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Rain, rain, go away, am I right? While we’re all saying goodbye to the sunshine as fall comes around, one of the most unexpected twists in weather is the abundance of stormy days. Although umbrellas are usually our best pick for those light drizzles, they just won’t cut it when you’re caught in the eye of the storm. That’s when you have to strap on our best rain boots and pull out the biggest rainy weather essential: one of our faovrite stylish hooded raincoats.

Until recently, raincoats have been used as a practical article of clothing rather than a fashion statement. On those extra-stormy mornings, you need much more than our light umbrellas and jackets to keep dry, which is why I usually reach for these hooded water-resistant pieces when the going gets tough. But, one problem we all face is trying to make this outerwear staple a fashionable choice.

Finding The Right Raincoat For You

Raincoats are notorious outfit murderers. They’re usually very clunky, unflattering in fit, and they are very limited in terms of design and patterns. But, that’s because you haven’t been looking for the right raincoat for you. While they take some trial and error, there’s always a way to find the perfect raincoat that keeps you guarded from the harshest of weather conditions while still staying fashionable.

First off, always look at the fit. Many raincoats have a relaxed, boxy fit that may look fine on the hanger, but turn out extremely unflattering when put on. That’s why you should always look for a raincoat that has some form of shape to it: think a slightly cinched waistline, lighter materials, and a moderate length for your height.

Also, don’t be afraid to play around with design and style. The classic yellow raincoat has a time and place, and it’s definitely not for when you’re on your morning commute to work. Search for something playful, but with a sophisticated edge so you don’t teeter on the line of childish. A fresh gingham pattern or a sleek black color are two perfect examples of giving your rainy day outerwear a polished upgrade.

Finding some stylish hooded raincoats doesn’t have to be difficult. There are thousands of cozy (and chic!) options to choose from, so you can stay dry all season long without your style getting watered down. From ultra-long lengths with bold prints to shorter styles with bold monochromatic tones, there is a variety of options for you to choose from.

Need some styling assistance? Then let me help: below are some of the chicest hooded raincoat styles of the year. With these cool coats, you’ll be able to strut freely during the harshest of torrential downpours, all while keeping your whole ensemble dry. Whether you’re looking for a subtle day coat, or a fun and fabulous number, one of these coats will definitely catch your eye.

So, don’t let the weather rain on your styling parade yet again. Dare to dance in the stormy days ahead with some of our favorite stylish hooded raincoats.

Keep rain at bay with these hooded raincoats.

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 relaxed fit. This laid-back raincoat has a mid-weight feel and is crafted out of waterproof material to keep you dry and warm during the most brisk of fall rain storms. The tie-up belt creates a slight silhouette, so you can avoid the boxy look that other raincoats tend to give off. Bonus: this coat has an abundance of roomy pockets to keep your rainy day essentials safe from the rain.

Sleek Fit


ILSE JACOBSEN

Rain 7 Hooded Water Resistant Coat

$329


For a more snug fit, try on this raincoat. The dark forest green is perfect for staying on the autumn aesthetic, and the tighter bodice creates a flattering look that keeps you warm while staying on trend. The waterproof material and unique Teflon shell creates a breathable fit while crafting a flattering silhouette that’s perfect for all body types. The soft fleece lining keeps you warm even when the weather feels like the dead of winter. This jacket is a great pick for those moderately rainy days, and it’s best to stay away from chunky sweaters when wearing this slim fitting raincoat.

The Lightweight


HALOGENR

Halogen Lightweight Trench Coat, Size Large - Black

$198


For those light, misty days, grab this ultra-lightweight raincoat. the airy material and shorter cut of this jacket makes it the perfect everyday coat — even when there are no clouds in the sky. The belted waist gives this loose-fit raincoat a cinched look, and the light material makes it a breathable jacket that’s ready for any of your fall endeavors. The stow-away hood, roll-tab cuffs, and removable belt lets this jacket become a customizable experience, preparing you for whatever weather changes the transitional season has planned. This versatile pick is a staple for everyone’s closet, no matter what season it is.

Classic Trench


BURBERRY

The Amberford Hooded Shell Trench Coat - Mushroom

$795


The Burberry trench coat is one of the most iconic items from the brand — and possible in the history of fashion. But, the original trench coat wouldn’t last in the dead of an autumn storm. That’s why we’re grabbing this play on the classic, which is much more rain-friendly. The slightly loose fit lets you breathe during those humid rain storms, and the detachable hood creates a versatile style for rain-to-sun switch-ups. The lightweight material is perfect for those fall days when the temperature seems uncontrollable. The lighter material and fit creates a luxurious look that makes your style effortlessly posh. 

Semi-Formal


MIU MIU

Oversized Cotton-poplin Trench Coat - Beige

$2,875


While the average trench coat has a mature and sophisticated air, this one completely spins tradition on its head. This over-sized fit is meant to be loose enough to wear even the thickest of sweaters underneath, and the sweatshirt-esque hood creates a more contemporary vibe for this out-of-bounds raincoat. You can create a slightly more fitted look by cinching your waist with the tie-up belt, or leave your jacket open as a statement piece on your favorite athleisure looks.

Heavy Duty


ISABEL MARANT

Duffy Cotton Trench

$671


This raincoat is the perfect pick for those heavy storms. When you absolutely must trudge through a torrential downpour, this jacket will do just the trick to keep you dry. It has a comfortable, care-free silhouette that has a slight touch of feminine elegance, and cuts off right at the knee to keep even your most delicate of outfits covered. The durable heavyweight material will keep your covered all autumn — and even winter — long.

Shine On


PACO RABANNE

Drawstring Raincoat

$413.27


If you’re all about serving lewks, then put on this metallic number. This holographic raincoat has a long, lightweight fit, and stays stunning through the silver material. It’s a fun play on the average raincoat, which is why we’re shamelessly rocking it all season long.

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