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14 best raincoats for those sudden downpours - stay dry in style

These waterproof coats are a must – just in case!

Katherine Robinson

We’re all keeping our fingers and toes crossed for a nice sunny autumn – but I don’t need to tell you that the British weather is incredibly fickle. You really need to have a raincoat ready for those sudden downpours – just in case!

We’ve rounded up some of the most stylish waterproof raincoats and rain jackets for you to choose from – because the fun needn’t stop just because there’s a downpour!

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Leopard print packable raincoat, £59.99, Joules

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Brand new for this season, Joules’ cute raincoat is just purr-fect for leopard print lovers. It also packs down into a storage bag so you can throw it in a handbag if the weather looks changeable.

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Black hooded anorak, £39.99, New Look

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Classic and cool, this New Look anorak has a drawstring waist to give a more feminine silhouette. You can't beat a stylish a black raincoat!

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Benetton hood raincoat, £129, Selfridges

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If you want a non-traditional shape raincoat, try Benetton's uber cool cropped raincoat. Also available in khaki, the flared sleeves and dropped shoulders give it a modern, stylish twist while the curved hem and drawstring waist are a feminine touch.

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Masai Copenhagen longline raincoat, £210, John Lewis

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This patterned water-repellant raincoat has a flattering A-shaped drop over the body and is rounded at the bottom with slits in the sides.

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The renew anorak, £93, Everlane

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The baby blue colour of this anorac is just dreamy and the cut is so flattering. It features a spacious hood, a double-zip front, easy snap closures, a high-low dolphin hem, and a hidden drawcord so that you can wear it loose or cinch it tight for a more defined look. And it has eco credentials - it's made from 100% recycled materials derived from 14 plastic water bottles.

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Oversized rain parka, £135, Arket

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Well this is a little bit special! Who knew that raincoats could be so chic? If you treat yourself to this, you’ll almost be wishing for rain!

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ASOS design padded rain coat, £58, ASOS

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This ASOS number is a dead cert for autumn and the colour goes with everything.

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Women's salida rain jacket, £550, Canada Goose

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This is basically the Rolls Royce of waterproof jackets. It does have a larger price tag but it's built to last, made from Canada Goose's flexible three-layer Tri-Durance fabric which protects against harsh and unpredictable weather. The mid-thigh length adds coverage and is complemented by a gusseted fishtail hem and scalloped cuffs for extra protection.

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Polka dot rain poncho, £19.99, Amazon

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If you don’t want to get a full-on coat and just want a poncho to stow away just in case, Amazon’s top-rated model comes in a variety of cute prints and it won’t break the bank.

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Swiftly packable raincoat, £155, Sweaty Betty

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Oversize coat fans would love this. It's such a festival jacket! It’s ultra-lightweight and the batwing sleeves allow you to move around freely. It’s packs away into its front pocket, quick as a flash.

 

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Rains rain coat in yellow, £98, Free People

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Rains are famed for their waterproof jackets, and yellow is the quintessential raincoat colour. The bright and cheery tone will brighten up even the dullest of days, but if yellow isn't for you, Rains' classic coats are available in plenty of other shades, including black and holographic.

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Rubber funnel neck raincoat, £69, M&S

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This stylish parka comes in navy or beige and the regular fit means there’s plenty of room for layering. The hood has drawstrings for a snug fit, so your hair will stay perfectly dray if there’s a sudden downpour.

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Alberta insulated waterproof jacket, £350, Rohans

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Rains waterproof cape in black, £89, ASOS

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This is such a great idea – a cute cape you can throw on, whatever your outfit. Rains is the top dog when it comes to quality and stylish rainwear, and this one is selling fast, so don’t delay if you want one.

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