Petite Jackets FAQs
What women's petite jacket styles are casual wear?
There are many jackets in our collection that can be casual wear.
Petite denim jackets are exceptionally versatile, whether you're looking for something to throw on for everyday casual styles, evening looks, or anything in between. Pair a denim jacket with a tee and your favorite girlfriend jeans for brunch or running errands. Transition to night by switching your tee for a sleek bodysuit.
For a more upscale casual look, a leather petite jacket or topper is an essential addition to any wardrobe. Wool blends and long coats are an excellent way to stay warm and fashionable. The key is to match your jacket with your pants. You don't have to wear matching colors, but your jacket should complement your bottoms to create a cohesive look.
What style of jacket can you wear with dresses?
You have a few choices when it comes to styling a petite coat with a dress. Combining a dress with a denim jacket creates a look that toes the line between casual and formal. Leather jackets are also an excellent match with dresses - especially shorter leather jackets.
For a more formal style, you can pair a cocktail dress with a mid-length coat or a sheath dress with a blazer. Petite jackets also look great with skirts and tucked tops. The key is to choose a top that contrasts with your jacket without clashing with your skirt. For example, we love the way light tops pair with darker jackets to create dimension.
How should petite jackets fit?
Petite jackets are specially designed for women 5'4" and under and are tailored to accommodate a shorter stature. You can expect a petite jacket to have shorter sleeves than standard sizes. The length of petite coats and jackets will also be shorter so they fit your proportions properly.
Your jacket should fit somewhat snugly without being so tight that it's restrictive. Choosing a petite jacket that offers a flattering fit makes all the difference. Find your size using our size chart to make sure you're getting a jacket that fits.
How do you choose the right jacket for your outfit?
When you're choosing a jacket to pair with your outfit, consider proportions, materials, colors, and styles. Shorter jackets and coats pair well with longer dresses, while longer jackets are a better fit with jeans.
Denim jackets can even be paired with jeans, but you should choose different shades to create a visual separation between the two. Faux leather jackets also look great with jeans, and you can be a little more daring with a dark or black pair of jeans.
If you need help finding the right petite jacket to add to your wardrobe, our Style Connect experts can provide you with expert fashion advice.