Finding the Perfect Blazer

by jennine on December 6, 2011

uniqlo tweed blazer

If you’re curvy up top blazers can be a horror story. Unfortunately, I adore blazers. I love the way they look on people, I love the idea of wearing them, however, finding the perfect blazer that doesn’t look boxy or adds a good optical ten pounds is a challenge. In fact, I hadn’t gotten a new blazer in very long time, and that’s not due to lack of desire. Finding a good fit took me well over a year!

Over the weekend, I stopped by Uniqlo to “help my husband shop” noticed the blazer section, and gave it a shot. This one particular blazer works because it has narrow shoulders, the collar is high and it the buttons are high and it subtly tapers out. With a few diagonal pocket to make the eyes go where they need to it really makes for the perfect blazer. Now I’m addicted, and wearing all the time! Of course, it’s nice to have such a mild start to December, that way it’s possible to wear this around town.

Wearing: Blazer and socks: Uniqlo • Pleated Blouse: CoS • Trousers: Theory • Shoes: Repetto • Necklace: Somewhere on Shopbop

Photo by Taylor Davies

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Elle @ Chellbellz December 6, 2011 at 2:19 pm

I have the worst time finding blazers because my chest is too big. i finally found a good cut that works for me, and as much as I used to rip out the shoulder pads but now I embrace them. But it’s still hard for me to find them.

cca. December 6, 2011 at 2:51 pm

Try Jcrew blazers. I have a large bust and they fit great. They have them for tall and petite as well.

jennine December 6, 2011 at 7:10 pm

oh yeah, I tried on all the JCrew blazers to no avail, I think it’s my shoulders?

lisa December 6, 2011 at 2:20 pm

I’m so jealous that you have Uniqlo in New York! Blazers are a challenge for me too: I only have two, and before those two came into my life I hadn’t bought a new one in years. Even if I find one that’s a good fit, it always needs alterations: sleeves shortened, another buttonhole added, etc. Two-button blazers fit me best and it always kills me when I find a beautiful blazer only to discover that it’s single-button (Zara, I’m looking at you).
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jennine December 6, 2011 at 7:11 pm

Oh my, I’ve become quite the Uniqlo junky lately!

John December 6, 2011 at 2:40 pm

I am just thinking. . . have you ever tried a custommade blazer, that really fits ? It might be more expensive, but last forever. To have it made is a nice experience, but I have to warn you - you can get addicted ;o)

Keep it up and have a nice day.
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jennine December 6, 2011 at 7:12 pm

You know, I should probably do that, that’s what men have to do after all… so why are women so adverse to bespoke clothing? Trends change too fast? I don’t know..

Mopsy December 8, 2011 at 4:58 am

I’m going for the custom made option, I’m sick of searching for trousers and jackets only to find when the cut is good the fabric is often horrible and vice versa.

Pam @over50feeling40 December 6, 2011 at 2:47 pm

I love the blazer with your top and necklace. Blazers keep me looking thin…but you are right, you have to really watch for great seaming and styling in order to find them. I wear them most of the time!
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SACRAMENTO December 6, 2011 at 3:10 pm

You also found the perfect shoes and necklace.
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Juliane @ C'est moi à Paris December 6, 2011 at 4:23 pm

I have the problem with finding a fitting pair of Jeans. I am too curvy. But I also found a pair that I now adore at Uniqlo! They seem to know their stuff!
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Maria December 6, 2011 at 5:00 pm

Blazers are like a uniform to me! I wear them almost everyday!!! Most of my blazers are from Theory and Zara! Especially, Zara has great blazers in many colors and styles and in good prices and their quality is really good!
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Mrs. AA December 6, 2011 at 5:07 pm

Those look like the tap shoe Rose Nyland liked to wear on Golden Girls (i.e. they are awesome).
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jennine December 6, 2011 at 7:14 pm


Amanda December 6, 2011 at 5:16 pm

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Joy December 6, 2011 at 5:41 pm

You look amazing! Great blazer!
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Catherine @ Not Dressed As Lamb December 6, 2011 at 6:46 pm

This is a fabulous look… you’ve got the blazer spot-on. I’m loving the slightly androgynous blazer, shirt and trousers look too at the moment. And how gorgeous are the socks and heels? A girl after my own accessory-crazed heart!

Catherine x
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Natalie Garza December 6, 2011 at 7:00 pm

I totally know what you mean. It’s so frustrating trying on blazer after blazer and none of them fit or look right. I’m inspired to know you were able to find one, so I won’t give up! I love how you paired your new blazer with those super cute shoes and necklace.

Collette Osuna December 6, 2011 at 8:49 pm

This is a PERFECT blazer on you Jennine…..I can never find one either….the arms are always soooo long. Makes me think who really has that long of arms? lol

Larissa J December 6, 2011 at 9:31 pm

Love your necklace :)

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BeLighter December 7, 2011 at 12:28 pm

I love blazers as well! It’s such an easy way of dressing up an outfit! Love them!
Fortunately, I don’t seem to have that problem “upstairs” :D

In fact, it’s the second time in less then a month, that I publish an outfit with blazer!
btw, yours is lovely!
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Christina December 7, 2011 at 2:49 pm

It’s true — blazers are amazingly versatile… if you can find one that fits you. The problem is that the standard is for blazer patterns to be constructed for a “B cup” chest. Good luck with traditional brands if you’re much bigger than that. It’s what we’re trying to fix at Quincy, with sizes based on bra size (and a separate pattern for larger-chested ladies that fits — no joke — up to a DD). We’re still building out the rest of our collection and our website, but the most perfect blazer ever is already available. Check it out!

For Those About To Shop December 7, 2011 at 8:10 pm

I love blazers, too! And your hair looks really nice, very flapper-ish.
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Koala Logic December 9, 2011 at 10:50 am

Great shoes!

Eid Ul Fitr December 10, 2011 at 4:12 am

Forget about the jacket I love those socks :-)
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aline December 15, 2011 at 10:31 pm

that is the perfect blazer! i love this whole look.. esp the addition of the socks!
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