Equally popular with femmes fatales and flashers, the trench coat is the perfect piece for pulled-together spy girl chic.
Both functional and fashionable, it was created in WWI to keep the troops dry in the trenches, HENCE THE NAME. That’s why there are straps at the cuffs that you can tighten to keep the rain out whether you’re patrolling for enemy soldiers or a new frock.
Here are some of my favourite screen stars looking all mysterious and belted.
One of cinema’s most iconic scenes is in Breakfast At Tiffany’s when Audrey Hepburn demonstrates the perfect outfit for snogging in a downpour. Beige is the classic colour choice for such activities but I also enjoy a bright mac, like these.
One more tip – the best thing to wear under a trench coat is nothing at all.