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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?




J Crew Classic Denim Jacket | Sizes XXS – 3X


J Crew Thin Denim Jacket Classic


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. Available in regular XXS-XXL and plus sizes 2X-3X.

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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Wrangler Stretch Jacket | Sizes S-XL


Wrangler Blue Jean Jacket for Women


The stretch lightweight jean jacket by Wrangler is a TFG reader fave. It’s made of a mixture of cotton and spandex, 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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Quince 100% Cotton Denim Jacket | Sizes XS-XL


Quince Womens Denim Jacket


This womens soft denim jacket by Quince is stretchy yet structured to make the perfect travel outfit. It’s a versatile style that can be worn with anything, with functional chest flap pockets and side welt pockets.

One wearer shares, “Really impressed with the fit and the quality of the denim. Heavy enough to be substantial but not too stiff as some denim is.” Another one adds, “Absolutely love this jacket! So soft and great quality. I’m usually a medium in jackets and this fits true to size..” Comes in sizes XS-XL.




Riders by Lee Indigo Women’s Stretch | Sizes XS-XL


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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AG Hunter Denim Jacket | Sizes XS-XL


AG Boyfriend Denim Jacket


This slouchy denim jacket by AG is designed in a faded wash and framed by dropped shoulders. It has handy chest button-flap patch pockets for storing small essentials, and and has a one-button cuffs with spread collar for a perfectly weathered look. 

If you’re looking for nice jean jackets for travel, look no further than this top brand. Sizes available from XS-XL!


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Banana Republic Classic Denim Best Jean Jacket | Sizes XXS-XXL


Banana Republic Classic White Denim 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 sizes.


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Levi’s Women’s Original Trucker Jacket | Sizes XS-XL and 1X-4X Plus


Levi’s Original Trucker Plus Size Jean Jacket


This Levi denim jacket is a classic style choice that is cute and comfortable. It’s made in a black-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 cool jean 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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Kut from the Kloth Helena Jacket | Sizes XXS-XL


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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Joe’s The Relaxed Denim Jacket | Sizes XS-XL


Joe’s The Relaxed Denim Jacket


When a denim jacket comes with a relaxed silhouette and a touch of comfy stretch, you can consider your between-season layering choice made. With a front button closure, spread collar, button cuffs and chest button-flap pockets with front welt pockets, this womens relaxed denim jacket by Joe’s is a perfect choice!

One wearer says, “Soft, comfortable, wearable with so many different outfits. This is my new favorite go to jacket.” Pick up one of these and wear it with your day or night outfit at home or abroad – it’s a classic that never goes out of style.



Womens Lightweight Denim Jacket Product Comparison Chart


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Madewell The Jean Jacket in Medford Wash | Sizes XXS-XXL


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.




Old Navy Classic Jean Jacket for Women | Sizes XS-4X


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!




Gap Icon Denim Jacket | | Sizes XXS-XXL


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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Loft Denim Trucker Jacket in Light Mid Indigo Wash | Sizes XXS-XXL


Where to Get a Jean Jacket for Travel?


You can get jean style jackets almost anywhere. We have collected choices from Target, Amazon and other great retailers. Nordstrom denim jackets are also an excellent choice!




Compass Rose Packing Cubes


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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