The Best Jackets to Wear Over Dresses This Spring

A dress is a wardrobe staple that can be worn year-round—with the proper stying techniques, of course. And come springtime, the warm-weather classic returns with a fiery vengeance. But the unpredictable climate in April and May (we're talking about snowfall, rain, and below-freezing temperatures) means we might not be able to wear it on its own just yet. Enter our favorite outfit formula for that indecisive, in-between weather: a jacket over a dress.

Sure, this may be a foolproof outfit combination, but there are several jacket styles that simply look the best when worn with a dress. Not sure what to pair with that polka-dot midi? Consider a transparent raincoat that covers up without actually covering up. Or how about a blazer-and-maxi combo? It's the perfect pairing that will take you straight from office meeting to dinner date. Now read on to shop our favorite outerwear pieces to wear with dresses this spring.

Need some more warm-weather outfit ideas? Check out the eight must-have spring pieces your closet is most likely missing.