Womens raincoats are designed to ward off rain water from the body of the wearer.
Early raincoats were treated with a rubberized solution that was applied to the fabric. In the Eighteenth Century women’s raincoats were extremely bulky and difficult to wear.
This type of raincoat was followed by one called the MacIntosh which was a rubber treated fabric. These Mackintosh raincoats for women were among the first truly waterproof raincoats, and they did a great job of shielding the wearer from the rain. So much so that the Macintosh raincoat is still extremely popular today.
Modern raincoats are made from vinyl (and were once called slickers) or rubberized fabrics that are light weight, making the coat easier to move around in, and they are comfortable and warm besides being water repellent.
The modern women’s raincoats are fashionable and some come with pouches into which the coat can be folded when not in use.
There are ladies raincoats with hoods or else with matching hats, to keep the head protected from the rain. The hooded raincoats are extremely popular.
There are raincoats that come in complete sets with coat, hat and light boots that fit over shoes. The fabrics are light, from a light plastic to a cotton/polyester combination that is treated to be water repellent.
The forerunner of the modern stylish raincoat is the womens trench coat, which is still out front and preferred. The trench coat serves a dual purpose: it is a coat for all occasions and will also shield its wearer from the elements when it’s necessary. This will always be regarded as trendy womens rainwear.
The full length raincoat is always a popular model, and when it comes to designer raincoats you can be sure there will be a few full length raincoats in their collection.
There are many styles to be found in the womens raincoats of today. The lengths vary and include; the short rain jacket, the three quarter length rain coat, and the long raincoat.
There is a style to suit all tastes, and age or size is never a barrier to looking fantastic. A plus size raincoat can look absolutely amazing, if you just get the styling right.
Women’s raincoats come in a variety of colors and are made to be reversible also. One side can be worn as a fashionable all occasion coat and when the weather gets bad the coat can be reversed to be a raincoat.
Although some of the older treated fabrics are still in use, the womens raincoats of today are lighter in weight and reliably protect the wearer from the elements.
Coats that repel water from rain and inclement weather can be had as hooded ponchos and capes in a variety of colors. Womens leather coats are always very popular.
The latest and newest fabric used to manufacturer women’s raincoats is a microfiber fabric. Microfiber is the latest in textile technology. It is a very fine polyester fiber that can be made into clothing and fabric home essentials such as bedding furniture throws and drapes. It is s lightweight yet sturdy material which is water repellent and easy to clean.
Womens raincoats have come a long way from the heavy and bulky coats of the Eighteenth Century, having become lighter weight, more colorful and with a choice of accessories to keep the ladies warm and dry.
Whether the raincoat is folded and neatly packed into a pouch or worn as a fashionable all occasion coat, womens raincoats are an ideal addition to every woman’s wardrobe.
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