The Oversized Blazer
I absolutely love blazers! They can enhance any basic work look. Now, most of you have probably seen the new trend that started in the fall of 2017 and that is the oversized blazer. These blazers can be seen on anyone from the work wear to the street wear scene. As a kid growing up in the 80’s, I can remember this look very well. However, I have to admit that I am not a big fan of this new trend and think they should stay in the 80’s.
Do you have to like new trends?
As a new designer getting ready to start my own fashion line consisting of jackets, blazers and coats, I have been wondering if I am being too close-minded not to consider these looks. So I keep wondering, “do I need to conform to new trends in order to keep up with my target market.”
Last week I went to a seminar called “Fashion Talk Series 1.0 – How To Get People To Buy Your Fashion Product” organized by the San Francisco Fashion and Merchants Alliance, Inc. (SFFAMA). It included keynote and special guest, Project Runway’s Jenni Riccetti and other featured panelists. One thing they talked about is how to stay true to yourself as a designer while incorporating new trends. They mentioned that you don’t need to jump full board on the bandwagon but bring in bits and pieces into your collection.
It was a relief to hear this! So I thought to myself is there anything that I can like about these pieces or is it more about how they are being styled. After some thought, I concluded that is more about how I am seeing them styled. I see pictures of these oversized blazers worn with big baggy pants and to me that just looks frumpy and sloppy.
How to wear
These blazers can look good with you pair the them slim or skinny pants/jean. This will give more balance to the look.
Another nice way to wear these blazers is with a mini skirt and booties. Wearing it this way can be a hit for a tall woman and her long legs.
Oversize Blazers for Tall Women
Since these blazers run large, women with longer arms may be able to get away with wearing the average sizes. However, if you don’t want to take that risk, below are some options for tall women.
Vero Moda Tall Velvet Jacket
Now, the real question is whether or not this trend is going to stay and I don’t think it will stay very long. I could be wrong but please leave a comment and let me know you think they will stay.