As you will see, I've spent the bulk of NAS collecting and trying on blazers. Historically, I've found fit tricky (with my full bust, broad shoulders, and apple-ish waist) and just haven't felt comfortable in them. When my SA brought them into the dressing room back in July I wasn't sure, but now they look fresher than knits to my eye and I'm fully on-board with the look.
I've since collected a slew to choose from. Many are Angie's Picks. In all these photos, I'm wearing the same white shirt, Hudson jeans, and black clogs. They are all comfortable and feel like they fit (mostly size 10, my usual size). Some of the sleeves will need alterations, which I am happy to do. Photos 1-9 are the traditional blazers. Photos 10-15 is my attempt at the '80s long blazer look. This is harder than it seems on a 5'1 person and I'm not sure any are right.
Please let me know if you see any sure winners -- or sure losers. Also, do you like the blazers open or closed (or both) of me? Thanks!
1-2: L'Agence Kenzie.
3-4: 1.State Windowpane Blazer. Angie's Pick. No buttons on this one, so only worn open.
5-7: TopShop Blazer. Angie's Pick. I'm concerned about the white buttons being limiting wear in my climate. Also, it's similar to the VB in color. Angie's Pick.
8-9: Veronica Beard. Angie's Pick. Love the tweed and black piping.
10-11: BB Dakota Plaid City Blazer. Tried this when I was concerned about the wide chest opening of the 1.State that comes next.
12: 1.State Ruched Sleeve Plaid Blazer. Angie's Pick. This is the M and I need more room in the shoulder (it's coming in L). Even though it doesn't button, the stance of the button is quite low. Does this mean the fit is off and can't be saved?
13-14: Sam Edelman Rib Tweed Car Coat. Angie Pick. Love the color and fit. It's not truly a "long blazer" ala '80s though.
15-17: Bernard Mixed Media Leather Moto. Angie Pick. I'm kind of between sizes, but I think I prefer the L (15, 17). The 16 is the L Petite and I think it's too short, even though the armhole and sleeve length are perfect. #17 shows the armhole drop - does it bother anyone?
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