Would You Wear It? Long Blazer

Would You Wear It? Long Blazer

This week seemed long so I hope the weekend feels the same. There’s always a ton of catch up to do after we’ve been away in our trailer, but it’s so worth it to get away and explore.

It’s time for would you wear it. Each Saturday Pam Lutrell of Over50Feeling40 and I share a mannequin we’ve seen and ask if you would wear what she’s modeling.

We do this to better understand what you, our readers, think of certain styles and what styles you might enjoy wearing. If you tell me “that’s horrible” or “that’s great”, I learn nothing. So please explain why you would or would not wear something as it relates to your personal style. If you’re not sure why you wouldn’t wear something, please share that too. Other comments may help make it clearer for you.

I am mostly interested in your thoughts on this long blazer. It’s been a popular trend this year and continues into fall.

So tell me, ladies, why would you wear this as it relates to your body, shape or lifestyle? If you wouldn’t wear it please share with the same criteria.

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Chico’s is giving an extra 50% off already reduced prices.

Macy’s big labor day sale is on with big discounts for the entire family.

Let’s pop over to see Pam’s mannequin here.

Thanks for reading ladies and have a great day!

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  1. Claire Gerrard
    September 11, 2018 / 4:51 pm

    I love the long blazer look, as long as it the right length for me. This look is very flattering on the model. I would try it on in the shop.

  2. Joanna
    September 6, 2018 / 12:08 pm

    I love this topper and would buy it ASAP. I think it is classic and would dress up any pair of pants you choose to wear or even a slim skirt.

    • Pat
      September 8, 2018 / 4:19 pm

      I’m pleased to see these are popular again this year. I have a few from last year. I don’t know why but they look very flattering on my frame. 150 lbs, 5’8″. big chest (36C). I always get compliments. Perhaps the length balances out the bigger bust. I do always wear this type of sweater with leggings and knee high boots or a slim pant and booties or flats.

  3. September 4, 2018 / 8:49 am

    I like the fact that a long jacket would cover my booty. Since I’m 5’2″ I would need to be careful about the length and make sure I paired it with skinny pants like those on the mannequin. The look would be even better with a snappy heeled pump, but I’ve passed my spike heel days!

  4. Cheryll
    September 4, 2018 / 8:20 am

    Yes, I would wear this. I like the longer line, and it makes me feel more polished and put together.

  5. Pat
    September 3, 2018 / 10:17 pm

    I would definitely wear this long blazer. I have several long cardigans and love the look. I purchased a long coat that I plan to have altered to this length.

  6. Honey Bee
    September 3, 2018 / 8:31 am

    Yes. Love it. It’s classy and versatile.

    I own two longer pieces, one in red and black houndstooth, one in gold and black, both of which are perfect for the transitional times of the year. I wear them over a black core and with a smart scarf. I always feel well dressed and appropriate for almost any occasion. They are go-to pieces in my spring and fall wardrobe.

    Honey Bee

  7. L H Carter
    September 3, 2018 / 8:20 am

    I would wear this. I am concerned about the zipper closure on the coat/jacket/topper . Would the edge hang well or be wavy which depends on the weight/heft/ body of the fabric? The dark edging/seaming is super. I like the two color plaid. Love the versatility of the white blouse and the straight legged jeans.

  8. Cyndy
    September 2, 2018 / 6:24 am

    Love it: length, trim, and all…but I would only purchase if the plaid (at least the strong horizontal stripes) were matched at the sides.

  9. Margot
    September 2, 2018 / 6:15 am

    Love this blazer! And I am not a blazer wearer – much as I try to be. I think the length makes it a little more flexible and casual if nee$ be.

  10. Bea
    September 2, 2018 / 5:31 am

    Absolutely! Before I retired, this was my go to uniform. As I am on the shorter side, with a pear shape and short legs (which I affectionately call a duck figure, lol), I just made sure that my tops, bottoms and footwear were in the same colour family, to give a more vertical line. I would accessorize withe a scarf or bold brooch. I found the outfit to be very flattering, and always received compliments on the stylish look, so much so, that many of my coworkers imitated the look.
    I continue to wear the same uniform in my retirement as it is an easy formula to pull together, comfortable and can be updated or changed with a few new pieces.

