How-To: Finding the Perfect Blazer as a Tall Woman

Elevated Style | Ann Taylor Stretch Linen Twill Long Jacket 1

Ann Taylor Stretch Linen Twill Long Jacket; Ralph Lauren Newbury Flap Satchel; Tommy Hilfiger Sunglasses, DL40; Aigle Ecuyer Boots; H&M Skater Dress; Charter Club Scarf; Hue Tights

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Elevated Style | Ann Taylor Stretch Linen Twill Long Jacket 3

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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.

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Readers: Have you found the perfect blazer?

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