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Ditch your drab rainwear and drench in style this monsoon with these chic shower coats

fashion and trends Updated: Jul 24, 2011 15:52 IST
Debasmita Ghosh
Debasmita Ghosh
Hindustan Times

Fashion spirit, among others, is one of the things that monsoon dampens.

However, with a bevy of brands and designers creating trendy rainwear, the style quotient is set to rise this season.

British luxury fashion house, Burberry, known for its iconic trench coats, has created a transparent range of raincoats in white and cherry red. Its spring/summer 2011 Showers Collection comprises broad-collared hooded trench coats in blue, green and red.
The collection starts from Rs 10,000.

Closer home, local brands and stores are also picking up this trend.
“People want to show off their fashionable dresses, so transparent raincoats are a big hit this season,” says Sunil Daga of Essar Enterprises that has updated their collection of rain coats.

For those who are ready to shell out more, here are ways to move over the dull shaded ghost-gowns that make for conventional rainwear. From water-proof wearable art to raincoats with funnel leg, take your pick and create a splash.

Rainwears across the globe
In Norway people wear Rainchos to beat the showers. It’s a mix between raincoats and ponchos.
In Japan, apart from colourful floral printed and polka dotted raincoats, stylish rain shawls are a big trend this year.
In the United Kingdom, designer raincoats made from wax cotton are selling big this monsoon.
In Taiwan, everyone’s flaunting neon raincoats. However, yellow raincoats is their all time favourite.

First Published: Jul 24, 2011 15:49 IST