There are only a handful garments that have been part of the fashion industry right from the start and have never gone out of fashion. Women’s blazers are just as much a wardrobe basic as well-fitting blue jeans or simple stiletto pumps.
Originally only used as a uniform in the navy, for competitive rowing in Britain or at boarding or private schools, women’s blazers conquered the fashion world and is now an absolute must-have for formal events. Today, the variety of women’s blazers caters to any taste or style. They come in a variety of shapes:
In contrast to the male version – known as smart-casual jackets or sports jackets – classic women’s blazers are fitted at the waist. With a lapel collar, two buttons for fastening and two patch pockets, women’s blazers are a classic and a worthwhile investment. Unlike other short-lived fashions, blazers are always a highlight in any wardrobe and a perfect Mix-and-Match item.
What can I wear with a blazer?
Women’s blazers can be worn with virtually anything. Elegant, casual or modern – the smart jacket always creates a professional appearance. We know blazers from the classic combination with a trouser suit or suit. However, women’s blazers don’t just give an air of competence in business: In a non-formal environment, a blazer will look just as trendy and gorgeous as well.
A casual look is all about the cut of the blazers: Long blazers or oversized blazers, cinched at the waist with a narrow belt – they always look fashionable and feminine.
The 5 most attractive blazer outfits
Where should I wear which type of blazer, and how can I add more style to the look? Have a look at these five outfit variations:
Outfit 1: Chic at an office meeting
An important meeting is coming up at work and you aren’t sure what to wear? No doubt: a women’s blazer is the right choice for this occasion. Depending on the dress code, the jacket can be combined with matching trousers to make a trouser suit, or with a pencil skirt and pumps. Where the dress code is a little more relaxed, try a slim, long blazer with a blouse, straight leg jeans and heels.
Outfit 2: Shopping with friends
Who doesn’t love arranging to meet friends for coffee and then having a stroll through town? What you need is a comfortable outfit! A casual oversized women’s blazer offers plenty freedom of movement. Just wear a loose T-shirt or a comfortable hoodie underneath! And with it your favourite pair of jeans and trainers to complete the urban look for a perfect shopping day.
Outfit 3: Dinner date
Finally some couple time: so why not show off your best side for a dinner date with that special someone? Skinny jeans show off feminine curves. They can be styled with a casual, comfortable T-shirt. Cinch your long blazer at the waist with a narrow belt for that extra special feminine touch. Don’t forget pumps for an upright posture and the look is complete.
Outfit 4: Blazers as a day xxx night look
A day full of appointments and then dinner and drinks in the evening? What you need is a versatile outfit that is flexible and comfortable during the day and looks chic and sophisticated at night. One unbeatable combination is skinnyjeanswith ashort blazer. Both in dark blue or black and teamed with a white blouse: you will always look your best! When it comes to shoes, its worth packing a pair to change into: Ballerinas or lace-ups during the day, stylishly patent pumps in the evening.
Outfit 5: An elegant look for charity and red carpet events
A charity event, a sophisticated private viewing or an invitation to an important event – there are times when a personal stylist would really come in handy! When you need an evening wardrobe with style... Just reach for a blazer!
Worn with a maxi dress or an elegant jumpsuit – a women’s blazer around the shoulders acts like a men’s smart-casual jacket and keeps its wearer cosy and warm all evening. It is a more elegant alternative to a jacket, but not as hot and heavy as a coat.
Blazers need care too
Women’s blazers are often made from very delicate fabrics that couldn’t exactly be described as easy-care. To check the washability of the various material blends, its worth having a glance at the care label first. A “P” in a circle means that professionaldry cleaning or chemical cleaning is recommended. The following fabrics can be carefully hand-washed at home.
Simply follow these sixsteps:
Soak the textiles in lukewarm water with a little mild soap.
Gently rub stains or worn areas with your fingertips. Caution: Please do not use a brush, because it could roughen the fine fibres of the blazer.
Rinse with cold water until the water runs clear.
Place the jacket on a dry towel and roll it up with the towel. The towel absorbs excess water. Never, ever wring out the blazer.
Just hang it up in the fresh air and allow it to dry completely.
Depending on the look you want to achieve, you can also iron most women's blazers. Be careful with the heat settings, because some fabrics could suffer from a too hot iron. A steam iron or steamer is the perfect choice for blazers.
Professional cleaning is the way to go for materials like virgin wool, leather or lyocell . That way, you will enjoy your new best friend for a long time to come.