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


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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 blazer outfits 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 aesthetic, one where bigger was considered better. Soon, designer blazers started to mimic these vintage ones, and the appeal has stuck around ever since.

The ideal layering piece, an oversized blazer is perfect for autumn, slipping over even your chunky knitwear and jeans without compromising on the silhouette. Still, your blazer needn't be reserved for casual pursuits. Fashion types have also been wearing them over knit dresses with knee-high boots, or paired with leather trousers and sky high heels for fancy nights out.

Indeed, slouchy blazers are an essential buy for those in the know, and they have now become a central piece in any autumn/winter (and spring) capsule wardrobe. If you haven't got yours yet, keep scrolling on to see how influencers and fashion people are wearing the cover-up, then shop our edit of the best oversized blazers out there. 



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


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


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A loose camel blazer adds a polished touched to an all black look.


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Pair your blazer with slouchy matching trousers.


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A cream blazer will see you through all seasons. 


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Maxine Eggenberger
Deputy Editor

Maxine Eggenberger is Who What Wear UK’s deputy editor and has over thirteen years of experience in fashion journalism. She been creating engaging and elevated style content specifically for Who What Wear UK since 2018, covering runway reports, emerging trends, long-form features, self-styled shopping stories and columns, including her edit of the best new-in buys. She ensures the highest editorial standards are met across the site, leads the editorial team in their SEO strategy and keyword planning, works closely with the beauty team on content initiatives, represents the brand at industry events, and regularly contributes to social media, including her own Who What Wear UK TikTok franchise, French Style Fridays. Previously, Maxine appeared on ITV's This Morning in her own fashion segment and has interviewed countless celebrities—everyone from Victoria Beckham to Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o.

Prior to Who What Wear UK, Maxine’s career began when, after completing her first-ever internship at Look magazine, she was offered a position on the brand's fashion desk. She accepted, leaving university a year early in the process. Her passion and natural talent for writing and styling meant she swiftly rose through the ranks to become the title's fashion news and commercial content editor, with a stint as InStyle.co.uk’s fashion and beauty writer along the way. She later served as Look’s acting Editor in Chief, overseeing both print and digital, before embarking on a successful freelance career, working with Grazia, The Pool, and Marie Claire amongst others.

Maxine is based remotely from her countryside home near Edinburgh where she spends her downtime renovating her house, walking her dogs, hosting friends and trying to master the art of making Old Fashioned cocktails.