Slowly warming temps tell us it’s time to start peeling off the layers, and there’s no better transitional tool than your go-to trench. With a ladylike silhouette and versatility that demands you own one in at least three colors, this timeless piece of outerwear is synonymous with spring. But how did it earn such a coveted reputation? Aside from its historical war experience (the coat was first worn in the 1820s in the military trenches – get it? Trench. Coat?), this garment’s popularity comes from its flattering bodywork:

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Our Cinzia Rocca Boutique opens Saturday, March 16, at 11AM ET.

By Abigail Kuzia, Editor

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March 16, 2013