Some Styles of Collar and Collarless Jacket
Lecturer, Dept. of Fashion Design
KCC Women’s College (Affiliated by Khulna University)
A Jacket is designed to be placed around the upper part of the body. jacket is a mid stomach length garment and mainly it is very popular to use as a winter garments and other than use as clothing. It is mainly worn by both men and women. Its look like a short coat, in any of various forms, usually opening down the front.
Difference between coat and jacket:
- In a traditional sense, coats are considered to be longer overcoats and jackets are specific type of short undercoats.
- Modern distinctions would make jackets more on the formal side while coats are for worn for casual settings.
- Coats will have little to no shoulder padding while jackets will have evident shoulder padding.
- Coats may be worn with non-matching pants while a suit jacket is always made with matching trousers.
Different styles of jackets are available in the market. Some styles of collar and collarless jackets are shortly described with figure
Some Styles of Collar and Collarless jacket:
Back and sides of jacket have exaggerated flare or fullness. (Also called trapeze.)
Conventional center front closing with a single button or several buttons.
Front closing with wide overlap. Appears to be closed with a double row of buttons, although only one set may actually function while the other is decorative.
Very short, waist length or above the waist, collarless and buttonless. May be long- or short-sleeved or sleeveless.Variation with long sleeves, epaulets, and braid trim is called a toreador.
A straight unfitted jacket, waist-length or longer. May or may not have a collar.
Waist length or slightly longer, unfitted, collarless jacket. Edge usually trimmed with braid.
Collarless jacket of any length with front button closing. Neckline may be round or V shaped.
Waist or high-hip-length coat with heavily padded shoulders, sleeves the same length as the coat, and usually made of fur or a pile fabric to give a bulky look.