There are just those pieces that every woman must have in her closet and a great fitting blazer is certainly one of them. Below I’m detailing a few of my favorite tips for finding the perfect blazer. Pay attention, it’s time to get buttoned up!
Find your fit
While wearing a blazer, stand near a wall and slowly lean into it. If the shoulder pad hits the wall first and scrunches up, it’s too big. If the shoulder pad and your natural shoulder touch the wall at the same time, it’s a good fit. If your natural shoulder rests against the wall but the shoulder pad does not, it’s too small. It’s a simple way to check the fit when standing in a dressing room. When in doubt, make sure the seams match up directly with your shoulders.
Explore different lapels
Make sure lapels are in proportion with your figure. That said, play with different lapel sizes for more fashion forward looks from exaggerated and oversized to barely there. There’s a ton you can do with lapels to showcase your style.
While you want to be sure you have a few neutral, great fitting, go to blazers in your wardrobe, perhaps opt for a fun alternative like one in a floral pattern, overall bright color, or stripes, even!
Play with proportions
Blazers are always in style, are the perfect layering pieces for work as well as play. It can be styled a multitude of different ways. When done right, they can add curves, or vice versa, make those last five pounds disappear.