  11. Chris
    September 1, 2018 / 9:26 pm

    This is a definite YES I would buy this! The versatility is the selling point for me. I see it with black jeans for a dressed down look, a nice pair of crepe pants for that business casual cocktail party, paired with a silky tank and a statement necklace. For a pop of color, colorful pin on the lapel to coordinate with your bag and you are good t go. The longer length is flattering on me (5’5”; size 10), so it is a win-win for me.

  12. Donna
    September 1, 2018 / 9:13 pm

    Love the whole polished look. I have narrow shoulders, so blazers are great for balance. Waist detail keeps it from looking too long. Fit considerations would be…does the neckline poke me…are the sleeves too long, as alteration could be costly…and what is the fabric weight? Long blazers and waterfall sweaters sometimes hang out of my winter coats, a look I can’t stand.

  13. Diane
    September 1, 2018 / 6:41 pm

    I would definitely wear it with slim fitting pants. I’m 5’10” and love the longer length blazers and cardigans.

  14. Kay
    September 1, 2018 / 5:37 pm

    I would wear it if it were in a color such as burgundy or cobalt blue; the off-white would wash me out. I like the faux leather trim which is an unexpected design element. However, since I’m 5’4″ I would probably need a petite — so would need to try on. Also if it is not lined and has any wool or acrylic that’s a no-no for me. Black slim dress pants or black jeans, black booties would be fab with this topper for me!

  15. Susan
    September 1, 2018 / 4:53 pm

    I love the whole look and I think I could wear it- but I’d go for a solid color with perhaps the small plaid in pants or a skirt. That would be more cost effective. And wearable with more things too. But that zipper collar thing-that would be a dealbreaker. I think either a lapel or collarless style would be much easier to wear. That zipper would be irritating to my skin and catch my hair too!

  16. Anne
    September 1, 2018 / 4:40 pm

    I do like to wear skinny jeans, so a topper like this would work nicely to give a classic feel to an outfit.
    I do not like zippers, though. They bother me up at the neck – sharp or cold on my cheek. If only they would stop the zipper lower. Ah well. I am wondering how the faux leather affect the laundering requirements.

  17. Kay
    September 1, 2018 / 4:38 pm

    To me, blazer means lapels and structure, neither of which like my busty silhouette. I don’t dislike this jacket, but I don’t think I’d buy it. Yes, it has some drape, and the colors are nice, but I don’t like the idea of the front zipper and I don’t like the trim. I have a friend who would die for this one, however, so it’s good we have choices.

  18. Katrina
    September 1, 2018 / 3:35 pm

    I love the elongating effect BUT a collar like this attracts face make-up & wears thin too fast. Perhaps no collar would be better.

  19. September 1, 2018 / 3:30 pm

    Yes, I would definitely wear this. In fact, I love the entire look. I’m tall and slender, so I think the jacket would be quite flattering on me.

  20. Cathy D.
    September 1, 2018 / 2:43 pm

    Although the overall look of this blazer is appealing, I would never buy it. First, it is too long for me (I’m 5’2″ tall). The collar would not be flattering on me. Finally, I live in NYC and could only wear it in the Fall and Spring. I can’t imagine wearing it under a winter coat when it is really cold.

    Perhaps you can explain why coats, jackets, blazers, etc. are always displayed unbuttoned or unzipped. How a garment looks when it is closed is important to know when trying to decide whether or not to buy it.

    • Kay
      September 1, 2018 / 4:39 pm

      I’m with Cathy D on this one. Show us the thing closed.

  21. Maureen
    September 1, 2018 / 1:23 pm

    Yup! Definitely! The collar draws your eye up and the length breezes past my waist, which is my vulnerable spot.

  22. Debbie Davis
    September 1, 2018 / 1:11 pm

    LOVE it!! Great on a multitude shapes and heights. Very elongating and covers some flaws. Love the plaid as well! This week hit the nail on the head for me!!

  23. Connie
    September 1, 2018 / 1:04 pm

    I’m very attracted to this blazer. I love the leather trim, black and white is a classic that you would wear for years. It could be worn with a dress, slacks or jeans. The neckline goes with turtlenecks and scarves. Black, cream and red pieces would make it so versatile for several seasons. I’d probably wear it as a lightweight coat in moderate winter weather as well. Plaid is particularly IN this year, but plaid is forever and so is black and white. Someone called it a show pony because it’s so memorable…I agree but I’d want it in my stall, and I’d take it out many times and show it off in many ways. It belongs in the winners circle!

