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05th Mar 2024

‘A cropped trench coat is a must-have for your spring wardrobe’

Sophie Collins

Cropped trench

Sunny days and long, bright evenings are finally on their way, as is the resurgence of a beloved wardrobe icon for the warmer weather: the cropped trench coat

Brands such as Khaite, Loewe, and Burberry are spearheading this season’s trend, infusing the timeless trench coat with a shorter, more athletic flair that is going to redefine spring fashion. 

The trench coat is renowned for its rich heritage and unparalleled adaptability and has held a coveted place in the sartorial repertoire. 

This season’s rendition, however, is veering away from tradition with its cropped length and boxy shoulders, offering a modern and sporty twist on the classic silhouette. 

While brands like Khaite, Loewe, and Favorite Daughter are leading the charge in offering new takes on the cropped trench, high-street brands like H&M, Very and Zara are following suit.


The true attraction of the cropped trench lies in its adaptability. It seamlessly transitions from casual to dressy, making it a versatile addition to any wardrobe. 

Whether you opt to pair it with denim and a tee for a relaxed vibe or layer it over lightweight knits and skirts for elevated occasions, the cropped trench effortlessly accommodates a range of styles. 

This means it not only responds to the current demand for multifunctional fashion, but it also ensures its longevity as a wardrobe staple beyond the spring season. 


The emergence of this cropped style coat mirrors a broader trend within the fashion industry; reinvention.

As consumers look to buy garments that marry style with practicality, designers are responding with innovative interpretations of classic silhouettes. 

The cropped trench epitomises this, blending the charm of the original trench coat with a modern aesthetic that piques the interest of today’s fashionista. 

The emphasis on tailored lines and flattering cuts also marks a collaboration between comfort and style.

So, with its adaptable styling options, flattering silhouette, and alignment with this season’s trends, the cropped trench coat emerges as a staple for our wardrobes this spring and beyond. 

Here are some of our favourite options:

ARKET Short Trench Coat €179.00


NEXT, Sand Cropped Trench Jacket, €79.50

cropped trench, next

VERY Ireland Hattie Bourn x Very cropped hooded trench €70

ASOS DESIGN cropped trench coat in olive, €54.99

Cropped trench, ASOS

H&M Short twill pea coat, €34.99

Cropped Trench, H&M