With fashion taking an interest in reworked menswear in 2017, the blazer emerged as one of the year’s key pieces. From strong-shouldered silhouettes, double-breasted details, Prince of Wale checkered exteriors, and slouchy tailoring, multiple versions arrived on the retail shelves for Fall/Winter 2017 – each of which was worthy of becoming the star of your seasonal wardrobe.
Typically a finishing piece or part of a set, blazers have also become the breakout favorite of celebrities as of late. However, they’re wearing them as dresses – really. And we’re here for it. This styling trick means you can ditch the pants and go straight for a glam look, with longline blazers in particular doubling beautifully as minidresses. Who knew they could be this versatile? Extend the mileage of your blazer by trying this look for yourself, but first, allow celebrities like Gigi Hadid and Hailey Baldwin to give you some style ideas.
The original version of this Carmen March jacket had majorly padded shoulders, but Gigi Hadid opted for an off-shoulder, asymmetrical neckline instead.
Cool knotted-scarf details made this blazer worn by Elizabeth Olsen a crowd standout.
At the Sloan Film Summit, Diane Kruger opted for a blazer by cool-girl brand Monse, but ditched the pants.
Towering supermodel Joan Smalls did intimidation well in a bold black blazer worn as a minidress.
Hailey Baldwin’s crisp white lapel was echoed in her footwear choice, lending her look a cool, streetwear vibe.
Malin Ackerman donned a blazer – and not much else – for a look that says “life of the party”.
Hailey Baldwin favored the blazer-dress again, this time in a double-breasted cut and soft powder-blue shade.
Reese Witherspoon wowed at the Emmys in a silk blazer-dress that showed off her shapely legs.
Even though the Met’s theme this year was in honor of Rei Kawakubo’s extravagant designs, Karlie Kloss opted for a sleek blazer-dress instead.