain shield and central vent for extra breathability. The waist and cuffs are belted, and the trademark check is under the collar. The buttons are engraved with the logo, and it is available in black and khaki.
Book a Flight With Banana Republic
Banana Republic has been making runway ready styles available to the public for quite a while now, and it is no different for their trench coat line. Designing accessible couture for the classically minded lady, BR will keep you warm, dry and in style this Fall. Take a look at their Classic Trench for a great example. Double breasted and made from one hundred percent cotton, this straight collar trench is knee length and features button pockets in the front. It also has a leather trimmed belt and epaulettes on the shoulders. With belted cuffs and a belted waist to give you that extra flattering figure, the classic trench is available in black and khaki. For something with a bit of extra flair, try on a Ruffled Belted Trench. Fashioned like a regular short trench, this model includes flirtatious ruffles on the hem and the collar. With a standup collar and epaulettes, this coat has a hidden zip closure with a snap button located at the neck. It also has belted cuffs and a belted waist.