I snapped these photos at my parent’s house while home for the weekend after spending some time shopping at our local H&M. Unlike most bloggers, I have a hard time finding items that fit and flatter my figure at H&M. I argue their cuts are not pearshape friendly, and I often have to size up one or two sizes to get things to fit right. This forest green heavy cotton blazer was a rare gem that I’m absolutely in love with.
First and foremost let me say that I did have to size up a few sizes to make this blazer work. Normally I wear an 8 in tops but here I am wearing a size 12 US. Aside from the sizing discrepancy, this blazer is a gorgeous deep forest green, is fully lined with stunning burgundy piping along the inside, and is made of a heavyweight cotton material. It has a two button closure in the front and the top button hits me perfectly just below my bust.
The sleeve length is also spot on. Though the sleeves only have an awkward two buttons instead of 3 or 4, the length is perfect and it falls nicely over my arm without being too big or pulling along my underarm. Because I am a sucker for details, I also loved the seaming along the front and back giving this blazer an even more ladylike shape. Also as you can see, the blazer falls lower in the back and curves up in the front, a unique cut that I think flatters a rear end without truncating the front leg-line.
With its open slit in the back, fully lined pockets and stunning color for Fall, I have decided to keep this blazer. Check out H&M for the other colors as well as this cut comes in 7-8 other vibrant options!
Have you shopped H&M recently? Do you find their sizing and cuts difficult to make work?