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Rain, Rain Go Away

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You have a closet filled with carefully selected clothes and a beige trench coat older than…well, we won’t go there, or a poncho you use in the country, or a black jacket too heavy looking for the season. Perhaps it’s time to invest in a lightweight rain cover as fashionable as you innately are; something with style, color-something that will add to your outfit instead of just cover it.

There’s no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing.  Alfred Wainwright

Yoox Collection Summer Rain Jacket

Just the coat for the Hamptons or Westchester, North Carolina, Boston, San Francisco or here-of course. Practical, cheerful, casual. Gives you a waist-always a good thing in a raincoat. Super over white pants, jeans or shorts. Pack it for the boat trip or exploring ruins. 100% polyester, ¾ length rain jacket with detachable hood, asymmetric collar, single breasted zipper closure, multi-pockets, strapped cuffs, drawstring waist; fully lined. $295.00

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain. Dolly Parton

Jean Paul Gaultier Trench Coat

Look at the detailing on this coat! Not to mention the wonderful color. In a check room filled with beige and black, you’ll stand out as the artist, the iconoclast. You’ll walk into a restaurant and not want to take it off . Feel eyes follow you enviously in Bergdorf’s or Barney’s. 100% rayon. Good looking spread collar with hook closure, storm flaps at the shoulders, epaulets, belted cuffs, slanted pockets. Double-breasted silhouette with button closures, detachable belt with silver-tone grommets, back storm flap and vent. Italian sizing. $2480.00

Who told you you’re allowed to rain on my parade? Bob Merrill

The Row-Ivory Linen and Cotton Blend “Halifax” Coat

Another perfectly beautiful model you will own until it falls apart. Skillful tailoring, fresh seasonal color, long enough to cover a dress, stylish enough to wear to a modest occasion. Notched collar, tabs at the sleeves, wind and storm flaps, front hammered-satin pockets, detachable waist tie, horizontal slit across back, button fastening tabs at back, asymmetric hem, zippered front. $2790.00

Don’t threaten me with love, baby. Let’s just go walking in the rain. Billie Holiday

Color-of-the-Moment- Orangey Red

Below Left: Michael Kors Hooded Trench Coat (Jacket, Really)

Super color for your complexion. Adds warmth and zip. Good for air conditioned movies and galleries, running errands, poking around garage sales-even elegant ones. Flattering open neckline. Adds to your options. 100% polyester. Roll-tab sleeves, single-breasted styling, removable belt tunnels through sides. Open front pockets with faux button flap, storm flap; fully lined. This is papaya. Also comes in beige and black. On sale $78.90

Save a boyfriend for a rainy day – and another, in case it doesn’t rain. Mae West

Above Right: Draped Trench

Sweet and polished. Lovely over skirts and dresses. Wear to the committee luncheon at Swifty’s or a Christie’s auction. The flounce is particularly attractive and unusual in a rain coat. Batting your eyelashes will not go amiss in this. Feminine double breasted short trench with ruffled peplum. Collar with banana band, single button at the back, wind flap closure, epaulets and labels with button closure. Tencel/cotton/polyester. Unlined. On sale $232.00- less than half!

I think fish is nice, but then I think that rain is wet, so who am I to judge? Douglas Adams

Jane Post Leopard Trench ¾ Jacket

If you live your life in solid colors this one’s for you. Adds dimension to what you’re wearing, seems to be continually on trend, looks especially well with naturals. Practical length. Makes a nice car coat. Dresses up jeans or khakis. 100% nylon. Packs well. Brown tones. Features trim collar, double-breasted button-down front, two front welt pockets, waistline pleats, shoulder epaulets. Belted cuffs, matching detachable waist belt; lined interior. $695.00

Don’t knock the weather; nine-tenths of the people couldn’t start a conversation if it didn’t change once in a while. Kim Hubbard

Max Mara Snack Lightweight Coat

Look what happens to the draping when this coat is closed! Extremely a la mode in both styling and color. A good coat to take abroad, this one might serve nicely over a cocktail dress as well as daytime. Dramatic. Polyester/cotton. Just above the knee. Side pockets, open waterfall center-front with matching belt to cinch at the waist. Loose fit. Sleeves have belt straps and silver-tone buckles. $801.00

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