The Best Blazers for Women Over 60

Let’s discuss a wardrobe staple that deserves a place in every woman’s closet…the blazer. I’m a big fan of blazers because I love the strong statement they make and the polish they give to an outfit. Blazers are versatile, chic, and easy to dress up or down. Plus, they’re a great transitional item to add to your fall wardrobe as the colder weather arrives. With so many options available, it can be overwhelming to choose the right one, especially if you’re petite like me. I decided to dive deep to find the best blazers for women over 60 and show you how to style them.

Best Blazers for Women Over 60

I don’t have the ability to call out every blazer that caught my eye, so I’m just mentioning a few. I’ve tried on quite a few, though, lately in the following posts: Dressing Room Diaries at Nordstrom and New Arrivals from Talbots. Be sure to visit the bottom of the post to see the complete list of the best blazers for women over 60.

Easy Knit Blazer

I’m a huge fan of blazers with stretch, and this one is a super comfy cotton/polyester blend with 8% spandex that’s woven, not a sweater knit. It comes in four great colors, and while I could have gotten the stunning blue, I decided to dip my toe into the red-ish trend for fall. It has no front closure, which is perfect for me because I seldom close my blazers anyway.

Quince Organic Cotton Knit Blazer

As our lifestyles become more casual, it’s all about comfort, so an unstructured blazer like this knit version from Quince becomes a great option. I love everything I’ve tried from this brand so far. I’m not sure how they manage to produce such high-quality pieces at the prices they do, but I’m thrilled with them. This one comes in nice colors, sizes XS-XL. Because it’s 100% organic cotton, it’ll be great piece to wear when it’s not cool yet, but you want to wear fall fashion

Nic+Zoe All Day Comfort Knit Blazer

I love Nic+Zoe blazers and have several. This lightweight, soft piece is a cross between a cardigan and a blazer. Because the unstructured blazer is inherently casual, they look great worn with jeans, although you can also try slipping one on over a simple dress, chinos, knit pants, or a blouse and skirt.

Open Front Long Sweater-Blazer

If you like the look of a knit blazer, you will love this oversized cardigan coat from J.Crew. The length will look great layered with dresses or worn over a column of black. This shade of tan will go with everything, but it’s also available in charcoal, green, and black in sizes XS-3X. I’ve had my eye on this one for a few seasons so this may be it’s year.

Traditional Blazers:

Vince Camuto Longline Plaid Blazer

There’s nothing like a great plaid for giving me all the fall feels. You’ve seen me share this Vince Camuto longline blazer in navy with a windowpane plaid a few times over the last month. I like wearing mine over a pair of great jeans, but there are matching trousers here if you’re interested.

Long Modern Blazer

If you’re looking for a great classic blazer without a pattern, this long modern blazer from Loft in camel would be a versatile addition to your closet. This comes in regualr and petite, sizes 00-18.

Mendocino Plaid Blazer

This piece from J.Jill is the quintessential fall blazer with a rich burnt orange shade and subtle plaid pattern. Layer it over a high quality tee shirt or a classic button down for an elevated casual look for any fall festivities or lunch dates on your calendar. It comes in regular, petite, and tall, sizes XS-4X.

Ultra-Stretch Ponte Blazer

What can you wear a black blazer with? I think a better question is, what can’t you wear it with? This is a great versatile item to add to your cool weather wardrobe that you can layer over countless pieces. This is a four way stretch ponte with princess seaming for a slimming fit. This is a great length for shorter gals.

Other Types of Blazers:

Lady Jacket

The lady jacket is a huge trend again this fall. Many are actually firmly knit sweaters and are often called cardigans. Most have a crew neckline, no collar and large dome buttons down the front and they often have patch pockets giving them a Chanelish vibe you can either play up of down. This is a perfect option for petite gals.

Faux Leather Blazer

This fall and every fall, leather pieces are on trend. This faux leather jacket from Talbots is chic and sophisticated, and will add the perfect amount of edginess to your fall and winter outfits. It comes in misses, plus, petite, and plus petite.

