The Best Blazers for Mamas with Curves

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Blazers have been my favorite outfit-making staple for years — it’s true. . . . In fact, the very first article I wrote for TME featured one. It can be tricky to find one that fits well, though, especially if you have curves. I have smaller shoulders compared to my hips, so blazers often fit on top, but look silly on the bottom. Even harder (especially for pear shapes like me) is finding a longer-length one that flatters. That’s why I was thrilled with this recent find at H&M: a blazer in a perfectly oversized fit that comes in multiple colors and is under $50. Yasssss. Here’s how I’m wearing it.

Blazers That Flatter Curves: Three Ways

1. With High-Waisted Skinnies & A Sexy Top

I’d wear this on date night or when I go out for drinks with the girls (neither of which have happened in way too long, btw). Bodysuits are awesome for showing off the waist without adding too much bulk, but it can be hard to find one that fits curves. This one is super comfortable and forgiving because it’s not too tight.  (I wear it with a bralette instead of a strapless bra to decrease cleavage…going braless is not an option right now.)

Blazers. YUP. They're an easy outfit staple to dress up your jeans or keep it casual with a dress. These 3 flattering looks make blazers a new daily go-to. Blazers. YUP. They're an easy outfit staple to dress up your jeans or keep it casual with a dress. These 3 flattering looks make blazers a new daily go-to.

Outfit Details

 

blazer: H&M Jacket with Gathered Sleeves (size 4) The fit of this jacket is perfection. It’s the just-right boyfriend fit (I love the longer length) without being too oversized. Available in multiple colors.

jeans: AE Curvy High-Waisted Jeans (wearing 4 short) These are my new favorite jeans. Size down if you have a smaller waist — there’s NO gap in the waistband, and they still stretch to fit over curves.

top: Satin Deep V Halter Bodysuit (size small) I love the way this top fits — it’s not too tight, and the back is gorgeous. (Also in pink)

shoes: Dolce Vita Mules (more sizes here) I was surprised that I love these SO much . . . most pumps don’t stay in the right place for me, so these are super comfortable without rubbing on the back of my heels. (I’m loving the leopard print that’s on sale here too!)

2. With Wide-Leg Jeans & A Graphic Tee

I love the longer length of this blazer with these wide-leg jeans. I think the key to keeping the wide-leg silhouette flattering is to accentuate the waist. So instead of tucking in the t-shirt, I knotted it right above the waistband. I feel like it keeps the look from being too bulky (tucked in) or sloppy (left out). A blazer is an easy way to dress up a casual jeans and a tee look.

Blazers. YUP. They're an easy outfit staple to dress up your jeans or keep it casual with a dress. These 3 flattering looks make blazers a new daily go-to. Blazers. YUP. They're an easy outfit staple to dress up your jeans or keep it casual with a dress. These 3 flattering looks make blazers a new daily go-to. Blazers. YUP. They're an easy outfit staple to dress up your jeans or keep it casual with a dress. These 3 flattering looks make blazers a new daily go-to.

Outfit Details

 

blazer: H&M Jacket with Gathered Sleeves (size 4) The fit of this jacket is perfection. It’s the just-right boyfriend fit (I love the longer length) without being too oversized. Available in multiple colors.

jeans: High Waisted Wide Leg Jeans (size 7) I’ve been loving these jeans lately, especially with a knotted top that shows off the waist.

shoes: Currently sold out, but these Sam Edelman booties are similar. I love the color.

graphic tee: Old, but this one says the same thing: “White Wine. In the Daytime,” and can be put on anything from a t-shirt to a phone case. 

bag: Borrowed from Shana, more colors here

sunglasses: old, similar here

3. With an A-Line Dress & Over-the-Knee Boots

Those dresses that just hang in my closet waiting for summer can come out a little earlier with the help of a blazer and some over-the-knee boots. This look is perfect for postpartum mamas who want to hide a little belly and would probably work during pregnancy too. I love that it shows a hint of skin but still keeps me warm.

Blazers. YUP. They're an easy outfit staple to dress up your jeans or keep it casual with a dress. These 3 flattering looks make blazers a new daily go-to. Blazers. YUP. They're an easy outfit staple to dress up your jeans or keep it casual with a dress. These 3 flattering looks make blazers a new daily go-to. Blazers. YUP. They're an easy outfit staple to dress up your jeans or keep it casual with a dress. These 3 flattering looks make blazers a new daily go-to.

Outfit Details

 

blazer: H&M Jacket with Gathered Sleeves (size 4) The fit of this jacket is perfection. It’s the just-right boyfriend fit (I love the longer length) without being too oversized. Available in multiple colors.

dress: old, similar here. Available in regular or petite sizes, and in a ton of colors and patterns

scarf: Voloshin Nomi Scarf

boots: old, similar over-the-knee boots here and on crazy sale

bag: old, by Madewell, this one is similar

sunglasses: old, similar here

Shop My Favorite Blazers

 

XOXO,

Scotti

10 COMMENTS

  1. Ok I have a blazer question I need you guys input on!! At my work I need to be able to wear a blazer with pants. Without buying a full on “suit” how do you match material to go with black pants and not look like you’re mismatched? For example, I like the wool dress pants from Everlane but they don’t make a matching blazer. If paired with the offwhite blazer Scotti is wearing would it look weird? Help!!! Oh and Scotti you look super cute here.

  2. What a great blazer! I love all of these suggestions! You look amazing in all of them and they’re all so practical and cute! Love this!

  3. The flares are PERFECTION on you. Amazing fit, long, lean and streamlined. If I were you, I’d make that my uniform!

  4. I wear black jeans (which works with everything), but I’m guessing of your work is more conservative that’s not an option. In that case I’d say you just need to make it look intentional. Colored blazers work – gray (dark or pale), navy, burgundy, dark green. Black separates work too as long as you have different textures, fabrics or a cut that clearly indicates they’re intentional separates. Or, depending on job requirements, you can branch out into other formal-ish jackets, like those chanel-type tweedy ones or more moto-inspired structured jackets.

  5. I wear black jeans (which works with everything), but I’m guessing of your work is more conservative that’s not an option. In that case I’d say you just need to make it look intentional. Colored blazers work – gray (dark or pale), navy, burgundy, dark green. Black separates work too as long as you have different textures, fabrics or a cut that clearly indicates they’re intentional separates. Or, depending on job requirements, you can branch out into other formal-ish jackets, like those chanel-type tweedy ones or more moto-inspired structured jackets.

  6. I’ve never been a blazer kind of woman to the point that, despite me loving you posts, I almost didn’t read this post. But you have me rethinking that. Well done! These combinations are killing it.

  7. YASSSSS! So good! I am small on top, bigger on bottom, and I totally agree that blazers are awesome; it’s hard for me to find ones that fit my arms but I can’t wait to try some of these. Thank you, Scotti!

  8. You look gorgeous in all of the above outfits! I have the opposite blazer concern…I am super broad shouldered and then long and lean. I want so bad to find the perfect fit, but for a blazer to fit me through the shoulders it ends up looking super frumpy dumpy throughout the body. HELP! And to add to the challenge…I have monkey arms, so something rolled in the sleeves is almost a must.

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