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.
4 Moncler Simone Rocha floral raincoat, $3,163; matchesfashion.com
Rains see-through raincoat, $270; netaporter.com
Isabel Marant ‘Ensel’ raincoat, $1,570; netaporter.com
Rains glossy raincoat trench, $270; netaporter.com
Gorman ‘New World’ raincoat, $129; gormanshop.com.au
Ganni ‘Petunia’ raincoat, $176; matchesfashion.com
Rains matte raincoat, $270; netaporter.com
Martine Rose ‘Utopia’ pink patch raincoat, $382; matchesfashion.com
House of Holland pink raincoat, $908; netaporter.com