Wishin’ and hopin’ and thinkin’ and prayin’, Plannin’ and dreamin’ each night……..that Spring would come! Thank you, Dusty Springfield, for that intro. 🙂 We ARE all wishing and hoping for Spring, and what comes with it is the rain. April showers are just around the corner. Are you prepared? If not, don’t worry. I’m going to share with you great options for stylish raincoats for dogs…definitely a Spring trend. Let’s get started!
Legitimutt’s Classic Style
This is a relatively new brand, started by Australian supermodel, Kristy Hinze Clark and her longtime manager, Neal Hamil. The collection is classic – clean lines, bold colors and interesting detailing. Kristy is based in Palm Beach, Florida, so some of the fabrics she chooses are informed by her environment (think Lily Pulitzer). This rain slicker, from her new collection and not yet available, is simple, yet stylish. I love the bold colors and the gathering on the back. Made from rip stop nylon, lined and finished with reflective piping. Made here in the USA.
PinUp Dog’s Yellow Dog Coat
I’m a big fan of PinUp Dog. Based in Seoul, Korea, Jihee Lee’s brand creates quirky and very cool designs, informed by what’s popular for women in Korea. Bright colors, lots of pink, lots of embellishments. The trend is called K-Pop. I chose this particular piece, because I love the bright pop of yellow, the quirky messaging and the bow! Bows are very popular in Korea, and PinUp Dog places them strategically on many of its designs and dog beds. The company was also the first to create lingerie for dogs and loves to mix it up with sexy meets edgy. You can read the story I did on PinUp Dog for Bark and Swagger here.
The Cupcake Raincoat
I came across this design in an Etsy shop called BloomingtailsDogDuds. I think it’s adorable and very colorful. It reflects several Spring trends with its pop of teal, crimson, green & yellow – bold colors, pastels, vivid prints. I love the perky pointed hood, the cotton ribbon detailing down the back (with a D ring attached for ease of use), and the gingham rosette with satin rose center. Feminine without being mushy. 🙂
Fire Engine Red/Black & White Houndstooth
This is a design from another Etsy shop called CreationsAnneClaude. I liked this coat because fire engine red is a staple, and with the black and white houndstooth lining, it all popped in a good way for me. I picture a black dog wearing this little number and just rocking it! Made from vinyl and pre-washed cotton twill, it features cute, red & white checkered buttons on the belt. The rounded hood gives it a sleek, tailored look. Nice!
The Transparent Raincoat
This is very chic, for women and pups. This completely transparent raincoat is made by Ruffluv NYC from 100% polyurethane. I love the black trim and oversized, fold down collar. Goes with everything and what a cute idea to pair a vibrant tee underneath!
I hope you enjoyed taking the journey with me to discover some great raincoat options for Spring. If enough of us put it out there, maybe the weather will start cooperating. Do you have a favorite raincoat design? Share it with us!
Until next time…
About Jody Miller-Young
As a designer of luxury dog apparel under the Couture by Sophie brand (www.couturebysophie.com), Jody Miller-Young brings her love of runway chic to the dog fashion arena. Her debut collection, The Icons, paying homage to fashion icons in music, created a small army of Couture by Sophie fans. Her passion for design and the desire to share her finds with others led her to create Bark and Swagger, the everything- dog-fashion-and-more site (www.barkandswagger.com). On Bark, Miller-Young offers tips, talks trends, writes reviews and conducts interviews with experts of interest in the dog world. She also covers the celebs we know and the dogs they love and devotes a regular column to shelter dogs and to the hero angels who advocate for them.