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How To Wear An Oversized Blazer

How To Wear An Oversized Blazer

Fashion | May 18, 2016 | By

oversized blazer

Happy hump day, hope you are having a great week so far!

I am quite adventurous when it comes to trying new trends or styles but the oversized blazer is something I tend to avoid. This pastel pink blazer was an impulse buy and had been lying in my closet for a long time. I bought it because I love the color but never got to wearing it as it looks big on my frame (why didn’t I thought of that when I bought it?).

There are many articles offering advice on how to wear an oversized blazer such as these posts (The Oversized Blazer: Is There A Right Way To Wear It and Boyfriend Blazer), so I won’t go into details repeating the same ideas. Instead, I will share with you what works for me as a petite woman. The first thing that came into my mind when I was styling this oversized blazer is to 1) add a belt and 2) match it with something short.

If you do not want to look like you have been swallowed by your blazer, adding some waist definition with a belt will create much-needed shape. The overall look may appear more polished than effortless, which I do not mind personally. Visiting the tailor to take in an inch or two can be the next best option if adding a belt is not your preference. For petite ladies, it will also be advisable to match an oversized blazer with shorts, mini skirts or short dresses so that your legs look longer. The effect will be one that is balanced and proportionate, compared to matching an oversized blazer with longer bottoms which will make your torso look longer that it is.

oversized blazer

oversized blazer

oversized blazer

Oversized blazer

Do you like to wear oversized blazers? How will you wear it?

Thank you for reading and see you!

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    Rowena
    May 18, 2016

    The color and silhouette of this blazer are fantastic! I like to wear my oversized blazers with graphic tees paired with fitted pants or skinny jeans.

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    Camila
    May 18, 2016

    This is such a great idea, there are many times were I like a blazer and it just doesn’t fit me but wearing it like this looks so fabulous, thanks for sharing!

    My Vogue Style | http://www.myvoguestyle.com

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    Tamara
    May 18, 2016

    The belt added so much to the outfit without being overwhelming! great styling!

    XoXo,

    Tamara – LoveofMode.com

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    Gellie
    May 19, 2016

    I do almost the same with my oversized blazer although instead of shorts, I pair it with a mini skirt which I can wear for work. 😉

    xoxo,
    Gelleesh.com

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    Gabrielle
    May 19, 2016

    Your tip of adding a belt to the blazer for your petite frame works really well – it draws your eye straight to the middle, balancing out the outfit. How clever, you look lovely!

    aglassofice.com
    x

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    Rebecca
    May 19, 2016

    What a lovely blazer! Love the soft color! So happy that you finally decided to wear it as it looks lovely on you! The belt is really a perfect way to make this oversized blazer look amazing!

    Rebecca
    http://www.winnipegstyle.ca/Blog/

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    Leni
    May 20, 2016

    The idea with the belt is so simple and so smart! *-* I also have such an oversize blazer in my coset and didn’t know how I can wear it without looking strange! Thanks for your post! I love your post and blazer a lot! *-*
    Xo Leni
    http://theblondejourney.com/

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    Lisa Favre
    May 20, 2016

    I’ve been obsessed with pale pink shades lately and so I am obviously loving this blazer. Love the idea of belting an oversized one. You look really put-together!

    Lisa Favre
    http://marblecrumbs.com

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    Hannah
    May 24, 2016

    Wearing an oversized blazer is not something I have considered before as like you, I’m not sure it would suit my frame. This look is lovely on you though Prudence and I love the colour of the blazer you have chosen. You have definitely inspired me to try something new with this look 🙂 x

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    Lorena
    June 8, 2016

    I have a blazer that is oversized and I’m figuring out how to wear it. So this is great inspiration.

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