Once we think casual, we built a certain picture in our minds. Usually in our minds, a casual jacket would be a loose fitting, comfortable, warm jacket with a hood. But wait for a while, there are lot more casual jacket styles available in the market nowadays that truly feel sporty rather than formal.
Casual jackets are worn everywhere these days and not only for outdoor sports. There are many types of jackets these days that even fit formal style of clothing. For women, a casual jacket actually completes her wardrobe and outfit meaning especially during winters. There can be so many styles in a women’s jacket depending on the style of buttoning up or zipping down or depending on the colour or even on it size, you can have a variety to select from.
Speaking about size first, you can either go for a waist length or a small three quarter length jacket. Both look equally good and depend on where you are wearing it to or what dress you are wearing it with. If you are wearing it with jeans both short and waist length jackets look good but if you are wearing with longer dresses, only the short ones look trendy.
Then comes selection of the material. There are so many materials available in garments these days that it simply might drive you crazy. First of all there can be pure leather. But that comes a bit expensive so you can go for leather –like materials like leatherette or plastic leather. These can be a bit light on your pocket. Apart from leather, there are other options like denim or corduroy jackets that truly define the casual style. Denims and corduroys have been an all time favourite for women as well as men and look extremely trendy whether you wear them on skirts, dresses or pants. Then there are nylon jackets or more popularly known as rain jackets. These can be both padded or non padded to worn outside mainly meant for protection from rain and wind. Jackets can come in a pea coat style as well as single breasted style.
Lastly speaking of colours, there can again be a wide range of colours to choose from for women. Black, grey, burgundy, brown are common shades of casual jackets to choose from. These colours are standard and would go with most dress colours. Especially made for ladies, you can also go for brighter shades like pink, red, purple, maroon or blue. Nowadays jackets are also specially designed to match with the colour of your dress, giving you a wider choice to select from.
But one thing is for sure. Whatever style you choose, the casual jacket should be well fitted. If it were loose around the armpits or waist, it would make you look fatter than what you are. In case if you are buying from retail outlets, check out the fitting by wearing it. Otherwise, carefully take down your measurements before ordering for your jacket, in case if you are ordering it online.