OK, so here’s the context: the Classic Tweed Chanel Jacket does not, in fact, suit my body – yes, it was painful to discover that BUT I found the solutions that worked for me …. Today was a beautiful sunny day and I didn’t want to wear a coat but knew I need to be warm so decided Tweed was the answer and this is my only tweed number …. The yummy tweed exaggerates my shoulders and the boxy style is not the most petite friendly shape let’s be honest. So the first thing was to choose a style with a little collar to break up the boxiness and next was to remove shoulder pads (however small). Even with a relatively thin cashmere jumper, it was a bit snug together strictly speaking. I’m fully loaded up again for meetings, lunch with a friend and running around.Then wear it with jeans and sneakers. A few years ago I would never have thought to do this (not least because I didn’t wear jeans) and neither the confidence to try it if I had but it’s one of the blessings of age to lose these hang ups. 🙂 There is a matching simple A line skirt and I’d love to be able to do to the same and wear it casually so will have a try soon. However, I don’t think I can wear the jacket and skirt together as a suit for a long while yet … but who knows? This is the linen mix tunic shirt which is getting a lot of use I must say – the fit of the jacket is much more comfortable around my shoulders – I didn’t feel in danger of the ripping the seams! I do have a Little Black Jacket in wool gaberdine, not tweed, in a slightly different style to this which I am keen to use much more so will try to show that next.
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