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Who says dressing practically means you have to sacrifice style? Certainly not us, and we've got 16 pairs of impossibly chic rain boots to prove it!
In an effort to help you look a little bit more fashionable on those gloomy days, we've rounded up some of the best rain boots for women. From tall rain boots to waterproof duck boots, you're bound to find at least one pair to add to your wardrobe.
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Best tall rain boots for women
This rugged, yet somehow sleek, rubber boot has developed a following from celebrities and beyond, making it the gold standard of rain boots. It's available in 21 different colors including gray, navy matte, classic yellow and hunter green.
These boots were made to liven up dark, gloomy days. Along with this tongue-in-cheek version covered in cats and dogs, it's also available in floral and bird prints.
Take on those large, looming puddles with style and flair! Available in over a dozen colors and prints, these Pendleton rain boots also provide all-day arch support and comfort with a cushiony Wool-Plus™ insole.
Add a chic edge to your rainy day look with these riding boot-inspired kicks from Kamik. Adorned with a decorative side buckle and patch, these rain boots are also 100% recyclable.
Best mid-calf rain boots for women
This mid-height rain bootie from Hunter Boots is easier to get on than its taller cousin, yet it's just as chic. It comes in colors ranging from canary yellow to spearmint.
These Ugg rain boots offer a good amount of coverage on days when you’re expecting a heavy fall. It comes in black and charcoal to match any outfit.
A bit of shimmer will brighten up any soggy day outside. These rain boots from Bogs are not only stylish, they also provide long-lasting comfort with shock-absorbing cushioning and waterproof insulation.
Best short rain boots for women
Designed like a traditional galosh, these 5" Ugg rain boots are equally versatile and sturdy for the heaviest weather conditions. With ridiculously soft sheepskin-lined insoles and waterproof rubber uppers and outsoles, several shoppers who rated this pair five stars proclaim how comfortable these are for longer days.
Brighten up any overcast day with these psychedelic tie-dye rain boots from Skechers. Aside from the eye-catching colors, these kicks also provide plenty of protection thanks to sturdy rubber traction soles.
Who knew the words "fashion" and "duck boot" could go together so well? These boots from Sperry are a fashionable yet functional way to brave bad weather. We love the pop of blue at the bottom of the boot, but if you want something more traditional, this style comes in a variety of colors and patterns including navy and gray.
Brave the elements in this classic Chelsea boot from London Fog. With over 2,100 verified five-star ratings on Amazon, these rain boots include elastic side panels for a stretch fit and a flexible rubber sole.
Spring can be year-round when it comes to these rain boots from Journee Collection! Available in four fun designs, these ankle boots also include a pull tab to make taking them off a breeze.
If you're looking for a pair of extra chic boots, these are definitely the pair for you. The fun platform wedge heel will give any look that extra sass we all need on a rainy day.
This wellie from J. Crew goes undercover as the beloved Chelsea boot, making it ideal for everyday errands (especially when the weather is up in the air). It also comes in dark green.
At first glance, many people won't even realize this bootie from Everlane is designed to keep you dry. Keep it on hand year-round (it works for all seasons!) for days when it's drizzling or you run the risk of walking in puddles. It might not be a bad idea to scoop up a pair to keep at your desk just in case.
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This article was originally published on Sept. 18, 2017.