blazer that doesn't look like part of a suit...

(18 Posts)
lurkingfromhome Tue 19-Aug-14 08:50:18

I have decided I desperately need a blazer now that the weather is getting a bit chilly. I already have two black ones but don't like either of them as they look like the top half of a business suit and I want something that looks less office-y.

It needs to be a dark neutral - black or grey (possibly navy) but I'm thinking what would make it look less suit-like is a bit of texture in the fabric, maybe a flecked design (although not stripes). Needs to be a bum-covering length.

Can't find one anywhere. By far the best I've seen was this from River Island - perfect shape, good colour/fabric (bit of texture, sort of flecked) but the quality is awful - it's unlined and looks really limp even when brand new on the hanger so I imagine it would look like a boiled rag after two wears.

Don't want to spend hundreds but could go up to £80/£90 for the right one. Does anyone have any inspired ideas?

BlameItOnTheBogey Tue 19-Aug-14 12:39:04

Zara are good for this sort of thing. Like this

Beautydiva Fri 12-Sep-14 18:45:48

Just wondering did you buy river island one ?

EvilTwins Fri 12-Sep-14 18:49:24

I've got one from Whistles and one from Pepperberry. They're both lovely.

Beautydiva Fri 12-Sep-14 19:09:28

EvilTwins which whistle one have you got ?

EvilTwins Fri 12-Sep-14 22:15:10

This one but in navy.

Beautydiva Fri 12-Sep-14 22:39:06

Wow I was looking at the similar one in sale . I have never bought anything from whistles , would you recommend this blazer ?

EvilTwins Fri 12-Sep-14 22:40:52

Yes, it's really comfy and is machine washable grin My first Whistles purchase too.

Beautydiva Fri 12-Sep-14 23:23:39

Great grin But the colour on sale is Bright blue but I would prefer black/grey but they are full price hmm.

lurkingfromhome Sat 13-Sep-14 08:11:05

Hi, I completely forgot to come back to my own thread, how rude of me blush. I'm afraid I'm still on the hunt or the perfect non-office-y blazer. The River Island one just didn't look good enough quality, although everything about it otherwise was perfect. Saw a nice one in Next but when I tried it on it looked like a cardigan. The Whistles ones look lovely but I think I want something with a bit more of a texture (not quite a pattern but something more tweedy, kind of).

At this rate it will soon be winter and I'l be wearing coats and parkas anyway ...

Waswondering Sat 13-Sep-14 08:12:49

I've seen lovely tweedy blazers in boden, joules and ness, but all exceed your budget ... The Joules navy one looks lovely and I'm sure would last years ....

Waswondering Sat 13-Sep-14 08:14:53
Waswondering Sat 13-Sep-14 08:16:25

Oh, ness was less than I thought ... (Fancy the pink!) www.ness.co.uk/coats-jackets/croy-bl.html

msrisotto Sat 13-Sep-14 08:22:53

Good thread. I need a jacket. I liked the joules one but I'm looking for something to go over a dress or skirt rather than jeans or trousers.

BiggerYellowTaxi Sat 13-Sep-14 09:07:10

What about this one. Not bum covering but mid-bum which can be flattering.

Beautydiva Tue 23-Sep-14 16:33:10

Are whistles blazers bum covering ?

Beautydiva Tue 23-Sep-14 18:16:18

EvilTwins - thanks for sharing whistles experience , I have just ordered two , bright blue and black cotton in sales and got extra 25% on top of that grin .

lurkingfromhome Tue 23-Sep-14 18:25:29

I like the M&S one, Bigger. But of course it is sold out in every size except an 8. Aargh.

The Ness ones just aren't quite right and I really can't stretch to the Joules prices (well if it was the most perfect jacket in the world I perhaps would, but there are a couple of things I don't quite like about it). So sorry, Waswondering, you're being really helpful and I am just the most difficult customer ever.

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