The history of clear plastic raincoats part I.
Did you know that clear raincoats existed since XIX. century?
It is believed that first non-industrial use of plastic foil has been documented around 1890s. The idea of wearing a protective coat that is see-through and fashionable as a classic rain mac was the next step. Every fashion savvy woman dreamed of having such a raincoat to be able to wear and flaunt her style even in rainy weather in the mid XX. century.
In the most feminine 30s-60s movie era, European actresses as well as Hollywood sirens wore plastic see-through coats in famous, now classic, motion pictures. The transparent rain mac was eye-catching even in black and white.
Check out the history of clear plastic raincoats in pictures: