12 Great Lightweight Jackets

Negotiate the transitional weather with this crop of lovely featherweight jackets that are made for early autumn.

It has, alas, been a summer that has necessitated jackets on quite a number of occasions. And while we’re ever optimistic that an Indian summer will yet see it out in a blaze of glory, there are inevitably cooler days coming which require the throwing on of an extra layer, but do not quite call for the full winter coat (thank goodness). Strategic layering has been the way to dress all season long thanks to the usual vagaries of BST, but now we’re upping our game by having in reserve a good gossamer-light jacket to throw on as the nip steals into the air. There are some excellent examples about at the moment; this is our edit of the top dozen on our wish list.

By Lucy Abletshauser
September 2021

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Marfa Stance

The Colourblock Quilt Jacket, £695

Live Unlimited

Tencel Utility Shacket, £89

Anine Bing

Rory Jacket, £399


Short Trench Coat, £135


Oversized Collar Recycled Jacket, £275

Max Mara

Padded Hooded Shell Jacket, £500


The Trench, €120


Technical Jacket, £725


Padded Collarless Coat, £55

Free People

Dolman Quilted Knit Jacket, £188


Water Repellent Overshirt, £29.99

The Upside

Nicola Bandan Print Denim Jacket, £230

Lucy Abletshauser

Shopping Editor

Lucy is the GWG's go-to expert on the best online buys, from fashion to interiors. An aesthete to her core, she does the trawling so you don't have to.