How to Wear a Jacket over Dress

Happy Monday, guys! Holiday season is fast approaching, so are endless occasions to wear our favourite dresses. While it can be relatively easy to find a nice-fitting dress and a pair of coordinating shoes, choosing the right piece of outerwear to complete your party look can be quite a challenge – especially if you happen to live in a cold climate like myself. You can’t imagine how many times I wondered if I should just throw my warmest parka on and sacrifice style for comfort, but at some point I realized that it’s all about the right silhouette and length. So, let me give you a few simple tips on how to wear a jacket over dress, and look confident when you arrive at a party, date or a work meeting.

Short jackets

Short jackets, such as leather jackets, cropped denim jackets or tailored jackets that hit on or above your waistline work amazingly with any kind of dress, unless it’s a gown, obviously. These choices are totally foolproof, so weather permitting, I’d choose one of the above every time. Check out below how I am wearing one of my favourite black dresses under a leather jacket.

Knee-length wool and trench coats

Knee-length coats are a bit trickier to style. As a rule of thumb, your dress shouldn’t be longer than your coat and ideally, these two pieces should match in style. For example, a minimalist shift dress will look amazing under a longer menswear-inspired wool coat. A fitted cocktail dress will look great under a classic masculine coat hitting at knee length.

A-line, fit & flare coats

These are perfect for ruffle, skater and other playful dresses – they will match the girly vibe and, unlike shorter jackets, they will keep you warm during colder months. Plus, you won’t have to worry about your dress or skirt getting wrinkled under your coat.

How are you usually wearing a jacket over dress? 

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HOW TO WEAR A JACKET OVER DRESS

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HOW TO WEAR A JACKET OVER DRESS

HOW TO WEAR A JACKET OVER DRESS

HOW TO WEAR A JACKET OVER DRESS

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19 Comments

  1. Oh a moto jacket is a great way to keep dresses around for a while before we store them until summer 2017. Love this look Yulia, you paired the white shirt and black dress so well, really inspired me to look at my summer outfits to see what I can still work with!! 🙂 xo~ Lena
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  2. Even though wearing the warmest parka sounds so tempting, it just doesn’t look as how we want it 🙂 Depending on what type of dress I’m wearing, I reach to leather jackets a lot, they look good with almost anything! Love the monochrome outfit, you look gorgeous!

    Ela BellaWorld

  3. Great post, Yulia! You look amazing in this outfit! It is so edgy and cool! Love how you paired the white shirt under your dress! I love to wear leather jackets over dresses, because they add such a cool vibe to the look! Thank you so much for sharing!
    I hope you’re having an amazing week ahead!
    Much love, Pisa
    http://www.inlovewithmyclothes.com

  4. Hi Yulia! I’m back after a (long) social media break 🙂 I hope all is well with you! Really missed your posts and your beautiful outfits! This is such a killer look and I really love how you paired that leather jacket with a black dress! Simply amazing!

    xo, Vivian
    http://www.viviantse.net (formerly known as twoward.com)

  5. This is such a great topic to discuss, one that’s extremely relatable! I’ve definitely found myself in situations where I didn’t feel as though I had the right coat that complimented my rather dressier ensemble and would hurry to remove it upon entering an event, lol. I love the tips and suggestions you’ve offered here, as well as the way you’ve styled your slip dress layered with the white top and leather jacket! Thanks so much for sharing, beautiful, and I hope you have the most amazing day!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    http://www.thestylecontour.com

  6. I love this outfit, you’ve styled it perfectly. And I’ll be sure take on these tips when it get warmer! Have a lovely weekend 🙂

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  7. Dear Yulia,
    The jacket your have chosen for this dress is perfect! When I think about the topic I think I’m doing the same like you. Sometimes I choose only a big parka when I’m wearing a pencil skirt as I think this is in sum cool. But the challenge to choose the right jacket can be so challenging and therefore thanks a lot for your very helpful summary.
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    http://www.dressedwithsoul.com

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