  24. Jacie
    September 1, 2018 / 11:52 am

    Oh my! You nailed it right on – if I was to purchase only one item for the fall, it wold be this one. At 5”7”, thisl look suits me for all the reasons the other respondents have said. It can be dressed up or down and I absolutely love the top and jeans. Living in Canada – for some of you ‘the Far North” – it would work for 3 of the 4 seasons. As a retiree, I favour multi use garments and this would take me from coffee to a fancy night out. Many thanks, Jennifer, for your blog which encompasses so many different lifestyles.


    • September 2, 2018 / 9:14 am

      Thanks for explaining why Jacie and thanks for being here!

  25. Becky
    September 1, 2018 / 11:39 am

    I like the whole look. I like the plaid & the leather trim on the jacket, & I like the longer length. It would fit with my casual lifestyle but could be dressed up a bit if needed.

  26. Sherry Boyd
    September 1, 2018 / 11:25 am

    I really like the look of this blazer. Being only 5’3” this would make me think I would look a bit taller. The entire blazer is appealing to me , the collar being the one thing in question. I have a short neck and would hope it wouldn’t rub if it was too stiff. I’m a tad claustrophobic so I subconsciously mess with stand up collars anyways.

    • September 2, 2018 / 9:15 am

      Great points Sherry, thanks!

  27. Jan
    September 1, 2018 / 11:08 am

    I would wear this. It would be a dress length for me. I am on the short size at 5’3″.

  28. Claudette
    September 1, 2018 / 10:33 am

    I really like the outfit. It would be perfect for our grayer pacific NW weather. I feel like you could dress up or down the coat.

  29. Susan
    September 1, 2018 / 10:25 am

    Yes! I love everything about it — the plaid, the length, the black trim, the black band in the back. I’d buy it in a heartbeat as long as it wasn’t too boxy on me in my size, that the sleeves were long enough, and that the weight wasn’t too heavy for our Southern CA climate. Its shape would really work for my body type (5’9″, longer legs).

    I do have a question about wearing jackets and toppers like this. I love three pieces together like this, and like the neutral shirt and jeans with the topper. However, during the day, I find myself taking off the top piece because I’m too hot or it’s too uncomfortable to be wearing that much clothing (e.g., sitting in a meeting). But then I’m left wearing only a blah white shirt and jeans, or just the “column of color” in a monochromatic outfit. Help! Any suggestions?

    • Susie
      September 1, 2018 / 11:36 am

      Try scarves with lots of color

  30. Jill
    September 1, 2018 / 10:06 am

    Love the length of this but would rather have smaller checks as I am sure I would get tired of large ones very quickly.

  31. Sue Lewellen
    September 1, 2018 / 9:15 am

    I like this—even though I am not tall. I have seen ankle length jackets on another blog and was not taken by those.
    A VERY long coat on a small frame overpowers the person wearing it. I like the one shown from Talbots, The smaller pattern would look better, I believe.

  32. Betty
    September 1, 2018 / 9:11 am

    Yes I would definitely wear this if it comes in petite sizes. I am short 5ft 2in and I think a misses would be to long. I would have to try it on and see. I love the plaid and the faux leather trim. Because I wear mostly solid colors the plaid would add so much interest to my outfits. I see it over pants or a pencil skirt.

  33. Ann
    September 1, 2018 / 9:08 am

    Yes, I would definitely wear it; however, I would probably wait until it goes on sail. It is a very versatile jacket.

  34. Ann
    September 1, 2018 / 8:55 am

    I love it! But plaid for my short stocky body is probably not the best choice for me.

  35. Eileen
    September 1, 2018 / 8:43 am

    This is more of a coat/ topper, the long jackets that are in popularity are about butt covering length, very 1980’s looking. At 5’5” and a pear, there would be no room for my bottom/ hips, so no. Again and again the display clothes are better suited for tall people.

  36. Anon
    September 1, 2018 / 8:37 am

    Oh, yes! This length hits me mid-thigh, which works very well for my pear shape. The way it is styled is exactly how I would wear it.

    Three-quarters, or car coat length, is my favorite for fall coats. I have the height and frame to carry it off.

