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Best Denim Jackets for Women Over 50

Do you have a denim jacket in your closet? I hope that you answered yes to that question because they are so versatile that you can wear them with almost anything. I’ve had denim jackets in my closet that I reach for year after year, and they never seem to go out of style! They are available in so many different styles and colors. Don’t ask me how many denim jackets I own (hint: it is way too many, haha!). Today, I’m sharing some of my go-to denim jackets for women over 50, as well as some newer pieces I decided to try.

Best Denim Jackets for Women Over 50

Wrangler Authentic Stretch Denim Jacket

Tania Stephens is showing how denim jackets for women over 50 looks great with a dress

When I originally saw this jacket by Wrangler, I assumed it would be stiff and thick. I wanted something for fashion, not roping cattle. Imagine how shocked I was to find that it has some stretch to it and that it’s lightweight and unlined. I know you all have seen it multiple times over the years, but it is here to stay because this jacket may end up being my favorite denim jacket ever!

I love the colors of this beautiful maxi dress. The color combination is unique, and that’s why I love it so much! It will go great for fall also, so you get more wears for your money.

I am wearing a large, and it fits me great! It hits me around my hips, and that is the perfect length for me. Even wearing a large, I still have room to add a lightweight sweater under it which is amazing since I like wearing denim jackets in the fall and winter as well.

I love this bright pink shirtdress. It comes in lots of colors, and I have it in black also. It is casual and perfect for running errands or going out to lunch with friends.

One of my favorite ways to wear this jacket is over a dress. Whether it’s a chilly Sunday morning on my way to church or a cool summer night on my way to dinner, it’s an effortless and easy way to keep warm while still looking cute!

How adorable is this smocked dress? Normally, I try to steer clear of anything smocked, but I like that it is only at the bodice. I just got these hot pink sandals, and I thought this dress would be the perfect time to take them for a test drive. Lol!

It also looks great styled over a jumpsuit or with shorts, pants, and skirts. You can guarantee I’ve gotten my money out of this jacket, and I can’t recommend it enough!

I can’t say enough about this dress!!! The colors are beautiful, and I think the dress is flattering. I’m wearing a large, but I wish I had bought the medium instead. It’s not super big on me, but it is a little big under the arms.


Like it or not, short weather is coming hard and fast. I just purchased these chino shorts, and I love pairing them with black. The black sweater fits perfectly, and I like the 3 button detail on the back. The straw tote bag matched the outfit so well that you would have thought I bought them to go together.

Colored Denim Jackets For Women Over 50

Talbots Classic Jean Jacket in Orchid

Have you ventured out of your comfort zone by purchasing a colored denim jacket? I shared all about this jacket in this recent post. I love the classic styling of this denim jacket. It is made from a cotton blend that includes a small amount of spandex. The jacket has a hint of stretch to it which makes it comfortable to wear as you move and bend. I’m wearing a medium, and it fits me great.

The ruffle medallion top is beautiful, but is is on the thin side. A lot of tops this year are thin, so I wanted to warn you about them.

Riders by Lee Indigo Stretch Denim Jacket

Tania Stephens is showing how colored denim jackets for women over 50 looks great with jeans1

Speaking of colored denim jackets, I also wanted to try this red stretch denim jacket. I love the personality this color brings to an outfit. I paired it with a graphic tee, but you could also wear it over a dress or a dressier blouse. I’m wearing a large, and it fits perfectly. If you love the fit of this but not the bold color, you can grab it in black, white, light gray, dark denim, or light denim instead.

I’ve had this Marilyn Monroe tee for years! It was one of the first “clothing” items that I bought from Walmart. Walmart fashion has come a LONG way since then!

Time and Tru Women’s Denim Jacket

This jacket by Time and Tru is new to my closet, but I am already a big fan! I wanted to try a black jean jacket because black is timeless and goes with everything. Sometimes a denim-on-denim look can be hard to pull off, but a black denim jacket can be easily paired with blue jeans or blue jean shorts. The best part about this jacket is that you can grab it for under $25. I went with a monochromatic look here, and I think it looks effortless and chic!

You NEED this romper!!! It is as close to the SPANX Air Essentials line as anything I’ve come across. I just ordered it in navy also, and I might order more. Different colors are priced differently, so pay attention to the prices.

Which denim jacket is your favorite? Let me know in the comments!

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  1. Hi Tania! I love your adorable straw bag you are carrying with you. The straw purses are really in style right now.

  2. I like your selection of jackets and the incorporating of dresses and tops. I am going to Italy May 18th…it helped me to decide to take my Jean jacket with me . I ,also, like the neutral beige slides you are wearing. Thank you for your blog.

