In the Trenches – SS20 is all about the Trench Coat

Sure, most of the country is still dealing with the winter deep freeze. But spring is just around the corner (if you can believe it) and with it, we’re seeing some drool-worthy trends developing for spring/summer 2020.

Case in point – Trench coats are taking over. Granted they’ve been around for some time now, and we do mean a while…as in since the start of the last century (1901 to be exact). Originally part of the UK officer’s uniform, this incredibly versatile coat has been reinvented and drawing eyes of appreciation once more, as we head into 2020.

Here’s this season’s options


Talk about giving an old silhouette a new twist, the new statement trenches are made for the gal who’s read the playbook and tossed it on it’s ear.

MSGM, Ruffled Houndstooth Trench Coat $743

The trench goes flirty with this frilly version by MSGM. Sensible houndstooth and classic trench styling gets turned on its ear with the addition of a large asymmetrical ruffle. Chic? Oui!

Stella McCartney, Beige Twill Trench Coat, $1,465

Classic structure gets a modern upgrade in silhouette with this number by Stella McCartney. The oversized front flaps and exaggerated side slits create a fresh play on proportions, making this coat ideal for the woman who loves a mild twist on the trench archetype.

Halston, Suiting Trench Coat $595

The iconic Halston trench coat, re-envisioned in lipstick red. Statement piece? Major check.


At this point, you could probably argue that animal prints are the new neutral…and honestly we think you wouldn’t be wrong. So if you’re on the prowl for something purrfect for this upcoming rainy season, this season’s looks do not disappoint…

Catherine Malandrino, Faux Suede Leopard Print Trench Coat $46.97

The heavier fabric of this one makes it ideal for those early spring days when the weather is incredibly transitional and you need something that can equally weather rain and cold.

AFRM, Snake Printed Trench Coat $39.97

This one’s a charmer. Snakeskin as a print trend came on pretty heavy in 2019 and now as we head into 2020, it shows no sign of slowing down.

Elie Tahari, Watson Coat $698

Even the Minimalist Girl can have a flirt or two with her wild side. This traditionally tailored number from Tahari adds a peek-a-boo of leopard print at the lapels and as the reverse on the belt.


Some call it checked, some call it plaid. Whatever your preference, this chic pattern is having a moment on so many things, including the beloved trench.

Urban Republic, Plaid Long Sleeve Blazer Trench Plus, $33.73

We did a double check when we saw the price on this red, white and brown beauty. Seriously, for under $35 bucks how could you NOT covet this coat?

Something Navy, Plaid Glossy Trench Coat $64.97

Looking for a plaid with some fun color pops? This pink, brown and orange combo from Something Navy is a refreshing flash of colors that’ll have you singing in the rain.

Burberry, Long Plaid Trench Coat $1,249.97

Meet the mother of all plaids, from the mother of all trench coats – Burberry. This avant-garde mismatched plaid design is in a style group all its own. Definitely not for the feign of heart, this coat demands you don’t just walk in it, you stomp.


It almost seems a contradiction, the utilitarian trench and satiny, flowy fabrics that seem more akin to pajamas. But that’s kind of the point, really. Reach for these numbers when you’re looking to throw on that final touch of evening glam.

Alexis, Jocasta Satin Trench Coat $469

Lustrous and sleek, this cream colored beauty from Alexis is dripping with old hollywood glam.

Rag & Bone, Renee Floral Coat $289.97

Satiny finish and vintage inspired florals make this rag & bone trench your next go-to for stepping out, glam style.

Target, A New Day™, Women’s Trench Coat Plus $44.99

This lovely and very affordable trench from Target hits the right notes for going glam, while keeping dry! The mauve color is both unexpected and trend, with a hint of shimmer that immediately reads evening chic. We also really love the low midi length, sure to will keep your legs warm, even when you decide to hit up the night in your shortest cocktail dress.


As much as we’d love for spring to be a steady, slowly warming trend of a season, we all know better, right? For those days that seem to be rainy-drizzly-cold-repeat, the best thing to do is reach for the wool.

Sportmax, Black & Navy Khat Trench Coat $1,575

Asymmetrical construction gives this wool-blend + navy coated jersey trench tons of visual interest. Storm flaps and welt pockets plus press-stud fastening give it a lifetime of strength to keep you looking amazing whatever the weather.

BCBG Maxazria, Marla Felted Tie Waist Wool Trench Coat $112.48

When the occation calls for wool, this felted fashionista from BCBG delivers. Don’t let the sweet mint color fool you, this coat is one tough lady. Ideal for pairing with your work look, it also looks right at home with a pair of jeans and a white tee.

The Kooples, Camel Trench Long Wool Coat $270

For the days when there’s more sleet than rain, this well-insulated camel-colored trench will keep a smile on your face and warmth in your limbs!


This season’s glossy trenches are putting the slick in slicker in a major way. The good news is, if you forget your makeup mirror, you could probably use any of these coats in a pinch…

TopShop, Vinyl Trench Coat $74.97

Sleek and runway fresh, this olive trench from Topshop gives off a fun retro vibe with its marked topstitching and generous wide belt.

Something Navy, Glossy Trench Coat $69.97

Feel like you just stepped out of a futuristic film noir with this ultra glossy black trench from Something Navy.

Burberry, Laminated Gabardine Long-length Trench Coat $1,099.99

This honey-colored investment piece from Burberry takes the timeless trench look and gives it a 2020 update. Made of exceptional quality, this trench will keep you stylish and dry into the next decade.


SHEIN, Pink Faux Leather Belted Trench Coat $103

Is it a moto jacket or a trench? Actually, it’s both. And somehow it works…beautifully so.

Guess, Christina Double-Breasted Trench Coat $148

Faux-leather in the detailing gives this military inspired short trench an immediately sharp-dressed silouhette and plenty of attitude.

Avec Les Filles, Red Faux Leather Trench $75.99

Send away those winter blues with a super color pop of red. Leather materials are showing up in all forms this spring, especially…(wait for it) in the trenches.

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