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The Best Jackets to Wear Over Dresses This Spring

A dress is a wardrobe staple that can be worn year-round—with the proper stying techniques, of course. And come springtime, the warm-weather classic returns with a fiery vengeance. But the unpredictable climate in April and May (we’re talking about snowfall, rain, and below-freezing temperatures) means we might not be able to wear it on its own just yet. Enter our favorite outfit formula for that indecisive, in-between weather: a jacket over a dress.

Sure, this may be a foolproof outfit combination, but there are several jacket styles that simply look the best when worn with a dress. Not sure what to pair with that polka-dot midi? Consider a transparent raincoat that covers up without actually covering up. Or how about a blazer-and-maxi combo? It’s the perfect pairing that will take you straight from office meeting to dinner date. Now read on to shop our favorite outerwear pieces to wear with dresses this spring.

Because a raincoat is essential during those springtime showers (and looks so chic when styled over a midi dress).
You can never go wrong with a cropped moto jacket over a flowy, floral-print dress.
A blazer-and-dress pairing is a foolproof outfit combination that works for every day of the week. 
A jean jacket with a fun, floral-print dress? An outfit winner.
Contrast a pretty lace dress with a textured leather trench.
How cool is this transparent trench? Available in sizes IT36 to IT44.
Cropped denim and springtime florals? Winner. Available in sizes S to L.
Wear this sheer trench over bright patterns and colors. Available in sizes 6 to 12.
Throw this pinstriped blazer over a fitted midi dress for the ultimate work-to-play ensemble. Available in sizes FR34 to FR46.
This sheer, pink raincoat would look so nice over an LBD or a floral midi.  Available in sizes 14 to 24.
The easiest way to up the cool factor of any dress? Throw on a moto jacket. Available in sizes DK34 to DK42.
Wear with a maxi dress, a midi dress, or a minidress. Available in sizes XS to L.
Two of our favorites in one—a denim jacket trench.  Available in sizes XXS to XXL.
Picture this one over an LBD.  Available in sizes 0 to 5.
Style this blazer with a flowy, floral-print dress. Available in sizes 0 to 12.
Simple and sleek, this jacket can be worn over just about any dress. Available in sizes XS to L.
Pair this one with a pretty lace dress. Available in sizes XS to L.

Need some more warm-weather outfit ideas? Check out the eight must-have spring pieces your closet is most likely missing.

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