14/08/2014 16:45 BST | Updated 20/05/2015 10:12 BST

Festival Fashion 2014: Macs, Parkas And Ponchos

Festival season is in full swing and there's still heaps of awesome gigs to come this summer - Wilderness (the Champagne Laurent-Perrier Orangery is a must), Bestival and Secret Garden Party to name just a few biggies.

We've covered the fashion must-haves: appropriate footwear, stylish separates for under £20 and sunglasses, so now we're talking waterproofs. Forgetting to buy and pack a rain coat, jacket or mac is just asking for trouble.


Rain-proofing your outfit is key to surviving any UK festival line-up because showers and storms are inevitable and the drowned rat look is definitely out.

We've put together a shopping edit of waterproofs that could definitely work over any summer ensemble - especially your crochet dress and Hunter wellies get-up.

Note: the whole plastic poncho thing is really not the way to go (you're not at Thorpe Park.) It's more about opting for a snazzy pac-a-mac.

This practical bit of festival kit fold ups into nothingness and best of all, you can pick yourself up a waterproof in the summer sales. We'd suggest checking out Topshop, Warehouse, Urban Outfitters and Matalan for a bargain buy.

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Here's our pick of the best waterproof coats on the high street and online right now...