Snow and ice might be romantic, but getting smacked in the face with rain on a violently windy day is probably the least sexy thing about winter weather!

As Irish ladies, we are familiar with every kind of rain, from the misty drizzle that frizzes our hair like nobody's business, to the torrential showers that make us wish we'd never ventured outside the house.

Rather than cursing the rain this winter, get prepared with some seriously stylish wet weather gear!

Here are just a few of our favourites…

1. The cosy parka
Zip it up, hide under the hood and you're all set for whatever the Irish sky throws at you. In drier weather a parka is perfect for wearing open over jeans and boots, too.

Lined Parka, €69.99, H&M

2. The hooded duffle coat
Channel your inner Paddington Bear with an adorable duffle coat – but make sure you get one with a hood to really protect you from the elements. We love this forest green coat – could it be any more Christmassy?!

Duffle Coat, €120, Warehouse

3. The loud and proud umbrella
We need all the cheeriness we can get on a grey winter's day – this red and white umbrella will have you smiling in an instant.

Stripes and Ruffles Umbrella, €7.95, Forever 21

4. The funky wellies
When your poor suede ankle boots have failed you, it's time to go for the big guns – the wellies. This polka dot pair will see you through the summer festivals, too.

Joules Molly Wellies, €47, Office

5. The wide-brimmed hat
Keep the rain off your beautiful face with an on-trend fedora – this gorgeous red one is on our December shopping list!

Fedora, €33, River Island