Women's Trench Coats
Timeless and time-honoured, there’s no style of outerwear more versatile than the trench coat. Whether you want traditional or trend-driven, THE ICONIC’s range of trench coats for women has silhouettes to suit every style profile.
The trench coat is a style steeped in centuries of history, cementing its status as the cornerstone of every wardrobe. The blueprint of the trench coat can be traced back to the early 1820s, an evolution of waterproof outerwear created by Scottish chemist and inventor Charles Macintosh and British inventor and rubber tycoon Thomas Hancock. These waterproof coats were made from rubberised cotton and designed for outfitting men of status who spent their days on outdoor pursuits like riding, fishing and military service. Technology and fashion evolved, and in 1856 a young draper by the name of Thomas Burberry decided to weather-proof the individual strands of cotton and wool fibre instead of simply treating the surface of the finished garment. This resulted in the most breathable iteration of the trench coat yet, and became wildly popular. Over time, the trench found its way through every corner of the fashion space, proving just as popular with upper-class military officers in WWI as it was with myriad Hollywood tropes from the 1940s to today. Everyone from the femme fatale to the fast-talking journalist donned a trench coat on screen, and has become synonymous with our ideas of the intrepid, aspirational protagonist.
Today, the trench coat remains coveted by stylish women around the world thanks to its unwavering combination of practicality and polished design. Many tenets of the traditional trench can be found on this season’s offerings, including utilitarian D-ring buckles, epaulettes, belted waists and storm flaps for ventilation. First chosen for its camouflage properties, the traditional khaki shade remains an iconic choice. With classic khaki, bone and neutral brown tones to choose from, our range of women’s trench coats adds an air of timeless appeal to your wardrobe.
Choose a wallet-friendly trench coat from High Street faves like Missguided, TOPSHOP and M.N.G, for classic style that won’t break the bank. Alternatively, invest in a designer trench from contemporary brands like CAMILLA AND MARC, Bec + Bridge or Manning Cartell and you’ll be sure to enjoy years of reliable wear. Make an of-the-moment choice with flourishes like fleece collars, leather finishes and pops of colour like forest green or pastel pink to stand out in a sea of neutrals.
Browse the latest range of trench coats online at THE ICONIC, and enjoy the option of free and fast delivery across Australia and New Zealand.