17 of The Best Oversized Denim Jackets For That Effortlessly Put Together Look

I’m never taking Levi’s XL Trucker Jacket off.

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17 Best Oversized Denim Jackets to Shop

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Remember when it took the stars aligning and being in the fashion-god's good graces to come across the perfect oversized denim jacket? One that kind of looked like you found it for $5 at a thrift store without also swallowing you whole? Thankfully, times have changed. Now you can easily find oversized denim jackets that help you achieve the quintessential model off duty look á la Hailey Bieber.

To help us scout out the best jackets, we tapped a plethora of stylish experts, like celebrity stylist Alyssa Beltempo, who calls an oversized denim jacket “the perfect layering piece.” As she explains, “The extra room lets you layer hoodies and chunky knits underneath, and it balances out the heavy footwear we’re seeing this season.” Levi’s XL Trucker Jacket fits all those boxes, which is why we ranked it as our best overall.

 To see some of their as well as our favorite oversized denim jackets, read on. 

Best Overall

Levi’s XL Trucker Jacket

Levi’s XL Trucker Jacket


What we love: This jacket has a true oversized cut, from the sleeves to the hem.
What we don’t love:
It doesn’t come with an extensive size range.

Being the pioneers of denim, Levi’s creates the best oversized denim jackets. This I-borrowed-it-from-my-dad jacket features slightly washed out denim fabric with extended sleeves and a hem that reaches past your hips — it truly is an oversized cut. But because of that, shop for your actual size, instead of sizing up for a larger fit. Even though it has an affordable price point, it will remain a wardrobe staple for years to come. 

This style only goes up to an XL, but plus-size women can find similar (just as oversized) styles, like the 90s Trucker Jacket, which to us, looks basically the same.

Price at time of publish: $118.00

Material: Cotton, Lyocell | Size range: XS-XL | Colors: 2

Best Budget

Canyonwalker Loose Denim Jean

What we love: Shoppers claim that the product looks exactly like the one pictured
What we don’t love:
It’s very oversized, so finding the perfect fit might be difficult to do online

When Katie Sturino claims that oversized denim jackets have a “Paris girl chic” aesthetic, it’s jackets like this steal from Amazon that she’s referring to. It comes in five other classic colors that all have a laid back, je ne sais quoi appeal to them. It does come quite oversized, check out the detailed measurements listed in the description to get a better feel for size before sizing down. (For reference, the pictured model is wearing a size S, and according to the reviews, the seller is very accommodating should you need to make any size swaps.) 

Due to its oversized nature, it doesn’t have any stretch to it — the material feels a little thinner than what you might get at a name brand retailer, but if you’re just looking to win style points then this makes a great option. 

Price at time of publish: $43.99

Material: Cotton | Size range: S-XL | Colors: 6

Best Splurge

Rag & Bone Oversized Denim Jacket

Rag & Bone Oversized Denim Jacket


What we love: This jacket comes with a sherpa lining.
What we don’t love:
It runs a little small, so you will have to size up for more of an oversized fit.

Rag & Bone excels in taking classic styles and adding their own elevated touch to it. This timeless, dark-blue washed jacket will keep you toasty through its sherpa lining and heavyweight, non-stretch fabric — all of which make it worth the splurge. It fits a little more snug than your typical oversized jacket, but the dropped shoulders, relaxed tailoring, and long sleeves still make this oversized enough for you to achieve the look you’re going for. (And you can always size up if you need to.)

Price at time of publish: $455.00

Material: Cotton | Size range: XXS-L | Colors 1

Best Plus Size

Universal Standard Kelsey Denim Jacket

What we love: The contrast stitching adds a subtle yet elegant design element.
What we don’t love:
It’s lightweight, so it may not be the warmest option.

We always appreciate how inclusive Universal Standard is with their clothing. This lightweight denim jacket offers a size range of 4XS-4XL, which is a rare yet welcoming option in the market. It also comes in four classic denim colors with contrast stitching that adds an elegant feel. We noticed that the hem is on the shorter side, falling right at your hips, but the sleeves elegantly go down past your palms, and it’s made of stretch denim that comfortably moves with you. That being said, because of the added elastane, it is a lightweight option, so make sure to bring an extra jacket in the winter months.

