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It’s been a tough summer in some respects - high temperatures, but constant rain.
Muggy weather can be a vibe-killer for many reasons, not least of all because it requires practical dressing: instead of shorts, summer dresses and flip flops, you need to resort to a sturdy raincoat.
But that doesn’t mean you have to lose out on looking stylish, or, indeed, being comfortable - there are some spectacular rain coat choices out there that allow you to stay dry, keep cool in the humidity, and look cool.
Waterproofs no longer mean having to look drab or practical’. Function meets form now, if you shop the right brands. Opt for something light-weight to combat rising temperatures, but still look good thrown over a summer dress or breezy shirt.
To take the guess-work out of things for you, we’ve found the best raincoats to keep the whole family protected from the wet weather, while looking breezy and summery fresh. Pair them with a set of stylish wellies and a killer pair of shades and you’ll regain that sunshiney vibe - even if it’s tipping down.
Joules Pure Cotton Waterproof Raincoat
This is a sustainably sourced cotton hooded raincoat from Joules.
The breathable design is cut to a comfy regular fit with a contrast striped lining for extra warmth.
It fastens securely with a zip, popper and signature wooden toggle, with buttons at the cuffs offering extra snugness.
The front pockets close neatly with concealed poppers. It’s complete with signature branding and flecked cords. Available in sizes 6 to 26, and in two sizes; antique gold and French navy.
M&S Collection Waterproof Printed Hooded Raincoat
This stylish parka has you covered come rain or shine. It’s designed in an effortless regular fit, with a flattering longline hem and a snug drawstring hood.
A secure zip fastening and elasticated cuffs help keep the cold out, while an all-over graphic print makes a statement. It’s completed with contrast popper fastenings and two pockets for your essentials.
Best of all, this showerproof raincoat packs away into a small bag that’s perfect for on-the-go use. Made with recycled polyester.
Available in sizes 6 to 24.
Brave Soul everly clear rain jacket with leopard print edging
This stylish rain jacket will allow you to be protected from the wet weather but still show off your pretty summer outfits.
It features a fixed hood, press-stud placket, press-stud storm shields, press-stud side pockets and leopard-print trims. It’s cut to a regular fit so it will be comfortable, and it’s also lightweight.
Was £30.99, was £22
ASOS DESIGN Petite rain button through bomber jacket in mint
This pretty mint green rain jacket has been made specifically for petite ladies.
It features elastic trims for a secure and relaxed fit, so you can be sure you’ll be well protected when the rain starts to fall. It also has a fixed hood and side pockets, so you can also safely carry your belongings.
Available in sizes 2 to 16.
Foldaway water-repellent raincoat
This khaki water repellent raincoat is part of Mango’s Committed Collection.
The garments labelled as Committed are products that have been produced using sustainable fibres or processes, reducing their environmental impact.
A midi design, it features a lapel collar, a hood, a long sleeve and an adjustable belt for a flattering fit.
Was £69.99, now £49.99
Stormwear Leopard Print Fisherman Coat
Children will be stylishly prepared for the elements with this leopard-print fisherman coat. It’s cut in a regular fit, with a zip fastening and hood. The coat has a cosy borg lining for comfort, plus snuggly pockets. It’s also made with recycled polyester filling. Available for children aged 6 to 16.
Stormwear Dinosaur Fisherman Coat
Dinosaur fans can get out and explore in this awesome fisherman coat.
The all-over dinosaur print features stegosaurus, triceratops and brontosaurus.
Cut to a comfortable regular fit, this coat has water-repellent technology and cuffs, as well as a water-resistant zip to keep out the rain.
A borg lining provides warmth and comfort. Made with recycled polyester. Available for children aged 2 to 7.
Keep showers and splashes at bay with this fun, sparkly and girly glitter mac.
It’s cut to a regular fit, with a cosy hood and two pockets, and finished with a zip fastening, plus contrast trim detailing.
Available for children aged 2 to 7.
Children’s Fisherman’s Jacket
The waterproof style of this jacket has been designed to keep out wind and rain when out and about, making it a must have whatever the weather.
It’s packed with lots of features and is made from a specialist breathable fabric to keep your child comfortable. There’s also cosy wadding, a hood and pockets to the front.
Available in red or yellow and sizes 12 months to 24 months.
Colourblock Rain Mac - Multi
Children will will love this crayon-coloured rain mac. It’s made from a lightweight fabric that’s easily washed after muddy expeditions and has cheerful block panels to brighten up blustery days.
The practical hood and pockets provide shelter from the drizzle and a stripy lining offers added comfort and warmth.
Available in sizes 12 months to 12 years.
Skipper Showerproof Printed Rubber Coat
This showerproof raincoat has been made from a robust rubber fabric. It has been designed to make light work of heavy showers.
The polar fleece lining provides an excellent layer of warmth and the all over glow in the dark screen print will make this your little one’s coolest coat.
Available for children aged 1 to 12.
Was £39.95, now £21.95
Riverside Novelty Rubber Coat
With a cute tiger on the hood and a bright yellow colour, your children will adore this novelty raincoat.
It’s made from durable rubber and lined with cosy fleece, perfect for the wettest of days. The fun character hood is the icing on the cake.
Available for little ones from birth up to three years.
Was £39.95, now £19.95
Rains ultralight zip through hooded jacket in olive
This slightly sheer men’s rain jacket is made of smooth, water-resistant fabric. It has a toggle hood, as well as functional zipped pockets to keep your belongings secure.
Rains is a Danish brand, and the makers have been defying typical Danish weather - that’s an average of 121 rain days a year - for ten years so you know you can trust this jacket will keep you dry.
Available in sizes XS to XL.
The North Face 1985 Seasonal Mountain jacket in yellow
This is a lightweight hard-wearing coat which has the benefit of a durable water repellent treatment for extra protection.
This encourages water and snow to roll off the surface of the jacket so you have the confidence you’re going to be kept warm and dry if the rain does start to fall.
Available in sizes XS to 2XL.
M&S Collection Cotton Technical Mac with Stormwear
This cotton-rich lightweight mac has been designed with plenty of technical details to help protect you against the elements.
It has an oversized, hooded style with raglan sleeves, to stop rainwater gathering at the seams, along with a drawstring hooded collar. It’s made from a cotton-rich fabric, which is sustainably sourced, with a breathable mesh lining.
It is available in either black or navy, sizes S to 4XL and a regular and long fit so you can really tailor it to suit your desired fit and look.
M&S Collection Mac with Stormwear
This stylish and practical mac is the perfect cover-up for smarter days, and provides a structured tailored fit for a modern take on a classic item of clothing.
It’s crafted from a cotton-blend twill which is sustainably sourced. It has a timeless shirt-style collar with a hook and bar fastening so you’ll want to wear it year after year.
It is available in either navy or stone, sizes S to 4XL and a regular and long fit so you can really tailor it to suit your desired fit and look.
Herno Cotton Raincoat
Made of soft cotton, this sophisticated piece features a button-down collar that, when fastened to the top, will keep you well covered from sporadic bursts of rainfall.
It’s a durable piece which will keep you looking smart and feeling protected season after season.