(Or maybe I should ask whether or not you would wear a knock-off of this style as Kim Kardashian’s particular studded trench by Burberry Prorsum will set you back a mere $4,495USD from their S/S2011 collection!)
Studs and spikes have been seen all over the runways for the last few seasons, and now, they’re being bedazzled on the sleeves of the iconic trench. Talk about extreme fashion!
Personally, aside from the whole $5k for a coat and whether or not the spikes will rust, I have enough issues with the trench on its own:
1. Why does it seem to only come in a shade of beige which completely washes me out? Tip: To avoid the washed out look, wear a trench in a colour that is darker than your skin tone.
2. Who looks good in anything double-breasted??!! (I’m shocked that Kim manages to pull it off as she isn’t exactly part of the itty-bitty…you get my drift!)
So mass clothing producers like H&M, Gap, Banana Republic, Zara, etc. take some notes! Make trenches in colours other than wash-out-beige, think jewel tones like olive green, navy, burgundy, etc. If wash-out-beige is the only fabric available then would you at least consider using darker coloured buttons and epaulets to make the trench more chic?
Aside from the right colour, good tailoring is key to a good trench! And this doesn’t necessarily mean being double-breasted. In fact, double-breasted in general, makes people look wider. Unless of course the buttons taper to a V-pattern, towards the waist, which makes the middle appear slimmer.
April Showers are right around the corner, so consider the search for my dream trench…on!
So back to the title of this post, if money isn’t an object, would you rock the studded, spiked trench coat?