Women’s blazers have come a long way since the super padded, line backer shoulders of the 1980s. They are now (far) less padded, and they are more accentuating in their cut. Now a far more multipurpose article of clothing, a blazer should be present in every woman’s closet. A blazer on a woman is a timeless, must-have piece that every woman should own.
Whether you wear your blazer as part of a pant or skirt suit or you team it up with your favorite pair of leggings or jeans, you can be guaranteed you will look stylish. Even if you are a more casual type dresser, a blazer is a key clothing essential. It is comfortable, and when paired with different bottoms can provide completely different looks.
For an attractive, contemporary look, you can do no wrong with a blazer. A blazer dresses up any pair of jeans, or khakis, and makes any outfit look clean and professional. With the trend of office chic gaining in popularity, the blazer is this season’s must have. And now with the blazer revival we are seeing blazers of new material like linen cotton blazers, as well as blazers with new shape like the boyfriend blazer.
Check out this list of some of the most common blazer types:
1) TAILORED BLAZERS – With a tidy, formal look, this is the standard style for blazers. A tailored blazer is a great option for a job interview, a classy night out, or a client meeting. With a skirt or pants this type of women’s blazer is business casual.
2) THE BOYFRIEND BLAZER – Not quite as cut to your form, the boyfriend blazer is a less formal option. This type of blazer may be better for those who have a fuller upper body, due to its looser cut and less defined waist. This type is very flexible, and accessories are key to raising or lowering the fashion quotient of an outfit featuring this blazer. Worn with a fashionable pair of jeans, you have a modern update on a classic style.
3) THE CONCEALER BLAZER – This blazer is what I term the cure-all. It can mask any unwanted weight gained over the holidays, or it can effectively eliminate that spot on your shirt.
Unquestionably, there is some debate as to what, indeed, is the best women’s blazer for your closet. Each and every woman seems to have a different take on which is their preference, and why. With merely my top three represented here, there are many more options for you to discover. Regardless of which you choose, there is little question that any form of blazer is a good asset to have in your closet.