    When winter arrives, I switch to full-length coats for warmth, and don’t wear this length for outerwear until March or so. My outerweer in fall and winter is always medium to dark colors for practicality. The less drycleaning, the better. Light colors are for summer in my climate.

  37. Kathleen O'Brien
    September 1, 2018 / 8:35 am

    I really like the look of this blazer – great take on the “channel” look – yes I would wear it.

  38. Julia
    September 1, 2018 / 8:05 am

    Yes, I would wear this. I am tall and always on the look out for long toppers. It could easily be dressed up or down and would be a timeless addition to any wardrobe.

  39. September 1, 2018 / 8:04 am

    I love long blazers, but I don’t wear prints! xoxo, Brenda

  40. Diana
    September 1, 2018 / 7:37 am

    Yes, I would! This is more my style, except for a tucked in shirt. (I try not to accent my non existent waste line.)

  41. Jan
    September 1, 2018 / 7:03 am

    I like this a lot..I often wear skinny jeans on my thin legs but like my mid section, front and back, covered.

  42. Nancy
    September 1, 2018 / 7:00 am

    Yes, just the way it is styled. A little twist on a classic is always what I look for. I’m short, but the shirt tucked in lengthens my legs. Love it!

  43. Kathe
    September 1, 2018 / 6:55 am

    I had a plaid topper and straight slim skirt by Pendleton in high school in the mid 60’s! It was a classic then and the look still is today! Loving the plaids coming out this Fall! I’d wear it with tall boots and slim jeans or pants. I’d like it with a dress or skirt as well.

  44. Sue G
    September 1, 2018 / 6:42 am

    I would wear this outfit! The classic lines of the blazer are perfect for me – simple, clean, uncluttered. I could wear it to the office or a night out afternwards. I like the longer length with narrow pants or a sheath dress. Definitely on my must get list.

  45. September 1, 2018 / 6:26 am

    This is something I most definitely would wear and feel good in. Love the length.

  46. Molli M.
    September 1, 2018 / 6:26 am

    I definetly would wear this outfit. Love jeans and especially the long jacket. I recently purchased one here because it is great addition to wear in the Fall. I bought one last year and had many compliments. I am looking for the right jeans this Fall. They say French Connection is a good brand.

  47. September 1, 2018 / 6:25 am

    I’m on the fence on long Blazers. I’m only 5 ft 4, so tailoring will be key. I would appear overwhelmed in a wider cut + longer blazer, so if it’s a narrower cut, and of the appropriate length, sure it could replace my normal outerwear when it’s a bit cooler.
    I haven’t tried one on though have seen them, so may have to do that!
    Again, tailoring will be key (fit).

  48. September 1, 2018 / 6:19 am

    I would wear this! I actually purchased a longer jacket last fall from Ming Wang. It became a “long” jacket on me since even though I am 5 ft 5 inches my legs are not long so the jacket looks long on me. I always buy solid color jackets, no patterns. I just like solids better.

  49. Catherine
    September 1, 2018 / 6:12 am

    Yes I would wear it, well try it on to make sure that particular cut isn’t too boxy. But the long and plaid interest me a lot. I am 5’3” and find I look good in the longer looks as long as they curve with me. I have also found a fantastic tailor that keeps the length right. She adjusts the arm length too.

  50. Becca G
    September 1, 2018 / 6:04 am

    I like this unstructured topper. Im tallish at 5’7″ so the style & length are perfect. The color is wrong for me as it would wash me out ( my hair is golden white).
    So I wouldn’t buy this particular item more blue in it print & less
    pale colors would work for me

  51. Lori Stewart
    September 1, 2018 / 5:29 am

    Yes! I love the fabric and construnction of the blazer paired with the jeans. It instantly ips the style factor. It would be a great addition to my wardrobe.

  52. Diane B
    September 1, 2018 / 5:25 am

    I do like the longer length of this and also the shoulder trim. However, I am not a fan of the neckline as those always bother my neck. Either no collar or a lapel would be more to my taste. I like how it would slim out the hips and tummy if left open and give a longer line. I am 5′ 6″ and always like to look a bit taller. Thanks for staying.

    • September 1, 2018 / 8:20 am

      Thanks for explaining why! Those necklines bother mine too if their too closed in. Thanks for being here Diane!

