Short jackets: small, but perfectly formed

Short jackets: small, but perfectly formed

Women's tailored jackets have become a standard part of the everyday wardrobe, ever since the late 19th century. In fact, much credit must go to the famous French actress and poet Sarah Bernhardt, who went by the rather glorious nickname "the Divine Sarah" (if any husbands are reading, please take note...). Bernhardt played several male roles throughout her illustrious career, including Hamlet in 1899. But even off the stage she was disposed to wearing what she called "boys clothes", namely tailored jackets and trousers. Trendsetters followed suit: where once European women would wear tailored jackets with long skirts, called costumes, for activities such as riding, archery, and walking, by 1905 they were de rigeur in Paris, London, and New York. In 1914, Coco Chanel designed a fur-trimmed jacket with a matching ankle-length skirt, which fully cemented tailored silhouettes into women's fashion.

Since then, the tailored jacket for women has taken on many different forms, in some cases identical to the male silhouette, and in others better suited for the female figure. Regardless of which you prefer, the nature of the modern jacket is irrepressibly chic, sharp and sophisticated. While our tailored eveningwear jackets conform to the classic principles of the male tuxedo jacket, our short jackets are more designed as elegant outerwear pieces that can be styled in a multitude of ways. 

 Davina Jacket Ivory Miro Zibeline

Davina Jacket Ivory Miro Zibeline

The Davina jacket is a beautiful day or eveningwear piece cut from a cotton and silk zibeline fabric. With a scalloped collarless neckline, cropped sleeves and a smooth cutaway hem, the silhouette is petite and flattering. The ivory tone can be beautifully contrasted with black cigarette pants or pencil skirt, but also is also very sophisticated worn with a tonal look, too.  

 Abigail Jacket Fudge Brown Silk Velvet

Abigail Jacket Fudge Brown Silk Velvet

Cut in a stunning autumnal tone, this fudge brown silk velvet jacket is a classic cropped style that is perfect to layer over a maxi dress or A-line skirt this season. The plush pile of the silk velvet is beautiful in the natural light and pairs well with an an array of autumnal tones such as tan, cream, burnt orange, and ochre. With casual ruffled sleeves, it's as laid back as it is lady-like, and will form a very versatile piece in your seasonal wardrobe.

 Trafalgar Jacket Black Green Basile Silk Velvet

Trafalgar Jacket Black Green Basile Silk Velvet

The Trafalgar short jacket, made in London from French embroidered velvet is so versatile it could be dressed up or worn with jeans. Details include beautiful piping and a double button fastening. The vibrant green tone is well matched with other tonal greens, especially darker hues.

 Trafalgar Jacket Emerald Bows Silk Velvet

Trafalgar Jacket Emerald Bows Silk Velvet

This version of the Trafalgar short jacket has a beautiful textural finish. Perfect for wearing with a tonal pleated skirt or layered over a blouse and jeans, or you can dress it up with a pair of cigarette pants for a vibrant and chic cocktail look.

 Victoriana Jacket Black Gold Basile Silk Velvet

Victoriana Jacket Black Gold Basile Silk Velvet

The Victoriana jacket in black and gold silk velvet is an elegantly styled three-button short jacket with curved front hem, and features a face-flattering stand collar, and versatile cuff that can be folded back for added style. The intricate gold pattern dancing upon a chic black velvet cloth can bring to life a pair of black cigarette pants for an alternative to an LBD or cocktail dress.

 Clemmie Jacket Green Penninghame Embroidered Georgette

Clemmie Jacket Green Penninghame Embroidered Georgette

Expressed in a rich array of tonal green hues, the Clemmie jacket is a cropped blouson in embroidered georgette silk that will add a contemporary twist to tonal green dresses. It also brings a pop of bright autumnal hues when worn with white denim jeans.

Shop Short Jackets

← Older Post Newer Post →

What Makes a Favourbrook Shirt So Special?

What Makes a Favourbrook Shirt So Special?

Our friends and neighbours over on London's Jermyn Street get all the plaudits for shirtmaking, but we fancy that our shirts are their equal, and we'll...

Read more
A Khaki Jumpsuit Three Ways

A Khaki Jumpsuit Three Ways

Our khaki crepe de chine jumpsuit is an absolute breeze to style in so many elegant ways. We'll show you three ways that this feminine...

Read more
Royal Ascot 2024: Ladies Day Everyday

Royal Ascot 2024: Ladies Day Everyday

As Royal Ascot gallops ever closer, it's time to get your outfit sorted! We share some of our best tips for getting the ball rolling...

Read more
What a Trio of Top Trainers Wear to Royal Ascot

What a Trio of Top Trainers Wear to Royal Ascot

Favourbrook of course! With the world’s greatest horse racing event just over a month away,  we had the great pleasure of welcoming Andrew Balding, Richard...

Read more
Blooming Gorgeous - Dressing For Chelsea Flower Show

Blooming Gorgeous - Dressing For Chelsea Flower Show

Get into bloom at Chelsea Flower Show this month with a glorious curation of our brightest and boldest dresses and coats.

Read more
Instant Upgrades to your Royal Ascot Ensemble

Instant Upgrades to your Royal Ascot Ensemble

If you're already good for a morning suit, but don't want to wear the same ensemble to Royal Ascot as last year, here are some...

Read more
Jumpsuits For Joy

Jumpsuits For Joy

The 70s allure of the jumpsuit is having a resurgence today as the once military garment is redefined in a most glamorous and versatile way.

Read more
Dressing For A Royal Garden Party

Dressing For A Royal Garden Party

Over 30,000 people are invited to the Royal Garden parties each year. If you've been lucky enough to get an invitation, we'll show you how...

Read more
The Morning Suit - Who Wore It Well?

The Morning Suit - Who Wore It Well?

This week, we take a look at some of the great wearers of formalwear from past and present.

Read more
Glorious Georgette

Glorious Georgette

Our silk georgette dresses are the perfect summer silhouette, with a dynamic full-circle pleated skirt for a playful and elegant aesthetic.

Read more
Understanding Our Different Morning Coats

Understanding Our Different Morning Coats

This season we have created six different types of black morning coat, each with its own unique characteristics. Read on to discover which is best...

Read more
Spotlight On: The Westminster Coat

Spotlight On: The Westminster Coat

Supremely elegant and incredibly versatile, this season's Westminster coats are the perfect mid-length summer pieces for sophisticated events.

Read more