Women's Fashion

Oversized Blazers Are Trending—As a Petite Woman, Here’s How I’d Wear One

While I genuinely believe that anyone can wear absolutely anything so long as they feel comfortable doing so, being petite does present its own unique set of dressing challenges. That doesn’t mean to say that anything is off-limits. Still, as a 5′ 3″ fashion editor, who has also helped countless other petite women to hone their aesthetics, I know that it’s not quite as easy for us to copy and paste every trend onto our frames—at least, not without a bit of extra consideration. Often, I’ll reach out to my petite followers on Instagram and ask them which trend or piece they could use some styling pointers on. Their latest request? Oversize blazers.

Oversized blazers are one of my favourite items to wear—at least; they are now. When they first started trending, I was, admittedly, stumped. I’m also pretty curvy with an hourglass silhouette, so I’d spent the best part of my adult life dressing in more tailored or nipped-in silhouettes, under the pretence, they balanced out my frame better. Still, I wanted nothing more than to add an oversized blazer to my wardrobe. So, I ordered one, and I started assembling outfits around it as soon as it arrived. Some worked, some didn’t, but what quickly became evident was that petites could wear oversized blazers just as well as anyone else. And you know what? I have proof.

Below, I’ve assembled an edit of eight chic (and easy!) oversized blazer outfits anyone can wear, be they 4′ 11″ or 6′ 6″. Scroll on to see them; soon, you’ll want to supersize all of your clothing.