Bra Fitting, Fashion

The Best Blazers for Different Shapes

If your wardrobe is lacking in blazers, then you’re seriously missing out. They come in so handy for an abundance of occasions – they’re perfect for the office, fab for date nights, and even great for a full-on party. Because we’re not just talking black, structured and boring. Oh no. Blazers come in a myriad of styles at the moment, so it’s time to experiment and have fun with a style perfectly suited to your body shape.

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Hourglass

For you curvaceous beauties, you should look into getting a cropped and fitted blazer that does all the right things for your figure. The blazer will have an inward curve sewn into either side to better fit your body, and it will stop just above your hips. This is an ideal look when worn with A-line style dresses – how about experimenting with a pretty floral print number over a plain dress?

Slim

If you generally have a straight-up-straight-down figure that’s wonderfully slim, you can have fun with this season’s boyfriend blazer. In other words; an oversized design that really flatters. This style is also long and is best worn with skinny trousers, so as not to swamp your figure. Wear the blazer open too to ensure your waist can still be seen. There is a huge variety of prints and textures available with this style, so be sure to get a bevy under your belt.

Apple

The goal with round-shaped women is to accentuate the bust and flatten the stomach. Find a blazer that sits on the hips nicely and is fitted yet flexible at the same time. You can also try a variation of collars – forget formal, but explore shawl or waterfall necklines for added fluidity. On top of that, stick to a dark colour palette for an overall flattering look.

Pear

If you’re pear-shaped, you’ll need to balance out your hips with a structured blazer – think bold shoulders and a striking neckline. Make sure you find a blazer that’s slightly longer than usual and perhaps do a couple of buttons up to create a balanced aesthetic.

Have you discovered a style of blazer that suits you perfectly?

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