Finding the Perfect Shooting Outfit for Ladies

Finding the Perfect Shooting Outfit for Ladies

Whether you’re new to shooting, an experienced shot, beating, picking up or just keeping your other half company, this guide can help you find the perfect outfit for a day in the country. Style, elegance, warmth and shooting clothing need no longer be a contradiction in terms, especially as ladies’ shooting gains momentum.

Be sure to regularly check the ArdMoor site for the latest ladies shooting clothing and remember that a lot of our ladies’ products have coordinating gents’ versions for shooting couples.

Choosing a Style

If tweed is your style, the benefit is that once you find one piece of the outfit, the rest seems to fall into place. A lot of tweed pieces come as part of a range, forming a complete outfit of matching tweed. Most sportswomen start by choosing the perfect jacket and buy the rest of the range to match for a smart, polished appearance.

If you prefer a less formal look, try technical or waxed cotton products for a high level of comfort and ease of movement. Technical clothing comes in a variety of forms to fit a wide range of needs, including variable climate conditions. Start by determining when and where you’ll be shooting and choose apparel of the right weight. Remember to allow room for layering for added warmth in the winter. Matching outfits also result in a chic, finished look.

Tweed

The Alan Paine Combrook Jacket is a beautiful tweed coat that works well for town or country. The fully water-repellant finish also makes it ideal for a day’s shooting when the weather conditions are less than perfect.

Available in fern or sage tweed, the velvet collar and pocket trim provide a striking contrast. Complete the outfit with a matching Ladies Combrook Waistcoat. For the shooting couple, the Alan Paine Combrook Gents Shooting Jacket provides a male version of this very popular tweed coat.

Technical

The Harkila Pro Hunter X Jacket and its accompanying range are a favourite among professional sportswomen across Europe. It is considered a classic Gore-Tex® piece, and is specifically designed to fit women with a shorter cut for greater freedom of movement and feminine style.

It is made with a Gore-Tex® Performance Shell Membrane and a soft, comfortable woodland liner, making it extremely tough yet comfortable to wear. It is fitted with everything the most demanding outdoorswoman needs, including signal bands in the sleeve for those who need them. Complete the look with the Harkila Pro Hunter X Gore-Tex® Lady Trousers. If you’re shooting as a couple, check out the Harkila Gents Pro Hunter X Jacket and make sure you both stay warm and look stylish doing so.

 

Waxed Cotton

The Hoggs of Fife Cheltenham Wax Jacket provides supreme comfort with a more traditional appearance, with large patch cartridge pockets, corduroy collar and red tartan lining. The belt provides a fantastic, flattering finish.

Waxed cotton jackets are particularly versatile, looking great in both town and country.

Accessories

We recommend keeping your accessories simple while you’re out shooting. An article from Ladies Shooting reveals how one female gun lost her pearl earring after wearing them while using ear defenders. Consider sticking to a simple necklace  and let your outfit speak for itself.