Classic Raincoats, Revitalized

Everyone talks about spring showers, but have you looked out the window lately? We’ve been inundated with an  abundance of stormy days. And while umbrellas are usually our best pick for light drizzles, they just don’t cut it when you’re caught in torrential downpour. That’s when you have to strap on some galoshes and grab the most vital  essential: the raincoat.

 

Thought raincoats have  a reputation for practicality, they also have a reputation for hiding your outfit underneath. But, a few of these overcoats pull double-duty – they stop you from getting wet and look good in the process. With options aplenty, we’re narrowing in on the classics as the ideal place to start.  Some of the most iconic styles to date are:

 

The Mackintosh Raincoat

 

The ultimate in  luxury raincoats, this Scotland-born style is probably what comes to mind when you think of polished and sophisticated rain gear. Ever since it’s launch in the late 1800s, the classic trench has been a staple for both men and women thanks to its clean cut and unique “liquid rubber” composition.

 

The Burberry Heritage Trench Coat

 

One of the most immediately recognizable items of clothing to exist, Burberry’s Heritage trench first entered the scene in 1879, finding a way to mend fashion and function into one stormy day essential. The classic is easily recognizable with its plaid lining  and beige tone, but these days, it also comes in five other shades.

 

The Stutterheim Stockholm Raincoat

 

For a more modern fix, the Stutterheim Stockholm raincoat is your BFF. Its minimalist style and loose fit creates a more casual feel than other outerwear options, and it’s lingered on the androgynous side of fashion ever since its inception in 2010.

 

And if you’re looking to take the  classics up a notch, this essential rain gear deserves a contemporary upgrade. Check out some of our favorite hooded raincoats of the season, below.

 

Brighter Days Ahead

 


HELLY HANSEN

Kirkwall Raincoat

$125


 

It’s raining, it’s pouring, but this jacket definitely isn’t boring. We’re loving the bright salmon color of this fun raincoat. This relaxed fit jacket is perfect for brightening those gloomy days through the eye catching color and mid-weight feel. Bonus: this coat has an abundance of roomy pockets to keep your essentials completely dry.

 

Sleek Fit

 


ILSE JACOBSEN

Rain 7 Hooded Water Resistant Coat

$329


 

For a more snug fit, try this raincoat. The waterproof material and unique Teflon shell creates a breathable fit, while  the soft fleece lining keeps you warm, even when the weather feels anything but. Note: This jacket is a great pick for moderately rainy days, as it isn’t the easiest to layer chunky sweaters underneath.

 

The Lightweight

 


HALOGENR

Halogen Lightweight Trench Coat, Size Large - Black

$198


 

The light material and short cut of this jacket make it wearable everyday  — even those without a cloud in the sky. The stow-away hood, roll-tab cuffs, and removable belt lets this jacket offers a customizable experience, meaning you’ll be ready for whatever the weather has in store.

 

Classic Trench

 


BURBERRY

The Amberford Hooded Shell Trench Coat - Mushroom

$795


 

The Burberry trench coat is one of the most iconic items in the history of fashion, but it wouldn’t last a minute in an autumn storm. Instead, try a more rain-friendly take on the classic. The slightly looser fit gives some  breathing during those humid rain storms, and the detachable hood is ideal for those random rain-to-sun switch-ups.

 

Semi-Formal

 


MIU MIU

Oversized Cotton-poplin Trench Coat - Beige

$2,875


 

This trench’s oversized fit is meant to be loose enough to wear even the thickest of sweaters underneath. Create a more fitted look by cinching the waist with the tie-up belt, or leave the jacket open as an added statement to your outfit.

 

Heavy-Duty

 


ISABEL MARANT

Duffy Cotton Trench

$671


 

When you have no choice but to  trudge through a torrential downpour, this jacket will do just the trick to keep you dry. It has a comfortable, care-free silhouette that  cuts off right at the knee, keeping even your most delicate of outfits covered. Plus the durable, heavyweight material will keep you protected  all fall — and even winter — long.

 

Shine On

 


PACO RABANNE

Drawstring Raincoat

$413.27


 

If you’re all about “serving looks,” try this metallic option. Its holographic, has a long, lightweight fit, and feels way cooler  than your average raincoat.

 

A Layered Approach

 


Y/PROJECT

Oversized Layered Gabardine Trench Coat - Camel

$1,665



Steer away from the traditional raincoat style in this oversized hooded option. This avant-garde parka feels very  “Sherlock Holmes goes haute couture” with its front layering and ultra-loose fit.

 

Slim Thic

 


RICK OWENS

Hooded Shell Trench Coat - Army green

$2,740



This raincoat is the perfect blend of a  hoodie and a trench. It’s crafted from a sleek nylon  that’s signature to the common trench but hits that athleisure sweet spot with its relaxed fit and drawstrings.

 

Keep it Casual

 


MONCLER

Argeline Long-Sleeve Zip-Front Coat

$1,095



Nothing beats a classic, which is why we’re obsessed with this Moncler raincoat. The legendary French apparel brand has made the most perfect (and simple) option with a modern, minimalistic energy that’s perfect for trudging through rainy days. And if the clouds clear up, you can easily remove the hood and tuck it away for safe-keeping.

 

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