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There are certain clothing pieces that every woman needs to have in her closet – and a perfect fitting blazer is one of them. Blazers are the perfect layering pieces both for work and play, and can even be styled in numerous ways. When worn and styled right, it can create an illusion of curves on your body, while making those five pounds disappear. To help you, we’ve listed down some tips on how you can find and add the perfect blazer to your wardrobe.
One of the most important things you should do in finding the perfect blazer is to get the right fit. The best way to test the blazer’s fit is to perform a wall test: while wearing your blazer, stand beside a wall and slowly lean on it. If the shoulder pads of your blazer hit the wall first and it scrunches up, then the fit is too big. If your shoulder and the pad touches the wall at the same time, then the blazer is a good fit. This is a simple way of checking a blazer’s fit when in a dressing room.
Ensuring that your lapels are in proportion with your figure is also a key factor in finding the right blazer. But you can also try out different lapel sizes if you plan on pulling off a fashion forward look. From a barely-there to an exaggerated and oversized lapel, there’s just a lot of things that you can do with these folded flaps to flaunt your style.
While it’s important that you secure a few neutral and good-fitting blazers in your wardrobe, adding some variety into your blazer collection will surely make it more interesting. Opt for fun choices like a bright coloured blazer, and then one set in a floral pattern or stripes.
Experimenting with proportions is another way of finding the blazer that perfectly fits your style. Donning your favourite skirt to work? Pair it up with a short and fitted blazer. Want to achieve a casual and laidback look with your boyfriend blazer? Match it with your favourite pair of pants, whether its trousers or denim.
Finding the right blazer doesn’t have to be tricky or challenging. All you’ve got to do is be creative with your choices and know what piece you really need to have in your wardrobe. So head to the nearest shopping centre in your area now and purchase the blazer that your colleagues will surely envy.