Blazers are such a fall staple and are also super easy to style. An oversized blazer can look great over form-fitting clothing while a tailored blazer can help create shape over a loose top or dress. Many plus-sized ladies can rock blazers perfectly because they are designed to showcase your waistline and make your curves pop! It can be tricky to find a blazer that fits well when you have a larger body, but it can be done simply once you know my secret blazer fit-tips. I followed my own advice when picking out this Capulet Blazer as a sturdy staple piece for my autumn wardrobe and I couldn’t ask for anything better!
Study my tips below and you will be on track to finding yourself a blazer that you feel, and look, great in too!
Secret One: Make sure the arms fit at all costs. Size up or down on a blazer based on if the arms/shoulders fit you well and NOT by the size on the tag. If the shoulder fit you perfectly, but the arms are too long…you can always roll the sleeves up to create a faux-tailored look.
Secret Two: Go for a blazer in a fabric with a bit of stretch. Trust me this will make the garment fit a lot better and feel more comfortable. You can usually size down in stretch fabrics too which will again help the arms fit better while also having the torso fabric just skim your figure perfectly.
Secret Three: Steer clear of blazers with darts down the front or that are too short. There is a whole mess of cropped blazers out there and they can get really tricky to style – depending on the length of your torso. Your wrist should just about line up with the bottom of the front of your blazer or be longer than it for a good fit. It was also popular for a while to have a prominent darts down the front of women’s blazers. Again – these can be flattering on some, but harder to style and really makes the blazer look dated. Stay away from these unless you feel really confident in what looks good on your body and styling yourself!
Whichever way you slice it – a blazer is something that should DEFINITELY be in your closet this fall.
Check out some of my favorite plus-size (and some straight-sized too…remember it’s the fit, not the number) blazer options below in a variety of price ranges and styles!