The weather outside is frightful but your wardrobe doesn’t need to be – we’ve rounded up the most stylish raincoats to rely on.
Gone are the days when water-resistant meant coats and jackets that were all function and no form. Designers have been embracing fashionable takes on practicality of late, meaning we are no longer resigned to raincoats as dire as the current weather situation.
Whatever your style there is an option to suit, from oversized raincoats with big lapels and belted waists, to translucent or rubberised macs and chic, hooded trench coats.
The continuation of this trend on the spring/summer 2021 catwalks – from Prada’s monochrome hooded jackets to Dior’s printed anoraks – showed us raincoats will be around until next summer at least. So, tackle this week (and surely many more to come) with our round-up of the most stylish outerwear pieces to combat the rain. It’s time to show the weather who’s really boss.
For unpredictable weather, this packable mac is the answer. The clever design allows you to turn it into a drawstring bag which you can carry with ease when you’re not wearing it. Well done, Cos.
Barbour by ALEXACHUNG jacket
Two British icons met when Alexa Chung collaborated with Barbour and the results were as you imagined: functional and fashionable. Take this belted jacket for example; invest now and wear forever (come rain or shine).
Rains hooded mac
Danish label Rains is credited with having modernised the traditional raincoat. Inspired by Copenhagen street style, its signature Scandi design is minimal, practical and effortlessly cool.
To keep cosy, dry and stylish all at once, look to this fleece-lined, quilted style at Seasalt. The Cornwall-based brand is a go-to for coats that’ll protect you against the bad British weather.
Arket’s hooded parka is a modern classic; released in different shades each season and always sure to sell out. No need to be nervous to invest in light coloured outerwear, pastels are key for winter.
Sezane hooded raincoat
High shine is having a big moment this season, and this 60s-inspired Sezane jacket ticks that trend right off and, as a bonus, keeps you dry in doing so.
Hunter hooded anorak
Bright sportswear was a major trend on the spring/summer 2021 catwalks and one of the key pieces is the anorak. We saw camo print at Dior and monochrome at Prada and we love this canary yellow style from Hunter as a perfect year-round jacket.
New Look hooded mac
This black hooded style from New Look is both timeless and playful thanks to it’s simple silhouette and polka dot lining. Wear yours with jeans and stomper boots for winter walks.
Uniqlo padded hooded coat
Keep your look fully tonal by adding a knitted co-ord to this warm, hooded coat.
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