The Oversized Blazer

A trend to be on the lookout for the rest of 2023 is oversized outerwear. Wearing this Italian wool oversized blazer from Everlane unbuttoned is a great way to try the trend without losing your entire silhouette. You can grab it in this gray herringbone, as well as a camel houndstooth and black and white glen plaid.

Cropped Blazer

This crop blazer from Madewell was designed to hit right below the ribcage, making it ideal for styling with high waisted skirts and pants or over dresses. The chocolate brown tones and simple plaid print are perfect for fall.

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Are you a fan of blazers and if not, what third layer do you prefer?


  1. Sandra Baron says:

    I have a Ralph Lauren blazer that must be 20 years old. The shoulder pads are large. Would you just go with them or have them replaced with something smaller? I’m tall 5’7 so I can carry the larger pads but don’t want to look “out of style”.
    I love your posts & look forward to reading them. Thank you!!

    1. I’d probably remove them or swap in smaller ones if the jacket has a lot of fabric in the shoulders

      1. Sandra Baron says:

        Thank you!!!!! I’ll prob swap them out. YOU ARE THE BEST!!!!

      2. My pleasure

  2. I do love blazers and are very happy they are in style again . I just need to pick a color before ordering from Quince.

    1. There’s so many great colors

  3. I have a closet full of blazers in almost every color. I work in the sales office of a manufacturing facility where jeans are the norm. I wear a blazer or cardigan and nice shoes almost everyday to elevate my look. I’m 5’2″ so the shorter ones work best for me.

    1. Also 5’2″ and agree, Elaine, the shorter versions seem to work better if you are petite. Loving the Lady Jacket!

  4. I love the Vince camuto plaid blazer. Besides the teal(?) blouse you show (which I like, btw) what other color top would you wear?

    1. A white shirt or navy would be great. Pale pink would pop against the blue

  5. Nancy choat says:

    What a great selection of blazers you’ve presented to your readers, Jennifer! Something for everyone! Thank you! It’s getting me excited about fall here on Vancouver Island.
    All the best

    1. Fall will be gorgeous there! I know.

  6. As our winters are so long (here in Canada) my go-to Fall outerwear is basically blazers as come in various styles and just as importantly different weights without having to bundle up as we do in the Winter. So on that note; with much appreciation for what you have shown as an excellent excuse to purchase another one …. ☺.

    1. There’s such a great third layer.

  7. I find the new trend to oversized blazers, does me no favours. I am 5’4 and they seem to overwhelm me and look off, some how. I have Avery casual lifestyle now I am retired. I have kept one black shorter blazer, for when needed. I do love a Chanel jacket. I am always looking out for one that is in my price range lol!

  8. Jennifer, Love your blazer choices. I’d purchase every single one, but that would be in excess. I too love Quince, the quality is amazing. Blazers do pull together a casual outfit….time to shop…….do you find it easier just to shop by yourself? Or with a friend….I’m torn, I love the company but my friends styles are so different than mine, I find it easier to do it solo…..just a thought

    1. I always prefer to shop alone. That way I’m not influenced by my friends’ style and taste.

  9. The short blazers are very attractive. I have not seen a single one where I live. This is cowboy country with very casual dress. Thank you for letting me see these coats and blazers. Barn coats and a very good raincoat are best for fall here in rural Colorado.

  10. I find I just don’t reach for blazers. I donated my twill one this year but kept the black. I roll the sleeves up one which shows the striped lining, then pop the collar. I like it but always seem to change out of it and opt for a different jacket. If I don’t wear it this fall I will donate it come colder temps. I think it’s a style I like on others but perhaps seems too work wear like for myself.

    1. That’s interesting about it feeling to work wear. Perhaps a different shape would work better in a softer fabric.

  11. All these blazers are terrific. I really like the knit and plaid ones. Since I’m only 5’1 I am really looking at the shorter blazers.

    1. You’ll see lots of them soon.

  12. What a great choice of blazers! The reddish one looks lovely on you. I bought the Quince knit blazer in navy and am amazed at the quality. It is quite substantial.

    1. Quince is fabulous!!

  13. Looking forward to blazer weather.

    1. Me too. It’s warmer still in CA

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