It’s raining today which got me thinking that every time it rains I tend to throw on a pair of very un-stylish rain boots and trudge thru the mess to do what life needs me to do. Well I have decided…no more! I want to look “vintage rain gear chic” and not “I don’t want to get wet so lets just throw this on“. But what should I be looking for to help achieve this look? What did the women wear in the 1930’s-1950’s to keep dry?
Lets take a look shall we?
1930s Rainwear ad.
I’m a big fan of the transparent raincoat (top on the right) which you will see a few more times below. Your outfit will never be hidden! Honestly though all those coats are pretty fantastic in this ad.
This is a early 1930s Canadian ad for a slicker called “Whooppee Slicker”. Comes in fun patterns I must say.
1940’s raincoat and rain hat
Here are your transparent rain coats for both men and women made from Vinylite Plastics-1946 ad
Another plastic transparent rain coat from Follow me Quietly, 1949
Rain coats for the whole family in the 1950s! The green coat is so beautiful and did you notice her boots?? Check out the ad just below!
Looking for some vintage rain boots that are also transparent?? Look no further than these darling “Rain Dears” with bow! Can I have 10???
1953 ad for Firestone Velon Plastic. Love that even the dog has a rain coat 🙂
I cannot end this post without referencing some great rain-wear photos from “Singin in the Rain”
I want Debbie Reynolds boots in this picture
Well I think I have lots of ideas now on what to wear, I just need to find them, so off I go to Etsy.
UPDATE: There is a fantastic online store selling ‘Vintage Style Rain Bonnets’. I own 2 of them and they are awesome! Check out ‘The Bonnit‘.
Do you have a vintage rain coat or boots or look that you just adore?