Thursday, 26 January 2012

Wet Dream: Bubble Betty rainwear

General clumsiness, the fact I'm perfectly sized to poke the average commuter in the eye, and an inability to look out the window to check the weather before leaving the house: all these things make me a very bad brolly user. At the age of 31, I still haven't quite mastered the correct use of an umbrella. So when I read about Bubble Betty over on Retro To Go I knew that I'd found the answer to my wettest dreams.


Like most things I want to buy, the bubble betty is a modern version of something your gran would have had. In this case that's a rain bonnet. After years I've spent wishing rain bonnets were still stylistically acceptable, this brave company have seized the day and tried to make it so. The bonnets have been made-over with bright patterns that have just the right amount of retro (they know their target market), like this leopard print number pictured.


Or this tattoo number - see-through so you can show off your pretty hairdo underneath too.


Also available with a black or red lace pattern, each design is given its own special tin, so you can keep your bonnet safe for that inevitable rainy day.

Each bonnet costs £6. Weigh that figure up against all the umbrellas you break or lose over the average year. Okay, you'll probably get a few stares on the 8.22 to Victoria, but at least your hair will be nice and dry. And your follow commuters will be spared any further umbrella related injuries.

7 comments:

  1. I love this idea and have been wishing for a while that the rainhood would make some kind of stylistically acceptable comeback! They're soooooo much more practical than umbrellas. I still don't feel brave enough to wear one though :( Laura B x

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  2. Hi Laura, agree completely. I think I'm going to get one, probably the leopardskin - I'll let you know how I get on on the mean streets of south London.

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  3. I hate umbrellas too and always seem to angle them wrongly, so I get a bit wet still.

    Love the fact that these have been brought back to life with modern designs and seriously hope they take off, as I want to wear one, but don't want to look silly by being the only one to do so!

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  4. Frances, I can only imagine how adorable you will look in this. I don't know if I'll get away with one though, especially as my hair's so enormous it's bound to stick out the ends.

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  5. Love 'em! hope they make it to the States!!

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  6. These solve the whole umbrella/can't-see-out-of-hood/pushchair rain dilemma. And in leopard print? Must. Have.

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  7. I think they are so nice, much better than my dotty one, cant wait to get mine,


    Andy

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