How To Fit A Blazer – A Comprehensive Guide On How To Select The Right Blazer for Women

We all know how difficult it is to find the right blazer. The article will guide you through all of the steps and help you figure out what kind of blazer you need.

We hope this article helps make your search for a new blazer easier and more enjoyable! 

Step 1: Know Your Body Shape (Hourglass, Oval, Rectangle)  

Step 2: Determine Your Style (Classic, Casual)

Step 3: Consider Fabric Type And Weight To Fit Your Climate (Silk For Summer Wear, Wool For Winter Wear)

Step 4: Get Alterations Once You've Purchased The Blazer 

Step 5: Groom Yourself Properly Before Wearing It Out In Public!

Step 6: Have fun planning your fall wardrobe!

Grey Blazer for Women

What Is A Blazer? 

A blazer is composed of a jacket with the following characteristics:

Long sleeves

Made of wool, cotton, linen or polyester. - Has two or three buttons down the front. - May have one to four pocket in total on the front and/or back side. It may also feature slits at the bottom edge of the arms. 

What's The Point Of Also Having Blazers With Matching Skirts And Trousers?

Blazers are versatile garments that work well in different types of outfits just like any other piece in your wardrobe because it can be used as top layer when wearing short skirts and trousers or it can be used as bottom layer during the winter with layers of sweaters.

What Is The Difference Between A Blazer And A Suit Jacket?   

The difference between a blazer and a suit jacket is that blazers are not lined, does not have matching trousers/skirts, and typically come in natural fabrics like cotton or silk.

While suits on the other hand always come in artificial fabrics like polyester or twill, usually has lining inside to prevent transparency, and semed to work best when paired with their own matching bottoms for women (suits skirts).

There may be exceptions but only if the garment is customized according to your needs - which means you would be charged extra for labor costs. Also, some women's "suit" jackets do not have matching trousers or skirts. In this case, it is more of a "suit blazer."

Denim Crop Bazer for Women

What You Need To Know About Blazers And Their Fabrics:

Wool Blazer

This type of blazer has the ability to protect you from bad weather and cold temperatures and can be worn in different variations, such as with a dress during wintertime and with black pants and a white top on casual events.

The disadvantage of this material is that it makes you sweat if the temperature gets high so women living in hot climates may find it difficult to wear them all year round. 

Cotton Or Linen Blazer

These two materials are breathable which means they don't make you sweat even when the temperature rises. However, they also do not provide any protection against bad weather.

Therefore, you should only wear them during summertime or when the temperature is moderate.

On the other hand, if you are of average weight and can afford wearing these kinds of blazer more often than the winter season then it will be a perfect choice for you since their breathability makes them comfortable garments to wear even on hot days.

Wool/Polyester Blazer

This combination is quite rare but usually found in old vintage jackets which are no longer produced nowadays.

A blend of polyester with wool makes the fabric feel smooth at touch yet does not lose its heat retention ability so we recommend this type for women living in cold areas who need something that will keep them warm.

The disadvantage is that it makes you sweat if the temperature rises and since the fabric is synthetic, it may be difficult to clean this type of blazer.

What We Think Is The Best Blazer Fabric For Each Climate (India):

Here are the fabrics that are best suited for blazers in each climate:

In tropical climates such as India, we recommend silk or cotton.

  • In moderate weather regions such as central and northern Europe, you can wear either linen or wool.
  • And in cold climate areas such as the US and Canada, you should consider wool/cotton or wool/polyester blend blazers.

Printed Blazer for Women

Blazer Categories And Their Styles  

The following is a list of different types of blazers with descriptions on what they look like and how to wear them:

Single Breasted Blazer

This type of women's blazer has only one row of buttons down the front center and has no lapels but instead has a collar which is also not very floppy. Single breasted blazers come in many styles such as:

Double Breasted Blazer

This type of women's blazer has two rows of buttons and no lapels but instead has a collar that can be worn up or down. It is best suited for formal events or work.

Fitted Blazer

This type of ladies blazer has a single row of buttons, a slightly tapered waistline, and hip length style. It enhances your figure and make you look more attractive by showing off your waistlines and curves even if your weight is on the heavier side.

Tailored Blazer

This type of blazer has a single row of buttons and the same waistline as a T shirt. It is fitted with a loose fit so any women can wear it without feeling self conscious.

Peacoat Style Blazers

These types of blazers have several vents at the back part of the garment and a slightly longer cut. They are styled after military coats such as the peacoat and thus they come with epaulets.

The natural shape of the blazer is quite boxy but it can also be found in fitted styles that flatter your body figure instead of hiding it.

Unstructured Blazers

This type of women's blazer has no darts and waistline and there is minimal to no seaming whatsoever so this styling makes for a very loose fit.

It therefore offers maximum comfort and allows you to move freely even if your weight is on the heavier side.

This type of blazer comes with patch pockets, lapels, or none at all which gives them their casual appearance. If you're looking for something to go to the office with, you should avoid this kind.

Structured Blazers

This type of women's blazer is much more fitted than Unstructured blazers since it has darts and a waistline. It comes in several colors but the most common are navy blue or black since they are versatile colors that can be worn for any occasion.

The best part about structured blazers is their elegant look which makes them perfect to wear during important events such as job interviews or presentations at work.

Blazers For Women Over 40 Years Old:

You may be over 40 years old but that doesn't mean you can't look fashionable anymore! You're never too old to wear blazers and if you feel self conscious about your age, we recommend wearing fitted blazers so they can hide certain areas of the body you don't want to accentuate.

