What to Wear: Quilted Riding Jackets

Quilted riding jackets have the polished, equestrian style with the functionality of being water repellant. They are insulated with down, which makes them both warm and light weight. This combination of style, function, and warmth make them perfect for Fall & Spring. The classic quilted riding jacket is my go-to for these transition seasons as I have one from Eddie Bauer from a few years ago in a dark tan color, a navy Ralph Lauren one I got from a second hand shop in great condition, and now a deep orange one from L.L. Bean.


I first saw this jacket in the L.L. Bean catalog and admired the color, cayenne, for being a beautiful orange rather than a color that would make me look like I’d be going hunting. I’m always a fan of adding color to my wardrobe, and I do not have a lot of orange, so I thought this quality jacket would bring some life to my fall outfits. (Quick brag – this jacket is $140, but with many discounts and redeeming my credit card “cash back” points, I ended up paying $5.10 total!) I was immediately impressed with the little details – plaid lining on the inside and olive green corduroy on both inside the opening of the jacket and underneath the collar. I can’t express how amazed I was with L.L. Bean customer service when purchasing it- they were so helpful and kind. I rarely get that impressed with over-the-phone customer service and they proved to be an exceptional exception.

My parent’s ducks photo bombed a few photos…

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Quilted riding jackets are a wonderful staple to your fall wardrobe, and a more neutral navy could even transition from winter into spring. My favorite quilted jacket picks besides L.L. Bean would be C Wonder for their fantastic colors with pattern lining (seriously, check it out), the quality of Eddie Bauer, and for a lower price point with many colors head over to Target.

Lastly, a little more inspiration if you aren’t convinced of the wonders the quilted jacket can do for you. d48195eeb4d2609847c4787bd01552f21ce6cd9491486528f6b4ca64349d3fb857e0708d05b8974e636da82e0a32b48e2fa064ba6633d3e3d046f298cb56a529


7 Comments on What to Wear: Quilted Riding Jackets

  1. Elias Marte
    September 18, 2014 at 2:28 am (9 years ago)

    I love this Post!!!!!

    • thedressdecoded
      September 18, 2014 at 2:43 am (9 years ago)

      thank you sir!

  2. Lainey
    January 14, 2015 at 12:28 am (8 years ago)

    What size did you order? I am unsure if I should order Xsmall or Small (in Petite)

    • thedressdecoded
      January 14, 2015 at 1:02 pm (8 years ago)

      XS in Petite and it’s still a little big, and I’m not like a tiny girl either. I like it a little looser though because I can throw it on over anything. The color is amazing in real life. Hope that helps!

      • Lainey
        January 14, 2015 at 8:45 pm (8 years ago)

        Thanks so much 🙂 this helped a lot!

  3. Carrie
    August 8, 2018 at 11:05 pm (5 years ago)

    Hi! I know you said you purchased an XSP but I’m still on the fence about the size to order. I am about 129, 5’3 and wear a 36 C in bras. Would you suggest I get the S petite?

    • thedressdecoded
      August 13, 2018 at 9:20 pm (5 years ago)

      Good question! I believe the petite changes the arm length and I have short arms. If you feel the same way I would get a small petite!


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