Price at time of publish: $138.00

Material: Cotton, Polyester, Elastane | Size range: 4X-4XL | Colors: 4

Best Cropped

Daily Paper Cropped Denim Jacket

Daily Paper Cropped Denim Jacket

Daily Paper

What we love: The sleeves have a very vintage style to them.
What we don’t love:
It has a short 14 day return policy.

Cropped and oversized styles work immaculately together. The sleeves are cut and stitched in a way that curve around your arms, giving this particular one a unique edge. However, they are not elongated, ending right at your wrists. The washed out color and cropped hem lean into a vintage appeal that will remain relevant for decades. It ships within 2-6 business days, but make sure to act fast if it doesn't meet expectations as you only have 14 days to return it. These pair well with high waisted leggings or cargo pants. You can even go denim on denim and shimmy into your favorite jeans. 

Price at time of publish: $220.00

Material: Cotton | Size range: XS-XXL | Colors: 1

Best Petite

Whistles Collared Button Down Jacket

Whistles Collared Button Down Jacket


What we love: The ruffled collar adds a cute touch.
What we don’t love:
 You may need to size up for a true oversized fit.

We love the endearing collar detail on this jacket, as well as loose fitted arms and body. This jacket borders between oversized and form fitting, making it excellent for petite women, who don’t want to drown in too much fabric. We recommend ordering your true size to achieve that relaxed aesthetic. 

Despite it being a smaller jacket, it still comes with elongated sleeves and a loose cut, giving you that laid back appeal. This option is not as baggy as some of the others on this list, which may make it difficult to squeeze in tons of layers. However, a simple shirt or crew neck sweater will  pair well with this option.

Price at time of publish: $199.00

Material: Cotton | Size range: 0-14 | Colors: 1

Best Black

Ksubi Oversized Denim Jacket

Ksubi Oversized Denim Jacket


What we love: The extra long hem gives this jacket a biker feel to it.
What we don’t love:
There’s only a limited amount available.

Black denim fits a neutral-toned wardrobe better than, say, a light denim. The oversized cut of this feels effortless, falling naturally around your body. It has more of a boxy cut to it which plays into the oversized aesthetic well. Rather than curving around your body, it’s tailored to fall straight down. You’ll find two slits on the sides of this jacket, as well as red plus sign stitchings in the back. This does run quite large — the model is wearing a size S for reference — so keep that in mind as you shop. This jacket is part of their limited edition collection with P.E. Nation, so if you see it and like it, then I recommend you buy it fast because they won’t be around for much longer. 

Price at time of publish: $280.00

Material: Cotton | Size range: XS-XL | Colors: 1

Best White

Agolde Charlie Jacket

Agolde Charlie Jacket


What we love: It’s made of organic, sustainable materials.
What we don’t love:
The sleeves are shorter compared to a typical oversized jacket.

This oversized denim jacket comes in all your classic colors — black, medium wash, light wash, and white. It has a cut and style that will remain relevant for years to come, making it worth the higher price point. Not only that, but it’s sustainably made using 100% organic cotton. The dropped shoulders bring the oversized appeal to life as it plays into the relaxed cool girl aesthetic. It does have a shorter hem and sleeves, but the body remains oversized with a boxy cut.

Price at time of publish: $198.00

Material: Organic Cotton | Size range: XS-XL | Colors: 4

Best Long

Free People Long & Lean Trucker Jacket

Free People Long & Lean Trucker Jacket

Free People

What we love: It comes with small distressed details.
What we don’t love:
It runs very large so make sure to size down.

Longer denim jackets come in handy when you want to wear hoodies and chunky knits that go past your waist. This option, which comes in a black or gray wash, comes with distressed details scattered around the jacket, giving you a slouchy laid back feel. Reviewer recommend sizing down because this truly does come oversized, even a little too much. You can find the measurements for a size small jacket listed in the description to help you gauge which size you should order.

Price at time of publish: $128.00

Material: Cotton | Size range: XS-XL | Colors: 2

Best Distressed

Saukiee Oversized Denim Jacket

Saukiee Oversized Denim Jacket


What we love: It has a worn-in feel to it that looks natural.
What we don’t love:
The other color options are not all the same cut and style.

A lot of brands offer distressed denim jackets, like the Free People option mentioned above, but we like the subtly of this one we found from Amazon. With only a few distressed features around the hem, the jacket looks quite natural. You can even machine wash it on cold. Onlookers would never believe that you snagged it for a mere $35. 

