All Hail the Blazer Dress for A/W 17

We all know that the blazer dress is one of this season’s key pieces in womenswear.

From tunic-length outerwear ensembles spotted on designer catwalks such as A.Kira Design and Malan Breton to shorter, more casual versions showcased at Daks and Sean Suen, I sure am feeling these blazer dress vibes.

Blazer dresses are a huge part of the androgyny macro trend for A/W 17 where women take on masculine clothing and give guys a run for their money in the fashion stakes.

Personally, I’m loving the androgyny trend because I bloody love menswear – there’s no denying it. I find men’s fashion so much more simple and straight-forward, and you know what they say – less is often more.

Plus, menswear is so easy to wear. I’d love to be able to just throw on a chunky jumper and a cute beanie hat with jeans and then, hey presto, I’m ready to head out and brave the winter elements… Oh, wait – now I can!

All hail androgyny.

The good thing about the blazer dress is its versatility; you can dress it up or down and still look chic.

One of my absolute faves this season is tunic-length, is kept fastened and has a colour-popping hue.

Observe:

Close Up Red Blazer Dress

How freakin’ cute, right?

This little beauty is from ASOS and makes me look like one kickass lady in red this festive season if I do say so myself. The perfect party dress for a Christmas event or family dinner, it looks truly fabulous when combined with black heeled boots, black handbag and huge gold hoop earrings – the bigger the better!

Flat Lay Blazer Dress

Blazer Dress – ASOS (similar 1, 2)

Black Handbag – H&M (similar)

Black Suede Boots – Primark (similar)

Gold Hoop Earrings – eBay (similar)

ASOS Red Blazer Dress

This blazer dress is also available in the colour of the moment – Chartreuse – but I went with red because I thought it felt a touch more Christmassy. And I’m all about Christmas! Plus, the classic hue means that I can keep wearing it for many wintry seasons to come.

In terms of makeup, I thought I’d go all out for my night on the town. And what better way to make a serious style statement than to pair my red tux dress with ultra red lips?

Gold shadow to match my gold jewellery and winged eyeliner also felt like a must. Then I finished off my look with a curly mane that had been French plaited overnight, let loose and styled with V05 Smoothing Cream.

Voila!

Makeup Katie Davies

If you’re struggling with how to freshen up the androgyny trend for A/W 17 and give it a bit of an edge, I’d highly recommend investing in a blazer dress.

Now, what other menswear-inspired pieces can I get my hands on?

My boyfriend had better keep an eye on his wardrobe.

 

Do you love the blazer dress as much as I do? Let me know in the comments below!

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