Who would have thought that the trench coat is an icon of women emancipation?SA Josh Sims’ new book, Icons of Women’s style (2015), drops this bombshell.

During the early 1920s, women wore the trench coat  as a statement of emancipation, just as it made a fashion statement.

Come to think of it, I do feel kind of extra-empowered when I spot a trench coat – my strides take on a confidence of their own. 

The Trench Coat

 

 

HuffPo Style reports that the Trench Coat is a British invention, belonging jointly, despite their rivalry over it, to Aquascutum and BurberryTrench coats come in various colours, styles, lengths, and textures. Here are some cool and trendy trench coat styles to be on the look out for.

Shala Monroque and the Eiffel Tower Hennie

Nasiba Adilova at Isabel Marant FW2014Nasiba Adilova at Elie Saab Couture SS2015 - 3

Alexa Chung at Marc by Marc Jacobs

 

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