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What To Wear With A 3/4 Sleeve Jacket

jacket length sleevesDear Deborah,

Three-quarter length sleeves on winter coats seem popular, but what do you do with your dress sleeves, shirt, etc.? Would it be appropriate to wear long gloves?

Thanks, Ellen

Dear Ellen,

Yes, you can wear long gloves, but many women wonder about this big question: Is it OK for your sleeves to hang out at the bottom?

Yes, I’ve seen these jackets styled that way, but I feel a 3/4 sleeve length jacket looks best if you wear it with a sleeveless top or a top that allows you to push up the jacket’s sleeves. The point of the coat is to show off your forearms and wrists, creating a  sporty, youthful look.

This type of jacket also looks great with a sleeveless shell top.

As for color, I like to keep it simple and classic by wearing black underneath or making the jacket pop with a white blouse. I particularly like a black turtleneck with the sleeves showing. It looks fab with the houndstooth.

How do you wear a 3/4 sleeve-length jacket? I’d love to know.


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5 thoughts on “What To Wear With A 3/4 Sleeve Jacket

  1. I love this jacket – do you have the details of where I could buy it (or make it if it is no longer available) – I am in the UK :(

  2. I love this jacket! I bought a Fuschia in a similar style at a resale shop (I did not pay $40) and like it. I think I will wear a pencil skirt, black hose, and a wide belt with it next perfect day we have.
    I love this website! Thanks for all the tips.

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