The Best Raincoats For British Weather

Designed by Meg O'Donnell
British weather is famously crappy yet British people become collectively optimistic the minute the first frost starts to thaw. We dream up summery scenarios of ice creams on rocky beaches and rooftop cocktails in the city, all while wearing something short and strappy to show off our glowing tans.
But as storms took over the skies in recent weeks, we realised that we were getting way, way ahead of ourselves. While it might feel a tad excessive to pull out your wellies for a walk to the shops, a waterproof coat is proving to be an absolute must this month. Thankfully, things have moved on since the days of pac-a-macs, and sensible outerwear has reached far more fashionable heights.
Whether you want to take on the puddles in a PVC trench or face the elements in a hike-ready jacket, the internet is chock-full of trendy raincoats right now. Luckily for you, we’ve compiled a selection of the most stylish designs, with each and every one featuring the most important component: a hood.
To take a look through the best chic but sensible waterproof coats the shops have to offer, click through the slideshow ahead...
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