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Where are all the non-patterned stylish thigh length raincoats?

(18 Posts)
teacher1984 Thu 07-Jan-16 22:10:44

There is the black rainy day mac at boden but black is a bit harsh for me and size already sold out. Joules only have patterned and I'm just not sure about Seasalt (I don't think they're good for petites? and half of the mums on the school run wear them).

What else is out there?

Doesn't even have to be totally waterproof. Showerproof would be fine!

Elizarome Fri 08-Jan-16 09:42:30

Have a look at Rains - they're a Danish company. I have the Curve jacket in dark green and so far it's held up well!

FrustratedFrugal Fri 08-Jan-16 09:55:00

Was going to suggest Rains but Elizarome got it first.

teacher1984 Sat 09-Jan-16 20:30:43

What's the sizing like? And can you try them anywhere in the UK?

Just concerned they look a little oversized but I need a neat fit.

Any other ideas anyone?

MartinRohdesBellybuttonFluff Sat 09-Jan-16 20:57:18

Ilse Jacobsen? Another Danish company. Sell waterproof rain gear in all colours and are neat fitting. I have mine a few years and would really recommend it.

tethersend Sun 10-Jan-16 00:05:43


Toffeelatteplease Sun 10-Jan-16 08:11:54

Watching with interest

weebarra Sun 10-Jan-16 08:13:31

I'm 4ft 10 and have a Seasalt rain jacket (actually two as I just bought another in the sale!). I really like them.

teacher1984 Sun 10-Jan-16 08:17:20

Which style Seasalt do you have? Willing to try if it's not oversized!

SSargassoSea Sun 10-Jan-16 08:23:25

M&S has pink trench coat - if you like pink!

Badumchhhhh Sun 10-Jan-16 08:27:12

I am 5'3 and have a seasalt northstar (£78 in sale) . I liked this style as it nips in at the back so it looks neat and doesn't drown me - has a waist

weebarra Sun 10-Jan-16 08:52:25

North Star here too!

Elizarome Sun 10-Jan-16 12:40:16

Re. sizing at Rains - it seems to be fairly true to size and some of the designs come with belts, so they can be cinched in at the waist. I like a fitted coat too, and can confirm that at least the one I have does have some form to it. I'm a 10, and the small fits. The main website does offer delivery to the U.K. and it's also stocked at places like Zalando, which will give you free returns.

teacher1984 Sun 10-Jan-16 12:44:00

Great, I was looking at the Northstar and thinking it looked a strong possibility!

Seriouslyffs Sun 10-Jan-16 12:52:25

I'm waiting for this to be massively discounted.

teacher1984 Sun 10-Jan-16 21:11:01

Do you think it will be massively discounted? Do they clear stock in spring?

mejon Sun 10-Jan-16 21:18:03

I'm 5'2" and have the Seasalt Northstar. Sleeves are the perfect length (I have to turn up everything) and it comes to my knees. Very light but warm and the adjustable poppers at the back means you can make it more fitted if you prefer.

BabyGanoush Sun 10-Jan-16 21:30:04

Seasalt makes me look like an overgrown child, and it is shapeless. It looks wrong somehow. It swamps me and I am 6ft!

I have a good mac from H&M (not proper waterproof at all though) and a half price sale Aigle which was still £££ but is proper waterproof and has lasted 5 years already.

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