Price at time of publish: $34.99

Material: Cotton | Size range: S-XL | Colors: 7

Best Embroidered

Sofia Marino Zodiac Embroidered Denim Jacket

Sofia Marino Zodiac Embroidered Denim Jacket

Sofia Marino 

Calling all astrology followers, this zodiac embroidered denim jacket is going to be a conversation starter. Each piece has a whopping 44,100 stitchings to create this zodiac design with beads hand-sewn into the design to mimic the sparkling stars. You can even add a custom message on the inside lining. Because each piece is made to order, it's vital that you order the correct size. Once purchased, you won’t be able to amend your order. 

Price at time of publish: $206.00

Material: Cotton | Size range: XS-XL | Colors: 2

Best Light Wash

Triarch Denim Jacket

Triarchy Denim Jacket


What we love: This product was created with sustainability in mind from start to finish.
What we don’t love:
We wish it came in more washes.

For stylist Kara Fabella, who specializes in sustainable and slow fashion, brands like Triarchy sit at the top of her list. “I love to choose from small scale brands who understand denim production’s impacts on the environment,” she says. This 100 percent organic cotton denim jacket contains only responsibly-made fabrics that are crafted by workers earning a living wage. The jacket itself sits loosely around your body without being too long or too oversized. So if you’re really going for that oversized feel, then opt for a bigger size. We recommend checking out their extensive care instructions if you ever wish to clean it, though, because you can only line dry it, which might make it stiff after the first wear.  We just wish this jacket came in more washes.

Price at time of publish: $178.00

Material: Organic cotton | Size range: XS-XL | Colors: 1

Best Dark Wash

Zara Oversized Denim Jacket

Zara Oversized Denim Jacket


What we love: It has the classic look and cut at an affordable price point
What we don’t love:
This jacket runs large so stay true to size or size down

Here is a no-nonsense jacket that looks and feels just as an oversized denim should — only at a lower price point. In case you worry about the quality you’re getting for the price, I have a handful of Zara jackets at home that all have a surprisingly high-end feel to them. The hem has a lightly distressed appeal to them making it look lived in. Plus, this piece is part of their “Join Life” label, which means they’ve crafted it with sustainability in mind using technologies that help reduce their environmental impact. 

Price at time of publish: $49.90

Material: Cotton | Size range: XS-XL | Colors 1

Best Sherpa

AG Jeans Kendrix Jacket

AG Jeans Kendrix Jacket

AG Jeans

What we love: The sherpa collar adds an extra cozy appeal to this jacket
What we don’t love:
It doesn’t have any reviews yet

Take a close look, and you’ll notice that the collar is lined in sherpa. Take an even closer peek, and you’ll find that this jacket has quilted batting in the sleeves. All of this is to say, not only is this oversized denim oozing in style, but it will actually keep you warm as well. It comes with all the best features of an oversized denim jacket, like dropped shoulders and extended sleeves. This brand also happens to be a favorite for stylist Alyssa Beltempo, who specializes in slow fashion finds. Give this option a go and be the first to leave a review.

Price at time of publish: $318.00

Material: Cotton, Polyester | Size range: XS-XL | Colors 1

Best Colored

Boyish The Harvey Jacket Green Mile

Boyish The Harvey Jacket


What we love: The cropped hem isn’t too exaggerated and works as an inbetween jacket
What we don’t love:
You will need to be careful not to overwash this jacket in order to maintain the color

This jacket is a favorite for sustainable fashion stylist Kara Fabella. “As a seasoned San Franciscan, I prefer ODJ styles that can withstand a lot of overuse. Ones that feel more rigid and firm and you can break in.” This jacket is just that, as it’s made from GRS certified recycled cotton, using one third of the water typically needed to produce a denim jacket. While we love the green on this jacket, just like any colored garment you will need to be careful not to overwash it. Boyish caters to an audience that typically describes their styles to be more masculine. 

