Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Old Navy: Belted Trench Review

This is Old Navy's Belted Trench (item #633439), which is alpha-sized, and was available in a number of colors, including this khaki (above), black, and this fuchsia-y color (below).  This trench retails for $49.50.  Old Navy describes the coat as such:

Classic, confident and eternally cool, the trench coat exudes a mystique that still feels modern. Smooth brushed twill, an eight-button double-breasted front and tie belt add signature style to any outfit.
I actually initially picked up this coat in black, as a classic wardrobe staple (and, I'll be honest, I saw Angelina Jolie rocking a black trench).  I also picked up another red waterproof trench that Old Navy was carrying at the same time, and I didn't really consider another color at the time.  (These pictures are from the Old Navy dressing room, but I have owned this coat for awhile.  I wore the coat out shopping that day, so just took pictures of it since the mirror was right there!)

During the Gap Give & Get promotion though, I saw the fuchsia one in person, and I loved it!  Since I had 30% off, I picked it up.  (Just a side note here: I wish I had tried it on first, as BOTH pockets have holes in them!  I probably could have gotten an additional percent off for that, as it was the only one in my size and this color.)

Anyway, I simply love this coat.  The brushed twill fabric is super soft and light, and moves very nicely - not stiff at all.  (The waterproof trench is very stiff.)  The coat body is not lined, but the sleeves are.

The coat has a classically trench appearance - double-breasted with a waist defining self-tie.  I picked this up in my regular Old Navy top size, and it fits perfectly.  It has slightly off-seam pockets that button closed.  The coat falls about mid-to-lower thigh for me, which I think is a nice length for a spring coat.

Here is how the coat looks when it's not buttoned or tied.

Here are the product details from Old Navy.

Overall, I love this coat.  I wear it pretty much every single day now that spring seems to have finally asserted itself over winter.  It's soft, fits well without looking too mature, and I love the fun color.

What do you think?  Do you like this coat?  Do you own it?  Do you have another trench that you love?


Cate April 22, 2009 at 12:21 PM  

You pretty much made me want to buy this coat :) So cute!

kirbydog April 22, 2009 at 12:47 PM  

Adorable! Looks great on you. :)

Michelle April 22, 2009 at 2:56 PM  

I'm not a fan of it open, but it looks adorable when it is closed/tied! Great way to add color (something I never do)!

JTS April 22, 2009 at 8:17 PM  

@Cate - Let me know if you get it and if you like it!

@kirbydog - Thanks! :)

@Michelle - Thank you! Pink is really the only bright color I own a lot of - the rest of my wardrobe is kind of boring :)

krista.alana April 22, 2009 at 10:58 PM  

I've been thinking of getting a trench and had my eye on the ON one, I love it on you... the pink is such a great color

JTS April 27, 2009 at 8:16 PM  

Thanks Krista Alana! :)