Ah, spring. It’s the season of transition, and while it’s great in many ways, when it comes to the weather, it can be more frustrating than anything. From brisk, rainy mornings to much warmer afternoons, you truly never know what you’re going to get. This makes finding the best spring jacket for women the ultimate necessity. So what makes a great spring jacket, you ask? Well, it’s got to be lightweight, it’s got to be versatile, and most importantly, it’s got to be flattering. Luckily, there are three classic styles that never fail to fulfill these requirements.
The Best Slimming Spring Jacket Styles
When shopping a spring jacket, one of the most important factors to consider is fit. You want to make sure your jacket leaves enough room for layers to keep you warm on cooler days, but not so much that you’re swimming in a sea of fabric. You’ll also want to make sure the jacket is structured in a way that’s flattering on your body, leaving you feeling confident every time you step out the door. So what kind of jacket should you be looking for? Here are the three best slimming spring jacket styles every woman should have in her closet this season.
1. Blazer. A staple in many women’s closets, a good, solid blazer is a must have for all spring wardrobes. Drawing the eye vertically down past trouble spots, a solid-colored blazer is a stylish piece of outerwear that’ll help trim your torso and streamline your silhouette.
FIRST TIP: Nix the bold buttons. We all love a good emblazoned military-style blazer, but shiny oversized buttons draw attention to the belly, magnifying areas we may not be the most comfortable accentuating.
2. Trench Coat. When you hear the word spring jacket, chances are visions of trench coats dance in your head. Ideal for keeping warm, dry, and stylish, this figure-flattering style is a go-to for a reason. It’s structured shape and cinching belt instantly defines the waist and compliments your curves in the best way.
FIRST TIP: Choose an A-line trench coat. Large lapels, big pockets, and a loose waist can cause boxiness, overwhelming your chest and highlighting your curves in the wrong way. With an A-line cut, you can put your worries behind you and strut your stuff with confidence.
3. Anorak. For many women, it’s not spring until they whip out their trust utility jacket, also known as an anorak. Coming in a variety of lengths, these jackets are the perfect lightweight jacket and is usually loaded with pockets. For the most slimming look go for a tailored, hip-length anorak. This style helps you look long, lean, and pulls the eye up and in for a slim, statuesque appearance.
FIRST TIP: Always opt for the crop. While they might provide a bit more coverage, roomy, thigh-skimming anoraks cut the body awkwardly, creating a short wide look.
The Best Spring Jackets for Women
Ready to find your perfect blazer? Have a trench coat in need of an update? Dying to add an anorak to your closet? Keep scrolling for FIRST’S picks for the best spring jackets for women that are simple, slimming, and stylish.
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Best Spring Jackets For Women Slimming Blazer
Best Blazer for Spring (6-28)
Our number one pick for the perfect spring blazer is the Shawl Collar Short Blazer from Simply Be. Made from a poly-spandex blend, this blazer features two front welt pockets, a shawl collar, and comes in three fashionable colors. Best of all, this jacket comes in sizes 6 to 28, making finding the perfect one for your not only possible, but easy, no matter the body shape.
Look for this piece in our April 1st issue!
Where to buy: $57.99 (Originally $67.99) Simply Be.
Best Spring Jackets For Women Slimming Plus Size Blazer
Best Plus-Size Blazer for Spring (14-28)
No two blazers are the same, so if you're looking for one made specifically with plus-sized women in mind, pick up the Kiss Front Blazer With Button from Eloquii. Well known for their workwear staples, it's not too surprising to learn that their blazers are some of their best sellers. Coming in two fun spring colors (lemon yellow and apple blossom pink), this lined blazer has two front pockets, a hook and bar front closure, and, best of all, is made from a stretch-knit material for a tailored look that still incredibly comfortable.
Where to buy: $119.95, Eloquii
Best Spring Jackets For Women Slimming Trench
Best Trench Coat for Spring (6-26)
For a spring trench coat you won't be able to put down, head on over to JD Williams to get your hands on their Trench Coat With Contrast Piping. Coming in a classic tan stone color, this coat is decorated with six tortoise-colored buttons, a cinching belt, and features lovely brown pipping, making this one super chic coat.
Look for this piece in our April 1st issue!
Where to buy: $45.99 (Originally $59.99), JD Williams
Best Spring Jackets For Women Slimming Plus Size Trench Coat
Best Plus-Size Trench Coat for Spring (1X-3X)
For an exquisite plus-sized option, the Double-Breasted Belted Trench Coat from TOWER by London Fog has our heart. Coming in two fashionable colors and three inclusive sizes, this lined trench coat has it all: double-breasted construction, a button down front, removable hood, two pockets, and a coordinating belt.
Where to buy: $179.99 (Originally $300), Kohl's
Best Spring Jackets For Women Slimming Anorak Utility Jacket
Best Anorak Utility Jacket for Spring (XS-XL)
Get caught in the rain shower in this Classic Utility Jacket from L.L. Bean. Made from a cotton-twill/spandex blend, this jacket will feel like a trusted part of your wardrobe from the second you put it on. Extra-soft and slightly fitted, out favorite part of this jacket is its interior drawstring waist that helps you customize the look of your jacket with a simple pull.
Where to buy: $99, L.L. Bean
Best Spring Jackets For Women Slimming Anorak Plus Size Utility Jacket
Best Plus-Size Anorak Utility Jacket for Spring (14-24)
L.L. Bean's anorak has found it's plus-sized match in the Simply Be Utility Jacket from ASOS. Made from a durable cotton/spandex blend, once you put this jacket on, you won't want to take it off. Featuring a zipper and button closure, this jacket will keep you warm during brisk morning walks and won't overheat you come mid-afternoon. Best of all, like its counterpart, it also features an interior drawstring waist for a customizable hourglass look.
Where to buy: $67, ASOS