9 Rain-Proof Outfits We're All Going to Wear This Season

Ah, rain. It's an inevitability if you live in the UK. Thankfully, we've hunted down plenty of rainy-day outfits that prove that it is possible to out-style a downpour. Many a time, we have walked out of the house on the way to the office or to meet friends without an umbrella, a decent jacket or even a bag that will save our outfits from the dreaded unintentionally drenched look. But because we've done this so many times, we're accustomed to knowing what to put on when the skies start to darken.

From selecting the right jacket, be it a trench coat or a cagoule, to ensuring that our trousers are just slightly cropped (when they soak up puddles, it's officially the worst) and that our trusty boots boast a wipe-clean surface, we have a host of outfit ideas that are sure to protect you from looking like you got caught in the rain (even if you did). Keep scrolling for some chic rainy-day outfit ideas, and then shop the key piece that's guaranteed to keep you warm and, most importantly, protect you from a downpour.

9 Rainy Day Outfits to Try

1. Maxi Lengths


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Style Notes: Maxi coats will offer you maximum protection from the elements, particularly those with a nylon composition. 

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2. Leather Fabrics


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Style Notes: A leather, faux-leather or vinyl coat is as good as waterproof; pair it with cropped trousers to avoid any chance of soggy hems. 

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3. Rain-Proof Puffers


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Style Notes: Puffer coats are king when it comes to tackling a day out in the rain. Just add leggings and track-sole boots. 

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4. Baseball Cap


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Style Notes: If your coat or jacket doesn't come with the added benefit of a hood, add a baseball cap into your rainy-day outfit equation. 

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5. Trusty Trench


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Style Notes: Trench coats are a Brit style staple, so it makes sense that many of them are water-repellent, too. Keep toasty by wearing yours with a knitted dress and boots with a tight-fitting shaft. 

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6. Layered Hoodies


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Style Notes: Quilted coats were big news last winter, and by the looks of it, they're going to be just as integral for 2024. For cosy vibes, try layering a jogging suit underneath—the hood is non-negotiable if there's even the smallest chance of rain. 

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7. Rubber Boots


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Style Notes: Wellies or rubberised boots have never looked chicer than when paired with leggings tucked in and and a utility jacket to finish. Personally, I love how Basma has matched the colour of said jacket to that of her knee-highs. 

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8. Warm Layers


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Style Notes: Layers are a must on chilly, rainy days, and Chrissy serves up the perfect formula to follow with her top, cardigan and trench-coat pile-up.

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9. Waterproof


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Style Notes: Nowadays, there are some really chic waterproof coats on the market, which make for the ultimate attire on rainy days. Trainers, jeans, and you're good to go. 

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This piece was published at an earlier date and has since been updated.

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Maxine Eggenberger
Deputy Editor

Maxine Eggenberger is Who What Wear UK’s deputy editor and has over thirteen years of experience in fashion journalism. She been creating engaging and elevated style content specifically for Who What Wear UK since 2018, covering runway reports, emerging trends, long-form features, self-styled shopping stories and columns, including her edit of the best new-in buys. She ensures the highest editorial standards are met across the site, leads the editorial team in their SEO strategy and keyword planning, works closely with the beauty team on content initiatives, represents the brand at industry events, and regularly contributes to social media, including her own Who What Wear UK TikTok franchise, French Style Fridays. Previously, Maxine appeared on ITV's This Morning in her own fashion segment and has interviewed countless celebrities—everyone from Victoria Beckham to Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o.

Prior to Who What Wear UK, Maxine’s career began when, after completing her first-ever internship at Look magazine, she was offered a position on the brand's fashion desk. She accepted, leaving university a year early in the process. Her passion and natural talent for writing and styling meant she swiftly rose through the ranks to become the title's fashion news and commercial content editor, with a stint as InStyle.co.uk’s fashion and beauty writer along the way. She later served as Look’s acting Editor in Chief, overseeing both print and digital, before embarking on a successful freelance career, working with Grazia, The Pool, and Marie Claire amongst others.

Maxine is based remotely from her countryside home near Edinburgh where she spends her downtime renovating her house, walking her dogs, hosting friends and trying to master the art of making Old Fashioned cocktails.