Finding a flattering blazer when you’re tall is not easy!
Let me set the scene. I had been searching for a blazer for months. I wanted something longer that I could wear with skinny jeans (to work) or with a short skirt and boots (for the weekend). I tired on a number of tall blazers, but none were long enough for the look that I was going for. Just when I had given up hope, I saw this CRAZY LONG blazer in the final sale section of the Ann Taylor website. Here are some tips for finding a perfect blazer if you’re tall:
- Look outside of the tall section. The blazer I’m wearing above is from the regular section. On anyone shorter than me, I’m convinced this would look like a lab coat.That’s probably why it was in the sale section!
- Look for something long, hitting just below the widest part of your hips. This helps create the illusion of a more slender silhouette.
- Look for buttons that fall at your natural waist. Stay away from buttons that hit too high.
- Stay away from boxy silhouettes and try to find something more tailored. Tall pear-shaped women (like me) should try to find blazers that have an a-line shape.
Readers: Have you found the perfect blazer?