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The 18 Best Rain Jackets That'll Make You Excited for Storms

Wet weather? Bring it on.

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

As winter begrudgingly comes to a close, it's time to put our thick coats in storage and make room for our favorite rain jackets. While this piece of outerwear isn't considered a staple item in every woman's wardrobe, it should be—if nothing else, because nobody wants to ruin a great outfit due to a post-work downpour. And when we say rain jackets, we're not talking about your dad's old anorak: Today's rain jackets are cool, lightweight, and sleek enough that you'll actually be praying for wet weather.

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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. 

The Sustainable Rain Coat
The ReNew Poncho in Sesame
everlane everlane.com

Okay, we admit it—we're Everlane obsessed. Their new ReNew Poncho is made from 100 percent recycled plastic and according to Everlane exactly 26 plastic water bottles per poncho. Stylish and sustainable! 

Most Lightweight
Drip Drop Jacket
Athleta athleta.gap.com

Always opt for an umbrella because you feel "boxy" in a raincoat? The Drip Drop jacket from Athleta will change your mind.  The adjustable drawstrings will show off your waist in a matter of seconds. 

The Trendy Pick
Sanctuary Semi-Sheer Leopard Raincoat
Sanctuary Anthropologie

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

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 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. 

For Making a Statement
Belted Padded Crinkled Glossed-Shell Coat
Rains net-a-porter.com

Don't know what to wear when it's not pouring outside but the air is damp?  Look no further than this incredibly fashion-forward weatherproof jacket from Rains. 

Most Packable
Packable Raincoat Popover
Madewell zappos.com

Madewell's packable raincoat is almost too easy to transport and sure to be your best friend for those random spring showers. Also, we can confirm that color blocking will never go out of style! 

Best Water Resistant Jacket
Autumn Short Windbreaker
Noize verishop.com

Don't underestimate a windbreaker. These lightweight jackets are perfect for a light drizzle or two. 

Most Stylish
Horse and Carriage Raincoat
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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! 

The Classic
Woodmont Water Repellent Hooded Rain Jacket
The North Face Nordstrom

The North Face's new hooded rain jacket is made out of recycled material, so you can feel good about your choices even if you don't feel good about the weather.

The Cult Favorite
Arcadia II Waterproof Breathable Jacket
Columbia Amazon
$37.99 (37% off)

Columbia's best-selling Arcadia waterproof rain jacket comes in lots of different colors and has earned 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. 

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. 

Most Unique
Sepia Botanist Raincoat
Dauphinette dauphinette.com

New York-based brand Dauphinette and their one-of-a-kind pieces are taking Instagram by storm. The Sepia Botanist Raincoat includes over 40 pressed flowers and antique gold snaps. Ready to stand out while keeping dry?  

Chicest Raincoat
Portland oversized raincoat
Filippa K farfetch.com

For the minimalists out there, this Filipa K raincoat is perfect when wanting to remain simple, chic, and dry.

A Classic Pattern
Gingham Rain Coat
OOF anthropologie.com

Oh, gingham. A print so classic, this raincoat can slide seamlessly into your wardrobe to accompany you on a rainy day. 

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. 

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.

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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