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Help, help: bought a man's blazer by accident, will I look stupid wearing it???
So - went into Ted Baker, looking for a navy blazer. Found a couple of nice blazers, they looked quite masculine but had patterned linings, contrast trim etc AND WERE WITH THE WOMEN'S COATS. Saleswoman asked me what I was looking for, I explained and she suggested I try both on. Escorted me to fitting rooms. One jacket didn't suit me but the other was fine, although very long in the arms. Saleswoman asked me what I thought: I said that the jacket was good but the arms seemed long and the other one looked as if I'd borrowed a man's blazer. No comments at all, especially not anything about it actually being from their men's range.
was trying to find it online to show my pal what I'd bought and discovered that it's from their men's range - explaining the long arms of course!
Anyway, apart from the fact that I do rather think that the saleswoman could have mentioned that it was a man's jacket when I said I was looking for a blazer, do you think it will look odd? It'll be fine with jeans, but I'm looking to wear it for work over navy dresses. Am I just going to look as if I've pinched it from DH?
Further question: do Ted Baker just mix up men's and women's clothes so you have to hunt all over the shop? The dressy dresses were all on their own but not so with the jackets.
. It's got a lobster picture and a lovely viridian lining, no space for penis patterns.
I am in a bit of a bind over it - I planned to wear it on Saturday evening and won't be picking it up from my office, where I left it, until then. So I have to decide to return it or go with it. I do love it and agree, no one will know. So I'll probably go with it.
I do think that the saleswoman could have said though - especially as she asked me what size I wanted and she then said a Ted Baker 6 would be the one : they only go up to a 5 in their women's line. I guess I feel a bit mis-sold (ridiculous , I know)
but... are you sure its a good idea to wear a navy blazer over navy dresses? will it look like you are trying to make a non-match match?
If you are in the market for ted baker price-wise, hobbs have a v nice women's blazer in sale at moment, jemima, in a navy spot fabric, v feminine, looks good w jeans, poss also with your dresses, arms not v long - I love mine & its on sale
I think I would wonder if it was a man's, I wouldn't say anything and dont get me wrong I'm absolutely no expert, but all my blazers don't have the top pocket, and I've never noticed one in a ladies blazer.
I'm another that agrees though, if you love it, wear it!