I like a winter jacket as much as the next girl, but when that jacket comes with a little extra military accent, then you had me at epaulette.
This season your military muse can come in anything from a slouchy parka to a well cut blazer, but I’ve always been a sucker for a sharp silhouette, so the waist cinching blazer has got my full attention.
The great thing about the military vibe is that you can guarantee your jacket will come with a bunch of buttons. If you are lucky enough to have a cute nipped in waist, then opt for a jacket with double-breasted button details which will enhance your curves to their best advantage. If you are a little thicker around the midriff, step away from the double-breasted look and seek out a single-breasted number to give you more of a slimline silhouette.
Epaulattes are a great way to enhance shoulders and balance out a pear-shaped body. Another useful tip is to check out where any pockets appear on your jacket. Chest pockets will make your top half look more buxom, so if you are lacking in this area, hunt down a jacket with that kind of detailing.
Pair your smart jacket with anything from a pencil skirt or tapered pants for the office, or dress up your jeans on the weekend with this dapper item for maximum style points.
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