This means that there is at least one out of two essentials that every girl must have — an umbrella and a raincoat. Now, if you're not the sort who wants to lug a brolly around, you just wear a raincoat, but that doesn't mean you have to stick to a boring old windcheater. Here are a few things to consider if you are looking at buying a stylish raincoat...
Length: You need to first figure out whether you want a long or a short raincoat. The long variety — which mostly comes in the form of trench coats with a sash — comes down to the knees and keeps the wearer's legs dry. This is a great option for a night out. Short raincoats, on the other hand, are usually more casual, end at the waist and may have pockets in the front. They're usually more appropriate as daytime attire.
Colour: The colour of a raincoat can do loads to jazz up one's monsoon ensemble. A bright yellow, pink or orange one is ideal for an overcast day, while neutral beiges and browns work on any day. You can even be a little bold and consider wearing a transparent raincoat in neon colours to show off your ensemble underneath without getting it wet.
Lining: The rain can be followed by a nip in the air on some days, so you may want to have a raincoat that has a lining. Options that have wool or fleece linings are out fo the question in our city, but other kinds of linings work. It's better to wear these at night as they can make you feel hot if worn in the day. Also, some types of lining may add bulk to your figure, depending on your build.
Prints and patterns: If you're the more adventurous type, you can choose a raincoat with exciting prints or patterns, like floral or checks.
Hoods: Buy a raincoat with a hood if you don't want to carry an umbrella around. The best option would be to choose one with a detachable hood so that you have a versatile raincoat.
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