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Blazers: How to get the perfect fit

The key to looking good in your blazer is ensuring that you get the correct fit. There are a few simple things you should check when buying your blazer to guarantee that you are comfortable and stylish all day long.

  • • Your blazer should sit comfortably across your shoulders and bust. These are the key factors that define your overall silhouette and create a tailored and polished appearance. The shoulder seams of your blazer should sit neatly at the end of your natural shoulders for a fitted look, and not feel tight or restricting. The blazer should button up comfortably, with no sign of pulling across the chest.
  • • Next, check the length of the sleeves of your blazer. Stand with your arms hanging straight down by your sides. Your blazer sleeves should fall to the top of your hands, just below your wrists.
  • • Finally, assess the overall length of your blazer. Traditionally women’s blazers are usually cut to end at about hip-length. This is a great choice as it is flattering on most figures and is also very versatile as it can be worn with dresses, skirts, and pants. If your personal preference is for a slightly longer or shorter length, these will work equally well.

Which type of blazer is right for me?

Part of the enduring popularity of blazers is their ability to make every woman look great, so a classic cut is always a good choice. But if you fancy something a little different, why not try a blazer in a gorgeous color, unusual fabric, or on-trend design to suit your personal style?

  • Blazers vary in length and whether you opt for a longer or shorter version is a matter of personal preference. If you are very petite, you will probably want to avoid anything too long or oversized, as these styles can swamp your frame. A neat, hip-length style or slightly shorter cut showcases your style most effectively.
  • If you have broad shoulders, a less structured blazer with discreet shoulder pads and narrow or no lapels creates a sleeker top half. Ladies with narrower shoulders or smaller busts will find a more structured shape in the shoulder or wider lapels will balance out their silhouette.
  • Ladies with a full bust look wonderful in blazers with a deep V neckline. Open-fronted blazers are also a great choice, as they give a flowing line that skims your curves without being constricting.

How to style your blazer

Blazers are wardrobe staples that can be mixed and matched with the existing pieces in your wardrobe to create a more polished style in seconds. Wear them all year round as a summer cover-up, a top layer during transitional seasons, or under a coat in winter. Pair a classic blazer in navy or black with tailored pants, a silky blouse, and a great pair of heels for the office or for a stylish lunch in the city. For more laid-back chic, slip on a blazer over jeans worn with a simple tee and loafers for effortless, off-duty movie star elegance.

For a new, confident take on the classic blazer, opt for one of our eye-catching prints. Worn over a tailored shift or jersey dress, this is a stunning individual look for the professional woman in the board room. Whether you are running out to the store to going to an important meeting, add an extra dash of chic to your daywear.

A beautifully cut blazer is a key staple in every woman’s closet and will add instant polish and sophistication, whatever you are wearing. This is a piece that looks on good on every body type ad on every occasion. Slip on your blazer over separates for the office, over jeans for easy weekend chic or over a dress for a special event. Choose from versatile go-with-anything classic colors such as navy or black, or express your style with a blazer in your signature shade.

Discover the extensive creation L collection for classic blazers and on-trend interpretations of this enduring favorite. Browse blazers in longer and cropped lengths, gorgeous fabrics, and the latest bold and beautiful prints.