Like a great button-down shirt, the best women’s blazer are classic staples that belong in every wardrobe. An instant ticket to looking sharp and put-together, blazers bring the polish with a lot of inherent versatility. There are endless ways to wear the tailored basic: Think power suiting for the office, off-duty paired with jeans and sneakers to run errands on weekends or thrown over a maxi dress for evenings.

Again like a white button-down, you can never have too many of this fashion hero. Still, your closet and budget might not be as accommodating. To narrow down the best blazers for women, we consulted fashion stylists and well-dressed execs to find out which blazers they keep on heavy rotation. The top pick overall is Theory’s Good Wool Etiennette Blazer while the most size-inclusive (and highly affordable) pick is J.Crew’s Willa Blazer. To round out the look, you might also consider our pro advice on the best suits for women and most comfortable flats that will carry you through the day in style.

Best Blazer For Women Overall

Theory: An Elegant Classic For Work And Play

Sizes: 00 – 18 | Colors: Black, Charcoal Melange, Truffle, Blue Granite, Nocturne Navy, Indigo Melange, Soft Sage, Wisteria | Materials: 100% merino wool

It’s hard to beat Theory for their timeless wardrobe essentials, especially their tailored blazers, which are made from high-quality fabrics but still come at an affordable price. And their top-selling Etienette blazer is a classic that looks strong with work trousers or dressed down with jeans. Its beauty is in its simplicity—it has a feminine silhouette, peak lapels, cutaway front and flattering nipped-in waist. It’s cut from “Good Wool,” the brand’s sustainability extra-fine, bi-stretch merino wool that’s sourced from traceable farms in Australia and consciously manufactured in Italy.

Pros:

  • Classic, timeless single-breasted style
  • Expansive sizing and color range
  • Made from premium merino wool, ethically produced in Italy

Cons:


Best Women’s Blazer For Petites

J.Crew: A Modern Staple With Customized Fits

Sizes: 00 – 24 (classic, petite, tall) | Colors: Black, Navy, Camel Blush, Dark Seascape, Garden Dahlia, Midnight Burgundy | Materials: 55% polyester, 44% wool, 1% elastane

This everyday blazer is a top of New York-based style consultant Alison Bruhn. A classic single-breasted style with a subtle nipped-in waist, it’s made from a blend of Italian wool so it’s softly structured with a hint of drape. It’s great for work and the weekend, comes in petite and tall sizes plus a good selection of colors. When it comes to price Bruhn says, “J.Crew is always my go-to brand for inexpensive, quality fashion staples.”

Pros:

  • Inclusive sizing in petite fits and up to size 24
  • Affordably priced
  • Expansive sizing and color range

Cons:

  • Made with synthetic and natural fabric

Best Oversized Blazer For Women

Everlane: A Cool Retro-Inspired Boxy Style That’s Inexpensive

Sizes: 0 – 16 | Colors: Black, Beech, Ash Brown, Khaki/Black| Materials: 60% lyocell, 40% cotton; lining: 100% recycled polyester

With its signature exaggerated shoulder, this oversized boxy blazer is an retro icon that feels fresh and modern for now. True to form, this ‘80s-inspired blazer has a classic notch collar, prominent shoulder pads and a slouchy, oversized fit. Keep it modern by pairing the blazer with a bralette and high-waisted denim or slinky dress. Also nice: it’s made with sustainable fabrics and doesn’t cost a fortune so you can stock up.

Pros:

  • Great, affordable price
  • Cool oversized ‘80s style
  • Made from sustainable fabrics
  • Statement gold buttons

Cons:

  • Relaxed oversized style is not for everyone’s taste

Best Black Blazer For Women

Veronica Beard: A Highly Versatile Enduring Classic

Sizes: 000 – 20 | Colors:  Black, Navy| Materials: 96% wool, 4% elastane

It can be surprisingly hard to find a simple yet not boring black blazer. Veronica Beard’s best-selling Dickey Jacket answers the call, and is perfectly understated, so you can wear it with almost everything in your closet. New York-based executive recruiter and The Co-Lab founder Kristy Hurt is a fan.“I love Veronica Beard for blazers and workwear,” she says. This pick has clean lines and a tailored silhouette, and also comes in a classic plaid linen, which is a favorite of Hurt’s. “I wear this jacket over dresses or with jeans and t-shirts, and shorts.”

