We promise we haven’t been spending all of our time in the menswear department, but borrowed-from-the-boys fashion has been on our minds a lot lately. Hence, today’s trend topic: double-breasted jackets. As seen on Diane Kruger, Jessica Biel, and Miranda Kerr, one thing is clear: the boardroom staple was tailored for the ladies this season.
Fall Wardrobe Checklist: The Double Breasted Jacket
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Whether you wear it with matching trousers or as a top, this outerwear essential is surprisingly versatile. Keep reading to see how the look is being addressed on and off the runways, then shop our picks from Zara, 3.1 Phillip Lim, and more.
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At the premiere of Runner Runner in Las Vegas two months ago, the actress surprised everyone—in a good way!—when she skipped the dress and went for a Dolce & Gabbana double-breasted tuxedo, instead.
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Photographed leaving her home in Los Angeles, Kruger showcased an elevated take on the romper in a Chanel double-breasted one-piece from the S/S 13 collection, paired with Jason Wu’s Jourdan 2 Tote ($1895) and Versus heels.
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The Vogue Paris Editor-In-Chief updated her signature uniform—a white t-shirt and black skinny jeans—with a ladylike double-breasted jacket.
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The Russian beauty is pretty in pink at the Roland Mouret S/S 14 show in a matching Marc Jacobs coat and dress set worn with a Tod’s bag and Gianvito Rossi heels.
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Roitfeld was all business during Fashion Week in a double-breasted pantsuit.
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The blogger’s Carin Wester blazer works double duty as a chic cold-weather top.
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Anna Dello Russo
During Paris Fashion Week, Dello Russo played up the trend’s dapper origins in head-to-toe Celine. We love that the look has a bit of a barbershop quartet vibe.
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For fall, Hilfiger imbued the trend with a collegiate vibe, putting Prince of Wales checks on everything from a Hat ($129, 212.223.1824) to a Double-Breasted Blazer ($599, 212.223.1824), Ivory Silk Blouse ($299, 212.223.1824), and Mini Skirt ($229, 212.223.1824).
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Thanks to a sharply tailored fit and no lapel, Rykiel’s Intarsia Milano Knit Jacket ($1810, 617.426.2033) reads entirely feminine.
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Blazer ($95) in Turquoise
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Pop Check Jacket ($288) in Black
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Nelson Double Breasted Collarless Blazer ($425) in Cream
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Cotton Stretch Brooke Peplum Blazer ($228) in Regal
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Paul and Joe Sister
Blazer ($225) in Ochre
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3.1 Phillip Lim
Trompe L’Oeil Double Breasted Tuxedo Jacket ($695) in Peony
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Double Breasted Checked Blazer ($100) in Sea Green
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Double Breasted Blazer ($255) in Mid Blue
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Smoking Masculine-Cut Blazer ($70) in Light Pink