Elegant Blazer

This type of women's blazer is a classic style that never goes out of fashion. It comes with a single row of buttons down the front center and it has lapels or collars that are worn up or down depending on how cool or warm you want to look. The fact that it looks classy makes it perfect for elegant events such as dinner parties at fine dining restaurants, formal dinners, work events...etc

Business Blazer for Women

Casual Blazer

This type of ladies blazer is best suited for casual events such as going out for a walk on a sunny or chilly day, going out for coffee or tea with friends, going to the movies with your daughters, etc.

Modern Blazer

This type of women's blazer is more fitted than casual blazers and it comes in almost every color imaginable from red to blue and from pink to green.

It has patch pockets at the hips and sometimes features a hood attached to it which makes it an awesome garment whether worn over jeans or leggings.

Office Blazer

This type of blazer is ideal to wear for work. It has a structured fit and comes in neutral colors such as black, grey, blue, etc. You can pair it with dress pants, tights or leggings and depending on the length you choose to wear it at (knee length or hip length) you can either look casual or elegant.

Blazers For Women Over 50 Years Old

Just because you're over 50 years old doesn't mean that fashion isn't for you anymore! You just have to be more selective when buying clothes since not every garment will flatter your body figure the same way.

We recommend wearing long classic styles like double breasted blazers since they are elegant and will make you look sophisticated.

Maxi Blazers

This type of blazer is perfect for women over 50 years old since it comes in neutral colors such as black, grey, navy blue or white which don't attract too much attention.

It's long cut makes it ideal to wear during formal events such as job interviews or presentations at work but you can also pair it with dress pants or skirt if worn to an office party or a casual event.

Lace Blazers

These types of blazers are very similar to maxi blazers since they come in neutral colors like black, grey, cream...etc.

They are quite long though so the only difference between this type of blazer and maxi blazers is their cut and the fact that they have lace trims on them. They are perfect for formal events such as job interviews or presentations.

Icy Blazers

This type of blazer has a very unique look to it since it's composed of two different garments which gives it an icy look.

It comes with a white coat attached to the sleeves and a bottom part made of chiffon, velvet, tulle...etc this makes it perfect for elegant and formal occasions such as weddings, baptisms, etc.

Digital Blazers

This type of blazer is made almost entirely out of digital prints which make it look very unique! It's quite long though so you can either wear it over leggings or tights depending on the weather outside.

Since they are mostly composed of prints they are perfect for ladies who want to go casual at work without looking too boring.

Blazers For Women Over 60 Years Old

Ladies over 60 years old have much more flexibility when choosing clothes since they have learned what works well on their body figure and what doesn't by now.

The only thing we recommend doing no matter how old you are is wearing clothes that flatter your body figure and that make you feel comfortable.

Classic Blazers

These types of women's blazers come in classic styles such as the single breasted style with two buttons on it or the double breasted style which looks more elegant and classy.

They are perfect for formal events like weddings, baptisms...etc but they can also look quite casual when worn with jeans since they feature a shirt collar with lapels rolled up.

Ruffle Blazers

This type of ladies blazer features ruffles at the hips and cuffs and sometimes even on the sleeves! It comes in almost every color imaginable from black to pink and from red to blue so ladies over years old have many options available to them.

They are perfect for formal events such as weddings, baptisms...etc but they can also look quite casual when worn with jeans since they feature a shirt collar and lapels that can be rolled up or down according to your needs.

Fit And Flare Blazers

This type of blazer is very similar to maxi blazers except it comes in more colors and patterns! It's usually composed of silk and has a loose fit which makes it ideal for ladies over years old because it accentuates their natural curves and makes them look even taller than they already are!

Fit and flare blazers go great paired with dress pants or high waisted skirts depending on the occasion you're attending so you can always choose what works best for you.

Maxi Blazers

This type of blazer is perfect for women over 50 years old since it comes in neutral colors such as black, grey, navy blue or white which don't attract too much attention.

It's long cut makes it ideal to wear during formal events such as job interviews or presentations at work but you can also pair it with dress pants or skirt if worn to an office party or a casual event.

Designer Blazers

As the name suggests these types of blazers are designed by top fashion brands and sold exclusively at high end boutiques so you will need to do some traveling before finding one that works best for you!

They come in very unique patterns and styles such as ruffles, frills...etc and this makes them perfect for formal events such as weddings, baptisms...etc but they can also look quite casual when worn with jeans since they feature a shirt collar and lapels that can be rolled up or down depending on the situation.

Embellished Blazers

This type of blazers are also designed by top fashion brands and sold exclusively at high end boutiques.

They come in very unique patterns and styles such as ruffles, frills...etc but they're usually made out of cotton or wool since they feature sequins, beads, studs...etc making them look quite heavy.

There are also embellished blazers that come with metallic parts which gives them a more edgy look allowing ladies over years old to feel younger without having too much trouble!

They are perfect for formal events such as weddings, baptisms...etc but they can also look quite casual when worn with jeans since they feature a shirt collar and lapels that can be rolled up or down depending on the situation.

Vests

We absolutely love the idea of wearing blazers over t-shirts and jeans so we decided to take it one step further by adding vests!

Women over years old can benefit from wearing them since they come in very unique colors and patterns which makes them look casual yet classy at the same time!

They are perfect for informal events such as brunches or picnics but you can also wear them with pencil skirts during formal events like presentations at work, job interviews...etc.

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