Lightweight, water resistant and timeless, the classic women’s trench coat guides its wearer from season to season in style.

Whether worn buttoned, belted, draped or loose, this versatile coat promises style again and again. See how our fashionista friends wear theirs for some outfit idea inspiration:


  • Go feminine

Thanks to its military roots, the trench coat is often associated with power dressing – but this doesn’t mean you can’t add a feminine touch. Temper that masculine edge by layering over a floaty chiffon number. We love how Beata complements her light, feminine outfit with a wicker basket – perfect for spring.

‘I love that the trench is made from a really light and floaty material. It’s the perfect addition to my spring wardrobe as a stylish and lightweight cover up.’ – Beata, Fashion Adventures At Any Age.


  • Accessorise

A beige trench coat might be the ultimate in classic chic, but this sophisticated staple can also benefit from a modern twist. Becky lifted her simple black outfit and trench coat combo with a bold statement necklace – très jolie!

‘I’ve chosen this huge layered necklace to make a statement which acts as a modern contrast against the trench.’ – Becky, Mrs Bebe Blog.

Top tip: Try draping your trench over your shoulders for laid-back glamour.


  • Dress it up

Whether for work, a trip to the theatre or drinks with friends, a trench coat perfectly complements a more formal outfit. Layer over a pair of colourful tailored trousers for a luxurious yet playful look like Ruth’s.

‘The coat has a lovely luxurious feel to it… I love the way it drapes, even when it’s just tied at the waist.’ – Ruth, Welcome To Willow Lane.

Top tip: Wondering how to tie your trench coat? Try knotting rather than buckling the belt like Ruth for a modern, Burberry-esque trench twist.


  • Dress it down

Go back to basics and spend your weekends in off-duty style by throwing your trench over your favourite jeans and a t-shirt. Chic, comfortable and British weather-ready.

‘I am a huge fan of the classic trench… it’s perfect for a cool ‘out and about’ look.’ – Beata, Fashion Adventures At Any Age.


  • Pair with Parisian staples

Parisians are all about clean lines and classic, tailored shapes, meaning a trench coat is a must-have for emulating French style. Pair with a striped Breton top and some skinny jeans – et voilà! Effortless Parisian chic.

‘This off-duty, casual look is my favourite… just grab your jeans and a striped T-shirt and you’re good to go!’ – Becky, Mrs Bebe Blog.

Taking you from desk to drinks no matter the season, the trench coat caters for any occasion, so tie your look together with this classic wardrobe staple. View our collection here at La Redoute.

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