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13 Chic Rain Jackets to Wear When It's Gross Outside

Read: non-hideous.

Clothing, Fashion, Outerwear, Coat, Overcoat, Trench coat, Black-and-white, Fashion design, Style, Formal wear,

As winter begrudgingly comes to a close, we can move the puffer jacket towards the back of the closet and make room for our favorite rain coats. While the piece of outerwear isn't often considered a staple item in every woman's wardrobe, it should be—simply because nobody wants to ruin a great outfit due to a post-work downpour. Ahead, 13 chic rain jackets (that don't resemble shiny trash bags) you'll want to wear even when it's not wet and muggy outside.

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The Classic
Woodmont Water Repellent Hooded Rain Jacket

The North Face's new hooded rain jacket is made out of recycled material, so you can feel good about your choices while getting soaked by Mother Nature. 

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The Trendy Coat
Sanctuary Semi-Sheer Leopard Raincoat
Sanctuary Anthropologie

Please don't mind me and my waterproof leopard raincoat that I will be wearing everyday rain or shine, thank you very much.  

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Most Warm
Kanda Puffer
Universal Standard

Perfect for those frigid winter days that have somehow made it all the way through April, Universal Standard's Kanda puffer is waterproof (!) so you can wear it in the rain or snow without having to swap out your daily coat when you're in a hurry to get to work. 

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The Investment Raincoat
Seaboard Rain Jacket
Canada Goose Bloomingdales

Much like the rest of its outerwear, Canada Goose's rain jacket is an investment piece that will last for years, if not decades, thanks to its high-quality material and expertly-designed style.

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Columbia Women's Arcadia II Waterproof Breathable Jacket
Columbia Amazon
$50.25 (44% off)

Columbia's best-selling Arcadia waterproof rain jacket comes in lots of different colors and plenty of five star reviews on Amazon. As one reviewer noted, it's perfect for light to moderate showers and fits snugly. Make sure to order a size up if you're into layering. 

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Most Stylish
Horse and Carriage Raincoat
Coach 1941 Shopbop

Suddenly, I'm not so upset about the rain when statement pieces like Coach's polyester coat exists...with a removable hood! 

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Most Versatile
Metallic-Hem Windbreaker
AQUA Bloomingdales

Instead of dealing with a heavy rain coat that you'll have to stuff into a gym locker, throw on this cute waterproof windbreaker when you need to shield yourself from light showers. 

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Best for the Office
The ReNew Anorak

I took one glance at Everlane's anorak and suddenly I wish it was fall again? Wear this ultra cool lightweight, water-resistant jacket on rainy days to the office without feeling like your colleagues are staring at you. (Unlike when you wear those high-top rain boots.) 

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For a Boxier Fit
Stockholm Raincoat

Beat the blues in Stutterheim's unisex mid-length coat. The brand is known for its beautiful rain jackets with boxy fits. 

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For Athleisure Lovers
Smooth Departure Jacket Packable

Throw on a t-shirt and leggings underneath Lululemon's oversized jacket, and you won't feel so bad about running errands in the rain. It surprisingly adjusts to your body shape with its cinched sleeves and waist, and if you're heading on a trip it folds into—wait for it—a fanny pack. 

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The Classic
Perfect Rain Jacket

It's called the "Perfect Rain Jacket" for a reason—J.Crew's best-selling coat is refreshingly simple, and comes in eight different colors. Shoppers can't stop talking about the lightweight and easy fit. 

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Most Protective
Rainwear Parka
Herschel Supply Co.

The answer to your first question is no, you won't look like the little boy from It. If there were any hesitations about this raincoat's protective features, Herschel's parka is made to keep out the rain and wind with its special waterproof stretch fabric. 

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Best for Minimalists
Women's Original Lightweight Waterproof Jacket

The OG all-weather brand still has a special place in our hearts. If you aren't sick of a zipper yet, keep it minimal in Hunter's original lightweight rubber jacket with a drawstring hood and pockets for days. 


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