04/17/2012 04:29 am ET Updated Oct 11, 2012

Trench Coats For Springish Weather: Rihanna, Kate Middleton and More In The Perennially Cool Topper (PHOTOS)

Pop icon Rihanna recently went out in Australia wearing a camel trench coat with strappy red heels that left little to the imagination: as she walked, we glimpsed long, bare legs. Unless you have plans for a very special evening, we recommend wearing something underneath the topper, but we digress.

A trench coat is a must-have item in a woman's wardrobe, we feel. It's light enough for windy, rainy days and chic enough to throw over everything -- I love nothing more than dropping my kids off at school in a trench with my pajamas underneath. In this weather, I wear it with a light sweater and a scarf, and come fall, I'll add a few additional layers. The classic shape and cinched waist make for a beautiful silhouette; add oversized sunglasses and you're channeling Jackie O. Here, our favorite trench coats, and the celebrities that look effortlessly stylish in them.

Meanwhile, would you wear a trench coat as a dress like Victoria Beckham?

Celebs in Trench Coats

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