* Neoprene fabric is lightweight and warm.
* Unique structure adds a modern touch.
* Can be used to elevate office outfits and off-duty attire.
Over the past few years, high-end fashion designers have been utilizing neoprene to create warm, uniquely structured, hyper-modern jackets and sweaters. Neoprene is most commonly used in wetsuits, but designers such as Rick Owens, Lanvin and Balenciaga have found a way to alter it and make it into clothing. The heat-trapping capabilities are retained, making for outerwear that’s minimal and lightweight, but also very warm.
As cool Rick Owens’ clothing may be, it’s a hard brand to pull off if you’re not a model or celebrity. Luckily, other brands have taken the innovative neoprene fabric and made scuba jackets into wearable, everyday clothing that adds just the right amount of versatile modernity. Below are some of our favorites.
1. Victorious Long Neoprene Jacket
This cozy, well priced scuba hoodie from Victorious a great way to wear neoprene in a casual look.
2. Kenneth Cole Neoprene Colorblock Jacket
Kenneth Cole has done a great job utilizing a colorway that works with the neoprene fabric. Upgrade your office look by pairing it with a white oxford shirt and dark blue jeans.
3. Calvin Klein Quilted Neoprene Sweatshirt
With a minimal design, heather gray color and supreme warming powers, this neoprene Calvin Klein sweatshirt makes for a great layering tool.
4. Calvin Klein Neoprene Logo Sweatshirt
Logo sweaters are a must-have in your wardrobe this fall. This one takes it to another level with neoprene, giving you the opportunity to nail two trends with one sweatshirt.
5. Alexander Wang Neoprene Hoodie
The only people who should be rocking a plain gray cotton hoodie are tech billionaires, but by making a plain gray neoprene hoodie, Alexander Wang gives new life to the loungewear classic.
6. Vicolo Neoprene Coat
By utilizing neoprene in a full coat, Vicolo produces an outerwear statement that’s lightweight, warm and very well priced for a winter jacket. It’s a modern long bomber style, but also has a vintage touch thanks to a subtle houndstooth print.
7. Halogen Neoprene Ruffle Sweatshirt
Halogen’s ruffle sweatshirt is great not only because of the trendy design and fabric combo, but also because the neutral gray is very versatile.
8. Blue Les Copains Neoprene Bomber
Bold patterns (especially floral) are huge right now, and Blue Les Copains has expertly paired them with a simple neoprene bomber. If you’re looking for a trendy fall/winter go-to, this is your best bet.
9. Reiss Gaia Neoprene Sweatshirt
This boxy cut, nude color neoprene sweatshirt by Reiss will make almost any casual outfit look like high-fashion. It’s easy to wear because the design is very minimal, but the neoprene structure and the oversized fit make it stand out.
10. Michael Kors Down & Neoprene Jacket
Michael Kors makes use of neoprene by improving a winter staple: the down jacket. By using neoprene instead of down for the sleeves, the silhouette becomes much more slim and sleek, but doesn’t sacrifice warmth. This jacket is great for running errands in cooler weather, or warming up for a run on cold mornings.