An oversized blazer was one of my 3 purchases after graduating university. I wanted one that was structured, tailored, and gave me the confidence I needed to battle the seas of what was to come. It was perfect in every way, but the venture to find it was quite a feat as oversized blazers can be ill sized. I thought I’d share my tips on finding the perfect oversized blazer!
When you put on any blazer, it should fit comfortably in the shoulders without pulling or slipping. A poor-fitting blazer is evidence when the shoulder pads are slipping from your shoulders. It also should not be too roomy in that area. Make sure the seams are centered on your shoulders and the edges don’t extend past your shoulders. Rotate your arms and make sure you have full range of motion.
Purchase a blazer that fits comfortably at your widest point such as your stomach, chest, or shoulders. If necessary, have it altered by taking in the waist. A key tip for when you’re shopping for the perfect oversized blazer is to wear either a long-sleeve blazer or button-down shirt. This will ensure you’re getting an appropriate fit.
Choose the length of your obersized blazer based on your own personal style preference. Since I am curvy, a longer style escentuates my curves and makes my torso look longer whereas a cropped oversized blazer gives petite women a more structured look.
The end of your oversized blazer sleeves should reach right at your middle of your palm. This way you can fold it up, so make sure the inside of the blazer is lined with a nice and pretty material. If you will be wearing a shirt with sleeves extending beyond the edge of the jacket, then don’t feel bad to scrunch up your blazer sleeves at your elbows so they come up to your wrist. Make sure your sleeves do not cover your hands.
If you’re looking to modernize your look, either belt your blazer or get a blazer that has been taken in at the waist. These two tips will accentuate your waist giving you an hourglass figure.