I know, I know, you’re thinking: here she goes again with another blazer and jeans outfit. Yes, I do have a lot similar looks already on the blog. But, this is a good reminder that a blazer does a lot to elevate your basic “jeans and a tee outfits,” even with sneakers or flats. This is just one of the many reasons it’s important to have a “go to” blazer that fits well and works (temperature-wise) the majority of the year. Even better if you have more than one color! Start with neutrals like navy and black. And eventually, you’ll be rocking red, yellow, and pink blazers and wondering how you ever lived without them!
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Plus Size Basic Blazer Outfits
Below are some older posts, featuring blazers and jeans, that I thought might offer some more inspiration!
Shopping for Plus Size Blazers
I’m not going to lie to you, dear readers. Finding a blazer that is flattering and fits correctly is more than likely going to be a pain in the ass, especially if you don’t know what you’re looking for. But, if you don’t have that “go to” blazer, I swear it is totally worth the effort!
Start out with reading about my recommendations for apple and pear shapes to help you figure out what shape and style you’re looking for. Also, you’re going to want to purchase one that has some stretch, which can help with the fit. Ponte knit is a great option if you are willing to forgo a little structure for an easier fit. And know that you may have to try on several (or many) styles to get it just right. Be like Goldilocks. If you’re petite, you’ll have to shop for plus size petite options, like this petite plus size blazer from Talbot’s. And lastly, if you are really struggling to get the right fit, you may have to purchase something and then take it to a tailor for alterations.
Personal note: as a short-waisted “new apple” I really like the shape of these peplum blazers for my shape. They have stretch. They close just under the bust, creating that “faux waist” I talk about in my Styling Tips for Plus Size Apple Shapes post. And they flare out over the tummy offering a bit of camouflage. My only complaint is that they could be just a tad longer. They are 29″ from the shoulder, and I prefer 30″ – 31″. But, we can’t have everything!
I added the trendy Gucci belt with this look. If you want to show it off, just tuck in the front of your t-shirt. As I’ve said, I haven’t personally tried the Double G Gucci belts, but they are still the “it” accessory. Sadly, they aren’t large enough for me. However, they come as large as a size 20 (or 44″ waist)! See the updated size chart below for choosing the correct size. Both the thinner Double G Gucci belts and the wider Double G Gucci belts now come up to a size 120! The latter is probably a better choice for jeans depending on your personal preference. So these belts are accessible to those with larger waists [and much larger wallets]! If they’re not in your budget, here is an alternative!
Gucci Belt Size Chart
Plus Size Navy Blazer Outfit
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