If you ask any fashion editor or stylist the one piece of clothing every woman needs in their wardrobe, they'll no doubt mention a blazer.
Throwing on a blazer is like an instant boost of confidence - the sharp silhouette dresses up any outfit, making you look polished and feel like a boss. There's a reason it's an essential piece for power dressing.
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With brands making them in all shapes, sizes and textures, it's no simple task finding the "perfect" blazer - but this might help. Below you'll find everything you need to look for when shopping for a blazer, and our pick of the best ones on the market.
What to look for when buying a blazer.
The most important factor that makes any blazer look good is the fit. You want to find one that, even if it's boxy, fits in all the right places. When trying them on there are a few things to look out for:
Check that it sits nicely on your shoulders and that the seam ends where your shoulders do, that it's not too tight when you move, and that the cuff ends at your wrist. If it doesn't, either roll or scrunch the arms, or get it tailored.