Behold, 11 'Brollies To Brighten Up This Very Soggy Winter

Wet Wet Wet — long-forgotten band or basically every day this past week? We Londoners are no strangers to gray skies and raindrops, but our recent soggy streak has us wondering just what we did to piss off Mother Nature so badly.
Of course, we can't complain too much. This dismal holiday weather gives us an opportunity to break out our trendy trenches, not to mention some 'brollies that — gasp! — might actually brighten our day, thanks to their playful prints, designer pedigrees, and, in one case, a colour-changing technology that activates when wet. (In other words, all the bloody time.)
Click through to see 11 unique umbrellas — produced by brands ranging from the high street to that arbiter of rainy day chic, Burberry — that bring new meaning to the term "silver lining."
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Liberty London Collection Pink Christelle Compact Umbrella, £40, available at Liberty.
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J.W. Anderson for Topshop Logo-Print Umbrella, £19.99, available at Topshop
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Jean Paul Gaultier Rubans Metres Print Triangle Umbrella, £116, available at Opening Ceremony.
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Duro Olowu umbrella, £75, available at Tate
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Suck UK Colour-Changing Umbrella, £20, available at Suck UK
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Lulu Guinness Spiders Web Bloomsbury Umbrella, £40, available at Lulu Guinness.
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Fred Perry Tartan Umbrella, £45, available at ASOS.
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Burberry Fox Handle Walking Umbrella, £495, available at Burberry
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Urban Outfitters Aztec Squares Printed Umbrella, £16, available at Urban Outfitters
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London Undercover Grey London Pigeon Monogram Umbrella, £120, available at London Undercover
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Cath Kidson Spot Superslim Umbrella, £22, available at Cath Kidson.

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