The Perfect Fit: How to Find the Best Blazer/Jacket for Your Bod
Posted Monday July 23, 2012 8:01 AM GMT
We’re in a season where trendy layering options are all the rage.
Denim jackets, leather options and sleek blazers have become trusty counterparts to most every outfit we don these days.
However, many women make the mistake of wearing a particular jacket or blazer simply because it’s trendy rather than because it’s flattering for their body type, leaving them looking more drab than fab.
So, to help you successfully top off (literally) your upper half, we’ve put together some info that’ll give you the skinny on how to pick the perfect jacket or blazer for your bod!
Which one are you?
Busty Upper-Half: For those of you girls who were gifted with some, ehm….girls, it’s important that you stick with single breasted blazers/jackets as well as ones without collars. Instead, opt for fashions with some flirty flare towards the bottom so that attention is directed elsewhere.
Boyish Frame: If your curves are lacking and your bod is more in the straight up and down region, then you should stick with fitted, tailored tops with large collars. A fitted jacket or blazer tends to come with some shape already, which will lend you just what you need to fake a womanlier figure. We also suggest sticking with crop top and military styles, as each of these will add volume to your narrow frame.
Pear Shape: To offset the strong curves you have below, opt for styles of jackets and blazers that have strong shoulders – they will help to balance out your frame. Bold and patterned styles also work great, as they demand attention and distract from your hip region.
Hourglass Bod: Flaunt it if ‘ya got it! Since your waistline is small and envy-worthy, be sure to stick with styles of tops that are nipped or cinched at the waistline. Anything too boxy will hide those killer curves and just isn’t flattering on this particular body type. We suggest sticking to options with buttons that go straight down the center so that the design flows beautifully with your body.