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HW's guide to finding the perfect blazer for your body shape

Smart and sleek, we believe that every achieving woman has a blazer sitting in her closet. However, not all blazers are made for every body type. Here's how you can get one that flatters your figure.
 

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The blazer is a universal closet essential. Stylish, sleek and versatile, it’s a piece that can bring you from your desk, to cocktails (and beyond).

But not all blazers work for every figure. Whether you sport a Rectangle or an Apple body shape, we have blazer suggestions that’ll fit you to a T.

 

Inverted Triangle

Your Body: Broader shoulders than your hips and waist.

Avoid: Numbers with large or oversized shoulder pads. They’ll add emphasis on your already broader top.

Go for: Slouchy blazers that will soften your frame. You can also go for collarless blazers as the lines are clean and feminine.

 

Rectangle

Your Body: Shoulders, waist and hips are all around the same size.

Avoid: Oversized and slouchy pieces — you’ll look like you’re swimming in too much material.

Go for: Long nipped-at-the-waist blazers with hemlines that fall past your rear. They’ll elongate your overall silhouette, providing definition and volume for your relatively straight shape.

 

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Pear

Your body: Shoulders and waist are narrower than hips.

Avoid: Blazers that end at your bum, or accompanied with heavy embellishments at the hem. They’ll highlight your peach bottom — but not in a good way.

Go for: Structured blazers, as they will add more volume to your upper body, which will help to balance out your curvier derriere. Also go for pieces with printed details, like checks or houndstooth, as the designs will aid in drawing the eye upwards, towards your delicate collarbones and fine-looking face.

 

Apple

Your body: Shoulders and hips are narrower than waist.

Avoid: Short blazers that end at your waistline as this will make your tummy the focal point.

Go for: Draped blazers made of a lightweight material. These silky pieces will help to conceal without weighing you down. Since the objective is to draw the eye away from your midsection, also choose blazers with peak lapel details to bring the gaze upwards.

 

Hourglass

Your Body: Shoulders and hips are balanced, while waist is relatively small.

Avoid: Boxy blazers. Choose to highlight your natural curves.

Go for: Blazers with tie-waist details, cinches at the waist, or peplum details that’ll accentuate your fiercely feminine physique.

 

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