Audrey Hepburn wore hers with an air of elegance in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Rihanna went for a cool, futuristic vibe with a patent leather number—worn as a dress no less—at the 2018 Grammys. Fast forward to 2020 and the ever-versatile trench coat has undergone yet another update, while retaining subtle details and a structured silhouette. Balenciaga’s supersized khaki topper was layered over bold hues for a quirky twist while over at Dior, Maria Grazia Chiuri channelled a safari vibe by teaming her sleeveless version with Bermuda shorts and knee-high boots.
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Meanwhile, Jeremy Scott cut and spliced British tweed and American denim at Moschino, and Tory Burch put forth a paisley-printed version— teamed with a timeless striped top and linen trousers—that recalled the carefree days of far-flung adventures we crave so much. Burberry, credited for the invention of the trench coat, presented a sleek, formidable leather number in black, in a nod to this generation of style icons. Whether you’re after a classic piece for every occasion or a cutting-edge design for greater impact, this season’s iterations have got you covered.
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