How To Find The Perfect Jacket Length

With autumn on the horizon, we’ll soon be breaking out the hats, scarves, and — best of all — jackets and coats.I always look forward to this time of year, the simplicity of summer dressing is wonderful, but I love the creativity that comes with keeping warm. One layer gives way to three or four, and there are just so many more ways to express ourselves. However, just because there are more options doesn’t make deciding on what to wear any easier.

With cozy jackets and coats suddenly thrown into the mix, finding the perfect one can be tricky, and one size doesn’t fit all when it comes to choosing the right length.

Jacket Length

Get the look: Pattern Wool Maxi Coat, Pull On Corduroy Flare, Callie Clog

A maxi coat can go with pretty much everything, but I love it paired with floor skimming flares for a long and lean look. The Pattern Wool Maxi Coat is pretty much the embodiment of fall, with shades of plum, orange, and navy woven throughout, its versatility is endless.

Jacket Length

Get the look: Washington Coat, Too Cool For School Mini, We The Free Breezy Tank, Durand Lace up Flat, Stations Necklace.

A medium-length, menswear-inspired jacket like this one looks great with shorter hemlines, which can get swallowed up in longer coats or look too precious when paired with short styles. This style of jacket also looks amazing with loose tees and skinny jeans.

Jacket Length

Get the look: Moon Necklace, Paradise Maxi, Classic Biker Jacket, Dahlia Heel, Calder Cuff.

Cropped styles were made for maxi and midi dresses. With longer dresses and skirts that hit at your natural waist, try a shorter, more structured jacket rolled at the sleeves.

Jacket Length

Which jacket length are you adding to your wardrobe this fall?

More fashion inspiration from the BLDG 25 blog.


  1. I used to be a cropped jacket fanatic, and looking back on last fall/winter it seems that I’ve transitioned into being a big fan of long, knee-length and lower coats and jackets. Maxi coats, especially vintage ones, are my favorite ;)

    <3 dani

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