Classicaly Chic ~ The Trench Coat

Like the Birkin bag and Chanel suit, there is no denying that the omnipresent trench coat is one of those must have fashion staples in your closet that can up the glam quotient of your look.
Audrey looking très chic!
Created in 1901, Thomas Burberry proposed the trench coat as the official garment for British Army officers.  The trench was given it’s name as it was primarily worn by soldiers fighting in the trenches.  Eventually, the trench coat made its way into the uniforms of enlisted soldiers in the UK and America during the Second World War.
Following the war, the trench coat became popular partly due to it’s appearance in classic Hollywood films ~ Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Humphrey Bogart in Casablanca.
Burberry Prorsum Pre-Fall 2011 Trench With Stole
This photo reminds me of my daughter.. she has a similar ensemble.  Isn’t it sweet?
Wishing you a lovely week!  xoxo, B

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  • Reply High Heeled Life March 7, 2011 at 7:48 am

    Mon Ami .. beautiful post and I love that you shared the history of the trench coat … its always nice to know how things started and filtered into main stream fashion. A trench coat is on my list of things to update in my wardrobe … wishing you a fabulous week! xo HHL

  • Reply Castles Crowns and Cottages March 7, 2011 at 7:52 am

    OH! How crazy it that…I am at the moment, wearing a BLACK trench, a gray turtle neck, pearls and black boots! BRAVO!!! Very lovely dearest, Anita

  • Reply Deborah Lawrenson March 7, 2011 at 7:59 am

    Great post – with wonderfully evocative photos. I still wear my 25-year-old Burberry trench, my first must-have as a stylish young journalist (or so I hoped!).

  • Reply Loree March 7, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    Audrey is always so chic. It's funny that something intended for soldiers has become a staple fashion item.

  • Reply Esther March 8, 2011 at 5:30 am

    Oh!!beatiful post!!! It's my prefer coat!!! And it's so “chic”, Lovely day, Esther

  • Reply Couture Carrie March 8, 2011 at 7:01 am

    Totally gorgeous post!
    Loving all these trenches, especially the white Burberry!


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