Daylight savings and the first official day of spring are fast approaching. As the days grow longer (slowly but surely) and the weather starts to heat up, rain showers will substitute wintry mixes. It all means that now is the time to invest in a new raincoat.
It’s easy to want to forego a waterproof top coat altogether and opt for an umbrella, but the umbrella has its pitfalls. For one, they’re easy to forget and even easier to lose—unlike phones, keys, and wallets, umbrellas are not always on your person—leaving you unequipped for a surprise rainstorm.
Raincoats, on the other hand, are a bit more trusty as they’re constructed with coated nylons or Tyvek textiles that won’t dampen in wet weather. Whether windy, pouring, or drizzling, they will never let you down. Plus, many designers are creating raincoats that are as unforgettable as their non-water repellant versions. From classic trench coat silhouettes by Burberry and Proenza Schouler White Label, to artfully printed iterations by Moncler and Etro, the best women’s raincoats are as stylish as they are protective.
Stay dry out there this spring with the 21 best women’s raincoats ahead.