Every list of “essential” garments for women includes the trench coat. And I’ve tried, believe me, I’ve tried. Two years ago I picked up the lovely thing pictured above, and….
I look like a sausage with a rubber band around it. Deeply and profoundly NOT flattering. I should have known that double-breasted is not a good idea for me, and belting isn’t something that I do very often either. But I was determined to take the fashion mavens at their word and I believed that if I just did…. something….. ANYTHING…. differently, this would be the coat of my dreams.
So I sold this beauty on ebay, waited ’til I saw the right thing, and I scored the women’s version of this: