Chic Rain Boots
This winter is turning extremely cold and wet, especially wet. Thankfully for our lovely leather boots, it looks like the “Wellies” have become fashionable. It has been a couple of winters now that models and superstars have been trying to make rain boots fashionable, to the point that some fashion magazines are trying to convince us that this season rain boots are 100% glamour. You can find them in all colours and patterns, and the materials are not limited to rubber. It is up to you to decide if rain boots can be glamorous or not.
Personally, I have only worn my Wellies for the garden. True enough I have worn the patterned and fancy ones, but their use has been limited to the garden. I had seen some photos like the one of Kate Moss pairing a mini dress with a pair of chunky £50 Huntress Wellington boots to last year’s Glastonbury’s festival, and an Olsen sister wearing hers for a day shopping in the city, but I had not seen anyone wearing them ‘for real’ outside the garden or mucky, funky music festivals: At least not until this year when I’ve finally seen them on the chic streets of Paris. Yes, finally rain boots have hit the streets; not only for the unaware gardener or Sunday walker but for women who dress fashionably but do not want to ruin their Manolo’s in the rain.
Chanel Rain Boots
Designer Rain Boots
A quick look around the most fashionable windows in Paris will let you discover the new winter “must have”, a pair of rain boots! Each designer has his favourite version, from the immaculate white and cosy Gucci rain boots –for not less than 295 €- and the two-coloured Chanel –available for 450 €- to the extremely long and elegant black Givenchy rain boots for 350 €
How To Wear Rain Boots Fashionably
1) Unless you are buying the lined Gucci boots, remember to wear thick socks. Rain boots keep your feet dry but not warm.
2) If you want to wear your rain boots when it is not raining, choose a pair that does not scream “rain boot” like the rubber and snakeskin Burberry’s or the long Givenchy’s.
3) Pair them with slim jeans.
4) Pair them wit short casual dresses. Be sure to get your rain boots soon, you don't want to get caught in the rain without them.
Designer Rain Boots
Fashionable Rain Boots For Women
Regardless of their fashion status, rain boots are a very useful pair of shoes to own in winter. Probably it is the best example of functional fashion, one of the few items that we can take directly from the catwalks to the streets. And because there are so many styles available, now we can team them up with dresses and not only with a pair of rugged jeans. Apart from keeping your feet dry, rain boots can brighten up your day. Now you can find them not only in green, black or white but also in bright colours –see Kenzo’s- and patterned with some funky prints.
Fashionable or not.
Ralph Lauren Women's Rain Boots
Smythe Blazer on September 07, 2011:
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Joyce F from USA on February 16, 2011:
Nice hub showing the fashionable side of rain boots.
mysisters on February 03, 2011:
Nice Hub. You have a great collection here! I think rain boots look great with skinny jeans or leggings. Living in Arizona, I don't think I would get much use out of rain boots!
Wendy Iturrizaga (author) from France on November 21, 2010:
Ionia: every year there are new more fashionable ones. This year they are still hot!
Ionia Dunn Lee on November 21, 2010:
Love the idea of fashion rainboots and so many style options.
Keep your feet dry,
Wendy Iturrizaga (author) from France on October 25, 2009:
HowtoDress: Maybe you just need to look around, I thought that rain boots only came in dark green until I had to wear them and started to look for more fashionable ones. It was great to discover that they were even featured in fashion whows!
Dona Rosa: Thank you!
Michelle: You are welcome, it took me a while to discover them, but now they are a fashion staple in my winter wardrobe.
Michelle L on October 22, 2009:
Hi Princessa...I never expect rain boots also can be such sleek and fashionable. It really open my eye...thanks for your info:)
Dona Rosa from Tennessee on September 17, 2009:
Boots nut here, good hub!
HowtoDress on August 05, 2009:
We have had such a wet winter here in Australia that rain boots made a big come back. Unfortunately they were not as stylish as the ones on you Hub.
Wendy Iturrizaga (author) from France on December 16, 2008:
SarahPalin : I adore hunting boots, they look so chic!
(BTW, my hair is naturally curly, like in the photo, thanks!)
SarahPalin on December 16, 2008:
Here in Alaska, I wear boots all the time, especially when I am out hunting. Boots are a must for hunting here you know. By the way, who does your hair? I love the way it is styled.
Wendy Iturrizaga (author) from France on December 14, 2008:
Em Writes : even if it is just for mucking around, a pair of colourful rain boots can lift the winter moods :-)
tourmaline2777: do not forget the extra thick socks!
Elizabeth31: Rain boots have never been a big thing in Paris, only recently that big designers are offering them things are strating to slowly change.
Elizabeth31 on December 12, 2008:
I think rainboots can be cute. It all depends on how you wear them. I might be in the age bracket where wearing them could come dangerously close to dowdy. I wish I had a pair the other day when a wintry rain moved in to our town. I also could have used a pair on my last trip to Paris a couple of years ago. It was in March, and it was very rainy. But, I didn't see many boots on the streets then. They're not really big here yet in my town, either, though you could wear them and be fine. I do understand wanting to save them for mucking about outdoors. I think if I wore them in town, I'd carry my dress shoes with me and change into them instead of wearing the boots all day.
tourmaline2777 from Chicago on December 12, 2008:
Great Hub! I have really got to get a pair quick for this snowy Chicago winter!
Em Writes from Upstate NY on December 11, 2008:
Great hub, Princessa! I think I'm going to keep my rain boots for just mucking around in the field with my dogs, though.
Wendy Iturrizaga (author) from France on December 10, 2008:
BkCreative: Thanks for the NYC update :-)
BkCreative from Brooklyn, New York City on December 09, 2008:
These rain boots are very popular in NYC! I'm glad to see something stylish for these long endless wet snowy sleety winters that we have!
I like the Kenzos on your web page! And I checked out the Gucci ad. The boot wearing here in the City however, are usually cheaper brands - but still fun and stylish.
Thanks for sharing this!
Wendy Iturrizaga (author) from France on December 09, 2008:
Lgali: ordinarily I would not wear boots with no high heels, but this time I could make an exception if I had the long Givenchy rain boots... I love them!
Which one would you choose?
Lgali on December 09, 2008:
very nice collection, which one Princessa you like most?