Typically, when I think of tweed or bouclé jackets, I think of Chanel. But also, maybe more so, stuffy old biddies in uptight suits having tea and quietly judging everyone.
Now, that is not to say that these jackets ever go out of style. They really don’t, they’re iconic… A distressed boyfriend jean, for example, goes a long way to counteracting the “biddy-factor.” Remember, as I always say, fashion lives in these juxtapositions.
Plus Size Bouclé Jacket Outfits
Modern at the Office
As I mentioned, you want to keep things trendy and up-to-date when wearing this style of jacket. One way to do that is to not wear a coordinating skirt. Rather than wearing a suit, mix the jacket with a solid skirt or trouser. It is a bit less “stuffy” styled this way.
For one, they cropped the jacket, giving it an updated cut. And two, they opted to make the coordinating blouclé skirt a mini! Although the hemline makes it less appropriate for work, it does completely remove the “biddy-factor.”
And a sleek pair of croco pumps (animal prints are so hot right now) and some trending designer sunnies can also go a long way to modernizing a look. And, of course, you can never go wrong with a classic Givenchy Antigona bag. Everyone, from biddy to millennial, can appreciate a luxury handbag, amirite?
Plus Size Bouclé Jacket at Work
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Easily wear this work staple for practically any outing, including lunches, brunches, or drinks! Simply pair with some jeans and a sexy underpinning, like a swing cami. I particularly like a swing, trapeze, or babydoll top with this jacket.
Because the jacket is cropped, the fabric of the top will flare out nicely from under the jacket creating that “faux silhouette” I talk about in my “Styling Tips for Plus Size Apple Shapes” post. Worn open or closed, this is a very flattering combination, especially for those concerned about camouflaging a tummy or muffin top.
And lastly, add some drama with your accessories, like a long snake chain necklace and long linear earrings. And just like the work look above, throw on some designer sunnies, iconic bag, and killer heels. By the way, I own the Celine dupes I linked below. I think they’re a great alternative to the real thing, especially for ten bucks!
Plus Size Bouclé Jacket at Play
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