Price at time of publish: $228.00

Material: Recycled Cotton | Size range: XXS-XL | Colors: 1

Best Unisex

Bandit Studioz G21 Jacket

Bandit Studioz G21 Jacket

Bandit Studioz

What we love: The two-tiered color on this jacket adds a fun design element
What we don’t love:
It’s thinner in material and won’t keep you very warm

Leave it to up and coming designer Jachuku Howard (who, by the way, was in Beyonce’s Black is King film) to create a unisex denim jacket that looks flattering on all body types. It comes with geometric mesh paneling and is hand made by the designer himself. It sports two denim colors in one jacket, adding an eye-catching detail that is missing in other jackets. It should be noted however that the exact color of the denim may differ slightly from piece to piece. Stylist Ashleigh Ashton, who personally works with Jachuku, would style this piece with a mini dress and some Valentino boots. However, it does lean on the lightweight side, so make sure to layer accordingly. 

Price at time of publish: $300.00

Material: Cotton | Size range: XS-XL | Colors: 1

Best Patchwork

Good American Patchwork Denim Shacket


Good American

What we love: It has a wide size range.
What we don’t love:
The texture feels more like a soft shirt rather than sturdy denim.

The patchwork design on this jacket give it some edge and texture — it’ll add a bit more oomph to your look than a plain denim piece. This vintage-styled jacket does come extremely oversized (the model is wearing an XXS/XS), so go for your true size. As a shacket, you’ll notice that the material feels more like a soft shirt, rather than the classic denim feel, which can be a cozy option for the cooler months. The long hem allows you to fit all your oversized hoodies and shirts underneath without awkwardly spilling out the bottom. 

Price at time of publish: $195.00

Material: Cotton, Elastane | Size range: XXS-5XL | Colors 1

What to Keep in Mind


Denim comes in a variety of colors, typically dark blue, light blue, gray, and dark gray. More recently, you can find black and white denim, as well as colored ones, like the Boyish Harvey Jacket. While the biggest decision maker should be your taste, we recommend taking a trip to your closet before making a purchase. If you mostly see whites and light colors, then we recommend going for a denim with a blue-hue. The denim jacket from Triarchy or Good American’s patchwork denim, for example, would suit such styles.  If you find yourself standing in front of a row of blacks and grays, then opt for a dark denim such as Zara’s Oversized Denim Jacket.


Just because it’s oversized, doesn’t  mean your jacket should be without tailoring. Ashleigh Ashton looks for “simplicity in details, hardware, geometric lines or shapes and intentional tailoring.” You still want the jacket to look flattering, so look for dropped shoulders, form around the waist, and a collar framing the face. Most denim jackets will have two chest pockets with stitchings lined down the front. You’ll notice that the option from Daily Paper has these stitchings go outward and sideways. Others might have the stitchings meet at the hem, as seen here. Details like this, albeit subtle, can completely change the look of a jacket. 

Your Questions, Answered

How do you style an oversized denim jacket?

The beauty in denim jackets lies in their versatility. As a jacket for all seasons and occasions, the styling options are truly endless. Stylist Alyssa Beltempo recommends balancing out your silhouettes “with a chunky knit underneath, some faux leather leggings or something fitted on the bottom.”

But of course, denim jackets can also be worn in warmer weather, too. Pair it with a slip dress and boots, per Ashton’s recommendation, or go full denim-on-denim.. From biker shorts to skirts, from hoodies to bodysuits, you really can’t go wrong when styling it.

How do I clean my denim jacket?

Each brand will give you specific instructions on how to clean their denim jacket. However, much like your favorite jeans, you should refrain from overwashing them. It’s the fastest way to break down the fabric and wash out the color. No, your denim wont lose its color entirely, but it will change the texture and wash over time. If you simply want to get a stain out, then opt for spot cleaning with wet cloth. If you absolutely need to give your jacket a deep clean, then throw it in the laundry on its own (or with other denim pieces) and machine wash cold. 

Are oversized denim jackets in style?

It’s worth investing in a quality denim jacket, because this look never goes out of style. From its creation in the 1800s, through the iconic 70s to now, there was never a time where denim jackets didn’t hold the spotlight. If you’d like one to last you for more years to come, choose a more timeless style, rather than a trendier option — like the Levi’s XL Trucker Jacket  or Ksubi Oversized Denim Jacket — that can easily be a wardrobe staple.

Why Shop With Us

Bianca Kratky is a commerce writer for InStyle with two years of experience covering fashion and lifestyle products. Her personal style is very laid back, featuring tons of oversized jackets and pants. In order to write this article, she consulted stylists and fashion consultants (Ashleigh Ashton, Kara Fabella, Alyssa Beltempo and Katie Sturino) to get an insider scoop on what to consider, where to shop, and how to style different oversized denim jackets. 

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