  53. Sandy Andry
    September 1, 2018 / 5:25 am

    I really like this look. I would wear it, but I wouldn’t buy it. Why not? It’s a “show pony.” It’s very memorable and if I wore it more than once it would be easy to remember that they just saw it on me last week. I’m short (only 5 ft tall) and I think the plaid might overwhelm me. I’d try it on though because I like it on the mannequin.

  54. sophia
    September 1, 2018 / 5:09 am

    At 5feet and 3. I would certainly wear this. A long slim blazer looks good on me. I have a charcoal wool Calvin found at goodwill for $10 and receive compliments every time.

  55. Wendy Dunbar
    September 1, 2018 / 5:08 am

    Yes, I would wear this jacket, styled exactly as shown on the mannequin with slim-fitting pants or jeans. As a large-size woman, I steer clear of styles that add volume, and this jacket creates a long, smooth silhouette. I also love the classic houndstooth pattern. I also think it an easier look to pull off if you are taller rather than short – maybe that is a misconception on my part, however. Also love the white shell with v-neck and buttons underneath, keeping with the classic theme. I’ve learned through reading this blog & others that a v-neck is a good choice for me. I love these “WouldnYou Wear It?” posts! Thanks!!

  56. Carol
    September 1, 2018 / 5:05 am

    Yes, I love long blazers, sweaters and tunics because I am 5’ 10” tall and on the slender side. This type of garment works for me. I also like them because they hide a multitude of sins. I think more petite people also can wear this look in perhaps a petite version. A good look for most people I believe.

  57. Kerry
    September 1, 2018 / 5:04 am

    Yes, I love this style. I’m 5’6”, but think I have long enough legs to make this work. I have one that I wear with slim leg pants and boots and get lots of compliments. I think they have a dressier look than a blazer style.

  58. Carole Mauro
    September 1, 2018 / 4:38 am

    I never thought to wear a topper like this so yes, I am definitely in love with this look. It is fresh and understated elegance all in one! Great call!

  59. Laurel
    September 1, 2018 / 4:37 am

    Yes! I love this one. And it would be great dressed up or down. It looks great as it is displayed and could also be great with skirt & tights or black pants & turtleneck. Perfect length for me, too.

  60. Yvonne
    September 1, 2018 / 4:18 am

    I have always loved the the look of a long unstructured blazer on me as I am tall, rectangle shape and slightly longer legs. I have a sweater-coat this length that I wear with slim pants, leggings and high boots and also a to-the-knee pencil skirt. My style is a bit dramatic, elegant and minimalist.

  61. Heather
    September 1, 2018 / 4:11 am

    Love this jacket! It has detail at the shoulders which balances my pear shape. It is shaped enough to not overwhelm a shorter person but would work with my 5’10 height. I consider the pattern neutral. Like the whole ensemble ????

  62. Cindy
    September 1, 2018 / 4:11 am

    I like this whole outfit. I would definitely wear the long blazer, if they had it in a petite size. I’m short, but if it was proportioned on me as it is on the mannequin, it would be fine.

  63. Ramona
    September 1, 2018 / 4:09 am

    I love long blazers! I like the drama they bring to a simple t shirt and denim outfit. But, I am 5’8″ so they are not overwhelming which they might be on a more petite frame.

  64. beth b
    September 1, 2018 / 4:08 am

    I really like this blazer. However, I am 5’4″ and have shorter legs and a longer torso so I’d have to try it on. I’m afraid it would make me look short. I think it would look great with a skirt and tights.

    The color and fabric looks so classic. Really lovely!

    • Janet
      September 1, 2018 / 2:29 pm

      I agree with Beth since I am 5’3″. I like it alot but would have to try it on.

  65. September 1, 2018 / 4:06 am

    This is really more of a topper than a blazer and YES I would wear it! I love pieces like this, but I am taller and that helps. I want to find a tweed garment that is not a blazer this year…so many fun selections in tweed. Thanks Jennifer!

    • Judy Casingal
      September 1, 2018 / 6:22 am

      That’s exactly what I allied it … a topper. Dating myself , I guess.

      • Judy Casingal
        September 1, 2018 / 6:24 am

        My iPad misspelled the word called, sorry

  66. Cathy
    September 1, 2018 / 4:03 am

    Yes! I think the topper shape is very flattering. I’m not sure I like the band across the back–I think that would accentuate my rear end. I like the plaid. This would be a great fall and winter piece over jeans or black pants, a shell or turtleneck.

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