Pros:

  • Classic, timeless style
  • Made from breathable wool with a little stretch for comfort

Cons:

  • A little on the expensive side
  • Dry clean only

Best Cropped Top Blazer For Women

M.M.LaFleur: An Effortless Staple In A Short Style

Sizes: XS- XL | Colors: Black, Navy, Latte, Ivory| Materials:  88% rayon, 10% nylon, 2% spandex

This cropped blazer, a top-seller by M.M. La Fleur, is an easy-wearing hybrid: It has the structure of a blazer jacket and the stretch and softness of a cardigan (thus, it’s called a jardigan). The simple abbreviated style is flattering, comfortable, and thanks to the fabric composition, wrinkle-resistant. Throw it over a dress, or wear it with high-waisted jeans.

Pros:

  • Reasonably priced
  • Modern cropped style
  • Structured with stretch, and wrinkle-resistant

Cons:

  • Cropped style might feel too casual for formal situations
  • Made from synthetic fabrics

Best Women’s Blazer To Wear With Jeans

Nili Lotan: A Luxe Double-Breasted Forever Piece

Sizes: 0 – 10 | Colors: Black, Dark Navy, Ivory | Materials: 100% wool

New York-based fashion consultant Sarah Meikle is obsessed with Nili Lotan’s blazers and considers the Nathalia in navy a foundational wardrobe piece. “A blazer instantly elevates an outfit and this classic double-breasted style is so chic,” she says. “It’s got a cool military meets nautical vibe.” Tailored from all-natural wool, it has a soft boxy fit and luxe gold accent buttons that make it stand out against jeans, especially, as well as dressier pieces. 

Pros:

  • Classic, timeless double-breasted style
  • Made from luxurious natural wool
  • Statement gold buttons

Cons:


Best Boyfriend Blazer For Women

Mango: A Reworked Men’s Essential That Means Business

Sizes: XS- XL | Colors: Navy| Materials: 60% polyester, 27% viscose, 9% wool, 4% elastane. Lining: 52% Viscose, 48% Polyester. Sleeve lining: 100% Polyester. Piping: 52% Viscose, 48% Polyester

Taking its cue from traditional men’s suiting, this navy pinstripe double-breasted blazer is oversized yet not overwhelming, thanks to the subtly tailoring that creates shape the waist. The borrowed-from-the-boys look is versatile, and with its lapel v-neck collar, it looks expensive, but at this price, you won’t regret the investment.

Pros:

  • Great, affordable price
  • Classic double-breasted style
  • Traditional pinstripe

Cons:

  • Made with synthetic fabrics
  • A little on the conservative side

Best Expensive Blazer For Women

Alexander McQueen: A Sharp Fashion Take On Houndstooth

Sizes: 2- 14 | Colors: Lead Ivory | Materials: Wool

If you need a blazer with a distinctive fashion edge, Smith nominates this one by Alexander McQueen. “It’s perfect for office-to-event, the cut is beautiful and it looks so chic with tailored black pants.” McQueen is known for its fiercely sculptured silhouettes and, with its modern take on houndstooth and single button closure, this pick is sharp and sexy.

Pros:

  • Statement-making silhouette
  • Subtle houndstooth motif
  • Made from 100% wool

Cons:

  • Expensive
  • Limited size range
  • Dry clean only

Best Travel Blazer For Women

Altuzarra: Versatile And Wrinkle-Resistant

Sizes: 2- 14 | Colors: Ivory Beige| Materials:  77% cotton, 21% polyester, 2% elastane; lining 67% viscose, 33% polyester

New York-based founder of networking community The PRNet Lisa Smith considers a chic neutral blazer her go-to item for busy days on the move. Sharply tailored into a slim-fitting, double-breasted style, the sturdy yet comfortable tweed is cut from a beige and ivory gingham check, which adds interest to simple basics. Dress it up with trousers for work or jeans with loafers for a polished off-duty look.

Pros:

  • Classic, timeless style
  • Tweed is naturally resistant to wrinkles

Cons:

  • Expensive investment piece
  • Dry clean only

Best Casual Blazer For Women

Zara: A Stylish Belted Vest In A Punchy Green Shade

Sizes: XS- XXL | Colors: Apple Green | Materials: 62% viscose, 38% lyocell; lining: 100% viscose

For a fun twist on the classic blazer, especially in the warmer months, switch things up with a vest in a bright shade. “Oversized and sleeveless, this is such a great look for less, “ says Hurt. Zara excels in fashion-forward, affordable pieces and this pick is great for more casual situations, and be worn layered over a white button-down shirt in cooler weather or wear unbutton with a crop top underneath. The long double-breasted style, lapel collar vest and tied belt also makes for a flattering fit.

Pros:

  • Affordable price
  • Fun colorway
  • Flattering length and waist tie

Cons:

  • Sleeveless style not great for all seasons
  • One color only
  • Made from synthetic fabrics