I live in England. That much I’m sure you knew already, but it’s important to remember. Because there’s something that England does really well, in fact we’re famous for it; RAIN. elements rainwear
Up until the last week we’ve had torrential rain for a while now. And umbrellas are becoming cumbersome.
And this is where stumbling across Elements Rainwear was absolutely perfect!
I decided I desperately needed a see-through raincoat and was really excited to see that they do an 4XL size, which comes up as a 42″ bust, 38″ waist and 46″ hips on their size guide. My personal measurements are over that, so I was somewhat concerned about it fitting, but I was thankfully wrong!
After discussing with Elements about what style would be best for me since I wanted it to fit over petticoats and be long enough to cover my longer skirts, and we decided on the 50s Pleated Coat in NAT2, a semi-transparent PVC with a slightly heavier weight.
The Pleated Raincoat has a pleated high-bust and back. It would easily fit a bust that was slightly bigger than both the measurements and my own because of this. One thing that isn’t mentioned is that this style is a-line in shape instead of fit-and-flare. This is certainly not a bad thing! Since it has no defined waist or bust, as I said, it could probably accommodate measurements slightly bigger than the stated ones.\
I’m generally against hoods on coats. But the hood on this coat is actually one of the best features! Not only is it big enough to encompass a decent height of hair with a drawstring – it also is removable due to the snaps!
I bloody love an item with multi functions.