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SS18 Trend Spotlight: The Trench Update

 IMAGE: REISS

IMAGE: REISS

Fashion’s love for reinventing and reworking the classics continues with the focus this season on the trench coat. Take inspiration from the key colour, print and fabric trends of the season to update this key coat shape: pick a pastel, go bold with block colour, rock a check or try a trench in a sheer or vinyl fabric.

There is no shortage of reworked trench coats on the high street this spring for every budget; they work well as a transitional piece to take you through the seasons, taking you from work to weekend with ease.

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IMAGE: DEBENHAMS

Make as big a style statement as you dare but if you’re looking for something a little subtler, look for additional details on a classic stone trench coat; bow tie cuffs, double collars or ruffled hems add interest without overwhelming.

Style Tip: Shape the trench coat around your body to suit your own shape; tie the belt to cinch your waist and create curves on a straight up-and-down figure or embrace an hourglass or pear shape. If you’re more of an apple shape and carry weight around your middle, keep your trench loose to create straight lines down the body for balance.

 IMAGE: KAREN MILLEN

IMAGE: KAREN MILLEN