  3. Judy Thompson says:

    Love my denim jackets!

  4. Tania, I’m so excited that I’m able to purchase the green floral GRACE KARIN Women’s Summer Beach Boho Smocked Strapless Maxi Dress with Pockets from Amazon with the $50 Amazon Gift Card and won sharing your Blog with my friends. It’s a bit bold for me, but I’m going to give it a try. Cathy

  5. Robyn Staton says:

    Do you have any suggestions as to styling a sleeveless maxi dress for us “gurls” who don’t like to show our arms, but live in the south? A denim jacket is adorable, but not applicable for anyone living in, SC during the summer months.

    1. Robyn, I have a post about that coming up soon.

  6. Catherine McClamrock says:

    Love this post. I love Denim jackets too!
    In colors too. Just an idea-maybe you can give us some suggestions on closet organizing too! Thanks!

  7. Barbara J says:

    Tania,,my favorite denim jacket, aside from the blue is white! I use it quite a lot! Especially with dark colored slacks .

  8. Last year, my friend passed me a yellow jean jacket that was too small for her. That color was not one I would have chosen but I wore it all the time. I like all the colors you have shown us but the orchid is just lovely! I may need to shop!

  9. The pink is my favorite! So unexpected and flattering!

  10. Sue McKamely says:

    Love the classic color of the Wrangler jacket the best. You look amazing in that with the floral maxi dress! I have a Faded Glory denim jacket from Walmart from years ago that looks exactly like the Wrangler. I’m considering ordering the orchid jacket. It would be a perfect spring pop of color with an outfit. Thanks for all your hard work keeping us styled and congrats to Joe!

  11. Asking which is my favorite got me thinking. The red stood out so much yet I don’t have much for it to go with. I already have 3 blue Jean jackets. So I was thinking the black one would be a nice one to add to my closet.

  12. Denim jackets are great! I love that you showed the colored ones. I bought the orchid jacket and La Provence shirt when you first showed it. That jacket is such a gorgeous color! I love all your styling in this post.

  13. Kristine Thompson says:

    That is a sweet denim jacket.

  14. I love the look of a denim jacket. Here is florida it’s to hot to wear except for the coupe of cold weeks we have in January. But I am in the 50 plus age and I want something to wear over my arms during the spring summer season so I wear a lot of kimonos over my dresses which I love wearing more than shorts. And jeans that just something you wear to the fair Thanks for sharing

  15. I love the orchid jacket. I have one similiar in a turquoise blue, but due to weight gain no longer fits me. I’m hoping to lose weight soon so I can fit into it again. Congrats to Joe!!

  16. yay, Joe!! Congratulations combined with a bit of envy; I have a private pilot license, but not IFR. Good for Joe.
    Thank you for the info on denim jackets. I only have four. I need a white one.

    1. It was a lot of work, Diane. He said he sure has learned a lot, even after flying for over 25 years.

  17. CyndeeKay says:

    I love the chino shorts, black top, and denim jacket. This is a “dressed up” outfit for me! Perfect for happy hour with friends. Secondly, I like the orchid jacket, blouse, and jeans.
    Congrats to Joe!

  18. Love all the dresses you styled with the jean jacket. Can’t wait until warmer weather is here to stay. This come and go weather is killing me.

  19. Joanne W. says:

    Way to go Joe!! Great post on denim jackets — thanks!

  20. I love jean jackets and own 2. Jean jackets are a ‘go-to’ item and go so well with almost anything. Great styling!

  21. Melissa Palmer says:

    I love the idea of a denim jacket but I usually feel a bit confined in them. Perhaps I just haven’t found the right one lol.

  22. Jean jackets are a classic. I dare to even think how many I have, but some of them are old! I just keep wearing them, but never get rid of. My daughter gave me one of her’s from when she was in high school bc I borrowed it all the time. She’s 36 and I still wear that jacket ;-D

    1. Melissa, it all depends on the material of the jacket. I love the Wrangler one since it is softer and stretchy. I’ll reach for it over most of the others I own.

  23. Congratulations to Mr. Joe. My son is a pilot and I know IFR is milestone. LOVE the pink dress.

  24. Donna Wood says:

    That orchid jacket is GORGEOUS on you!!!! One of my favorites is made by Sonoma and I got it at Kohl’s several years ago.

  25. I love the strapless dress and jean jacket! Love the shoes too…just not the price of them.
    Congratulations to Joe!!

