When you buy your trench coat, you have a significant decision to make. They have become an integral part of any attire and belong in the category of casual dresses. What style of coat should you buy? Do you want a long or short one? Do you want a single or double breasted coat? Do you want a coat that is trendier or one that is more classic? Below are the main types of trench coats and details about them.
The short trench coat is very easy to wear around. You can wear it into the summer since it serves as a great lightweight jacket. It matches with almost everything, dresses and pants, boots and heels. Designers usually make them in a variety of colors every season since they are more trendy and fun to wear. Also, short trenches are usually cheaper. One caveat – the short trench won’t cover as much as the long trench. So, for those of you who like to wear longer shorts, you might want to avoid the short trench since the shirt will peek out of the bottom and look quite funny under the trench.
Knee length trench
Knee length trench coats are the most common kind sold, if you’re looking for something long. This coat will usually hit around the knee, although if you are a bit taller or shorter, that length will change. The knee length coat is very flattering for a woman as it lets you show a bit of leg, but not too much. It also has a great silhouette since the belt at the waist cinches in and then flows out from there, similar to a dress, but sleeker. The coat is very slimming and you can match it with many different things, from dresses to pants to leggings to boots. For men, the knee length coat is also very useful since it is long enough to cover a jacket underneath, but also doesn’t overwhelm.
Calf length trench coats are very rare, although they are sold by some designers. These basically fall below the knee but above the ankle. They are good if you want the full coverage of a full length coat, but don’t want the trouble of the coat dragging around or hitting your shoes.
Full length to the floor
Full length trench coats that hit the floor are oftentimes hard to find. Designers tend not to make as many and not as many women look for these. On top of that, unless you are the standard 5’6’’ height that designers tend to make clothes for, the coat will be way too long on you. If you are taller than 5’6’’, the coat may tend to hit your calves and you will end up with more of a calf length coat. If you are looking for a full length coat, make sure you are prepared to be patient and are ready to shop around for a while.