TFG readers want to know, what’s the best womens jean jacket? We put together all of their recommendations. Take a look below!
Best Jean Jackets for Women
Written By: Tae Haahr
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Wondering which women’s lightweight denim jacket that you’ll want to consider packing for your next trip?
While blue jean jackets for women can seem similar, some work better for travel than others. We’ve got a list of TFG reader’s favorites which include light and dark wash, patterns, and other awesome choices that are worthy of taking for jet setters!
What’s the Best Denim Jacket for Women Who Travel?
Levi’s Women’s Original Trucker Jacket | Sizes XS-XL and 1X-4X Plus
Levis Denim Jacket: Original Trucker Plus Sizes
This Levi denim jacket is a classic style choice that is cute and comfortable. It’s made in a medium-wash for a timeless look that can be worn season after season, but also has other shades available. It has front and side pockets and can be buttoned all the way up to the top.
This Levis jacket comes highly recommended by TFG readers. One shares that they “have it and love it!”. The fit is flattering as it is made from low-stretch denim. But what we really love is that this style is available for all figures – regular and plus sizes, up to a 4X!
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Riders by Lee Indigo Stretch Denim Jacket
Womens Jean Jackets never looked so good as this dark wash, classic style from Riders by Lee. Constructed with a polyester blend, it’s designed to be comfortable and stretchy. Ideal for travel, it has four pockets to store your belongings, including two that have button flap closure with a little extra security.
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Vintage America Classic Denim
The Vintage America Blues soft denim jacket womens style has a cool retro feel and feels light with a combination of cotton, viscose, elastane, and polyester. It has a faded wash with four pockets (that actually work), a button front, and it can be machine washed. It also has an optional button up sleeve that reveals a slight paisley-style pattern.
TFG readers highly recommend this choice with one sharing, “I love this one, it’s very cute!” Not only can you get the basic “rustic wash” style, but you can also pick it up with a blue embroidered pattern over the shoulders.
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Liverpool Trendy Denim Jackets
The Liverpool Classic Stretch jacket is exactly what you picture when looking for a denim shell to layer your outfit. It has a classic style and coloring that falls just above your hips and has just the right amount of stretch.
This is the ultimate jacket for your next trip as far as a classic look goes and comes highly recommended. Readers not only love it because of its style but also because of its incredible comfort. One reader shared “I have this one and I love it.”
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Buffalo David Bitton Blue Jean Jacket for Women
The knit stretch lightweight jean jacket by Buffalo David Bitton is a TFG reader fave. It’s made of a mixture of cotton, polyester, and elastane, which gives it a comfortable stretch and feels more like a sweatshirt.
One reader shares, “I brought this one to Italy this year, it worked perfectly. I like it much better than the heavy Gap one I also have.” Another shares, “This was my favorite travel item for five weeks in Europe last spring! It’s a very lightweight and soft denim jacket, not stiff like most. And relatively cheap!”
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Paige Rowan Womens Denim Jacket
The PAIGE Rowan is a choice readers love. It’s crafted with a soft denim that can be layered to make the perfect travel outfit. It’s a versatile style that can be worn with anything, and has a slight vintage edge just for fun!
One TFG reader shares, “It’s so soft and comfortable and worth every penny.” You can pick this one up in four distinct colors to suit your personality.
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Women’s Plus Size Striped Railroad Jacket | Sizes 1X-4X Plus
Universal Thread Plus Size Jean Jacket
The Universal Thread Brand is one cool jean jacket that’s different from the rest. You can get it at Target and it makes a great top layer for spring or summer travel. It’s a classic design with a fashionably striped pattern that evokes a smart, casual look.
One TFG reader shares a trip report saying “everyone is wearing denim jackets in the evenings here in Germany and the Czech Republic.” While another adds that they “highly recommend this brand.” Pick up one of these and wear it with your day or night outfit.
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Banana Republic Adjustable Jacket
This Banana Republic jacket is also a favorite of readers. It has a pointed collar, button closure, and an adjustable waist. It’s stylish and has a cool, classic look. And, according to wearers, it doesn’t take much to break it in.
