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How Do I Choose the Best plus Size Blazer?

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  • Written By: Lainie Petersen
  • Edited By: Melissa Wiley
  • Last Modified Date: 26 October 2017
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When choosing a plus size blazer, it is important that you take into consideration your body type, clothing style preferences, and budget. A blazer can be an important part of your wardrobe, so it is important to get one that fits you well and that is suited to your lifestyle. Perhaps the most crucial aspect of choosing a plus size blazer is fit, so it is important that you take steps to ensure that you can get the best fit possible, even if it means factoring the cost of tailoring into your budget.

Before you begin shopping for a plus size blazer, it's a good idea to figure out what you can afford to spend. By having a solid number in mind, you can more easily choose retailers from which to buy your blazer. A few things to consider when setting your budget are how often you plan to wear the blazer as well as whether you think you may have to pay for additional alterations. The latter may be more of a concern if your figure is considered to be hard to fit. If you are on the smaller end of plus size, don't restrict your shopping to plus size shops, but check out the offerings from standard size clothing lines, as you may find your plus size blazer for less money than you will pay at a specialty shop.

Many fashion experts advise choosing a blazer that fits at the largest part of your body and then, if necessary, taking the garments to a tailor to take in any sections of the blazer that are too large. For example, if you are pear-shaped and you choose a plus size blazer that skims your hips, you may have a difficult time finding a blazer that fits your bottom half without being too big on top. If you don't like the idea of alterations, you may have to purchase a blazer that's either cropped or that doesn't hang any lower than the top of your hips.

Some plus size women decide to purchase blazers that are loose, unstructured, and that hang away from the body. The problem with this look is that it does not enhance your figure and can make you appear larger than you actually are. Although it may be a struggle, try to find blazers that define your waist and that are open at the neck, which can make you look taller and your neck longer.

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