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It’s raining fashion

Published : Jun 26, 2017, 12:19 am IST
Updated : Jun 26, 2017, 12:19 am IST

Get a head start on showerproof options to stay stylish during the rainy season.

Creations from Christopher Kane and Emilio Pucci.
 Creations from Christopher Kane and Emilio Pucci.

Yes, it’s pleasant. Yes, it makes you go romantic, and yes, it lets you cheat on your diet too! But sartorially speaking, there’s nothing worse than getting caught in the rain unprepared, right? Drenched clothes, messed up hair, wet shoes and mud all over. Well, I got your back fashionistas. I hear ya.

The problem is, rain is incredibly difficult to dress for. One minute you’re shivering, the next you’re sweating. Well, to end this craziness, we’ve put together a guide for smart rainy day dressing.



Don’t wear delicate fabrics like silk, or light colours like white during the monsoon season, says designer Gautam Gupta. He advises, “It’s pretty great that the ’90s are big news in fashion at the moment as it works perfectly for the sunless summer. So, opt for something sturdy and simple in a dark shade. A long-sleeved breathable t-shirt makes a great base for your raincoat. Also make friends with layering. T-shirts under slipdresses or with short sleeves over long sleeves are easy to adapt to any weather system that blows in. Just remove layers as appropriate.”

Mansi Bhasin, creative head at Olbees, suggests that below-the-knee is the ideal hemline during rains. “Midi-length, cropped trousers or even jeans with frayed step hems totally work during the gloomy sunless days. You could also opt for a midi pleated dress or pick a slim pant in a lightweight, quick dry fabric. Black is the safest hue, as it won’t show signs of rain or muddy splashes.”



She goes on, “One could opt for coated jeans too. They have the look and feel of stretch leather, but durability of good old denim. A shiny pair of dark blue, black, green, or maroon coated jeans will look just as chic as leather leggings and can withstand a splash or sprinkle on a rainy day. A good pair will keep their shape, and tuck nicely into a pair of rain boots.”

If you don’t want to end up having blue toes, then avoid sandals. Sliders and fluffy mules are all very well but when there’s even a chance of rain, they’re best left at home. But that doesn’t mean there can’t be smiles when looking down at your feet. Gautam adds, “Step into those sneakers, booties and rubber wellies. The rain shouldn’t have to prevent you from looking your best, no matter where you’re headed. But remember to not pick tall or clunky wellies. Instead choose a pair that’s more sleek and short for more comfort and style.” 


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