Swap your heavy winter coat for a short trench coat this season – much lighter, this smart take on the trench will see you through spring with a smart top layer. Hobbs have a charming pale pink version, above, reduced to £129 at the time of writing, or try the Marks & Spencer trench below, which has a traditional storm flap and banded cuffs, for £49.50.
Michael Kors have a version that’s slight longer than these but still not as long as a traditional trench coat. This slim-fit coat has a branded chain link belt and is on the pricier side, at £520 however it will last yo for years and you can choose from a range of options – traditional khaki or stretch denim, faux leather or empire logo jacquard pattern.
John Lewis have a blue short trench coat that’s perfect for smart casual weekends or can be work over work clothes as you go about your business. A strong nod to military jackets, like most of these options, this short trench has a waist-emphasising bel and comes in stone as well as navy A great price at £89.
La Redoute’s short trench coat is more mid-length than short. It’s double-breasted buttoning smartens up a casual look and like all the options here, it’s a a terrific transitional piece for your spring wardrobe. Reduced from £130 to £65 at the time of writing.