How To Where A Blazer

Karima-Renee

This is a stick up, though its not what you think. Ladies, the time has come for us to be honest with ourselves. Forget the number on the tag and do whats best for us..truly. In this post I’m robbing you of everything you ever knew about wearing jackets and blazers. I’m revealing the hard truth, dispelling myths and spilling secrets. Ladies, it’s time for some girl talk, curvy girl stylist style!

WHAT IS A BLAZER?

BLAZER (blāzər) ; noun, a lightweight jacket, typically solid-colored. A plain jacket, typically dark blue, not forming part of a suit but considered appropriate for formal or semiformal wear. 

WHAT TO BUY: THE FOUR BLAZERS EVERY WOMAN NEEDS

4 Blazers Every Woman Needs

 

 

THE BUSINESS OF  BUTTONS
One of my biggest pet peeves is to see a woman wearing a blazer (or any coat) with buttons pulling aka screaming for mercy. Ladies it doesn’t have to be this way. Whether your full or small busted I can help you find the right fit.
TIP #1: The bigger the bust the more buttons you should have on your blazer. Yes its true it’s hard to find blazers with 2 -3 buttons but it’s possible. For my DD+ girls you may have to do one of the following:
 
  • Add Buttons
  • Buy 1 size up and have your jacket tailored
  • Buy Plus size and have your jacket tailored tailored

TIP#2: If it does’t button but the arms, body and shoulders fit perfectly, just don’t button the blazer. But the rest must fit. To test the fit put blazer on and pull both sides in the opposite direction across your chest and torso. If the the opposite lapel touches the opposite boob it fits. From there release the sides and raise your arms. If the sleeves raise up more than 2 inches from your wrist the jacket is most likely too small.

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Picture C/O The Manliness.com

NOW SHOWING: THE PEEPSHOW, HOW TOO SHOW A LOT OF LEG AND A LITTLE BOOTY 

Blazer mistake #1 wearing a shirt longer than your blazer. In some cases this is ok but not in most. My rule of thumb is, if you’re unsure about the lenght tuck it in.

  • Cropped Blazer/ 3.4 Length– Super modern look; Shows maximum amount of booty and leg. Busty girls girls proceed with caution. Make sure the blazer doesn’t cut your body in a weird spot, i.e.., the widest part of your torso.
  • Mid Length Blazer- Classic look; Falls right at the top of the hip or mid booty. Show just enough booty to keep things classy.  Ladies 5’3 and under be careful with the length here the longer the better. Just make sure its tailored. Curvy girls look for blazers with curved princess seams that mimic your body. 
  • Boyfriend Blazer: Trendy look; Long enough to keep your booty warm. Fuller thru out the entire body of the jacket. Its not a tailored look. Try it out for fun. Remember its only fashion. 
Picture C/O Of The Maniliness.Com

Picture C/O Of The Maniliness.Com

WHAT TO KNOW BEFORE BUYING A BLAZER

  1. Before you try on the blazer (you must try it on, I know I hate it too) or look at the price tag, feel the weight.
  2. Next, check the inner label for the material(s). The more natural the material (i.e.. wool, cashmere, silk), the greater the indication of the quality and cost. 
  3. Now open the coat and examine the lining. Is it visibly stitched to the exterior material of the coat (great tailoring) or glued (which is not good).
  4. Finally, when you try it on, make sure they’re is enough room for medium weight knits, like sweaters to wear underneath. Make sure to pay particular attention to the shoulders, buttons and arms. None of the above should be too tight or too loose.
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Picture C/o Of The Manilness.Com

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