How to Choose Leather Jackets for Women ( 4 Easy Steps )

By Lily Evans | Tips & Trick

Apr 19
Leather Jackets for Women

If there’s anything in this world that never goes out of style, it has to be the leather jacket. No wonder practically everyone wants to have one in their wardrobe. But how do you know which leather jacket is right for you, especially with so many options out there?

Leather jackets aren’t exactly cheap, so you might want to do some research before shelling out your hard-earned cash on one. But don’t fret because we’re here to help you. In this article, we’ll show you how to choose leather jackets for women in just four easy steps.​


What You Will Need

Sure, there are thousands of options for leather jackets out there and choosing just one can be a daunting task. Fortunately for you, the advent of the Internet and the aggressiveness of manufacturers in advertising their products have made garment hunting a lot easier.

To start looking for the perfect leather jacket for you, here are some things you will need:

What You Will Need

Internet Connection

A lot of clothing companies now have online stores so a trusty internet connection is your friend when looking for leather jackets. You can also look for brochures and other materials, which you can download for future reference.

Phone Directories

This might sound a little old-fashioned but phone directories are really useful when looking for shops and boutiques. It’s also a great place to look for tailors in case you want to have your leather jacket custom-made for you.


In case you want to look for designs for your custom-made leather jacket, then you might want to check catalogs. Not only will you see different design but you will also be acquainted with different shops and designers.

4 Easy Steps

Step 1: Determine Where to Purchase Leather Jackets

Determine Where to Purchase Leather Jackets

Naturally, the first step to finding the perfect leather jacket for you is knowing where to purchase them. Fortunately, there is no shortage of places where you can purchase leather jackets. Three of the best places to look for this garment are online shops, boutiques, and vintage stores.

With the advent of the Internet, shopping for clothes has been made a whole lot easier by numerous online shops. As long as you have an internet connection, you have thousands of options at your fingertips. There are, however, pros and cons to shopping online.

Obviously, buying online saves you a lot of time since it allows you to skip long lines. All you have to do is click and add items to your cart, proceed to checkout, and wait for your order to be delivered to your doorstep. This option is ideal for busy people like young professionals and working students.

Where to Purchase Leather Jackets

The downside, however, is that you couldn’t really be certain of the fit. This is, of course, crucial for any garment. Fortunately, most online shops now offer free returns and exchanges for items purchased from then within a reasonable period of time.

If online shopping is not your thing, then you’d probably be better off visiting boutiques and vintage stores. Boutiques are particularly good places to shop for leather jackets, especially if you want to try them out before making purchases. You can also ask for assistance from trained salespersons.​

It is no secret that a high-quality leather jacket is pretty expensive, so if you want to save a little, then you might want to visit thrift stores or vintage shops. Secondhand leather jackets are a lot cheaper and as long as you know where to shop, you can be guaranteed of a great bargain.​

Step 2: Identify the Type of Leather that Suits You

Type of Leather that Suits You

So you’ve found an eye-catching leather jacket and you just want to take it home. But before you pay for that eye-catching number, consider this question first: is it the right material for you? You might be surprised at how many types of leather there is!

The fit isn’t all there is when choosing a leather jacket. While some leather jackets may fit very well when you buy it, it might not fit and look as well after a couple of months of constant use. In addition, you might later find out that some leather jackets are too thin, too thick, or too soft.

A common issue when buying leather jackets is deciding whether to buy one made from genuine leather or to buy a faux leather variant. If you’re looking for something that will last you a long time and is comfortable to wear, then a genuine leather jacket is definitely for you.

Identify the Type of Leather that Suits You

Note, however, that genuine leather is rather expensive given the difficulty in creating and treating the material. In addition, you might want to shy away from this option if you are an animal rights advocate considering the way in which some leather materials are created.​

If you want to save, or if you just want to shy away from genuine leather, then a faux leather jacket might be the better option for you. Not only is the price point significantly different, but you can also be assured that no animals are harmed in its manufacture since it is made from synthetic fibers.

The downside to faux leather jackets, however, is that they are not nearly as sturdy as their genuine leather counterparts. This type of material could peel easily, depending on the quality, and might not look as good as the first time you purchased it if you don’t take care of it properly.​

Step 3: Choose the Right Size for You

Right Size for You

This goes without saying but the key to looking great in whatever you are wearing is to make sure it fits you well. In addition, not only do well-fitting clothes look great but they are also a lot more comfortable. To help you choose the right size of leather jacket for you, here are some guidelines.

Your first consideration is the general length. For leather jackets, the ideal length is just around the waist. A little shorter is alright depending on your preference, but generally, you wouldn't want a leather jacket that goes past your waist.

Next consideration is the length of the sleeves. Petite women might want to opt for sleeves that fall right on their wrist line. Taller women, on the other hand, may want to opt for longer sleeves to emphasize their long limbs.

Another consideration is how fit you want your jacket to be. If you want your jacket to fit snugly, then you might want to buy one that is a size smaller than your ideal size. This is because genuine leather tends to loosen over time.​

Step 4: Pick a Color to Match Your Taste

Pick a Color to Match Your Taste

Last but not the least: choose a versatile color, especially if you want to wear your leather jacket regularly. On that note, a comfy leather jacket in a neutral shade is your best friend. Black, chocolate brown, tan, and gray are colors you can mix-and-match with different outfits.


Woman Leather Jackets

Leather jackets are wardrobe staples and for good reason! They are comfy, fashionable, and extremely versatile. Sure, high-quality leather jackets can cost quite a lot, but they will definitely last you a lifetime so long as you take good care of them.

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About the Author

I'm Lily Evans and I’m here to share with you pieces of travel advice, as well as handy tips and tricks, which I have accumulated over years of travelling and exploring the globe.