Oct 13

Jacket Styles that Compliment your Dress

At various times throughout the year evening temperatures can drop without much warning. Jackets are an obvious choice to wear over your clothes in regards to keeping you warm when traveling between your desired destinations.

There are certain style jackets that better suit certain style dresses. Below are some tips that will help you understand which jackets pair best with your chosen silhouette.

Ruffled minis are the perfect accompaniment for a Fit-and-Flare coat. Wearing a jacket that nips in at your waist and flares out at your hips won’t restrict this type of dress. In turn it also won’t cause any unwanted creases.

Alicia White LaceAlicia White Lace is the perfect dress to wear under a Fit-and-Flare jacket. It comprises a V-neck bust and feature neckline. It’s has been designed in Australia and it’s lace sleeves make this dress ideal for any formal function or cocktail occasion.





Full Skirts require an A-Line Coat. A structured coat that sits just under the waistline works well to frame a fuller skirt. Our Octopus Dress is a stunning three-quarter length silk chiffon kaftan style dress. It yields contrasting brown silk godets at the hemline and highlights wide, silver trim sleeve cuffs.




Fitted dresses are best matched to Tailored coats. Tailored jackets keep your polished look feeling chic and stylish. You simply can’t go past a dressed up tuxedo jacket to wear over your next cocktail design. Evening Sky Champagne, Rose Garden Black or Red would all look amazing under this type of jacket.







Evening Sky Champagne is sleeveless, cool and comfortable to wear. It features a ruffle champagne bust and travels well. Rose Garden Black is an elegant lace, knee-length dress ideal for any cocktail party. Rose Garden Red is a stunning red, knee-length dress with a feature neckline. It has been designed and made in Australia.

Your Floor-Length number needs some Layers.

Estelle is collaboration between Stokes Thompson and Melbourne designer Hanni. It envisages a cutout bust, cutout back and featured stitching. Layers work best with this type of extravagant dress. A furry vest over a jacket will allow you to remove the jacket and leave the vest on for extra warmth when required.

Minimal dresses are a must for Maximum coats. Knee-length dresses look stylish under any menswear-inspired coat that hits the ankle. This look would also escort a pair of gloves.


Cream and Ivory Vintage is the perfect dress to wear under a large coat! This dress was designed as part of Stokes Thompson’s Spring Summer Collection 2013. This knee-length cream and viscose vintage style dress is very versatile. Ideal for parties and beach resort events.

To view our entire range of dresses, visit our online boutique.