Best blazers for plus size women

Q. I have tried to wear the new style of blazer, the short blazer. However, I am plus sized (size 16) and find that they don’t flatter me. If I wear a longer blazer, will I be committing a fashion faux pas?

A. Quite the contrary! You’re in luck, this season’s newest silhouette is the longer boyfriend style blazer. To properly wear this look without looking sloppy, the rest of your outfit should be slim: skinny or slim jeans or pants work best (and yes, even on a plus size figure). As for a shorter blazer, try layering it over a longer top for a more flattering look. Here are two long blazer looks and two short blazer over long top looks for inspiration:

left to right: Alfani Plus Size Three-Button Suit Jacket, $149 at; Rag & Bone Elongated Blazer, (not available in plus size); Sweater with silvertone studs, $64.50 at; Eyeshadow Plus Size Cropped Jacket with Peter Pan Collar, $40 at
  • Workchic

    Great examples! Though I would avoid the silver stud look if your on your way to work. To get an optimal fit, look for jackets with seaming along the back. Your tailor can easily make adjustments to your unique shape.

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