Blazer/Jacket for the 50’s, 60’s & 70’s: with a skirt or dress
Quote of the day:”Get out of a rut. You have to keep updating your look. If you’re still wearing big, boxy blazers, you’re aging yourself. Try a shrunken, cropped version.” Project Runway’s Tim Gunn
One of the most important aspects of getting that perfect blazer is fit. The shoulders of the jacket should end right where your shoulders taper down. This is probably the most important factor along with the fact it should have some darting to make it have shape. Gone are the boxy jackets (they may come back in style but do you really want to look like a box?). A great length for all would be for it to hit at your hipbone. Put away the longer blazers of the past decades unless you are wearing it as a coat, because the length cuts off your legs and make you look out of proportion (all upper body, no lower body). The wonderful addition of spandex in some jackets nowadays can help with the common complaint of constriction when moving your arms.
50’s Blazer/Jacket: A dark brown blazer is perfect for women with a light complexion. The brown is not as harsh against the skin as black yet still looks very conservative. Since I didn’t want to be too conservative, I added my leopard skirt and a pop of color in my necklace!
60’s Blazer/Jacket: Here’s a great way to wear that short sleeved dress when the temperature cools down. Since the blazer is multi-colored, it also adds some life to an otherwise neutral ensemble.
70’s Blazer/Jacket: This collection of pieces is so perfect for many outings like a trip to the theater, church or even a nice restaurant. Many of you will think it’s too dressy, but I belong to the theory that we’ve gotten a little too casual in our dress these days. Why not look nice?
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