1. Team GB
You'd be optimistic to turn up to the Games without some kind of protection from the elements. This Team GB golfing umbrella will shelter the Olympians this summer.
£15, Topshop, topshop.com
These zig-zagging vintage stripes will jolly up your rainy workwear of a damp and soggy morning and they're suitably sassy for summer – which promises to be a washout!
3. Map lined
£120, London Undercover, mrporter.com
Sometimes an umbrella can be used to convey gravitas or, conversely, as a pointing device. This one has an aristocratic hauteur, thanks to its classic design.
4. Miss Marc
£40, Marc by Marc Jacobs, harveynichols.com
Marc Jacobs isn't one to hide his lights under a bushel – or an umbrella, for that matter. Make a statement with his "Miss Marc" design, featuring kooky cartoons.
£19.95, Joules, joules.com
Let the raindrops be like water off a duck's back with this umbrella, which is wittily decorated with flocks of flying birds. It's light and compact, but sturdy enough to withstand a gale.
6. Be a good sport
£22, Cath Kidston, cathkidston.co.uk
Given the British climate, it's best to pack a brolly if you're heading to the Olympic Park. What could be more patriotic than one with cartoons of the various activities?
£135, Burberry, net-a-porter.com
Burberry's impressive catwalk shows often finish with a rumble of thunder and a sprinkling of indoor rain, so where better to look than this label for a chic piece of wet weather kit?
£7.49, Uniqlo, uniqlo.com
The Japanese chain Uniqlo specialises in practicality and superb value for money. This functional and un-flimsy umbrella is the perfect example. It will stand up to Great British gusts.
9. Stem Print
£30, Orla Kiely, orlakiely.com
Designer Orla Kiely is known for her signature stem prints, so proclaim your style credentials with this striking pattern, eye-catching enough to stop you leaving it on the bus or in a pub.
£17, Fulton, selfridges.com
When it comes to umbrellas, Fulton knows best. Founded in 1956, the company has supplied brollies to the Queen and the Queen Mother – and you never see those ladies caught in the rain.