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16-05-2009
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merged with existing thread......

hello ethereal...

i see no reason you couldn't wear that blazer exactly the way it is shown there...
that's not too butch!...

and if you aren't your ideal weight right now...
the oversized blazer can actually hide a lot...

just be sure that whatever one you get doesn't have REALLY structured shoulders so that you don't look like a football player...

but - other than that...
i would be really grateful for broad shoulders..
it's really a blessing...
take it from someone who has NO shoulders...
my shoulder bags don't even stay up!
...

happy shopping...

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17-05-2009
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Ethereal, I think a boyfriend blazer would be very difficult to pull off with the body type you described. Even though the modern version has mostly softened the prominent shoulders and boxy tailoring since the last time this trend was big, the shoulders still feature prominently, and the tailoring still has a strong, imposing silhouette; both things that are doubly emphasized on your body type.

I am slightly t-shaped (shoulders broader than hips), imo not enough for it to be considered a flaw. But a boyfriend blazer makes me too t-shaped, plus it obscures and disrupts the fluid slopes of my natural outline. I wouldn't describe the effect as butch, rather, as a cut that renders my look too somber and, er, asexual.

I look at so many girls on the street and celebs/models looking amazing in bf-b's. But for a blazer to look good on me, it must have a more feminine style; perhaps a slight princess sleeve, daintier collar/lapels, curving in at the waist, etc. In short, not a boyfriend style.

You mentioned you don't like frilly stuff, so a 'feminine' blazer like the one I described might not be to your liking. So I highly recommend a kimono-inspired blazer for a similar effect to the bf-b. Because these have structure and sleekness, are not frilly or dainty, but they have a very flattering cut that would soften your body type. Imo, it's also just a really a beautiful style, much nicer than boyfriend blazers. Some examples, as there are both subtle and more direct takes on this design:


etsy.com (Found via google, can't credit the seller)


nyandcompany.com


same as above


shopbop.com

Hope this was helpful, let us know how your styling goes


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17-05-2009
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Oh god that first jacket is amazing!!!

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11-09-2009
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Does this work?

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looks ok to me

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^Very handsome and sophisticated! You should teach my bf how to dress.

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30-09-2009
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I don't know what to do with this jacket... for one thing it's too big, and the pattern and color aren't my usual thing. Does it look alright? The shoulders especially bother me.



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01-10-2009
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^ I personally don't like it at all ;/

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yeah... too big, sleeves are too long and the pattern just isn't working for me

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12-10-2009
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Hey TFSers,
I'm Lexyehh, I'm seventeen and live in NY. I want to be a stylist or a fashion photo producer. I've been told that i have "Great Style" but sometimes, I'm just not sure, so maybe you experts on here can help me(reminder, I'm a broke seventeen year old, so Chanel and Stella McCartney are completely out of the question). I'm gonna be posting up pictures of my outfits starting tomorrow and maybe you guys can help me branch out into more eccentric choices.
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14-10-2009
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does it work?

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14-10-2009
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Ariadne, I see no problem with the jacket ... I'd just get the sleeves tailored (hemmed). I have a longer A-line black wool crepe skirt I'd wear it with. Good for the office ...

lexy, I like the top part & the shoes ... I can't really see what the bottom component is.

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15-10-2009
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Do not like the jacket

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Ariadne-
Sorry, but the color/pattern just doesnt do it for me. I think the bottom half looks great, but the fit on top isnt optimal. Maybe if it was grey/white/black it could work, but the way it is I probably wouldnt wear it.

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