The blazer is a universal wardrobe staple that’s great for adding some professionalism at the office and polish on your casual weekends. Like every other fashion item however, knowing the right one can be hard and should never be about trends because the right blazer is a wardrobe staple that is versatile and a must-have. Keep scrolling for a complete guide on how to choose the right blazer for your body shape.
Petite Body Shape
For the petite lady, avoid blazers that don’t overwhelm or swallow your petite frame. The key thing to keep in mind when shopping for a blazer is to avoid squared shoulders and too long blazers that will only overwhelm your frame. Instead, look for lighter fabrics, cropped fits, and sleek collars. A blazer in a shorter length will be more proportionate to your body, creating balance.
Apple Body Shape
For those who have more volume on their tummy than their lower half, blazers in sleek fits with downward lines are the right pick. A printed blazer or long blazer that will create a vertical illusion on the mid-section, therefore slim down the waist is also a good choice. Tuxedo blazers or collarless blazers that offer a modern feminine approach to the typical masculine fit works as well and blazers in crepe, linen, or any other lightweight materials are also great options because they do not add more volume on the top.
Rectangle Body Shape
If you have a “straight up and down” body shape, boxy masculine blazers look effortlessly cool and edgy on you. You may also go for cropped blazers and team it with high-waist bottoms to add some illusion of curves. You may also wear a printed blazer with your all-white outfit to create the illusion of curves with your busy prints.
Pear Body Shape
If you’re pear-shaped woman, your goal is to create more volume on top in order to balance out the volume of your hips and thighs. You may pick blazers that have squared shoulders, patterns, and prints, or thicker fabrics that will make your lines proportional, therefore, creating an hourglass silhouette. Or, opt for blazers that fall past on your hips to lessen the volume at your bottom part. Long, draped fits that go past your rear are most flattering because they elongate your silhouette.
Hourglass Body Shape
Flaunting your curves should be the top of your priority therefore when finding a blazer to flatter your shape, go for ones that highlight your natural curves, especially your waist. Opt for tailored blazers either cinched in at the waist, with a belt, or a peplum fit, but avoid boxy or masculine blazers that will only hide your shape.