What To Wear Underneath A Parka Jacket?

The Parka Jacket

Did you know that Arctic hunters and fishermen used to wear a parka jacket back in the day? The parka jacket was perfect for cold weather because it was heavily insulated, often lined with fur or faux fur, and had a hood. During the second world war, the parka jacket gained popularity when armies used the parka jacket to protect from freezing weather. The rugged parka jacket has since evolved into a stylish Parka that has been spotted on the pages of Vogue.

Base Layer

The base layer is the first layer of clothing that you wear under your regular clothes. This layer ensures that your body is warm and dry. Because it is the closest layer to the skin, it is also called thermal wear, winter innerwear, and long john. This layer is also responsible for wicking off moisture, typically sweat, and making your body moisture-free and thereby ensuring your comfort.

Mid Layer

As the name indicates, the mid-layer is the middle layer between the base layer and the outer layer. This layer must provide insulation. Hoodies, sweaters, sweatshirts, and pullovers fall in this category. Made of thick insulating material, they trap body heat between the layers and make it difficult for the heat to escape. So, these layers can be used when you need extra warmth. Since the parka jacket itself comes with heavy insulation, the mid-layers are often used only when the temperature drops below 5℃.


Accessories play a significant role in transforming a basic outfit into a stylish look and providing additional protection. For an all-season favorite piece like a parka jacket, using the right accessories is essential.

  • If the thermometer shows subzero temperatures, accessories are a must-have in protecting your extremities from the harsh weather.
  • If you want to create a stylish everyday look, you can add a woolen scarf, a beanie, and winter boots.
  • If you are wearing the jacket for a run or hike, you need to wear woolen winter socks.
  • If you are heading out to dinner or a formal event, wear your parka jacket with a classy evening dress, pairing the look with gloves for added style.

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