Blazers may have originated as workwear staples, but today, a blazer is an essential piece in any woman’s everyday wardrobe. Worn with trousers and heels, you can take a blazer to the office, suit-style. Pair it with a white tee and lived-in boyfriend jeans, and suddenly you’ve got the perfect weekend wear. However you choose to wear a blazer, though, fit is essential. We have you covered with the ultimate guide to women’s blazers, including fit, fabric and color, plus tons of great styling ideas.
Just like a traditional cut, a boyfriend blazer could be single or double-breasted, but it’s loose through the torso and length. You also might opt to wear the sleeves rolled or pushed upwards. Be mindful when picking a boyfriend blazer that it isn’t too oversized. The hem should never fall lower than the line of your fingertips along the sides of your legs, and the body of the blazer should still have a fitted waist. A boyfriend blazer is a great option to drape over your shoulders, too.
While a blazer is a tailored piece, it shouldn’t fit like your favorite hoodie. However, if the shoulders, lapels, buttons or sleeves need to be adjusted with wear, consider sizing up or down. A cropped blazer can flatter those with a shorter stature, and someone with narrow shoulders might appreciate a longer silhouette.