THE TRENCH COAT IS YOUR SPRING WARDROBE STAPLE

Julia von Boehm wearing Sacai at The Mark Hotel. Image by Savanna Ruedy

Julia von Boehm wearing Sacai at The Mark Hotel. Image by Savanna Ruedy

words by GRACIE LIVINGSTON • Fashion

Much like denim jeans or an LBD are the foundation to any good fashion wardrobe, the trench coat is a spring season must.

Trench coats have a storied history. Although most people believe the coat gained notoriety in World War I, some form of the trench coat has been around since the early 1800s.

As early as 1823, rubberized cotton was being used to make weatherproof outerwear for British men - both civilian and military. But the unique cotton had its shortcomings and many clothiers tried to create their own versions of the fabric - including Thomas Burberry.

Burberry founded his eponymous menswear label in 1856 and shortly after designed the iconic Burberry trench coat. Although the classic trench is over 150 years old, the style remains ever relevant; a timeless and versatile style staple adorned by icons including Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe.

Designers continue to develop the traditional silhouette and play with color, fabric, and shape to produce fun, and inspiring takes on the beloved wardrobe staple.

Here are 22 Spring 2019 trench coats proving just that!

The Classic Trench

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BURBERRY The Long Westminster Heritage Trench Coat, Available at Burberry

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BALMAIN Double-breasted gabardine trench, Available at Net-A-Porter

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TOTEME Pisa trench coat, Available at FarFetch

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ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Shell Sleeve Trench, Available at Alexander McQueen

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STELLA MCCARTNEY Ruffle-Trim Cotton Trench Coat, Available at Neiman Marcus

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PRADA Studded collar trench, Available at FarFetch

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ROKH Oversized convertible cotton-gabardine trench, Available at Net-A-Porter

The Modern Trench

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FENDI Double F print plastic cotton blend trench, Available at FarFetch

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MARC JACOBS Trench Coat with Belt, Available at Stylebop

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TIBI Hani trench coat, Available at FarFetch

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GANNI Hazel cotton trench, Available at Net-A-Porter

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ROKSANDA Lennix striped cotton-blend trench, Available at MatchesFashion

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LOEWE Tie-front leather-trimmed linen-blend coat, Available at Net-A-Porter

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PREEN LINE Ara cropped cotton-twill jacket, Available at Net-A-Porter

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ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Blazer-panel trench, Available at MatchesFashion

The Cape & Drape Trench

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BURBERRY Printed silk-paneled cotton-gabardine trench, Available at Net-A-Porter

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KHAITE Donna cape-effect cotton-twill trench, Available at Net-A-Porter

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JW ANDERSON Oversized cotton-gabardine trench, Available at Net-A-Porter

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LOW CLASSIC Unbalance asymmetric draped wool-voile trench, Available at Net-A-Porter

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SACAI Asymmetrical trench, Available at FarFetch

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CHLOE Draped checked woven trench, Available at Net-A-Porter

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VETEMENTS Reversible scarf-panel cotton trench, Available at MatchesFashion

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