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Take Note Of This Utility Dress Trend For Spring

It's time to re-think your trench coat.

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While the utility jumpsuit trend is taking off in a big way among the fashion set, there is another military-inspired style making its way into the mainstream: the trench dress. There is no better way to make yourself feel like a Burberry model than to belt yourself into a trench with nothing between you and the khaki – other than maybe some underwear (your call).

If you’re not quite on a Burberry budget, then there are plenty of takes on this adapted piece of outerwear by everyone from Madewell and J Crew to Missguided and Eloquii, whose off-the-shoulder version of the look would be perfect for a sun-soaked garden party. 

Whether you prefer more classical, structured silhouettes complete with ranks of tortoiseshell buttons decorating the front, or more contemporary wrap-around designs, this is a universally flattering look. The obligatory cinched waistline adds exactly the right amount of fit-and-flare, creating (or, indeed, enhancing) that much-coveted hourglass figure, while the tough fabrics and colors bring a masculine element. 

Alternatively, do like Annabelle Fleur of The Viva Luxury and simply wear your coat as a dress. Rock it with a pair of Devil-may-care heels and some seriously glitzy jewelry and you’ve got yourself  one elegant evening ensemble, topped off with just a hint of espionage. 

From out-and-out trench coats to adapted dress designs, here is our selection of this season's best buys: 
1/23
Eloquii Studio Off The Shoulder Trench Dress - $145
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2/23
Maryam Nassir Zadeh Trench Wrap Dress - $758
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3/23
ASOS Trench With Oversized Styling - $127
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4/23
Storets Gemma Trench Tulle Dress Set - $74
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5/23
Additionelle Michel Studio Trench Coat With Faux Leather Trims - $99
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6/23
Zara Bell Sleeve Trench Coat - $129
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7/23
Madewell Khaki Trench Dress - $60
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8/23
& Other Stories Voluminous Trench Coat - $245
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9/23
Burberry Belted Trench Dress - $1171
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10/23
Front Row Shop Nude Oversized Trench = $68
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11/23
River Island Studio Embroidered Trench Coat - $260
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12/23
Thakoon Twill Trench Dress - $395
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14/23
New Look Stone Tie Waist Trench Coat - €80
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15/23
Uterque Pink Trench Coat - £195
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16/23
Style Nanda Belted Cuff Double Breasted Trench Coat - $147
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17/23
Lemaire Trench Dress - €790
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18/23
Zara Studio Trench Coat With Contrasting Belt - $299
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19/23
Missguided Plus Size Black Draw Cord Trench coat - $90
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20/23
Topshop relaxed Trench Coat - $110
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21/23
J Crew Garment-dyed Trench Dress - $85
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22/23
River Island Plus Pink Tie Waist Duster Trench Coat - $120
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23/23
Mango Classic Cotton Trench Coat - $120
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