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Desk To Drinks: How To Truly Take A Blazer To The Next Station

We show you how to select a blazer according to your body type. With our tips, you’ll find one that’ll keep you looking sharp all day (and night).
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Typiclly… broader shoulders than your hips and waist.   Go for: Slouchy blazers that will soften your frame. You can also go for collarless blazers as the lines are clean and feminine.   Shop: This alabaster jacket made in crepe, with its matching tapered pants for instant elegance. Oversized crepe blazer by IRO, £320 (S$554), via Net-a-Porter Crystal-embellished wool-blend bouclé-tweed jacket by Gucci, £3,130 (S$5,517), via Net-a-Porter
This tweed embellished number worn with a pair of tailored trousers is a great — but subtle — style statement. Draped lapel blazer by Zara, S$89.90
Inject a jolt of colour into your office wear — it’ll pump up any LBD. Striped oversized linen blazer by Mango, S$159
The soft and flowy linen fabric of this oversized blazer will keep you cool in our sweltering weather. Style this with a white sleeveless top, a pair of denim shorts and some tan sandals when you’re heading out for brunch with your girlfriends on the weekend.   Rectangle
Typically… uniform in size on the shoulders, waist and hips.   Go for: Long, nipped-at-the-waist blazers. They’ll elongate your overall silhouette, plus provide definition and volume to your shape.   Shop: This Saint Laurent blazer could be boardroom material or rock ‘n’ roll — depending on what you wear with it. We say try it with a sheer chiffon blouse and a black leather mini skirt. Linen blend blazer by Saint Laurent, US$3,219 (S$4,413), via Matchesfashion Houndstooth wool blend blazer by Gucci, US$2,865 (S$3,928), via Matchesfashion
We’d love to see this Gucci blazer with a carmine red blouse and navy blue trousers.   Linen blazer by H&M, S$74.95
Sleek. Casual. Affordable. Wear it with stovepipe jeans. Double breasted blazer by Zara, S$179
Pair with a neatly pressed white shirt and a pleated midi skirt.   Pear
Typically… a narrower waist and shoulders in comparison to the hips.   Go for: Structured blazers, as they will add more volume to your upper body. Should you wish to draw the attention to the upper part of your body, pieces with printed details — like checks or houndstooth — work well.   Shop: Alicia Silverstone circa Clueless, but with black tailored pants to make it work-appropriate. Checkered cotton-blend blazer by Veronica Beard, £605 (S$1,04), via Net-a-Porter Structured wool blazer by Alexander McQueen, £1,245 (S$2,154), via Net-a-Porter
This structured wool blazer by Alexander McQueen is all sharp lines — did someone say power woman? Lean into it with a pussybow blouse and matching trousers.   Structured cotton blazer by Mango, S$79.90
A number that will spice things up in your closet, wear this bold piece with a soft white something underneath.   Checkered blazer by Zara, S$69.90
Checks are always a classic, which can be dressed up with trousers, or down with jeans.   Apple
Typically… shoulders and hips that are narrower than the waist.   Go for: Draped blazers made of a lightweight material. These silky pieces will not weigh you down. Should you wish to draw eyes away from the midsection, choose blazers with peak lapels to bring the gaze upwards.   Shop: This double breasted blazer is a rather rare breed — its sleek sharp lines are juxtaposed by the flowy material, as well as the subtle snake skin jacquard details. Wear with flare pants. Double-breasted snake jacquard blazer by Stella McCartney, US$1,210 (S$1,659), via Matchesfashion Stretch wool crepe blazer by Max Mara, £1,270 (S$2,198), via Net-a-Porter
Go for this long-line slouchy jacket for a laid-back vibe. Sharpen this relaxed look up by styling the blazer with a midi pencil skirt and a shirt.   Shawl collarless blazer by H&M, S$74.95
Featuring a grey shade and scrunched up sleeves, this style will allow you to show off a sleek timepiece, a delicate gold chain bracelet and a cocktail ring.   Blazer with pockets by Zara, S$89.90
Contrast this bold piece (we love the snap-button fastening) with a muted-coloured number and a pair of mid-heel sandals.   Hourglass
Typically… Shoulders and hips are balanced, while waist is relatively small.   Go for: Blazers with tie-waist details, cinches at the waist, or peplum details that’ll accentuate your physique.   Shop: This super stylish belted blazer with a pair of straight-cut trousers. You’ll look like you mean business. Belted woven blazer by Tibi, £525 (S$908), via Net-a-Porter Single breasted linen blazer by Albus Lumen, US$437 (S$599), via Matchesfashion
Inspired by the ceramic works of Pablo Picasso, the chocolate-coloured piece with beige tortoiseshell-effect buttons is fun, but still all business. Wear this figure-flattering piece with a pencil skirt.   Blazer with belt by H&M, S$94.95
We love a good ring detail, which adds an interest point to this black blazer. Soften your outfit further by wearing this with a floral number.   Blazer with tie waist detail by H&M, S$139
Great with some skinny jeans and booties.