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14 best raincoats for those sudden downpours – stay dry in style

<!– Last modified on February 18, 2022 – 11:16 GMT –> Last modified on Feb 18, 2022 11:16 GMT Katherine Robinson

We’re all keeping our fingers and toes crossed for a nice sunny spring – but if the current weather is anything to go by, I don’t need to tell you that the British weather is incredibly fickle. You really need to have a raincoat ready for those sudden downpours – just in case!

We’ve rounded up some of the most stylish waterproof raincoats and rain jackets for you to choose from – because the fun needn’t stop just because there’s a downpour!

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Leopard print packable raincoat, £59.95, Joules


Brand new for this season, Joules’ cute raincoat is just purr-fect for leopard print lovers. It also packs down into a storage bag so you can throw it in a handbag if the weather looks changeable.


Black hooded anorak, £39.99, New Look


Classic and cool, this New Look anorak has a drawstring waist to give a more feminine silhouette. You can’t beat a stylish a black raincoat!


Benetton hood raincoat, £129, Benetton


If you want a non-traditional shape raincoat, try Benetton’s uber-cool cropped raincoat. Also available in khaki, the flared sleeves and dropped shoulders give it a modern, stylish twist while the curved hem and drawstring waist are a feminine touch.


Curve navy shiny spot rain coat, was £56 now £50.40, Dorothy Perkins


How cute is this curve shiny spot raincoat from Dorothy Perkins? It makes us wish for a downpour!  The mid-length silhouette is water-resistant and features a hood to keep you dry. Stylish!


Rain Rebel Jacket, £198, Lululemon


Lululemon is loved by celebrities and even royalty, so to discover they make top-notch rain coats is music to our ears. This sleek rain jacket is super soft and the teal tone gives it a trendy edge..


Rains hooded high neck shell jacket, £79, Selfridges


Rains are the masters of waterproof jackets – and this Scandi-influenced off white number is a prime example. Simply designed with a drawstring hood on top and a storm flap across the back, it also features a high neck, dropped shoulders, long sleeves, concealed popper-fastening cuffs, and eyelets at the underarm.


Rains ultralight raincoat in olive, £99 now £39.60, ASOS


This is such a cute coat you can throw on, whatever your outfit. Rains is the top dog when it comes to quality and stylish rainwear, and this one is selling fast in the sale at a great price, so don’t delay if you want one.


Padded outdoor anorak, £125, Arket


This sporty anorak will protect you from the rain and the cold too as it’s both wind-resistant and water-resistant. It’s made from 100% recycled polyester so it has impeccable eco credentials to boot.

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ASOS design padded rain coat, was £58 now £27, ASOS


This ASOS number is a dead cert for autumn and the colour goes with everything. It’s in the sale so hurry to grab a bargain!


Women’s salida rain jacket, £550, Canada Goose


This is basically the Rolls Royce of waterproof jackets. It does have a larger price tag but it’s built to last, made from Canada Goose’s flexible three-layer Tri-Durance fabric which protects against harsh and unpredictable weather. The mid-thigh length adds coverage and is complemented by a gusseted fishtail hem and scalloped cuffs for extra protection.


Polka dot rain poncho, £20.99, Amazon


If you don’t want to get a full-on coat and just want a poncho to stow away just in case, Amazon’s top-rated model comes in a variety of cute prints and it won’t break the bank.


Water-resistant poncho raincoat, £305, Ralph Lauren


Oversize coat fans would love this. It’s such a festival jacket! It’s ultra-lightweight and the batwing sleeves allow you to move around freely. 


Trespass raincoat, was £129 now £36.99, eBay


This stylish parka comes in navy with flocked polka dots, and the regular fit means there’s plenty of room for layering. The hood has drawstrings for a snug fit, so your hair will stay perfectly dray if there’s a sudden downpour.

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Women’s Packable Raincoat, £50.00, Land’s End


How cute is this lightweight raincoat? It has an inner waist drawcord for cinching and we are loving the bright, cheerful colour. Plus, you can pack it up into the perfect pouch. Ideal!

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