  26. Doris Mitchell says:

    I have and love this jacket in the lighter color – it is awesome. I have my eye on a pink one that I saw on Amazon – its in my cart now !! Beautiful ideas today as always.

  27. Love the Jean jackets and am seeing them all over in the stores this spring! I was looking for a denim jacket and am ordering the wrangler you recommend right now! Thank you!

  28. I have a jean jacket and a white one. I think the orchid color one might be next.

  29. Congratulations to Joe! LOVE all the outfits! Thank you for such an awesome post! I appreciate how much time and thought you put into each post! So Thankful you keep God in everything!❤️

  30. I love the orchid jacket so much that it is now in my closet and hope to wear it soon. The top you show with it is pretty but I am wondering if the ruffle sleeves would be too bulky under the jacket for me? I have several Jean jackets in various colors but the oldest is the blue denim jacket I purchased at J Jill many years ago.
    I enjoy reading your blog every day. Congrats to Joe.

    1. Beth, some ruffle sleeves might be bulky under a jacket, but since that top is so lightweight, it doesn’t cause an issue.

  31. Congratulations to Joe! Way to persevere through the tough stuff! I love my denim jackets too! My white one is always a challenge though…I love that thing but the ring around the collar, UGH! Between self tanners and makeup that baby shows it all by the time I’m done wearing it for a day.🤣🤪 oh well, I still love it!

  32. Glada St. Clair says:

    I love denim jackets. I’ve worn them since I was a teenager (awhile back). I like all the color choices now available.

  33. Marla Hawkins says:

    I would love to find a light weight jacket without a collar. Collars are not my “thing”.

  34. Susan Brandenburg says:

    I have the Wrangler jacket and love it! I didn’t think a denim jacket would be comfortable but this one is. I bought from an earlier post of yours! Thanks

  35. Congratulations to Joe! Love the orchid jacket think I need that and the tshirt from Talbots with pink and purple flowers on it, it looks so good on you! Thanks for showing us great options! I get so many ideas from you.

  36. I have 4 jean jackets in my closet that I wear all of the time. Love the black and orchid colors from your post. You also showed one from J.Jill weeks ago that I had to buy! What would we do without these versatile jackets! And congrats to Joe!

  37. I have a 3/4 sleeve bean jacket from Chico’s that I’ve had forever and have a vibrant print one. Rolling up the sleeves is definitely for me. I looked at the orchid one in Talbots and may have to order it after all!
    Congrats to Joe!!

  38. Sheryl Gossard says:

    I really like these jackets combos. My favorite is the orchid one just due to the color. But then I saw the hot pink one and I really like the red one too!

  39. Sheryl Gossard says:

    I really like these jackets combos. My favorite is the lavender one just due to the color. But then I saw the hot pink one and I really like the red one too!

  40. Congrats to Joe! I am loving the orchid jacket, but not sure I would get enough use out of it to justify the price. I have a Wranglers jean jacket that I love. I ordered the straw tote bag. So cute and I love straw bags for summer.

  41. Love my denim jacket in the summer. Those summer dresses and the a/c at church are a rough combo for me. 😀

  42. Diana VanWinkle says:

    Love your Wrangler jacket and that pink shirtdress is already in my cart!

    Congratulations to Joe on obtaining his IFR! My dad was a commercial pilot and flight instructor, and I know that is a tough rating, but so important! Even if you don’t plan to use it, you never know when a weather situation can come up. He will be ready for anything now!!!

  43. The original Wrangler jean jacket is timeless and my favorite. It has been around for years. But I also have several jean jackets in other colors as well.

  44. Beth Dever says:

    I love my denim jackets (white and blue and currently seeking black) but never thought of other colors that look amazing! Guess I have more shopping to do in near future. Thank you for your wonderful blog and have a blessed (always) day.

  45. Rene Marquette says:

    I love the red jacket, but I don’t think I could pull it off. I do have 2 blue Jean jackets in my closet and my favorite on you is the chino shorts, black sweater and blue Jean jacket.

  46. sandhilljane27@hotmail.com says:

    I love your denim jacket choices! I don’t have one and I think it is time to take the plunge and try one of your suggestions! Thanks for your hard work, you make styling over 50 easy!!!

  47. Linda White says:

    I love all the denim jacket. I have blue ones, brown one now I want the orchid one. You did not show a white denim jacket which I’ve been looking for one this spring. They go with everything too. Thank you for all of your wonderful fashion ideas. You have shown us it does not need to be complicated.

    1. Linda, I bought two white denim jackets to style for this post, but both of them swallowed me and didn’t look very good. I’m sure I’ll get one soon that fits better.

