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


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.

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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


Camilla And Marc

Carrie Boot


Steve Madden

Sleeveless High Neck Flare Dress


Diane von Furstenberg

Campbell Blazer


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



The Clingy Bootie


Stuart Weitzman

Jack Clutch


Cushnie Et Ochs

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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


Malone Souliers

Elegant Faille Tote


Mansur Gavriel

Diamond Print Tie-Front Dress



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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.

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Caley Heels


Dolce Vita

Earring H083


Oak + Fort

Girlfriend Twill Stripe Chinos



Linen Stripe Popover Tunic



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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



Medium Thick Script Earrings


Jennifer Fisher

Ezra Boot


Sol Sana

Grace Mini Box


Mark Cross

Houndstooth Miniskirt



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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


Rag & Bone

Warp SM Bag


Jil Sander

Argenti Heels



Velvet O-Ring Zip Flare



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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



Romy 100mm Crushed-Velvet Pumps


Jimmy Choo

Hug Hoop Earrings


New York & Company

Long Sleeve Dress



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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


Rachel Zoe

Maureen Leather Mules


Malone Souliers

Cali Demi-Boot Jeans



Open-Shoulder Satin Top


Forever 21