The 40 Chicest Women in Trench Coats of All Time


Now that April is upon us, it’s finally time to pull out your trench coat — that instant wardrobe classic. This season marks 100 years of the evolution of the Burberry trench, which was originally designed to protect World War I officers from blustery and damp weather conditions. Since then, it became a symbol of weather-appropriate elegance, on the backs of everyone from Marlene Dietrich in A Foreign Affair to Kate Moss. Click through our slideshow for a look back at the chicest women in trench coats from the past century, including Audrey Hepburn, Jackie O., Brigitte Bardot, and more.