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janesmom Mon 20-Feb-17 20:13:49

So, against the advice of a few MNers (and arguably my better judgement), I went and bought a "trendy" modern-ish rain bonnet (one of these - Got it in the post on Friday and now summoning up the courage to wear it if it rains on my way into work.

While this may have worked for Rihanna, still kind of wondering if I can carry it off on the tube, so in a complete abdication of responsibility, thought I'd let Mumsnet decide...

VladmirsPoutine Mon 20-Feb-17 20:15:09

Unless you are the Queen I'd steer clear. Liz, is that you?

VladmirsPoutine Mon 20-Feb-17 20:16:00

That said, if you like it and it serves it's purpose I wouldn't give a solitary shit what other commuters thought of me. Do the whole look though and go for the bright lipstick too!

bloodymaria Mon 20-Feb-17 20:17:00

Go for it OP. Why not, you liked it enough to buy it, sod what anyone else thinks.

Gaaaah Mon 20-Feb-17 20:17:04

My granny had one in every coat she owned.

ArchNotImpudent Mon 20-Feb-17 20:17:06

Modern-ish? It just looks like a revival of the classic Rain Mate! That's no bad thing at all in my view, though grin.

Magzmarsh Mon 20-Feb-17 20:17:27

We called them Rainmates when I was wee. Aunties and Grannies would bolt into the newsagents at the slightest hint of precipitation and slap one of these over their shampoo and set.

Sorry op, I wouldn't wear one if you paid me.

RubyFlint Mon 20-Feb-17 20:18:21

Do you have 'the look' to carry it off? All down to how you carry yourself I guess. I mean, there's way more dodgy stuff out there isn't there. I reckon go for it, you'll soon know smile

wishparry Mon 20-Feb-17 20:18:40

I quite like only 29,but id gladly wear one as i cannot get on with umbrellas at all.

mainlywingingit Mon 20-Feb-17 20:18:49

I personally wouldn't as I would look frumpy - but if you do - go for the look ! Red lipstick /retro look and I think it would work !

Do it OP!

Sittinginthesun Mon 20-Feb-17 20:20:16

Every bit of me says no, but I don't know why...such a sensible idea. Won't mess up your hair like a hat. Hands free, unlike an umbrella.

dudsville Mon 20-Feb-17 20:20:25

I think it's sad not to be able to wear something because it's associated with grandma's. Having said that I bought something similar but different (not clear but a sort of hat that was navy with white spots). Can't bring myself to wear it!

RubyFlint Mon 20-Feb-17 20:21:05

I wouldn't wear it myself, but I'm not very out there when it comes to fashion.

janesmom Mon 20-Feb-17 20:21:09

First time, I've been compared to the queen Vladmirs! I might need to select a more (age) appropriate style icon for my next online shopping binge.

Doyouthinktheysaurus Mon 20-Feb-17 20:27:06

Wtf is 'modern-ish' about that! I feel like I've stepped back in time 40 yearsgrin

Don't do it op, you'll have 80+ year olds admiring your style, everyone else will be wondering if you looked in the mirror.

RitaConnors Mon 20-Feb-17 20:30:54

It's exactly what my granny (born 1901) wore.

OddShoe Mon 20-Feb-17 20:34:01

I saw someone wearing one this morning! She had on a full vintage get up though so it didn't look totally out of place.

I did wonder why she didn't just wear a better coat though tbh.

trinity0097 Mon 20-Feb-17 20:37:44

No rain on the tube!

Seren85 Mon 20-Feb-17 20:41:20

I would wear it but then I tend dress in a retro style quite a lot, have cats eye glasses etc so I could easily pretend it was part of a 'look'. Wear it! It is practical and you liked it enough to buy it in the first place.

janesmom Mon 20-Feb-17 20:42:59

Thanks all. If you see a crazy 30-something granny on the platform tomorrow, it may well be me.

wheresthewine36 Mon 20-Feb-17 20:44:20

Wear it with confidence and no one will bat an eyelid. I think they're great!

tinytemper66 Mon 20-Feb-17 20:44:44

I am heading for the big smoke tomorrow so will people watch to see if I can spot you!

fruitbats Mon 20-Feb-17 20:45:02

I once bought something similar to try and save my hair after a blow dry. I put it on to go out with DH when he stopped me at the door and said I should wait until he had checked that there was no-one in the street to see me. It mysteriously vanished after it's first outing. grin

oneohfivethreeeight Mon 20-Feb-17 20:45:46

My Mum had loads of these in the 1960s. One in virtually every coat and handbag.

diddl Mon 20-Feb-17 20:50:57

My mum used to have one of those-well, a few!

They were handy to stick in a pocket in case it rained and you had just had your hair set

I would rather wear a hat if setting out in the rain.

I have a dog so am out in all weathers and tbh keeping warm/dry is all that I care about!

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