The One Fashion Staple That’s Flattering On All Body Types

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We can’t emphasize enough how important it is to own timeless pieces to anchor your wardrobe, and a simple black blazer is the essential you need most when you’re opting for a polished look. The no-fuss versatile shape pairs brilliantly with of-the-moment trends, adding menswear flair to an off-duty ensemble or a relaxed vibe to a cocktail outfit. And the best part? The classic topper looks amazing on every body type. Look ahead to score tips on how to style the staple to highlight your figure like a fashion girl.

Photographer: Jason Maughan Hair and makeup: Mishelle Parry Styling: The Zoe Report

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Tall

Your vertically blessed frame calls for long maxis you can pull off with aplomb. Throw on a bright sweater over the dress and top it off with the blazer to layer up for the office. Add slouchy boots to rock this season's It trend.

Leone Crew

$299

Camilla And Marc

Carrie Boot

$170

Steve Madden

Sleeveless High Neck Flare Dress

$568

Diane von Furstenberg

Campbell Blazer

$248

J. Crew

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The staple goes surprisingly well with an embellished evening number for a sleek result. Stark white booties and a metallic clutch lend fresh flair.

Diagonal Lurex Courtney Dress

$925

Milly

The Clingy Bootie

$575

Stuart Weitzman

Jack Clutch

$595

Cushnie Et Ochs

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Curvy

Accentuate your waistline in a tie-front frock that cinches the midsection. Offset the geometric print with a ladylike top-handle purse and edgy lace-up pumps.

Montana Cutout Leather Pumps

$765

Malone Souliers

Elegant Faille Tote

$695

Mansur Gavriel

Diamond Print Tie-Front Dress

$60

Gap

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Straight-leg chinos are comfortable and casual-chic when paired with a striped buttoned top. Elevate the low-key look with block heels, statement earrings and a blazer.

Mini Bag

$135

& Other Stories

Caley Heels

$140

Dolce Vita

Earring H083

$38

Oak + Fort

Girlfriend Twill Stripe Chinos

$60

Gap

Linen Stripe Popover Tunic

$60

Gap

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Petite

Ladies who are 5'4" or under can don abbreviated hems without worry. Choose a checked miniskirt and pair with a crisp poplin shirt for professional appeal. Finish with sock boots to further elongate your legs.

Arlette Cotton Shirt

$228

Equipment

Medium Thick Script Earrings

$485

Jennifer Fisher

Ezra Boot

$209

Sol Sana

Grace Mini Box

$1,995

Mark Cross

Houndstooth Miniskirt

$350

Carven

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When going for a trouser ensemble, select a cropped version that will hit right at the ankle. Team with a nubby turtleneck for warmth and ankle-strap sandals for height.

Adele Sleeveless Ribbed Turtleneck Sweater

$325

Rag & Bone

Warp SM Bag

$1,260

Jil Sander

Argenti Heels

$90

Aldo

Velvet O-Ring Zip Flare

$395

FRAME

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Athletic

A slinky feminine long sleeve midi contours and enhances your natural shape. Wear with a blazer to the office for day and take it off when happy hour strikes.

Round Leather Shoulder Bag

$225

COS

Romy 100mm Crushed-Velvet Pumps

$468

Jimmy Choo

Hug Hoop Earrings

$11

New York & Company

Long Sleeve Dress

$350

Carven

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Combine a luxe satin top with kick-flare denim that'll highlight your ankles—and shoes. Punctuate with a pendant necklace and printed clutch.

Gwen Sphere Pendant Tassel Necklace

$125

Rachel Zoe

Maureen Leather Mules

$625

Malone Souliers

Cali Demi-Boot Jeans

$128

Madewell

Open-Shoulder Satin Top

$18

Forever 21