In the past year or so, I've become a huge lover of preppy fashion. Or maybe, like vintage fashion, I just found a name to go with a style I've always loved.
Either way, I found that prep can be hard when you're a curvy girl. As much as I love blazers, button downs and riding boots, flattering options can be difficult to find. Blazers, in particular, have a tendency to look boxy, be too tight in the arms, and make me look like a news lady from the 80s. (I'm serious).
I am in love with the J. Crew Schoolboy blazer, but every time I try it on I end up trying to convince myself that it's totally okay to spend $230 on a blazer that's too tight in the shoulders and doesn't look quite right.
But I found the solution.
Yesterday I was shopping at Dynamite and I came across this lovely military style blazer:
|Navy AND gold? Can I love you forever?|
It's made of a stretchy, comfortable material, so it's form fitting without being restricting and it still has a structured look. It hits me right at my waist, and retains its shape even when it's unbuttoned.
I bought mine in an XL. For reference, I'm currently about a size 14, with a small waist and
not so small bust.
This blazer is perfect for: anyone who loves the look of a classic blazer without the stuffiness/boxiness, aspiring naval officers, me.