Women’s leather jackets are a timeless classic and are a great wardrobe basic. Whether it be a classic style or a biker jacket, leather jackets can be worn with almost anything, from jeans in casual ensembles to skirts and dresses for a more elegant look. But just how should a women’s leather jacket fit?
Because leather jackets are often an investment piece, it’s important to get the fit right for the look that you are trying to achieve, ensuring your jacket will see you through many wears and is something that you reach for time and again.In this guide, we will take you through how a leather jacket should fit and how you can take measurements of your bust, arms and shoulders to find the perfect fit.
CHOOSING YOUR LEATHER JACKET STYLE
WOMEN’S LEATHER BIKER JACKETS
The biker jacket is one of the most popular styles of leather jackets and adds an instant edge to your outfit. The unmistakable asymmetrical zip and collar combined with the unbeatable shine of gorgeous real leather have been turning heads for decades.Ladies' leather biker jackets are the perfect addition to any fashion-conscious woman’s wardrobe. Hidepark’s range includes pieces which call on both classic and contemporary design features, capturing the heart of the ‘80s rebel and turning it into a jaw-dropping women’s leather jacket for the 20th century. For those looking for the perfect leather biker jacket, the Emma women’s black leather biker jacket would make the ideal addition to any wardrobe.
CLASSIC LEATHER JACKETS
Add a touch of style and sophistication to your wardrobe with one of Hidepark’s timeless classic leather jackets for women. Each of our jackets is sourced carefully and manufactured specifically for Hidepark, ensuring a unique and quality blend of comfort and style.Our women’s classic leather jackets are available in a range of styles, including bomber, biker and suede, and are also available in a variety of classic colours such as black, brown and tan. When looking for a classic leather jacket, you can’t go wrong with the May Women’s Leather Jacket.
HOW SHOULD A LEATHER JACKET FIT?
SNUG, NON-RESTRICTIVE FIT
Trying on a leather jacket is the best way to check if the fit is correct. It should feel snug against your shoulders but not restricted in any way. A great tip is to ensure that when you try it on you wear the type of layers you will be wearing the most under your jacket.
If you are planning on wearing lighter clothing, such as t-shirts and blouses, then wear these. Alternatively, if you plan on wearing jumpers or thicker clothing underneath your leather jacket, then opt to wear these when you are trying on your jacket. Bear in mind that real leather does stretch over time, so if your jacket is initially slightly small, this is likely to fit you perfectly over time.
Sleeve length and jacket length
Zipped up or down?
Taking your measurements
Once you have your measurements, you can browse through leather jackets in-store or online and know which jackets will be the best fit for you.
Measuring your Bust, Waist and Hips
Start by standing up straight and relaxing your arms. Wrap a measuring tape around the fullest part of the bust, without puffing up your chest, and take the measurements. Do the same for both your waist and hips, ensuring to take measurements from the widest areas to ensure an ideal fit.
Measuring shoulder width
The shoulders of your leather jacket should not be too tight or too baggy. Try on a jacket you already have that you feel is a nice snug fit on you, then take the tape measure and measure the width from the seam of the right shoulder to the seam of the left shoulder and write down the measurements.
To measure the ideal length of your leather jacket, place the tape measure at the top of your shoulder and then pull the tape measure down to the very top of your thigh, around where the bottom of your belt would sit, and then take the measurement.
How to style a women’s leather jacket
DISCOVER WOMEN’S LEATHER JACKETS AT HIDEPARK
If you’re looking for a high-quality leather jacket as an investment piece that will stand the test of time, then look no further than Hidepark. Our full collection of women’s leather jackets embodies styles and colours to suit all fashion tastes.Finding the perfect leather jacket couldn’t be easier with Hidepark. Get in touch with our helpful team for help finding your perfect fit, or check out our measurement guide for online shopping.