Street style wearing raincoat

These stylish waterproof coats will help you show the weather who’s boss

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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. 

  • Cos jacket

    Cos jacket
    Best raincoats: Cos

    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. 

    Shop light packable raincoat at Cos, £125

  • Barbour by ALEXACHUNG jacket

    Barbour by ALEXACHUNG jacket
    Best raincoats: Barbour by ALEXACHUNG

    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). 

    Shop Barbour by ALEXACHUNG Julie waterproof jacket at Barbour, £299

  • Rains hooded mac

    Rains raincoat
    Best raincoats: Rains

    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.

    Shop curve jacket at Rains, £95

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