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Love the blazer dress outfit trend, but have no clue how to rock a blazer dress in style?
Well, I've got you covered. This fashion guide is all about how to style a blazer dress! Whether you are heading off to a hot date, a night out with the girls, or a meeting at the office, a blazer dress is chic and fun!
Let’s dive in! I’ll cover how to wear a blazer dress and include blazer dress outfit ideas too!
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What is a Blazer Dress?
What is a blazer dress anyway? A blazer dress combines the structure of a blazer (think padded shoulders, sharp lapels, and a button-up front) with a flirty, short dress.
Popular blazer dress colors include hot pink, white (especially for bachelorette party outfits and bridal shower outfits!), black, and nude.
According to Google Trends, blazer dresses started to grow in popularity around 2017 (quite a while ago!) and have continued to grow in popularity.
How to Style a Blazer Dress
Below are tips on how to style a blazer dress and ideas on what to wear with a blazer dress.
1. With Bold Accessories
The right accessories can really bring your blazer dress outfit up a notch. A few ways to style a blazer dress with accessories include:
A statement belt
A stylish belt can add a touch of class. Plus, a belt can really accentuate your waist and your figure!
A gold bracelet
I love gold bracelets! Go with a chunky bracelet vs. a delicate bracelet.
Studded, gold, or hoop earrings
Studded earrings, gold earrings, or hoop earrings are simple and a great way to style a blazer dress.
2. With a Small handbag or clutch
Blazer dresses look best with a smaller purse/handbag. Any clutch that is either white, black, gold or shimmery silver would be perfect to wear with a blazer dress.
You could also style your blazer dress with a clutch in a complementary color to go with your blazer dress, such as hot pink or navy blue!
3. With Heels or Sandals
Want to look absolutely stunning? One of my favorite ways to style a blazer dress is by pairing it with heels or strappy sandals. Below are ideas for the types of heels and sandals to wear with a blazer dress.
Nude or Black Pumps
Classic pumps are an elegant choice to wear with a blazer dress. Nude or black pumps are versatile and go with almost any blazer dress color. If you want a comfortable pair of pumps, check out these comfortable work heels. They are perfect for wearing with a blazer dress!
Strappy heels are perfect for wearing with a blazer dress in the summer. Strappy heels (or sandals) are feminine and perfect for styling with a blazer dress…especially for a date or for going out!
Want a glamorous and dramatic outfit for going out? Pair stiletto heels with your blazer dress outfit. Stiletto heels look great with hot pink blazer dresses and black blazer dresses.
4. With Ankle Boots (in the Fall)
Ready to rock the ankle boots this fall? Ankle boots aren’t just for wearing with skinny jeans (check out these boots and skinny jeans outfits).
Ankle boots look so chic with a blazer dress!
5. With Mules, Dressy Closed-Toe Flats, or Oxfords (for Work)
Want to wear a blazer dress to work? If yes, you may want to style your blazer dress with mules or pointed-toe flats.
Mules are so trendy right now, especially as classy work shoes. If you plan on wearing a blazer dress to work, style the blazer dress outfit with a pair of mules.
If you want a comfortable option, go with pointed-to flats and a blazer dress. This blazer dress outfit idea is polished and sophisticated.
If you want to make a statement, go with oxfords and a blazer dress. This fashion-forward outfit idea will make you stand out!
6. With Sneakers
For a casual and chic outfit, style your blazer dress with sneakers. You can either rock the popular Nike Air Force 1s, a cute pair of white sneakers, or any pair of sneakers.
How to Choose the Right Length of a Blazer Dress
Many blazer dresses are SHORT (like a mini dress!), which makes them perfect for going out. If you want a going out blazer dress outfit, look for a blazer dress that is short. If you plan on wearing the blazer dress to work, make sure it hits at your finger-tips or longer.
How to Style a Blazer Dress Outfit for Work
Can you wear a blazer dress to work? Yes, if you work at a trendier, more fashion-forward office. Otherwise, I would advise against a blazer dress. Blazer dresses are chic, but there’s something about them that is just super sexy!
If you do wear a blazer dress to work, opt for a blazer dress in black or nude, make sure it hits at your fingertips or longer, and pair the blazer dress with pointed-toe shoes or mules.
Makeup and Hair to Wear with a Blazer Dress
Blazer dress outfits call for “look at me” makeup and hair.
For makeup, I’d recommend bold lipstick with a clear gloss over the top. For your eyes, make sure to wear eyeliner and a lengthening mascara for long eyelashes. Then, finish up your look with a shimmery blush on your cheeks and bronzer for contouring (make a letter E shape on your face).
For hair, I love how long, wavy hair looks with a blazer outfit. A blazer can be a bit striking and bold, so soft, wavy hair is a nice way to balance out your look. Another option is to tie your hair back in a ponytail if you want more of a stark, polished look.
Where to Buy Blazer Dresses Online
Not sure where to shop for blazer dresses that are chic and classy?
Below are my top recommendations on where to shop for a blazer dress.
REVOLVE has over 50+ blazer dresses to choose from (really!). From black blazer dresses to blazer dresses with cutouts to blazer dresses with feathers to sexy white blazer dresses with a bra, REVOLVE has it all.
Lulus has a few blazer dresses/blazer rompers that are so darn cute! If you want a hot pink, black, or white blazer dress that is under $75, check out Lulus.
Boohoo has a wide variety of blazer dresses for women. From pastel pink blazer dresses to blazer dresses with pearls to lime green blazer dresses, Bohoo has a lot of blazer dresses to choose from! You'll also want to check out their pictures online for ideas on how to style a blazer dress.
Boohoo also has many plus-size blazer dresses in sizes 16, 18, and 20 for women.
Nordstrom has so many blazer dresses to choose from, including many work-appropriate blazer dresses for women. Nordstrom also has blazer dresses by Good American, which is a black-owned/founded brand.
Want to try out the blazer dress trend, but not spend a ton of money? If so, check out SHEIN for lots of affordable blazer dresses. SHEIN has plus size blazer dresses too!
Where to Wear a Blazer Dress
Love blazer dresses, but not sure where to wear your near blazer dress?
Below are my top picks on where to wear a cute blazer dress!
A black blazer dress with heels is the perfect outfit for wearing on a night out in town!
Not sure what to wear to your bachelorette party? A white blazer dress is perfect for wearing to a bachelorette party! You can wear the white blazer dress out for brunch or out at night!
A blazer dress with jewelry and heels is a great dinner outfit!
Want to stand out at your birthday? Whether you are turning 40 and looking for ideas on what to wear to your 40th birthday or searching for a cute and flirty birthday outfit, a blazer dress is the perfect thing to wear!
FAQs About How to Style a Blazer Dress
Here are a few more tips and FAQs about blazer dress outfits and how to style a blazer dress.
If you have any questions about blazer dress outfits, please leave a comment below. I’d love to help you out!
What kinds of shoes should I wear with a blazer dress?
The good thing about a blazer dress outfit is you can go with comfort (like sneakers or boots) or sexy heels!
Closed-toe heels, nude heels, or strappy sandals look great with a blazer dress. However, you can also style a blazer dress with mules, pointed heels, or even white sneakers.
In conclusion, there are so many ways to style a blazer dress! My #1 recommendation is to style a blazer dress with classic pumps, a cute clutch, wavy hair, and gold jewelry. If you are searching for the perfect blazer dress, I’d recommend checking out REVOLVE, Lulus, and Boohoo.
Now, go out there and keep slaying the fashion scene, girl!