If April showers bring May flowers, you can expect plenty of rainfall this month. The best way to get through it? With rain-ready gear, of course. It's crucial to protect your clothing and self when the rain starts to pour, and a great rain slicker will take you far. You don't have to choose something stuffy and boring, either — plenty of designers are out there making great pieces for this very utilitarian purpose. Whether you want to go high-end and statement or cheap and cute, your perfect raincoat is out there. See our picks below.
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Alison Baitz is a freelance fashion and culture writer. When she's not busy chatting about online shopping or rooting out cool new designers, she's interviewing up-and-coming musicians or sampling food for articles and calling it research. She's proud to be a part of the DC-based food zine The Runcible Spoon. Yes, she is on Twitter: @itsmealison.