When I was in London picking up my studded gloves last week, it was the first time that I truly appreciated the cut of Burberry clothes, I just was not that fussed about them before. Yes, I love the Britishness of them, but Burberry for me for a long time was ruined by the over the top Nova Check, and everything it represented.
But Christopher Bailey has helped make Burberry cool again. Emma Watson always looks beautiful, Kate Bosworth rocks it, and Rosie Huntingdon Whiteley 'almost' stays in her coat in the most recent campaigns. The amazing service that I received also helped too.
So, it got me thinking about a trench coat. And you 'know' what I get like when I start to thinking about something - it kind of becomes all consuming!
Now, I think of a trench coat as a grown up piece. Certainly, you are only ever going to own one as they are an investment. So it needs to be right ! I knew I did not want it too short even though they are popular right now - I want to be able to wear it with dresses, skirts and jeans. But I am only little, so a full length one would swamp me. Hmm lots of choices!
Then it is the decision of which Burberry brand to choose (it sure isn't easy you know!) Burberry Prorsum - certainly directional, but very very expensive. Burberry Brit - cheaper, but maybe more for teens or somebody dipping into Burberry. Or mainline Burberry - surely a classic that won't date.
I did what I always do in situations like this - I had a chat with Google!
2012 Burberry Ad Campaign
Candy Colours - divine, but perhaps not the most practical
Incredible Stud detailing on the arms - but my gloves are probably enough -
and this style would date ........
Too Short ......
This is the classic colour - but I am too clumsy for this (plus I have a Pug!)
Claire Danes for me - looks perfection
How could anybody wear it better than Miss Piggy I ponder ..........
I hope you liked my reveal xxx
I am so happy with everything about this coat. It is just right for me. Not too long, fitted AND it has cool silver detailed buttons and is the right weight. My own particular perfect trench.
Now which one would you go for!
Thanks for reading