A little rain in the forecast doesn’t mean you have to postpone your pup’s walk–at least, not if you have the right doggy raincoat for the occasion. And when it’s time to upgrade your dog’s raincoat, keep in mind the two F’s: Is it functional? (In other words, will it help keep your dog from turning your home into a water park?) And is it fashionable? (Because why wouldn’t you want your pup to look as good as you do?)
That’s right, doggy raincoats can be both practical and stylish. And this year, fashion trends are as exciting as ever, embracing bright, bold hues and celebrating the return of some of our favorite nostalgic prints.
So, without further ado, ahead are the best raincoats for dogs that’ll not only keep your best friend dry but also help your pup show off the latest in dog–and pet parent–fashion.
1. Summer Stripes
2. Big, Bold Hues
This year, let your dog go big with bold hues–another spring/summer trend, Elle reports. And when we say “big, bold hues,” we mean the brightest, most eye-catching colors possible, from summery tangerine, sun-bright yellow and hot, hot pink to saturated sky blue and, a personal favorite, chartreuse.
But stylists aren’t the only ones excited about this trend; Pantone is, too, and included standout shades such as Dahlia, a dynamic purple hue, and Daffodil, an eye-catching yellow, to their Spring/Summer 2022 Pantone Fashion Color Trend Report for New York Fashion Week.
“As we enter this new landscape where fashion rules no longer apply, hues for Spring/Summer 2022 allow us to mix and marry as we please, encouraging the exploration of new chromatic realities, and opening the door for personalized style and spontaneous color statements,” says Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute, in a press release.
3. Cutout Culture
4. Pretty Florals
You might be thinking, "Florals in the spring? Groundbreaking." But the fun and flirty print actually made quite the impact on the Spring/Summer '22 runways.
According to Who What Wear, subtle tea party florals are in, especially in the form of maxi skirts and smocked dresses and blouses. You're also bound to spot more silhouette takes on the classic floral print, on everything from midi dresses to crop tops.
5. Ah, the Nostalgia
This summer, Refinery 29 reports a resurgence of Y2K trends (think butterfly prints, A-line miniskirts, and more) and a dash of nostalgia. And what’s more nostalgic for Y2Kers than Disney prints, like this Flounder Print Dog Raincoat?
Featuring Ariel’s under-the-sea friend, the water-resistant doggy raincoat has it all: secure belly straps to ensure a snug fit, a built-in leash hole, and an adorable pattern that’ll turn the heads of kiddos and fellow pet parents alike.
6. Splish-Splashing in White
White might always be in rotation over the summer months for many of us, but this particular summer, you’re bound to see more of it–especially in the form of a white tank. According to Harper’s Bazaar, the closet staple has been named a hot trend this year, following appearances on both the Prada and Bottega Veneta fall 2022 runways.
Plus, Pantone included a shade of white to their Spring/Summer 2022 colors: Snow White. The hue is described as a “clean and pure white.”
“Colors for Spring/Summer 2022 bring together our competing desires for comforting familiarity and joyful adventure through a range of soothing and timeless colors, along with joyous hues that celebrate playfulness,” Eiseman says.
7. Cool Plaid
Admit it; plaid never goes out of style. But sometimes, the print will make a very special appearance on the runway. More recently, that happened at New York Fashion Week Spring 2022, where not only florals proved popular, but plaid did, too.
For plaid, Chewy shoppers love GF Pet's Reversible Dog Raincoat, which features a reversible design with soft solid fabric on one side and a playful plaid print on the other.
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