Two Trends Collide: Tulle hem trench coat from Topshop

Ah, the meeting of tulle and trench! Can it ever really work? Can a functional garment be created from the marriage of prom dress and overcoat? Well, Topshop have given it their best shot, creating this tulle hem trench coat, which probably won’t be a whole lot of use in the rain, but will allow you to waft around the streets on your way to work/school feeling a bit like you’re at a cocktail party, albeit one where no one’s bothered to actually remove their outerwear.

What do you think of this idea, readers? Does it seem like something you’d wear? If so, it’s £80 at Topshop.

13 Comments

  • May 25, 2010

    Rock Hyrax

    This is what the dancers would wear in a ballet adaptation of Columbo.

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    • May 26, 2010

      Trix

      Tehe…you just gave me my giggle for the day!!

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  • May 25, 2010

    Amee

    I like it, but I can’t imagine where it would ever be appropriate.

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  • May 25, 2010

    Katie

    Same as Amee. I wish I could find a place to wear something like that.

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  • May 25, 2010

    Georgia

    Hmm, I like it, School would be pretty cool. I don’t know what I would wear underneath it though…

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    • May 25, 2010

      Ellen

      Would you even have to wear something underneath it?

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  • May 25, 2010

    Natasha

    Maybe not the most wearable item, but kinda cute.
    .-= Natasha´s last blog ..Whole-Wheat Pizza Crust =-.

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  • May 26, 2010

    Mona

    Isn’t that an extreme example of stuck-together clothes? I do like it though.

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  • May 26, 2010

    Lauren

    Oh it’s really awful! I can’t even think of one redeeming feature! Oh dear topshop – and you were doing so well with your coats this season!
    .-= Lauren´s last blog ..Lauren has a fashion disaster and talks about Sarah Jessica Parker at the Sex and The City premiere =-.

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  • May 27, 2010

    Carrie

    OMG! I LOVE!!! The straight shape and the pretty tulle in an unusual color, and the lines on the skirt, and the lines at the very top. Sooo cunning.

    But I don’t know what you would wear with it. I don’t actually care :P. Probably just as a dress, or open with a plain t-shirt underneath, and with black or brown accessories and maybe hose . . .

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  • May 28, 2010

    Diandra

    Hmm, I don’t hate it, but for me it falls into the ‘why-don’t-you-buy-these-two-items-seperately-then-wear-them-together’ category.
    I think it’s awkward to have a jacket with a skirt on it! So, why not buy a cropped trench jacket, and a taupe tulle tunic, and just wear them together? It just makes more sense!

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  • May 29, 2010

    Roz

    Gives a whole new meaning to the term ‘Frockcoat’.
    There’s something about it that I like.. hmmmm

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  • June 1, 2010

    Amber

    Throw in a pocketwatch and a pair of goggles and I’d say it’s very steampunk!

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