kate middleton wearing a boucle jacket

Perfect for a special occasion or to smarten up a pair of jeans, our pick of boucle jackets will become your wardrobe favourite

May 30, 2013

The boucle jacket is having a fashion moment! Conceived by Coco Chanel, this simple, elegant woollen jacket fast became a fashion classic - and the Parisian woman's cover-up of choice.

Boucle jackets continue to grace the shoulders of the world's most stylish, including Kate Middleton. To smarten up your favourite jeans or add a layer at a special occasion, shop wisely and your boucle jacket will never go out of fashion.

Here's our pick of the best boucle jackets around...

Mint Velvet Ivory & Navy Boucle, £129

Mint Velvet Ivory & Navy Boucle, £129

The assymetric zip detail and navy binding of Mint Velvet's ivory and navy boucle adds some much-needed edge to a wedding ensemble. Team with black jeans and leather boots for a sleek biker look during the day. Find more inspiring fashion

Hobbs Invitation Fortuna Jacket, £157

Hobbs Invitation Fortuna Jacket, £157

A fabulous occasion piece, the Hobbs invitation fortuna jacket promises to dazzle with its striking crimson hue. The scooped neckline and cropped sleeves give a regal feel to this bold piece. The understated bow detail draws attention to the waist as the jacket fits and flares over the hips. Find more inspiring fashion

Hobbs Invitation Harriet Boucle, £139

Hobbs Invitation Harriet Boucle, £139

This Hobbs invitation harriet boucle has more than a hint of the sixties about it. The cropped shape and three quarter sleeves make it the ideal choice for a summer occasion. Team with a matching spot print fabric skirt, also available from Hobbs, for the complete look. Find more inspiring fashion

Monsoon Mathilde Jacket, £89

Monsoon Mathilde Jacket, £89

Bring some bohemian chic to your classic wardrobe wear with the Monsoon mathilde jacket. With its geometric print and ornate red, gold and pewter detailing, this jacket is a unique and adventurous choice. Find more inspiring fashion

Next Pink Textured Jacket, £45

Next Pink Textured Jacket, £45

We think this Next pink textured jacket is a beautiful and demure choice for any special occasion. Team with some grey trousers and a cream top for an effortlessly chic look. Find more inspiring fashion

Per Una Speziale Biker Jacket, £68

Per Una Speziale Biker Jacket, £68

The distinctive panel design of this Per Una speziale biker jacket slims the silhouette, while the off centre zip detail adds an edgy touch to this thoroughly modern jacket. Find more inspiring fashion

Phase Eight Lylah Ottoman Jacket, £92.80

Phase Eight Lylah Ottoman Jacket, £92.80

Phase Eight's Lylah Ottoman jacket in ivory is a classic piece. We love the chic tailoring and hook and eye front fastening. Find more inspiring fashion

J by Jasper Conran Red Tweed Boucle, £69

J by Jasper Conran Red Tweed Boucle, £69

This red tweed boucle from J by Jasper Conran will transition effortlessly from day to night events. The woven tweed fabric and simple design make it an all round jacket that will work with any look. Find more inspiring fashion

East Embroidered Floral Jacket, £150

East Embroidered Floral Jacket, £150

We adore East's embroidered floral jacket in royal blue. The beautiful white embroidery invigorates the classic boucle design with an Indian twist. A great choice if you're looking for something a little different. Find more inspiring fashion

LK Bennett Eleanor Tweed Jacket, £245

LK Bennett Eleanor Tweed Jacket, £245

Looking for sophistication? With its subtle Champagne tone and high neckline, the LK Bennett Eleanor tweed jacket is the ideal fashion solution. Wear over a dress for a suit effect, or team with a pair of trousers and some heels. Find more inspiring fashion