Finding The Best Leather Jacket For Your Body Type

Posted: 1st July 2021 in

We all know and love the leather jacket. Whether it’s the cool, classic biker jacket or the more elegant, classy leather blazer, it’s an essential item to have in your wardrobe for every season. 

But just like our preferences in fashion and style, our body shapes are all completely different. We love that no two bodies are the same; it’s what makes us completely unique! In a world where body positivity and self-acceptance is rightfully booming, we’re choosing to dress to fit our body type and NOT our clothes – and so should you. 

Whatever your body shape, Hidepark has the perfect ladies leather jacket to make you feel comfortable and confident. This guide will discuss all of those beautiful body types and which leather jacket may be best for enhancing your figure!

Women’s Leather Blazers For Pear Shaped Bodies

Starting with the ‘pear shape’, your figure may be wider around your hips with a defined waist and small upper frame. Choosing a jacket with length to it is a great way to balance the proportion between your shoulders and lower body, while accentuating your defined waist and elongating your legs. One of the best choices for this specific body type is ladies leather blazers. Defined shoulders provide your upper frame with extra width which works in favour of proportioning your beautiful curvy waist and hips, while the jacket sits on the top of your thighs to elongate your legs. Other great choices for this body type include long leather coats.

Women’s Leather Jackets For The Rectangle Body Shape

Moving on to the ‘rectangle’ body shape, you may have a relatively straight figure which is equally proportionate from top to bottom. Depending on your styling goals, most leather jackets will work well with your wonderful figure! Oversized leather jackets are a massive trend with celebrities who share your body type and other models on the runway – making ladies leather flying jackets perfect for that oversized, cosy look. If you’re looking for something a little bit more defined to provide shape and accentuate your curves, another option is the women’s leather biker jacket which has a slightly tighter fit and pinched waist to achieve a classy, flattering look.

Women’s Leather Jackets For The Rectangle Body Shape

Moving on to the ‘rectangle’ body shape, you may have a relatively straight figure which is equally proportionate from top to bottom. Depending on your styling goals, most leather jackets will work well with your wonderful figure! Oversized leather jackets are a massive trend with celebrities who share your body type and other models on the runway – making ladies leather flying jackets perfect for that oversized, cosy look. If you’re looking for something a little bit more defined to provide shape and accentuate your curves, another option is the women’s leather biker jacket which has a slightly tighter fit and pinched waist to achieve a classy, flattering look.

Long Women’s Leather Coats and Tweed Jackets For The Apple Body Shape

If you’ve got some beautiful curves with a less defined waist and slimmer legs, you’re most likely the ‘apple’ shape. Body shapes are based on the structure of your bones, so choosing a women’s leather jacket to suit your figure is all about balancing out your proportions depending where you would like to direct attention. A-line shaped leather jackets which keep the upper body in proportion while elongating your legs are a great choice for this body type, especially if they have a bit more length to them. Long women’s leather coats are therefore a great option to lengthen your body while directing attention to your legs. Long, tweed jackets are also a great option for the ‘apple’ body shape.

Shaped Women’s Leather Jackets For The Hourglass Body Shape

If you’ve got wide hips, a large bust and a small waist, you most likely have the hourglass figure. If your goal is to accentuate your already existing curves, we would recommend focusing more on shorter, fitted women’s leather jackets. Leather jackets with belts attached are also a wonderful option when looking to showcase your curves. We’d recommend looking at women’s leather bomber jackets and biker jackets which are short, fitted and an all round trendy jacket. We have recently introduced fitted designs into our range – just some of these jackets include the BethDaisy and Meghan. Another option for women with this body shape would be leather flying jackets that are equipped with a belt.

Shop Hidepark’s Inclusive Range of Leather Jackets

We know that not everybody is going to identify with these four body types – in fact, most of us likely share characteristics of each of the ones mentioned above, and more! We hope that from understanding what specific jacket styles can do for certain characteristics, you can make an informed decision of which leather jacket will make you feel the most comfortable, confident and classy. At Hidepark, we stock our women’s leather jackets in sizes XS to 3XL to ensure we appeal to EVERY BODY. Ready to find the best leather jacket for your body type? Browse our range of ladies leather jackets.