Most Helpful Guy
Naww, I find them stylish on either gender. They are of the "masciline" variety, though.. I think.
Most Helpful Girl
Women's blazers of today are totally and thoroughly feminine, in every way. If you don't realize this -- well, just grab one of the bigger sizes off the rack, convince an adventurous guy friend to try it on, and see just how "masculine" he looks lmaooo.
Take a look at all the uber-feminine features of the blazers in those pictures that you posted:
• The silhouette, with the slimmest point at a woman's natural waist (which is MUCH higher than a man's natural waist), widening at the hips to create a nice hourglass shape
• The short torso, and longer sleeves, to accentuate the wearer's waistline and create the impression of longer slimmer limbs
(look at the 2nd and 4th pictures -- the ones where the sleeves aren't scrunched up... the sleeves hit a few inches BELOW the bottom hem of the jacket. On a men's blazer, the sleeves will *always* hit ABOVE the bottom of the jacket.)
• The careful tailoring of the upper part of the jacket, to hang well over a woman's bust (a good blazer makes a woman's bust look fuller and more "perky")
Srsly, a well-made blazer is one of the most *devastatingly* feminine pieces of clothing. It's WELL worth the $$ to buy one in black or navy blue -- especially since you can create a "professional" outfit by just throwing it over a T-shirt and jeans!
PS... If you want to see a woman wearing an ACTUAL men's blazer, check out Katharine Hepburn in "Woman of the Year".
She wore it well, but... yeah, that's a MAN's jacket.
As far as the transition from a man's "power" jacket to a woman's staple garment, we can thank Yves Saint-Laurent and his "Le Smoking" from 1966:
YSL (God rest his soul) was the first to really make the blazer authentically feminine. But now... #GirlsRunDatShit hell yeah.
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