The Best Raincoats for Women, from a Classic Slicker to an Everyday Trench
We’re not going to sugarcoat it: Rain kind of sucks, especially if you have things to do (like go to the grocery store). But you know what makes a dreary day just a bit more palatable? A fabulous raincoat. From a Mondrian-inspired statement piece to a classic trench you’ll wear for years—even when skies are blue—here are some of the best water-resistant jackets on the market right now.
1. Patagonia Rainshadow Packable Jacket
This simple but classic slicker is Fair Trade Certified and was made using practices that protect the environment, build sustainable livelihoods and boost economic empowerment. Plus, as a founding member of 1% for the Planet, Patagonia has committed to donating one percent of its annual sales to nonprofit partners in support of environmental solutions.
2. ATM Anthony Thomas Melillo Transparent Rubber Rain Jacket
Not only will this jacket protect you from the rain, it will also gently nudge you to make sure the outfit you’re wearing underneath is stylish enough to show the world.
3. Everlane The Modern Trench Coat
With a slightly longer, more relaxed fit and weather-ready details like a storm flap and a water-resistant finish, Everlane’s modern trench is a wardrobe staple if we’ve ever seen one. Wear yours with jeans and a T-shirt, or dress it up over an LBD.
4. ASOS Design Curve Fleece-Lined Rainwear Coat
Because not all rainy days are of the balmy variety, a fleece-lined coat is an absolute must for staying both dry and warm.
5. The Group by Babaton Raindrop Anorak
This cropped anorak with a funnel collar and raglan sleeves is kind of like an abbreviated trench, meaning it’s still super versatile and totally timeless. Plus, it’s got a packaway hood in case you want to change up the vibe (or, you know, it finally stops raining).
6. Coach 1941 Horse and Carriage Raincoat
Come for the luxe, glossy material and stay for the gorgeous, turn-lock closures.
7. Uniqlo Light Blocktech UV Protection Coat
Ideal for warm, rainy days when there’s a chance that the sun will peek through the clouds, this Uniqlo jacket—which comes in four colors—offers UPF40 UV ray protection.
8. Stutterheim Stockholm Mondrian White
Handmade in rubberized cotton, this limited edition, unlined jacket is inspired by Piet Mondrian's ‘Composition with Red Blue and Yellow.’ Is it a splurge? Yes. Are we considering blowing our tax return on it? Also, yes.
9. Via Spiga Ruched Sleeve Packable Raincoat
The drawcords ruching the sleeves put a modern spin on a satiny slicker. Plus, this throw-on-and-go A-line cut can be packed up and toted around in its own pouch.
10. Rains Transparent Belt Jacket
Honestly, we wouldn’t even mind the rain if we got to wear this jacket. This fire-engine red number features an attached belt that can be tied to cinch at the waist, large utilitarian pockets and monochromatic buttons that create a clean, streamlined finish.
11. Old Navy Water-Resistant Trench Coat
If you’re already the proud owner of a shin-length trench in a classic camel color, might we suggest mixing it up with a shorter version in a navy blue?
12. Madewell Raincheck Packable Raincoat
We’re not sure what the best part of this jacket is: The fact that it folds into a fanny pack that you can snap around your waist or that its fabric is produced from six recycled water bottles. Regardless, we can’t wait to wear it on the next drizzly day.