21 Jackets You Can Wear Over All Your Holiday Dresses


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As with purses, tops, dresses, shoes, and many other fashion items, not all jackets are created equal. Meaning the one you wear to work every day or the one you wear on your way to and from the gym might not be the same one you want to throw over a dress you're wearing to a holiday party… The good news, however, is that you can technically use this as an excuse to add more outerwear to your wardrobe.

As you can guess, this makes me quite happy and I have a feeling most of you are with me. And whether you’re looking for a statement jacket to spice up your go-to LBD, need something simple to pair with all the party dresses you recently purchased, or of course, both, today I’ve got you covered. To see and shop my pick of the 21 best jackets and coats to wear over your dresses this holiday season, simply continue on below.

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Since starting as an intern back in 2013, Nicole Akhtarzad Eshaghpour has held several roles here at Who What Wear, and she is currently Editor-at-Large. It was a less expected route, seeing as she was graduating from business school at USC when this all began, but it has turned out to be the best one for her. Fast-forward to 2020, and she's moved to NYC from her hometown of Beverly Hills and spends her workdays a little differently from when she was an intern starting out. Currently, she focuses on a weekly mélange of shopping content. As far as her personal style goes, she's largely drawn to classic pieces and neutral basics but will always make an exception for something colorful, printed, or bejeweled as long as it's deemed worthy enough. After all, the only thing she loves more than a good party is dressing up for one. On weekdays, she can usually be found at home eating something delicious for dinner and trying to force her husband to watch 90 Day Fiancé.