For years — maybe even decades — trench coats have been, well, boring. What could possibly be fun about something that's khaki-coloured and worn by dads around the world? That is, recently, when trench coats went through a surprising and long-overdue transformation from nothing-but-blasé to the season's coolest and most sought-after outerwear.
From bold piping on transparent styles to patent-esque, coated coats in a handful of shades, the days of trench coats being strictly utilitarian are officially in the past. Since the number of options has quadrupled in the last year, shopping for your perfect trench can be tricky.
To make your pre-autumn wardrobe update as painless as possible, we've rounded up the top options that are anything but boring. We're betting you won't be stopping at just one.
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