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Ask BB: Boyfriend Blazers for Petite Curvy Girls

I've been seeing "boyfriend" blazers everywhere lately. I think they are the perfect thing to wear with jeans to dress them a little. I've tried on a few, and none seem to fit just right. I'm on the petite side (5'2"), but a little hippier and bustier. Any tips on where to find one on a budget? Also, I'm struggling as to what to wear underneath. There are only so many times you can wear a t-shirt, right? —Kim

To find the right fit, try shopping petite options from stores like LOFT, Nordstrom and Macy's. Petite styles are cut to suit your height and proportions, so you'll be more likely to find the right blazer for you.

Some options online…


For style inspiration, take a cue from Kim Kardashian: She's petite, curvy and knows how to rock a boyfriend blazer! Opt for single-breasted styles that you can leave unbuttoned (looks better that way anyways). Heels will add height and help balance the exaggerated proportions of the blazer, but as you can see, Kim rocks her BF blazer with flats and flare-leg jeans that give her that long leg line.





Need more ideas? Here are 6 fresh ways to wear a boyfriend blazer this summer:




1. With a printed summer dress and oxfords 2. Sexy cocktail dress and heels 3. Cut off shorts and a tee


4. Leather look pants and heels 5. Shorts and strappy sandals 6. Sequin mini and pumps

How do you wear your boyfriend blazer? Any tips for finding the best blazers for petite figures? Do tell!

Comments
GREAT ideas, BB! Love Kim's looks!Enjoy your weekend!
#1 write-brained (Homepage) on 2010-05-28 12:24 (Reply)
I got mine at Walmart, Miley Cyrus collection. It's cheaply made, but serves the purpose.
#2 Brianne on 2010-05-28 12:39 (Reply)
The Aqua line by Bloomingdales also has a selection of the "boyfriend" blazers at affordable prices. I got one on sale at the Bloomingdales in NYC for $49.00.
Dana
The Beso Team
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#2.1 The Beso Team (Homepage) on 2010-05-28 16:47 (Reply)
Great post!! I am loving blazers, so easy and so chic! xo- karrie
www.hellopretty.net
#3 Hello Pretty (Homepage) on 2010-05-28 13:35 (Reply)
I'm 5'2" and a size 14/16 and I LOVE the boyfriend blazer I got from newport-news.com:
http://www.newport-news.com/shop/product_single.aspx?style_id=37560273
I really like how it helps my apple shape look a little nipped in.
#4 MarilynT on 2010-05-28 21:51 (Reply)
I'm even shorter than she is and I got mine at Zara! Am very happy with the fit, length, and quality and was only around 50.
#5 MizzJ (Homepage) on 2010-05-28 23:09 (Reply)
Kim looks the best. I am petite also and BF blazers can be tricky because you don't want to look like you really stole your boyfriends blazer and let it swallow you. I got a cute one from Forever 21.
#6 Dina's Days (Homepage) on 2010-05-29 01:14 (Reply)
I actually wear my bf's old blazers (that are too small for him) with high heels and a belt to keep it feminine.
#7 PT on 2010-05-29 09:08 (Reply)
That's too funny, I do the same, only I just get blazers at thrift stores.
#7.1 Isabel (Homepage) on 2010-05-31 05:43 (Reply)
great advice! i'm petite as well (a hairline under 5'2) and i always use kim kardashian as my inspiration.
#8 fashion court (Homepage) on 2010-05-30 16:43 (Reply)
I have struggled with finding a boyfriend blazer that didn't overwhelm me as well (I'm 5'2"). I would suggest thrift stores as well as the little boys department. The juniors section is also a good place to look.
#9 Sara (Homepage) on 2010-06-01 09:25 (Reply)
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