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You won’t be an April fool in this rainwear

Let it rain! Yes, it’s a wonderful season for a colorful cacophony of coats and other waterproofs. Judy Gordon has highlights.
/ Source: TODAY

They say that April brings showers … and we say “bring it on”!

You will, too, when you see the dashing rainwear that’s in style right now.

They also say that April showers bring May flowers, and this season that’s certainly true fashion-wise.

You’ll see what we mean as we feature the latest in coats, hats and rain-related gear. It’s all right here in the latest edition of our weekly fashion and beauty update.

We love the spring trench coats in a multitude of colors from Perry Ellis (shown here, $118), from Lauren by Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, Nine West, London Fog, Lacoste, Calvin Klein and more.

You will find floral-print coats at all price points. Check out Macy’s or Bloomingdale’s for a huge selection; and Nine West also have some super styles.

We love the slickers you can find at Target and from Michael Kors. As for the mackintosh, you can find great floral examples at Saks Fifth Avenue and fun solids at, including pink or orange. Or check out interesting interpretations from DKNY Outerwear.

Major department stores often have their own labels, offering more affordable versions of a trend. You’ll find fun bucket hats in floral patterns from Charter Club at Macy’s. If you prefer a more classic look, companies like L.L. Bean and Lands’ End have been making all sorts of bucket hats and rain hats for years. And if you want your own customized creation, surf right on over to, where celebs like Kirsten Dunst design and order their own one-of-a-kind creations (and you can too!).

At $19.99 a pair, there’s no excuse for not picking up these darling rose-printed rain boots from Target. (There are lots of patterns from which to choose). You’ll also find wonderful rain boots from Kiss My Feet and Tamara Henriques,, Polo by Ralph Lauren and Burberry.

Judy Gordon is a New York-based style consultant and the “Today” show’s style editor. She has been covering the fashion and beauty beat for the past decade. To learn more about Gordon, you can visit her Web site, , which highlights style trends in America and across the world.

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