* Long jackets remain a favorite of models and actresses on the red carpet
* Versatile, stylish and slimming
* Menswear-inspired staple goes with all your outfits
The menswear trend presses on this season in the form of the long and loose suiting blazer. The versatile closet staple has been all over the red carpet as of late, though it’s an essential transition piece for your everyday look as well.
Model Amanda Murphy wore a long blazer over a metallic lace dress to a Vogue and Stuart Weitzman event during New York Fashion Week. The jacket creates masculine contrast to her ultra-femme dress, while providing enough coverage to keep the sheer silhouette from looking too steamy.
Kelly Rowland wore her women’s blazer with matching flared pants for a classic business look at The Hollywood Reporter’s “Women in Entertainment” breakfast. Putting it over a low-cut blouse reveals just enough skin for sexy flair.
You can’t overlook a long jacket’s ability to slim your figure. Natalie Portman, who is expecting her second child with husband Benjamin Millepied, wore her blazer over an empire waist dress to the premiere of her new film, Jackie. The combination of a high waistline and long cover-up slims the midsection so that you barely notice her baby bump.
Want the long blazer for yourself? We spotted Uniqlo’s Drape Long Jacket, which delivers the style for under $50.
Fresh from Uniqlo’s Spring 2017 Collection, get this blazer in black for a classic wardrobe go-to. Throw it over over a tank for an instant upgrade, or pair it with a dress or pair of slacks for a dressy-casual look.
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