The New Bodyguard: Studded, Spiked Trench Coat. Are You Going To Rock It?

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(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?

10 responses to “The New Bodyguard: Studded, Spiked Trench Coat. Are You Going To Rock It?”

  1. Sally says:

    Hmmn, I don’t think I’ll be buying one. I find it something that Tank Girl would wear.

  2. caroman says:

    this would be good to wear to a big sale so your body armour would protect you. especially Kim Kardashian’s

  3. tudorchick says:

    if it came in black,maybe but i dislike the “trendy” things..emma watson doesn’t look too bad but kim kardashian,it doesn’t suit her

  4. Anne Dougherty says:

    I’m confused as to when finding trench coats in colours other than beige became a problem?

  5. matrix82 says:

    Actually I love this. Being chubby though the look isn’t for me.

    I will admit though the trench coat would be a darker color than my skin. i am very fair, when buying powder I need to get translucent as the fair tone is usually too dark.

  6. Jenga says:

    No. God no. It’s hideous. Even I was dripping with 5,000 bills (yes, I know, lol…), I wouldn’t waste one on something that’s the colour of a bandaid. Mind you, have never been one to just follow the crowd anyway. Kim is likely wearing it because someone TOLD her it was cool. The rest of us non-lemmings see it for what it is. UGLEEEEEEEE.

  7. matrix82 says:

    I like it because it looks different. Although geeze $5000 is a lot of money.

    I wouldn’t consider myself a lemming. I don’t like it because of who is wearing it. I like the item. I like studding on things, I guess that makes me a lemming.

  8. Laura says:

    I would totally rock Emma’s coat. Not so into Kim’s. The proportions are right. Emma’s is a nice take on the classic Burberry trench.

    Totally disagree that beige is “UGLEEEEEEEE”. The beige trench is one of the most iconic coats in history.

  9. lp89 says:

    personaly i’d rock the coat, and think i could pull it off pretty well!
    my one question is how sensible is it to have metal on the sleeves like that… wouldnt they rust if you wore it in the rain? if the designer ones don’t rust then you can bet your bottom dollar the knockoffs will certainly end up staining the clothes— does anyone agree with this logic? lol

  10. ScotchandBoots says:

    I like the look of the classic trench, but the spikes on the sleeves?

    I suppose it depends on when and where you want to wear the coat. Romantic dinner? Come a little closer, darling, let me put my arms around you…if you don’t mind getting impaled. And nothing says “come hither” better than: Honey, I just took my coat off.

    On the other hand, if you’re single and still looking, it’s a great way to get rid of unwanted suitors: My coat has spikes and I know how to use it!

    As for me, I could never pull of the look, and I’m too much of a clutz. It would be all fun and fashion until someone loses an eye.

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