When a formal event calls for dressy attire, there is an alternative to the traditional formal gown—dressy jackets paired with formal skirts. From a simple fitted jacket in black silk to a heavily embellished silver shrug covered in sequins, formal dressing provides more options when women choose to pair jackets with skirts or dressy pants.
For a basic formal look suitable for a variety of semi formal and formal events, turn to dressy jackets by Jones New York. A basic black jacket paired with black dress pants with a wider leg is simple and stunning. For a look with more impact, choose a brighter color jacket with embellishments from XOXO. Sequin jackets are stunning when paired with a broomstick skirt or fitted pants. Complete this alternative formal look by adding in simple pumps or strappy sandals and a bright wristlet. Create a more formal gown look by choosing a skirt with a wide flare that floats at the ankles.
Dressy jackets are a fun way to up the impact factor of a traditional business wardrobe. Pair a dressier jacket with basic women's trousers in jet black for a fun take on business wear. Add color by layering the jacket with a brightly colored shell or cami. Perfect for pairing with either an A-line skirt or fitted women's pants, changing up the look with a different jacket is an easy way to create a more interesting business look.
For colder weather turn to wool jackets and coats with classic lines and clean silhouettes a full-length jacket in bright red is stunning on a snowy winter morning. A classic, black wool jacket by The North Face is always serviceable throughout the winter. Pair with a wool scarf in simple white as an easy and fun look.
Change up your wardrobe with dressy jackets, available at Macy's.