  48. I love a denim jacket – and have several in my closet!!

    Loving the red one- such a fun color!
    I would love to find a bright yellow or orange one too.

  49. Rosalinda says:

    The orchid jean jacket is absolutely beautiful!! I love it!! Thanks for sharing these great ideas with jean jackets!! Have a happy Thursday!!

  50. Meredith Wiggins says:

    The Orchid jacket is my favorite!! I love pink and most bright colors!! I have a lot of denim jackets also and love them!! I have jackets with soft prints also!!

  51. Good morning….congratulations to Joe! That’s an amazing goal he’s reached. I love the chino shorts with black elbow sweater outfit. Looks great with the denim jacket. I have 2 denim jackets I’ve never worn so I’m going to try wearing them soon. Thank you for the inspiration.

    1. The orchid colored jacket is so cute with that shirt! I think it would striking with white jeans, too!

  52. My favorite is my white denim Chico’s. I bought it a few years ago for our Alaskan cruise. I have a Wrangler denim I bought about 20 years ago at an outlet store in Crossville when Bill stopped to buy some jeans! I can’t part with it!

  53. Susan Nothwehr says:

    Hello! I bought a Time&Tru denim style jacket in black last fall, and for the price, it has been great. True to size, nicely made, still looks good. Haven’t tried any of your other recommendations yet.
    Have a good day!!

  54. Love all the jackets, as of yet I don’t have a denim jacket but think I will invest this year.

  55. Tania, I bought the Wrangler denim jacket on your recommendation. Thank you! It’s by far my favorite denim jacket.

  56. Well I’m really behind the times because I don’t own a jean jacket! I’m ordering one today!

  57. Love this post! All the looks are my style!

  58. I’ve alway been a fan of denim jackets, but forget all the ways they can be worn. They look great with your outfits. I also like the pink and red jackets. They’re happy colors and also offer a bright accent around you face! Thanks for sharing!

  59. Love the denim jacket in pink!

    Congrats to Joe!!

  60. Cheryll Sampson says:

    Congratulations to Joe. Love the denim jackets, especially the red. I have a yellow one and s white one but might need the red.

  61. I’ve had a denim jacket for years and years now and need to retire it soon. I’m considering the Wrangler you’ve been styling however, I hope it comes in petite . Otherwise the sleeves will be too long.
    The romper from Amazon is adorable! Might have to order one. Lastly, congrats to Joe!

  62. Loved the lavender jacket and outfit the best. Lots of cute jackets and ideas. Thanks for all the suggestions.

  63. Love all the denim jackets!!

  64. Congratulations to Joe! Love the dresses that you paired with the jackets! All great looks for spring!

  65. I love so many of the blouses from Talbots but I agree…some of them are very thin and don’t hold their shape well. Love all of the jackets…colored ones are so fun.

  66. Dana Smithmier says:

    i LOVE the red jacket!!!!

  67. I love
    Them all! But I’m thinking the first one. I’ve been wanting to buy one since my 79 year old Mom wears them and she loves them. Do you size up if you want to wear something underneath or is it better to get one in the size you wear in a shirt? Thank you for posting!

    1. Sherry, you’re going to hate this answer…but it all depends on the jacket. Some are cut for a slim fit, some for a boyfriend or relaxed fit, and some are just plain boxy.

  68. Lynn cookson says:

    I ordered the wrangler Jean jacket and love it!

  69. The Wrangler denim is my favorite but I am eyeing the pink denim from Talbots. I wear a denim jacket often

  70. Kris Brass says:

    They everything comes back around. I kept my jean jacket from high school. Levi 80s where very popular. So I can’t remember how longb ago ,say 4 yrs ago I sold it at my rummage sale. well I believe within a 2 year later they are very popular. ugh..I am now looking at the wrangle one posted, lol

  71. Great blogpost today. Congratulations to Joe.

  72. Wow! Love all these combinations. So pretty! Congratulations to Joe! My son-in-law just passed his certification also. I haven’t been brave enough to fly with him just yet.

  73. I just ordered the pink jean jacket from Talbots. I can’t wIt, it is so cute!!

  74. My favorite is the red jacket! I guess because it is so unexpected. This is a great post to remind us to get those Jean jackets out of the closet! I wear them in the Fall but lately I have been reaching for sweaters and blazers. Love the Bible verse today. So thankful for God’s Son and our Savior. Have a blessed day!

  75. Love the colored denim! Really changes it up!! I have always loved a denim jacket and love all the ways you styled it!