Getting rained is the worst — and the prospect is made even drearier when you consider that most rainwear is more utilitarian than fashionable. However, it is possible to find rain ponchos that are actually cute — and what could be better than the prospect of staying dry and feeling good, too?
Chances are, you've worn a rain poncho at some time in your life; be it at a music festival, amusement park, or on vacation. Sure, they do their job of protecting you from getting soaked — but by the time you decide that looking kind of silly is preferable to catching a chill, you probably already look like a drowned rat. With the addition of the poncho, it's likely you might resemble a drowned rat wrapped in a plastic bag. Poor you. But don't worry, I've been there too: As a child I had to wear an ugly poncho at Disneyland Paris, which, for some inexplicable reason, was bright yellow. I feel your pain.
Now you're a grown ass woman, it's high time you stopped putting up with ghastly ponchos and found yourself one that you actually like. The days of terrible ponchos are over and we have entered into a new era.
Stylish ponchos really do exist — here are some cute rain ponchos to prove it. So you can finally sing in the rain, rather than weep into a nearby puddle.
1. The Pink Poncho
Disposable Showerproof Festival Poncho Non Refundable, $1, Boohoo
Why wear a boring, transparent poncho when you can sport one in millenial pink? For $1, you simply can't go wrong!
2. The Unicorn Print
ASOS Holographic Unicorn Print Pac Away Trench, $19, ASOS
A holographic unicorn print makes the humble poncho a heck of a lot cuter.
3. The Flower Power Poncho
Brighten up your day with a sweet daisy print poncho.
4. The Hunter Poncho
If you're going to get a poncho, you might as well invest in one that's made by a company renowned for their rain boots!
5. The Lilac Poncho
This lovely lilac poncho packs away into its own front pocket to make your life a little easier.
6. The Fruity Poncho
Watermelon Waterproof Rain Poncho, $25, Etsy
Resemble the epitome of summer in this fruity, watermelon inspired poncho.
7. The Leopard Print Poncho
Gals searching for a more subtle style will likely lean towards this cool leopard print poncho.
8. The Cactus Print Poncho
Kooky and quirky, this cactus print poncho is sure to make a fun statement at your next festival.
9. The Edgy Poncho
Just when you thought ponchos could never be cool, this funnel neck, logo embossed poncho with a high-low hem enters the scene.
10. The Rainbow Style
Rainbow Waterproof Rain Poncho, $25, Etsy
This rainbow style poncho is ideal for attending your next Pride Parade or march, especially if the weather's not looking so great.
11. The Quaint Cape
Painted Posy Rain Cape, $61, Cathkidston
Okay, so this one's technically a cape but it had to be included because it's so gosh darn adorable.
Say goodbye to your drowned rat days and feel fabulous next time it rains in these super cute ponchos.
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