FabSugar: 5 Dress + Jacket Pairings





This story is from our partner, FabSugar! Twice a month we’ll share FabSugar’s best fashion tips and shopping guides. Today’s post teaches you how to wear jackets and dresses together written by Brittney Stephens of FabSugar: 

5 Fresh Dress and Jacket Pairing for Party Season

If there’s anything we’ve learned from past party seasons, it’s that anything goes — and when it comes to layering up ahead of a chilly-night event, there are more ways to stay warm and look great than one might think. For instance, we love the look of an edgy leather jacket over a frothy party dress (nobody does this quite like Sarah Jessica Parker), and designer Joseph Altuzarra once told us that he’s really big into “a parka over a slipdress or cocktail dress. It’s very Kate Moss in the ’90s, really sensual and raw.” So there you have it.

To help you think outside the box this holiday, we’ve styled up five fresh, unexpected party dress and jacket combos that will ensure you look (and feel) like a million bucks.

Leather Jacket + Bright Gown

A biker jacket adds instant edge to any look — this we know. Layer your toughest leather topper over an impossibly bright, silky floor-length gown. It looks completely unexpected, like you were running late and it was the first thing you saw hanging in your closet.
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Hooded Parka + Sexy Slipdress

We have to agree with Joseph Altuzarra on this one; the juxtaposition of a slinky slipdress and utilitarian-chic parka is a little too good to be true. The only accessories you need are a giant cocktail ring and a huge dose of confidence.
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It’s So Much More than a Scarf—11 Snoods to Style Up All Season  

Fur Jacket + Leather Dress

In the mood for something edgy? Nothing says “rocker cool” like a leather dress — and when topped with a multicolored faux fur coat, it’s just too Edie Sedgwick for words.
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White Blazer + Peplum Dress

It was Miss Emma Watson who showed us that it’s perfectly OK to top a princess-chic sparkly dresswith a seemingly understated white blazer. This look is great because you can get some extra mileage out of your Summer staple, all while showing off a fresh new ensemble.
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Bomber Jacket + Silk Maxi Dress

Odds are you’ll be the only one at the party who’s daring enough to wear a sequined bomber jacket, so congratulations! This gutsy style move is fun and on-trend and will definitely turn lots of heads.
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Which combo do you think you’ll try out? Tell us about it in the comments below!

XO Team LC

More fab stories from FabSugar:
13 Bow-tiful Pieces that are Anything But Expected
7 Ways to Wear One Party Dress All Season Long
Get Your Hands on the Best Leather Gloves for Every Occasion
The Cool Girl Alternative to the Cocktail Dress

Categories: Style Guide, Style Tips and Ideas, Wear
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  • Melissa Panici

    I would definately try the 2nd look! Thanks for the tips:)

  • Rachel Trampel

    I LOVE the idea of a leather jacket over a bright colored dress, especially a maxi! Also, faux fur over black leather dress or any black dress for that matter, is just so chic!

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    Very Chic!!!!

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  • Nathalie Maxey

    All are super cute! Love the leather dress! :)

    XO Nat

  • Deanne Castro

    Great pairings! I love the leather jacket the best!

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  • Kellie Norton

    I’m loving the first look!! I’m definitely starting to become a big leather fan :-)

    Love these FabSugar posts :-)


  • Ashley Rizzardo

    3 and 4 are my favorite ones! :)


  • Jade Harvered

    My fav is these plum dress with the white blazer very elegent yet cozy Thax you just saved my wardrobe crisis

  • Samantha Curtis

    Love the combos! Thank you for the outfit inspiration!

    ♥ Samantha

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  • Kimberly

    The first look is my favorite! Love the combination of feminine and edgy!


  • Amanda McKinney

    love this!

    here is how I wore high-low hem dresses with jackets! enjoy!

    http://amandafrances.com/highlow and http://amandafrances.com/highlow2

  • Janet Marron

    I love the first look so edgy! I also love the 4th look it’s so girly!

  • Amanda Chan

    I like the leather jacket+bright gown & white blazer+peplum dress combinations the most. Will love to try!
    Another pairing is one I have on my blog featuring a wool trench & a snow leopard shift dress.
    The surprise print underneath the jacket is something I love :)

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  • Cluny Grey

    I love the white blazer and peplum dress. I’d love to see it on someone!
    I’m not too keen on a leather dress or leather or fur jackets.



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