10 trench coats that will never go out of style (starting at $42)

Whether you’re on a tight budget or looking to invest, a crisp and classic trench coat is a must-have item for every gal's closet.

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5 tips for buying the perfect trench coat

  1. A trench coat should fit you comfortably both undone and fully buttoned-up (even if you never intend to wear it this way).
  2. Look for quality buttons and hardware: These small details will make even an inexpensive trench coat look expensive.
  3. Avoid overpowering belts, trendy detailing and dramatic collars that will make your coat look outdated next season.
  4. Consider scale. If you are petite, opt for an above-the knee trench coat. If you are pear-shaped, an A-line cut will flatter your silhouette. Tall? Look for sleeves that are long, not cropped.
  5. And remember: Don’t be afraid to spend a little more money for a good-quality coat. Trenches never go out of style.



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