Contemporary women’s overlays have become something of a trend over the last few seasons. An overlay is nothing but a women's jacket that can be paired with an array of outfits. From a seasonal perspective, these women’s overlays from Cord are perfect for both winters and summers, as well as different kinds of occasions—formal occasions, casual outings, first dates, movie nights, office parties, and more. There are different types of contemporary women’s overlays and their styles are simply innumerable. Women’s jackets, long jackets, leather blazers, overcoats, over sized blazers, comfortable jackets, simple, casual jackets, almost any kind of women’s blazers & jackets can be included under the loose definition of an overlay. Our Peru Jacket in Valley print adds both style and elegance to any outfit you wear it over.
No matter your height or shape, an overlay is a useful styling tool and can look good on different body types. If you’re on the shorter side a long, elegant overlay can make you look graceful. Bit plump? The long jacket is an ideal device for enhancing your shape. Too skinny? The women’s dress blazer adds sweep and fall. It’s all in the right pairing! Enjoy figuring out what looks good on you. Broad shoulders? A women’s blazer, jacket, or a leather blazer can look good.
The whole point in styles by Cord is to make inclusive, size agnostic designs that sit well and offer easy wearability in both form and function. Our new adaptation of the Artist Jacket modelled as a free size blazer jacket with a complementing belt works beautifully with all body types and forms. The gathers around the waist can be spread evenly or asymmetrically to create different looks.
Overlays make it uber easy to handle weather and seasonal changes. The ability to layer is a game changer when it comes to ensuring ensembles are weather appropriate. Women’s jumpsuits, dresses, casual tops, co ords for women, kaftan dresses, can all be made into warmer outfits with the simple add on of a stylish women’s jacket or an all weather blazer. Equally easily, they can be deconstructed into lighter ensembles with the removal of a layer. Artistically adapted from our evergreen Trench overcoat, our Berliner Overcoat is perfect for winter layering. With pockets on the side, a shoulder panel, and a straight fit that makes for easy movement and comfort. Our Denim Trench features adjustable cuffs, a contrasting flap placket and vintage buttons, giving it a casual, understated elegance and trendy good looks. These overlays add warmth and fashion quotient
Contemporary women’s overlays not only work well for any season, they are a great accessory to help ramp up your style quotient. Further, overlays are great as a transition between work and play. Wear an elegant overlay over a casual top and suddenly the whole ensemble looks chic enough for a party. Wear a casual jacket over a formal dress and hey! the dress is down styled in a jiffy. Try wearing a long jacket over a women’s jumpsuit and suddenly you have a casual look transformed into a flowing, elegant one! Our Zayden Jacket is an evergreen style—a boxy fit denim and wool jacket, with asymmetric shoulder panel and a belt. It can effectively convert a simple top and bottom ensemble into a stylish party style.
Contemporary women’s overlays come in all shapes, styles and cuts. From smart overcoats and dress blazers to elegant ladies’ blazers and leather blazers, to women’s casual jackets and long jackets, all these can make for extremely trendy layering. Formal dresses can be teamed with women’s blazers and jackets, or even snazzy leather blazers. When it comes to tailored jackets, women's wardrobes usually have a piece or two, especially in today’s world where meetings and presentations are very much part of the working woman’s life. Stylish blazers for ladies is a category that’s growing and it’s only natural given the increasing number of women professionals. Women want to look professional yet chic in the workplace with tastefully done overlays that work at multiple levels to create the elegant impression they seek. Our 60s Blazer can be teamed with stylish tops and is designed to add a retro appeal. Wear it with a beret and a muffler for cool espionage thriller good looks.
The ideal way is to figure which items of clothing in your wardrobe can work with overlays and then accordingly shop for appropriate jackets, coats and blazers.
Alternately, women’s casual jackets or any relaxed style of comfortable jackets work when looking at informal wear. Over sized blazers work well with casual dresses and relaxed fit clothes such as co ords or jumpsuits. Women’s jumpsuits are a great match with long coats or women’s blazers & jackets. Stylish tops, designs that work well can be enhanced with an imaginatively coordinated overlay. Even the kaftan dress, that most casual of styles, can be completely swivelled into a trendy evening wear look with the addition of a long jacket.