Would You Wear... a Clear Trenchcoat?

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Clear trench coats in Topshop's spring 2012 lookbook, on Christina Aguilera, and in the Hello Kitty Forever 21 collection


A glimpse of Topshop's Spring Equinox lookbook, Christina Aguilera, and Hello Kitty for Forever 21.
Credits: 1. Topshop, 2. Pacific Coast News, 3. Forever 21

A few months ago I attended the launch party of Hello Kitty for Forever 21. The clothing line was full of bright pink tee shirts and kitty-embellished cardigans, but the piece that really caught my eye was the clear trench coat. Since then, I've seen several versions from noteworthy brands and on fashion trendsetters; from the Dolce & Gabbana runways to Christina Aguilera and even Topshop's Spring Equinox lookbook.

On one hand, the see-through coat is a great idea. How many times have you been bummed on rainy days to cover up your outfit? But at the same time, it can be difficult to pull off plastic-y fabrics in real life - this look definitely requires plenty of confidence and an edgy sense of style.

We want to know your thoughts on the clear trench coat!

Is this look creative and unique, or too out there for your tastes? How would you wear this trend?  Do you think the clear trench coat is a fad already on its way out or is it here to stay? Leave a comment below and let's talk about it!