Oversized Blazers Are Big News—Here Are 21 We're So Impressed By

Looking for the perfect oversize blazer? We have a few suggestions.

Some wardrobe essentials benefit from being a little roomy. Jumpers with a bit of give in them always seem to wear better, while relaxed shirts can bestow any outfit with an instant injection of cool. Similarly, constricting fabrications, such as leather, look all the more expensive and effortless when they don't cling. And if there's one item we always seem to gravitate towards with a slouchier silhouette, it's oversized blazers.

Previously, blazers were considered a stagnant piece of an office-worker attire; a stuffy item that you'd never consider wearing beyond the 9-to-5. But my, how times have changed. We don't remember the moment blazers became "fashion," but we can recall when oversized blazers became a thing, for this update was much more recent.

Maybe six years ago, when '90s fashion made its way back onto the agenda, thrifty shoppers would snap up boxy blazers from vintage and charity shops to create a whole new blazer aesthetic, one where bigger was considered better. Soon, designers started to mimic the look, and the appeal of oversized blazers has stuck around ever since.

The ideal spring layering piece, an oversized blazer wears well over knitwear without compromising on the silhouette. Still, your oversized blazer needn't be reserved for casual pursuits. Fashion types have been wearing oversized blazers over pretty dresses to create a cool style contrast for every fanciful occasion, be it a wedding or cocktails with friends.

Indeed, oversized blazers are an essential buy for those in the know this season. Scroll on to see how influencers and fashion people are wearing the cover-up. Then, shop our edit of the best oversized blazers out there.

OVERSIZED-BLAZER OUTFIT INSPIRATION

Best Oversized Blazers: Fashion people were wearing oversized blazers on masse at CFW

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Oversized blazers were seen in every colour and print at Copenhagen Fashion Week. 

Best Oversized Blazers: Sylvie wears a black oversized blazer

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This look is one of our favourites from CFW. 

Best Oversized Blazers: Another oversized blazer we love from Copenhagen Fashion Week

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Oversized blazers can give monochromatic looks extra oomph. 

Subtly match the colour of your oversized blazer to that of your dress, and you've got the perfect outfit combination. 

Best Oversized Blazers: Kellie wears a white oversized blazer over her leopard dress

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A white blazer will make every outfit you wear look polished. 

Who said your oversized blazer had to be muted? This hot-pink shade is sublime.

Best Oversized Blazers: A Copenhagen show-goer wears a white oversized blazer

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The balance of colour in this look is aesthetically on point. 

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The blazer that put oversized silhouettes on our radar again. 

This lime shade is so on-trend for 2022. 

Skinny lace belts keep cropping up on the chicest blazers this season. 

A linen blazer? You know summer is on its way. 

Frankie Shop is known for its oversized blazers. 

You’ll find so many ways to wear this cream iteration. 

Tangerine suiting is coming through as something of a trend in its own right this season. 

We live in a climate which makes leather a sound outerwear option year-round. 

This style went straight into my basket. 

This will look gorgeous paired with cream and tan. 

Just add a matching blue slip skirt and simple vest for a cool take on wedding guest style.

Try pairing this beauty with light-wash denim and chunky sandals. 

This classic blazer also comes in timeless camel. 

Checks are always a sound option. 

Kelly green is trending in a big way for spring—this blazer presents one of the easiest ways to wear it. 

This will swiftly become the piece you reach for when you don’t know what to wear. 

The longline length of this blazer would look amazing paired with mini skirts. 

Next Up: The 9 New-In Pieces I'm Adding to My Wish List This Week

This post was originally published at an earlier time and has since been updated. 

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