TREND: Cropped Trench Coats

Monday, February 12, 2007

Hanii Y Cropped Cotton Trench
Hanii Y Cropped Cotton Trench
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Spring is just around the corner, which means that odd "not hot, but not cold" weather will be upon us before we know it. How do you cope with unpredictable weather without resorting to sad cardigans and unsightly windbreakers? This spring it's all about a super cute cropped trench coat to keep you comfortable without sacrificing style.

Why the cropped trench? The lightweight wools and cotton twills that are the hallmark of the trench coat are perfect fabrics for mild temperatures and the smart detailing is completely fashion-forward. On top of comfort and style, the self-belt that hits right at the natural waist creates an hourglass shape that flatters everyone from curvy girls to ladies with boyish figures. Wear your cropped trench with jeans and a tee for a chic weekend look or pull on your jacket over a spring dress for a just right mix of uptown class and downtown style.

Want to invest in an uber-stylish cropped trench with designer details to spare? The Hanii Y Cropped Cotton Trench is right on cue. The combination of the pleated 3/4 length sleeves and military patch details is both sweet and sassy.

Plaid is back for fall 2007, so why not snag a little plaid cropped trench to wear now and later? This super sale priced number from Juicy Couture will see you through spring when paired with tees and tanks and then do double duty come fall over a smart wool turtleneck.

Juicy Couture 3/4 Sleeve Wool Plaid Cropped Trench
Juicy Couture 3/4 Sleeve Cropped Trench
$127.50 (was $425-- save 70%!)
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There's nothing like crisp white color and a dramatic Peter Pan collar to add a sense of sophistication to an otherwise utilitarian trench. This 3/4 Sleeve Belted Jacket from Arden B. is high style done right.

Arden B. 3/4 Sleeve Belted Jacket
3/4 Sleeve Belted Jacket
Variations: Chilled White (shown), Black
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Looking for a wear-with-anything basic cropped trench that is priced right? It's Gap to the rescue. Their Cropped Peacoat is an updated classic that won't break the bank.

Gap Cropped peacoat
Cropped Peacoat
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For a more structured take on the cropped trench, try out this Belt Blazer from Esprit. The tailored cut means that this jacket could do work duty in the more creative office environments.

Esprit Belt Blazer
Belt Blazer
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Yellow is one of the trendiest colors for spring. This Short Belted Trench is a fun way to get in on the yellow craze, as well as the cropped trench trend, all while spending less than $20.

Wet Seal Short Belted Trench Coat
Short Belted Trench
Variations: Yellow (shown), Black, White
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