[gallery link="file"] Lisa Armstrong wrote in the Telegraph this weekend of the trench as "a panacea for all conceivable lifestyle ills" since the Forties. The Mac has of course come a long way since then but it has never lost it's appeal. Universally acknowledged as a must-have item for your wardrobe the beige trench coat does have the distinct advantage that it flatters any figure. Wear it belted or open, with a suit or a pair of jeans once you have one you wonder how you ever survived without it. Whatever your budget or style you can find the perfect trench for you. We love the frilly finished sophisticated version from Burberry worn by the Duchess of Cambridge. The weather this year makes the requirement for a trench coat even greater given that it hasn't really stopped raining! So as we are the on trend tartan company who provide you with classic additions to your wardrobe that are an investment worth making, we had to bring you our very own Scottish take on the trench. Showing it's versatility you can wear your tartan trench with a matching shift dress to create a stunning wedding or special occasion outfit, or just pull on your jeans and look super slick as you run for the bus. Now that we have created our trench in tartan and pastel checks we think we just might have to sample it in tweed.....watch this space!