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Stay Dry With Plus Size Raincoats for Women

In a climate where rain often seems like an inevitability, it makes sense to carry a waterproof with you. Even in the days of the so-called Great British Summer, a raincoat can be a handy addition to your wardrobe. Women's plus size raincoats are available in a number of styles on eBay, allowing you to choose a plus size mac or waterproof that will be as stylish as it is practical.

Choosing your plus size raincoat material

Choosing the perfect plus size rain jacket isn't always easy. The first thing to take into account is the different materials that they are made from. There are three main types of raincoat: coatings, membranes/laminates, and paramo. All have their own pros and cons, so it depends on what type of activity you're planning on doing, and when and where you intend to wear your new plus size rain mac.

  • Coated raincoats are treated with polyurethane on the inside. This keeps water from getting in, but it doesn't stop sweat from getting out, so they're not ideal for intense activity. However, these lightweight raincoats are ideal for everyday wear.
  • Membranes and laminates both feature multiple layers of material, usually two or three. These thicker rain jackets are more durable and breathable, so they're a good choice if you're going hiking or planning to hit the mountains.
  • Paramo raincoats are unique, as they have a particularly strong construction. They are extremely breathable, but they are usually heavier than other styles. Keep them for intense activity.
What should you look for in a plus size raincoat?

An everyday wear ladies plus size raincoat could be made from a lightweight, coated fabric. A hood is always welcome and can provide better protection from the rain than an umbrella, particularly on days when it's windy as well as wet. Your hood should be comfortable to wear without restricting your view, so bigger is not always better. Most rain jackets fasten with a zip and, ideally, this should be covered by a storm flap. If there's nothing in place, then water can get in through the holes between the zipper teeth.

How can a plus-size raincoat look stylish?

Wearing a raincoat doesn't have to mean sacrificing on style. You can still look good if you pick up a rain jacket that has some shaping to it. Many plus size women's waterproof jackets have an adjustable drawcord across the waist is a nice way of not only ensuring a close fit, but also creating an hourglass silhouette.

Fitting a ladies' plus size raincoat properly

It's important that your plus size waterproof jacket isn't very tight. Remember, you'll probably be wearing a long sleeved jumper or another jacket underneath it, so you'll need plenty of room for movement, particularly around the shoulders. Look through the selection of plus size waterproof coats and choose one that's a bit bigger than what you'd usually opt for, and you'll find a more comfortable, practical fit.

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