The blazer is an essential staple in the wardrobe of any co-ed. From spring to winter, from class presentations to a night out, blazers add versatility and polish to any look, but beware: blazers can be a difficult piece to pull off if they don’t flatter your body type. Here are a few tips in finding the blazer that’s best for your figure.
For the petite co-ed:
You petite co-eds tend to have smaller figures all around- short legs, torsos, and arms. Traditional length blazers have the potential to swallow you up, so try a cropped blazer instead. The trimmed hemline of a cropped blazer will give the illusion of having a longer torso and leg length.
For the hourglass co-ed:
If you have an hourglass shape, meaning you have a full bust and hips and small waist, it’s important to find a blazer that emphasizes just how narrow your middle is, so try a peplum blazer. The pleating of a peplum hem will subtly accentuate the natural curve of your waist and hips.
For the pear-shaped co-ed:
If you’re a pear-shaped co-ed, you generally have a slender upper half and wider hips and thighs. When it comes to a blazer that compliments your figure, both balance and diversion are key. Go for a structured blazer with lapels and defined shoulders to even out your top and bottom halves. To be extra daring, try a bold print to distract from your bottom half.
For the apple-shaped co-ed:
Apple-shaped co-eds have slender hips and thighs, but a fuller bust and waist. To balance out your top and bottom halves and flatter your middle section, try a longline blazer. Longlines drop past your waist to create a lean look that conceals your tummy. Avoid blazers that have buttons that cinch the waist, as they bring more attention to your upper half.
For the long and lean co-ed:
If you’re a long and lean co-ed, you might have a long torso and legs and may not be as curvy as co-eds of other shapes. Almost any style of blazer may work for you, but try a double-breasted blazer to create your own curves. The width of the double-breasted lapels give the illusion of a fuller bust that narrows down into a small waist.
For the full-figured co-ed:
You full-figured co-eds are shapely throughout your entire bodies. When it comes to selecting the best blazer for your body, always keep your silhouette in mind. Try a tuxedo blazer to cater to your every curve. The deep-V of the lapels will elongate the neck and torso and the flyaway hem creates the illusion of a cinched waist and full hips.
What blazer fit works best for your figure? Let us know in the comments section!