One reader shares, “I have a denim jacket from Banana Republic that I love. It’s a timeless piece.” You can get it in regular XXS-XXL, tall XXS-XXL, and petite XXS-XL sizes.
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Kut from the Kloth Light Denim Jacket Womens Style
The Kut from the Kloth Helena is a stylish choice with a button-up front in a light worn jean. It comes with metal button accents and the long sleeves have optional button cuffs. Plus, there’s an adjustable waist tab and readers report that it’s made with a comfortable and stretch material.
TFG readers really love this cute denim jacket. One shares, “I love the fit, color, and style. It wasn’t too big or too tight. Easy to throw over sundresses, white pants, and travel with.” While another shares that it’s her “all-time favorite.”
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J Crew Thin Denim Jacket
The J Crew Classic is a light jean jacket womens style that readers adore. It’s a classic wear-with-everything style choice that can be layered or worn with a cute tee. It comes pre-distressed with two chest pockets and a hip welt pocket for easy storage. It comes in regular XXXS-XXL, plus sizes 2X-3X, and petite XXS-L.
TFG readers recommend the J Crew for it’s “classic style and decent quality that lasts for years.” In fact, one of the recurring comments about the jacket is its long-lasting quality. Another reader shares, “It is a really nice one, great style!”
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Product Comparison Chart
|BRAND | MODEL||FEATURES | REVIEWS||RATING | PRICE|
|Levi's Women's Original Trucker Jacket||The fit is flattering as it is made from a low-stretch denim. But what we really love is that this style is available for all figures - regular and plus sizes, up to a 4X!||Check Price|
|Riders by Lee Indigo Women's Stretch||Ideal for travel, it has four pockets to store your belongings, including two that have button flap closure with a little extra security.||Check Price|
|Vintage America Blues Women's Lena||“I love this one, it’s very cute!”||Check Price|
|Liverpool Women's Classic Stretch||“I have this one and I love it.”||Check Price|
|Buffalo David Bitton Knit Stretch Jacket||“This was my favorite travel item for five weeks in Europe last spring! It's a very lightweight and soft denim jacket, not stiff like most. And relatively cheap!”||Check Price|
|PAIGE Women's Rowan Jacket||“It's so soft and comfortable and worth every penny.”||Check Price|
|Women's Plus Size Striped Railroad Jacket||“Everyone is wearing denim jackets in the evenings here in Germany and the Czech Republic.”||Check Price|
|Banana Republic Denim Best Jean Jacket||“I have a denim jacket from Banana Republic that I love. It's a timeless piece.”||Check Price|
|Kut from the Kloth Helena Jacket||“I love the fit, color and style. It wasn't too big or too tight. Easy to throw over sundresses, white pants, and travel with.”||Check Price|
|J Crew Classic Jacket||“Classic style and decent quality that lasts for years.”||Check Price|
How Should a Denim Jacket Fit on a Woman?
The exact fit of a jacket depends on your comfort level, but generally speaking, you want one that fits comfortably on the shoulders. You want the jacket to be fitted but not too tight. And you want to be able to move around in it so you’re likely looking for a stretchier material.
How to Soften Denim Jacket Before Traveling
A brand new piece of denim will soften out as you wash and wear it. One thing to consider is that some cheap jean jackets for women can not only fit poorly but may not break in the easiest.
If you want to speed up getting your soft jean jacket, try using a fabric softener in the wash with it. But you’ll want to be careful to pay attention to your clothing’s washing instructions because the color can fade.
Some readers have heard that you can use vinegar instead of a fabric softener to speed up the process in your next wash, but we haven’t tried it out so use at your own risk!
What to Wear With Denim Jacket
Denim is versatile and universal. With cute and cool denim jackets you can pair with leggings or shorts for a more casual look. Or you can pair it with a fancier dress and a pair of flats or wedges for a night out on the town.
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How to Pack Your Traveler Denim Jacket
If you don’t plan on wearing your jacket on the plane, one way to organize it and all your travel wardrobe are by using packing cubes. The Compass Rose packing cubes have a numbering and color system so it’s easy to identify where everything is! The video below demonstrates this.
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What do you think are the best denim jacket brands? Share your favorites below!
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