Dare To Wear Elizabeth And James Convertible Trench Coat?

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I know I would! But so would you, just scroll down and see!

I manifested a sea of reticence when repeatedly dealing with Elizabeth and James. A parallel made me think of Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen’s fashion brand like it would be a (hypothetical future) Hannah Montana clothing collection. How was I to take it seriously? But this Convertible Trench Coat made me have a sudden change of heart! (the story continues right after the jump with more images!)

Elizabeth and James Convertible Trench coat black

With Miley’s Max Azria line just around the Walmart corner, Elizabeth and James became easier to digest. But I always had a weakness for “transformers” (as in dresses that you can wear as t-shirts too, day dresses that you can also wear at night and so on). Elizabeth and James Convertible Trench Coat thus stroke a very sensitive chord chez moi.

It’s a double-breasted woven trench with a classic fold-over collar, 5-button front closure/detail, buckled waist belt, buckled cuffs straps. Nothing unusual, it looks every inch my butter-beige trench I’ve worn to exhaustion for years. But check this: you can wear this trench coat as a sleeveless dress or as a long sleeved short vest! The sleeves are detachable and so is the lower side of the trench. Hence the “convertible” title!

Elizabeth and James Convertible Trench coat

Available in black and parchment, this Elizabeth and James Convertible Trench Coat would have been in my wardrobe in a blink if it wasn’t for the $416,50 price tag (in sales!). I could save up (for few years), buy a Burberry (like I always dreamed I would) and (if my heart doesn’t fail me in the process) cut the sleeves off and so produce my very own Burberry Convertible. Huh? What say you? (Shopbop via Notcouture)

Elizabeth and James Convertible Trench coat parchment


#1 Sal on 07.02.09 at 10:00 am

Convertible pieces generally drive me nuts, but I truly, TRULY adore this design.

#2 Ellington on 07.02.09 at 1:24 pm

I like it and it looks well made. Oh and I love the model’s shoes. :)

#3 Ellington on 07.02.09 at 1:26 pm

Both pairs of shoes actually. :)

#4 Adriana on 07.02.09 at 11:32 pm



#5 Daydreamer on 07.06.09 at 6:14 am

Lovely design.

both coat and shoes

#6 Sher on 02.03.10 at 2:40 am

A convertible trench coat design was already featured in a Taiwanese fashion magazine back in 2006. (And that design was much better than the above. The seperate dress in the Taiwanese design was sleek and cute enough to wear on its own, unlike the one above which looks like it came out of the older ladies section of a JC Pennies catalogue.)

#7 Tiita on 07.24.10 at 6:53 pm

Love it!!Where can i get that??And what sizes are there?

#8 Ravenhair on 10.15.10 at 6:58 am

The trench is always one of my favorite styles of outerwear. Convertible? Too cool. I would definitely wear this.

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