Once considered a staple for men, blazers are now a favorite of all genders as they instantly add shine and style to an outfit. They can go with anything from a strapless dress to jeans and a t-shirt for the office, while celebrities like Hailey Bieber and Dua Lipa have advocated blazers for business or for a night out.
Considering how versatile they are, you’ll need a pair of blazers in your closet. But we’ll be honest: finding the right blazer can take a bit of research, so we’ve done the hard work for you. We asked celebrity stylists how to match blazers and looked at the best available based on trendy designs, quality fabrics and a wide range of sizes. With its overall flattering shape, durable materials and extra slim, long fit, J.Crew’s Parke Blazer scored our highest overall score.
Whether you’re adding to your blazer collection or rebuilding one from scratch, we’ve found the best blazers for your next power play.
- Best Ensemble: J. Crew Parke Blazer
- Best price: Cicy Bell Blazer
- Best Plus Size: Eloquii The Ultimate Suit Blazer
- Best Petite: Veronica Beard Schoolboy Dickey Jacket
- Best plaid: Mango check wool blazer
- Best Pinstripe: Michael Kors Pinstripe Stretch Wool Blazer
- Best Fit: Mango Flat Dress
- Best Oversized: 1980s Everlane Blazer
- Best short cut: Nasty Gal short boxy blazer
- Best double-breasted: Veronica Beard Miller Dickey jacket
Our best choices
Best Ensemble: J. Crew Parke Blazer
What we love: This blazer is high quality, affordable, and designed for all body types.
What we don’t like: We would like it to be available in more colors.
We choose J.Crew’s Parke Blazer as a versatile blazer that suits different body types, budgets and occasions. The brand even calls it the golden age of blazers because it’s neither too tight nor loose, neither too long nor short. The clean design features moderate lapels, flat front pockets for a stylish look, while a hidden interior pocket can store small items. Reviewers like the blazer lining and the fact that the durable wool and elastane blend has a premium feel and won’t crease all day. This model comes in small and large sizes and is a real crowd pleaser.
Best price: Cicy Bell Blazer
What we love: This affordable blazer comes in nearly 20 colors.
What we don’t like: It usually comes very wrinkled, so keep the iron handy.
Unsurprisingly, this is one of the best-selling blazers on Amazon. A classic touch, the light shoulder straps add structure and deep pockets. Stretchy material is machine washable for added convenience, skip the dryer. With 18 colors to choose from, you can stock up on a few different shades to continue the rotation.
Best Plus Size: Eloquii The Ultimate Suit Blazer
What we love: This blazer is comfortable and caresses the waist.
What we don’t like: it’s dry cleaning only.
Not only is this blazer super comfortable – the brand claims it’s as comfortable as your favorite jacket – but the design is also great for accentuating your curves. “If you want to accentuate your waist, look for a collarless blazer that hits the waist,” says Stitch Fix designer Stephanie Valponi. This blazer does just that and comes in bold colors like green and pink, as well as blues and blues. Crafted from Camden Stretch fabric, this blazer moves with you while retaining its shape for a refined look.
Best Petite: Veronica Beard Schoolboy Dickey Jacket
What we love: This blazer is small and the perfect length for shorter frames.
What we don’t like: We would like it to be available in more colors.
The key to flaunting a blazer if you’re petite (or under 5’4 “) is to find a tailored fit that doesn’t strain your body and doesn’t hit your hips to stretch your legs. This Veronica Beard schoolboy jacket has a lightweight tailored fit ideal for small figures and with three-quarter sleeves Goodbye to long sleeves that need cuffs Another stylish addition is that you can wear it with Veronica Beard’s dickeys making you look like you’re wearing a one-piece sweater or under a sweatshirt hooded, even though the top is sleeveless, so you still look assembled without all the sweat and bulk.
Best Plaid: Mango Plaid Wool Blazer
What we love: This plaid blazer is casual.
What we don’t like: You have to hand wash or dry clean.
Valponi says everyone should have a Scottish blazer in their closet. The print goes with many different colors, works as a neutral, but is more interesting than your traditional black blazer. This Mango style perfectly channels the ‘borrow from the boys’ vibe with its slightly oversized fit and large pockets. It’s made of wool so it’s wrinkle-free, which is essential if you’re going to wear this 9-5. Even outside the office, you can wear this plaid blazer with denim cuts and ankle boots.
Pair it with: Nordstrom’s cropped denim shorts make the blazer more casual.
Best Pinstripe: Michael Kors Pinstripe Stretch Wool Blazer
What we love: Get the classic stripe pattern in an oversized fit.
What we don’t like: We wish they’d make a small version of it.
Another classic print in a blazer is pinstripe. The design looks a little more masculine, which makes for great outfits that contrast with masculine and feminine pieces. Take Dua Lipa, for example, who wore a striped blazer over a leather bra and pants for an aggressive look. Create your own Insta-worthy outfit with this oversized striped blazer from Michael Kors. Made of flexible wool, comfortable and high quality. Think of this as an investment that will keep you on your toes (pun intended) for years to come.
Best fit: Fitted Mango jacket
What we don’t like: We wish it had a wider range of sizes.
From Taylor Swift to Kaia Gerber, celebrities have worn Mango Blazers that look way more expensive than they actually are. While the brand makes blazers in the latest cuts and colors, you can’t go wrong with this classic fitted blazer. Single-breasted and notched lapels are simple and universally flattering, and work with a variety of dresses from pants to skirts. In addition to the main shades of black and navy, the blazer is also available in bright blue, pink and green. Stock up on a few shades and no one will know you’re wearing the same blazer multiple times.
Best Oversized: Everlane The 80s Blazer
What we love: This oversized blazer still looks structured even in larger sizes.
What we don’t like: When you’re small, you might have to measure yourself.
If you’re a fan of the oversized blazer trend, check out this model from Everlane. Pinned on Katie Holmes, this ’80s-inspired blazer impresses with its oversized, relaxed silhouette and dropped shoulders. One of our writers spotted it the moment she saw it on Holmes, saying it was the closest she’s ever come to channeling ’80s style icon Julia Roberts. “It’s light and stylish, yet structured and well-packaged,” writes Tamim Alnuweiri.
Best Cropped: Bad Girl Short Boxy Blazer
What we love: This short is on-trend but office-appropriate.
What we don’t like: We wish it was available in a wider range of sizes.
Cropped blazers are having a moment, as demonstrated by Miley Cyrus, who paired a boxy version with a onesie for a monochromatic look. While some cropped blazers are meant to be revealing with a plunging V-neck, we love this design from Nasty Gal that’s still office-appropriate. The cropped fit is perfect with high-waisted trousers or skirts. It’s also an ideal layer for a bodycon dress as it covers the shoulders and shows off your silhouette. If you’re petite or just want to change up the look of an oversized blazer, this cropped cut is your new best friend