5 jackets to wear with summer dresses – shop our favorite styles now

Orin Carlin

Unfortunately, life in the UK means going out without a jacket is a bold move, even in July. But fear not, for this season many designers are prioritizing your comfort on those cooler summer evenings.

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Pairing a jacket with a sundress can be a challenge – first of all, it’s crucial to make it a point to elevate your outfit with outerwear, rather than letting it be an afterthought .

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If you’re looking to invest, there’s no better time than the present. If you’re looking for something super versatile, vintage blue denim from Saint Laurent is a solid choice, while if a statement piece is on the agenda, retro quilting from Kitri or Warehouse is the way to go.

Good morning! Fashion picked out five of the most stylish jackets to pair with summer dresses:

The leather jacket and the black bare back midi

A leather jacket is a timeless piece that is almost certainly already part of your capsule wardrobe. Forget the classic lapel biker style, this season we’re loving this sleek silhouette from Gucci. The piece would work beautifully layered over a skintight halter neck midi – like this monochromatic design from Reformation.

Double nappa biker jacket, £2,700, Gucci


Damaris dress, £285, Reformation


The denim jacket and the geometric godet dress

About a classic, a denim jacket truly epitomizes summer dressing. Saint Laurent gets it really well with this rich vintage blue design, and paired with this geometric tiered dress from Cefinn, would provide the perfect outfit for a summer garden party. Cheers!

Classic denim jacket in vintage blue denim, £755, Saint Laurent


Cefinn Cordelia geometric-print cotton-voile dress£290, matches fashion


The bomber jacket and the slip dress on the bias

Bias-cut strappy dresses are endlessly flattering, and we love how they look layered under an oversized bomber jacket. This vegan leather jacket from Nanushka might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think “summer” (after all, it does look pretty snug), but we think when the evening is getting cooler, this will be just what you need. .

Nanushka Bomber Jacket, £522, The Outnet


Silk Bias Slip Dress, £365, Asceno


The luminous blazer and the colorful maxi

Dopamine clothing and summer fashion go hand in hand, and this bold blazer from Versace is sure to turn heads simultaneously and make you feel super cheerful. For a slightly more “done” look, team it with a colorful maxi from M Missoma and beige espadrilles for a chic summer evening moment.

Baroque Goddess Blazer, £2,150, Versace


Mr Missoni Gathered printed cotton halter neck maxi dress, £380, the outline


Retro quilted jacket and midi jeans

Quilted jackets have been literally everywhere lately – that’s why we fell for this patchwork-style collared jacket from Kitri. Shades of green and blue would work beautifully with denim, and our pick would be a ’60s-style keyhole mini dress from Rixo.

Piper Floral Quilted Jacket, £175, kitri


Lolita denim mini dress, £225, Rixo


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