How to pick a perfect blazer?

The evolution of a classic blazer.

When back in 1975, Helmut Newton shot the iconic tuxedo from Yves Saint Laurent for Vogue Paris, this masculine wardrobe element has become a new symbol of sensuality. Restaurants refused guests wearing Le Smoking to enter their restaurants as it was deemed too androgynous. Since then, blazer has become an intrinsic part of female wardrobe and its modern form makes plenty of references to Saint Laurent’s original design. The silhouette has become more oversize and longer while the lapels grew wider. Small pinstripe pattern has also made its return. Today, we want to wear it with a pair of suit pants or a romantic midi skirt. If you prefer classic ensembles, match it with a pair of jeans and a white t-shirt. For big occasions, throw it over an evening dress to balance the feminine look with a bit of a masculine edge.

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