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Make a feminine dress more versatile with a biker jacket in silk or leather.

Sundresses make summer dressing so easy. All you need is one breezy piece, and your outfit is done! We love a good feminine frock, but sometimes you need to switch up the look. A jacket with some edgy, sporty, or tough details makes a girly dress your own. See how these biker girl styles change the look of some of our favorite dresses.

from left to right: Desert Moto Jacket, Strapless Bustier Dress with 2 Way Zipper, Sheer Wrap Dress, Island Placket Dress

The Desert Moto Jacket is a simplified biker style with a short collar and snap details. Its shrunken shape and neutral color add some masculine contrast to flirty dresses for the perfect daytime look. Throw it over the Sheer Wrap Dress, Island Placket Dress, or Strapless Bustier Dress with 2 Way Zipper. The extra coverage makes skimpy dresses easier to wear. This piece was designed in whipcord, but it would look stunning in a faux suede.

from left to right: Bomber Jacket, Double Layer Dress, Diagonal Lines Dress, Panel Dress

When styling more casual dresses, try a tomboy silhouette like the Bomber Jacket. Designed in waffle pique with a classic ribbed hem and cuffs, no collar, snap pockets, and an extra zippered pocket on one sleeve, this jacket has lots of unisex details. Pair it with a sporty dress for a daytime look that isn’t too fussy. We like the Double Layer Dress, Diagonal Lines Dress, or athletic Panel Dress.

from left to right: Silk Motorcycle Jacket, Tea Dress, Maxi Dress with Pockets

The Silk Motorcycle Jacket is a more luxurious take on the tough girl classic. This design has an asymmetrical zippered front and pockets, stand up collar, and shoulder epaulettes, but it’s sweetened up in raw silk. It’s a beautiful addition to lighter dresses, like the Maxi Dress with Pockets in floral batiste or the cap sleeve Tea Dress.

from left to right: Puff Sleeve Jacket, Princess Seam Dress, Criss Cross V Neck Dress, Satin Belted Dress

For the office, you need a piece that’s a little more refined. The Puff Sleeve Jacket has the professional look of a blazer, but it’s much more fun and edgy in real or faux leather. This jacket adds that extra toughness to sophisticated pieces like the Princess Seam Dress, Criss Cross V Neck Dress, or plus size Satin Belted Dress.

The hardware and structure on these jackets can be intimidating. Make sewing these signature pieces easier with the Silk Motorcycle Jacket sew along. Register now, and you’ll get step by step instructions, videos, and interactive help. Plus, you’ll get the Silk Motorcycle Jacket pattern included for free.

Happy sewing!


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    May 14, 2014, 04.41 AMby woman

    ugghh those jackets are to die for!

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    May 13, 2014, 08.16 PMby MegH

    The second board is totally me! I just love any sort of moto style jacket.

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