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How does Crepe fabric perform when used in layered looks, like jackets and blazers?

Hello everyone,

I am currently planning some outfits for the fall season, and I am considering adding some layered looks to my wardrobe. I am particularly interested in incorporating jackets and blazers into my outfits, but I am not sure which fabric to choose.

I have heard that crepe fabric is a popular choice for jackets and blazers, but I am unsure about how it performs in a layered look. I want to make sure that my outfits look chic and comfortable, without feeling bulky or awkward.

Has anyone here used crepe fabric in layered looks before? How did it perform? Was it easy to wear and style, or did it feel heavy and stiff? I would love to hear your experiences and tips!

Thank you in advance for your help.

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Hey there,

I have used crepe fabric in layered looks before and I really love it! Crepe has a lightweight and flowy texture that makes it a great choice for layered looks, especially in transitional seasons like fall. I have worn crepe blazers over lightweight tops and dresses, and it always looks stylish and effortless.

One thing to keep in mind is the weight of the crepe fabric you choose. Some crepes can be quite heavy and stiff, which can make layering a bit difficult. I recommend looking for crepes that are on the lighter side and have a bit of drape to them. This way, you can easily layer them over other pieces without feeling weighed down.

Overall, I think crepe fabric is a great choice for layered looks, especially if you want to add some depth and texture to your outfits. Just make sure to choose the right weight and drape for your needs!


Hey everyone,

I've used crepe fabric for my jackets and blazers quite a few times, and I don't think I could have made a better choice! Crepe fabric has a unique crinkled texture that adds to the layered look while also being lightweight, which makes it perfect for layering in any season.

What I would highly recommend is opting for crepe fabrics that aren't too sheer, especially for jacket and blazer applications. Although a sheer fabric would offer a highly compromised look, it would not be the best choice for colder weather conditions.

Apart from that, crepe fabrics with a flowy texture work better in layered looks as adding something stiff may take away from the overall aesthetics. Crepe works best when paired with lightweight materials like cotton, viscose or polyester, which would balance out the overall 'weight' of the outfit.

In conclusion, Crepe fabric is the perfect addition to any layered look as long as you pay attention to the texture and weight of the fabric while pairing. I am so happy with my decision to use it, and I encourage you to try it too!


Hi there,

I wanted to chime in on this discussion about using crepe fabric in layered looks. Personally, I've had mixed experiences with it. While I agree that crepe fabric can lend a beautiful texture to jackets and blazers, I've found that it can also be a bit tricky to work with, especially when layering.

One issue I've experienced is that the crinkled texture of crepe can make it difficult to layer smoothly over other fabrics. In particular, it can bunch up or cling to other materials, which can create a lumpy or awkward look. Additionally, I find that some crepe fabrics can be quite delicate and prone to wrinkling, which can be a problem when layering.

That being said, I do think that crepe can work well in layered looks if you choose the right fabrics and styles. For example, I've had success with lightweight crepe blazers that have a more fluid drape, as they tend to layer more easily without adding too much bulk. Additionally, I've found that layering crepe over fitted fabrics like a camisole can help to cut down on any bunching or wrinkling.

Overall, I think that crepe fabric can be a great choice for layered looks with a bit of thoughtful planning and experimentation. Just be aware of any potential issues with texture and weight, and try to find fabrics that work well together.


Hi all,

I wanted to share my thoughts on using crepe fabric in a layered look, particularly in jackets and blazers. Personally, I have had a great experience using crepe fabric, and I think it adds a wonderful touch to any outfit.

One thing I love about crepe fabric is that it has a luxurious feel to it that elevates any outfit. Additionally, crepe fabric drapes beautifully and moves well, which is essential in a layered outfit. However, I do think that the key to using crepe successfully in a layered look is to choose high-quality fabrics.

As some others have mentioned, crepe can be a bit delicate, so opting for a high-quality fabric ensures that it will last and maintain its shape over time. Additionally, it's important to choose a crepe fabric that has a bit of weight to it so that it holds up well when layered over other pieces.

Another tip that I've found helpful when using crepe fabric in a layered look is to keep the layering relatively simple. I like to pair my crepe blazers with a simple top and trousers, as this allows the crepe jacket to shine without adding too much complexity.

Overall, I highly recommend giving crepe fabric a try in a layered outfit. It's a great way to take your outfit to the next level, and it adds a touch of sophistication and elegance that's hard to achieve with other fabrics.

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