Clear trench coat: Yay or Nay

I am undecided on how I feel about a clear trench coat.  This one is from Topshop, at £55. There are occasions when you have a great outfit on only to have to cover it all up when you leave the house because of trivial issues like warmth and keeping dry.  At least if the coat is see-through, you get to show off your outfit, which is always going to be a good thing.

On the other hand, the foggy plastic (which I imagine would get rather hot and uncomfortable very quickly) is going to distort the clothes underneath so you wouldn’t get the desired effect anyway.  I like the black piping, I like the shape, but it’s a shame they have left such visible pockets on this example.  Perhaps we can do without transparent outerwear after all, and just take along an umbrella.

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