Sophisticated jackets for every body type
The blazer--an ideal transition piece to polish off an outfit and keep you warm on brisk fall nights. Oh, and did we mention they look great on everyone?
Here, the most flattering styles for all body types.
Hourglass Accentuate your small waist with a shrunken blazer like this asymmetrical style from Aqua ($108). Pair it with separates, like a pleated high-waisted skirt, to showcase your silhouette.
Large Bust To draw the eye upward, try a blazer with shoulder pads such as Elkin’s Stellar jacket ($395). For a streamlined effect, go for a single-breasted style with only one or two buttons, and balance out the structure with a flowing scoop-neck blouse.
Petite Add dimension to your slim frame with this Topshop boyfriend blazer ($130). The slouchy style looks adorable with a shift dress or skinny jeans. Just remember to go unbuttoned to avoid being swallowed up in fabric.
Full-Figured While you may trend toward the oversize look, far more flattering is a tailored style like Reiss’s Adele ($370) that hits just below the hip or at the top of the thigh. When worn with a curve-hugging dress or pencil skirt, this cut is especially slimming.
Universal tip: Cuffed sleeves look good on everyone--so ladies, show off those skinny wrists.