Cute Raincoats and Rain Jackets for Women Over 40 or 50

I’m from Seattle, so I know about rain and mist. Most of the time, rainy or drizzly days are darker and cloudier than snowy days. If you’re over 40, you should have a mens bomber jacket or slicker in a bright, sunny color, which will energize you and will cheer up everyone around you. I don’t want you to be a stodgy, dowdy wallflower just because you’re over 40 or 50.

Should You Get a Long or Short Raincoat?

Most days, I wear raincoats that are long enough to cover my tush when sitting on a wet bench, but are short enough so they won’t drag on the ground when I get in a car. However, I have raincoats in all lengths.

Before getting your new, smashing Mac, ask yourself:

  • What do I usually wear on rainy days?

Answer: If what you have fills your needs, get a cuter version of what you already have.

  • Do I need my raincoat for work?

Answer: If you’ll be walking in the city, you might want something long enough to cover the tops of your boots. However, if you commute by car, you might not even need a coat.

  • Is this raincoat mostly for walking my pooch?

Answer: For casual wear, if you are on your feet, you might want a short rain jacket that shows your cute bootie jeans. If you like to sit on that wet, dog-park bench, get something that covers your tukas.

  • Am I still a freaking wallflower or do I want to go bold in cute flowers or bright tangerine?

Answer: C’mon, girl. You know the answer to this!

Cute Raincoats for Dancing in the Rain

Here are the best and the brightest raincoats I can find. If you will be using this coat for travel, or you like something you can scrunch up into a ball in your purse, get a Mycra Pac. I’m biased, but I like Northwest stores for raincoats.

Shop local at Ashland, Oregon’s

This website carries rain gear, exclusively. And, the people on the Oregon Coast have even more experience with rain than Seattleites do.

  • Mycra Pac Short TurnKey Rain Slicker This coat is cute, short, and practical in vivid tangerine. The hood is detachable for days when you wear a hat. It comes with a stash bag (purse).
  • Mycra Pac TurnKey Rain Slicker Here’s a longer, citified version.
  • Mycra Pac Donatella Long Raincoat: I have about three or four long Donatella raincoats. They are perfect for the city and for travel. Take one on your next northern European cruise (even in August).

Mycra Pacs are big, so you can wear the fabulous Donatella over sweaters to keep yourself toasty during late winter or early springtime in Paris. Try the Donatella in reversible red/black, bronze/black (I have this), or grape/black. I look deathly in oak, and I had to send it back, but the (neutral) oak/black, traditional-Parisian combo might be good on you. You will love the scrunchy collar that zooms up into a wonderfully flattering hood. You can also find short Donatellas in red and other cute colors.

Casual Rain Jackets at Eddie Bauer and Nordstrom

I have found that casual, rain-jacket cuts look best on skinny chicks. If that’s you, check out these styles.

  • RipPac Packable Jacket in Bright Fuchsia or Bright Jade. Very affordable, at Eddie Bauer.
  • Nisqually Lightweight Shell Jacket Happy colors include Bittersweet (bright red) and Violet Checks, at Eddie Bauer.
  • The North Face ‘Venture’ Lightweight Jacket For a fun jacket to wear with jeans try this in Fusion Pink, Response Red, or Bastille Green, at Nordstrom.

More Raincoats at Other Sites

Here are some other cute ideas.

  • Jessica London Plus Size Long Hooded Raincoat Forget the neutrals. Buy it in Ruby/Black or Violet/Plum.
  • Excelled Solid Raincoat in pink at Kohl’s.
  • If you’re a blonde, you should consider the Champagne Raincoat at Travelsmith.

Women’s Macs and Raincoats from the UK

It’s just fine to order clothing from other countries. Heck, it all comes from China, anyway. Just make sure to read each website’s Shipping and Returns info.

  • com Chelsea Retro Slicker You can go totally Twiggy Mod with this cool slicker.
  • Mycra Pac Scroll Long Donatella (I have this raincoat in this color combo.) You can find it in Sapphire at The London Trading Company.
  • Seasalt Daisy Print Peranporth Mac (at Also, see their Seasalt Plum Peranporth Mac.
  • Another cute coat is the Women’s Regular A-Line Sunshower Raincoat in sizes 16-18 and 20-22 at

If you look around you can find cute raincoats in wonderfully vivid colors. And, if you shop hard enough, you can find cute prints. My favorite raincoats are Mycra Pacs, but you can find other goodies that cost less.

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