The trench’s modern makeover includes fancy styling, with fuller skirts, draping, ruching and ruffles. Designers have played with sleeve lengths and proportions and have modified or done away with some of the traditional trench attributes. Gone is the traditional gabardine in favor of lighter more malleable fashion-friendly fabrics like linen, suede and silk.
The quickest way to update 2010's spring summer wardrobe is to invest in a trench coat, but make it short — a hemline that finishes just above the knee. This perennial fashion staple has been given a new lease-of-life, but still keeps its timeless and ageless appeal and easy glamor. Foxy knee-length crop styles in dramatic hues of pillar-box red, coral, fuchsia pink, yellow and teal are combined with bold patterns and prints.