Fashionable Raincoats

Women's Rain Coat

We were amazed when we found out that the raincoat has been around for about 170 years. You've heard raincoats referred to as Mackintoshes haven't you? Well, they're named after the inventor, Charles Macintosh.

As with any fashion style the style of women's rain coats will change with the season. Of course it's a way for designers to sell more product but it's also expected by consumers that they will see new styles. Some seasons you'll see shorter raincoats offered, some seasons longer raincoats will be offered.

What style of women's raincoats is the most popular raincoat style? The most popular women's rain coat style of all time is definitely the trench coat. The best thing about a women's rain coat in the trench style is that it looks good on everybody. With detailing at the shoulders referred to as epaulettes, and a belted waist, they create an illusion of curves. We have seen some designers offer an empire belted trench coat. While this style will look good on some it will make others look plain fat. We suggest you avoid it.

What do you look for when you're shopping for a women's rain coat? Do you want a 3/4 length women's rain coat with a hood? Perhaps you want a shorter ultra light rain coat? Perhaps you want a fashionable women's rain coat like those offered from Burberry. Some women prefer a rain poncho that easily slips over her head for protection from the rain.

If you're looking for the ultimate lightweight women's rain coat take a look at several of the online travel sites like Magellan's. The always have lightweight easily packable raincoats. Another great place to look for a women's rain coat is TJ Maxx and Marshall's. If you're looking for upscale raincoats look at Macy's, Nordstrom or Bloomingdales. See what high fashion designers like Michael Kors, Derek Lam, Miu Miu and DKNY are offering. Dolce & Gabbana have an updated belted trench coat with a flared peplum at the hips with an inverted seam. Very chic.

If I could only have one women's rain coat it would definitely be a classic trench. As mentioned above a trench looks good on everybody. A trench coat also can be dressed up, or down. It will go with your heels as well as your jeans and sneakers. Of course you wouldn't wear this out hiking. For those who enjoy the outdoors online sellers like Land's End and LL Bean offer women's rain coat styles. Land's End has a packable gore-tex rain jacket. LL Bean offers a women's rain coat with a TEK2.5 nylon shell.