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A 'Best Bet' Blazer

Actress Miranda Otto in a fitted blazer.
Actress Miranda Otto in a fitted blazer.
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Every mom needs a go-to blazer, one that she can pair with jeans or a skirt. Finding one that fits properly can accentuate your new mom curves in a most pleasant way. But it's not always easy. There are varying lengths and accoutrements, such as peplums, to consider. (A peplum is excess material attached to the waist or hemline that creates a flared appearance.)

Plus, it's nearly impossible to judge a blazer while its still on the rack, so catalog shopping is probably out. Instead, spend an afternoon trying on different styles. Where to start? We suggest looking for a one-button lightweight wool blazer. It will keep its shape and can be layered for wear in a variety of seasons.