Raincoat But Make It Chic: How To Wear The Humble Raincoat

It’s raining, it’s pouring

Picking out an outfit when it’s pouring with rain can be difficult. For starters, you don’t want anything delicate to get wet and staying warm can be hard when you’re soaked through — because try and you might, that flimsy umbrella just isn’t going to cut it. Enter: the rain jacket.

Once a necessary uniform for British hunters, the humble raincoat has become something of a fashion statement. Now a mainstay on the runway, a raincoat has proven itself as a chic rainy day accessory, coming in a slew of colourways and prints and proving big business indeed.

Invented in the 1800s, Charles Macintosh can be credited with patenting the first raincoat. Made from a waterproof material, the type of coat soon became a staple amongst British men. Now, styles of rain jackets vary from long, short, cropped, flared at the sleeve and even totally see through.

Whether you style yours with a flowy dress or just with jeans, a raincoat can be a fashion statement all of its own. Take cues from the below, fashion-first, rain jackets for your next wet day out.

Simone Rocha

4 Moncler Simone Rocha floral raincoat, $3,163;

See through raincoat

Rains see-through raincoat, $270;

Isabel Marant

Isabel Marant ‘Ensel’ raincoat, $1,570;


Rains glossy raincoat trench, $270;


Gorman ‘New World’ raincoat, $129;


Ganni ‘Petunia’ raincoat, $176;

Matte raincoat

Rains matte raincoat, $270;

Martine Rose

Martine Rose ‘Utopia’ pink patch raincoat, $382;

House of Holland rain coat

House of Holland pink raincoat, $908;

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