It’s time to get a new kind of jacket on your door side hooks, Monsoon is upon us and this year the rain isn’t playing any favourites. Grabbing your umbrella will get you through light showers. But if you are a Mumbaichi mulgi like me or live in a place which experiences heavy rains, the raincoat becomes essential. Considering desi girls though, our association with raincoats began with the big bulky black ones we used to wear to school (over our backpacks!). That made us look like a couple of colourful characters… a hunchback, a lego-man toy and sometimes even little chubby wizards on their way to a quest.
Having said that, what we are glad to report is that times have changed! We have many chic alternatives available from brands online that don’t merge your upper body with your calves. The trick is to pick a longline fitted raincoat, and if not that, go for a smart rain jacket to wear with your daily casuals. This rainy season beat the gloomy and mean rain showers with the smart raincoats that we have picked out for you!
Secure your mini ensembles and dresses with this waist tie jacket, it looks like a pretty jacket on its own as well!
Price: ₹ 5,499. Buy it here.
A raincoat fashion after sun jackets we often use in the summers, this simple design and sombre colour with go with all of your clothes.
Price: ₹ 1,981. Buy it here.
Talk about pulling a heavy duty, this smart jacket has an attractive batwing sleeve for added drama. The lined jacket style raincoat can be worn on cold nights as well.
Price: ₹ 1,799. Buy it here.
If clear raincoat is the first thing that will come to your mind when it comes to shopping for rain essentials. Let us make your task a bit easier with this piece.
Price: ₹ 2,890. Buy it here.
A striped raincoat will never cross your mind as a prospective protective gear, but we are thinking out of the box here. Also, its pretty cute!
Price: ₹ 3,200. Buy it here.
Need a raincoat but also wearing a cute top underneath? A semi-sheer grey raincoat should get the job done. It looks totally badass as well!
Price: ₹ 2,590. Buy it here.
Let all the ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ jokes flow in, this jacket is so hot that you won’t even mind getting lost in the woods in it, for real!
Price: ₹ 3,999. Buy it here.
Cherish your happy rainy days (when you come across them) in this pretty colour blocked sporty jacket that will look really good with all your casuals.
Price: ₹ 6,933. Buy it here.