The Raina from Joules is the coat we all want and need when the British summer doesn't play by the rules! It provides everything that is needed in a waterproof Summer parka.
The most striking part of the Raina which instantly draws attention is Joules' clever use of a floral print which isn't "too girly". A rich green featuring a subtle "grape leaf floral" pattern in pinks and ivory to the lower part.
On a technical level the Raina is 100% waterproof (it has taped seams) as well as being breathable making it comfortable to wear. The Raina parka is taken from Joules' "Right as Rain" collection and is made from a lightweight 100% cotton which is supple whilst not being flimsy and easy to wear and doesn't shout "waterproof coat". The lining is a soft jersey cotton in a signature Joules stripe.
The styling of the coat is of course practical, after all it's a functional raincoat yet some additional details have been added to make this women's waterproof sassy too - the waist has a draw cord allowing it to be pulled in and accentuate the waist if desired (this is dual purpose as it will also help to keep your upper body warmer). A large hood ensures you stay completely dry and this features a contrasting pink drawstring with large toggles and the back of the coat features a small fish-tail making it slightly longer. The cuffs feature a popper adjustment.
The length of the Raina is 88cm allowing it to come between mid-thigh and knee - oh and of course it's machine washable too!
Team the women's Raina parka with T-shirts in the Summer when rock pooling and knitwear in the Winter and you have an all year round piece you'll wear time and time again.