Let me start by saying I think every girl should wear whatever the heck she wants to make her feel good. Obsessed with stripes? Think overalls are appropriate for every occasion? Feel at your best in a dress? You do you, girl! Personally, I don’t embrace very many fashion “rules,” but I’ve found certain items and styles that I find super flattering when trying to recreate my favorites looks and trends.
I lusted after a moto jacket forever, and I was obsessed with every photo I saw of a cute blogger in her moto jacket, striped tee, and jeans. It’s just such a chic look, and I love the mix of traditionally feminine and masculine pieces. A few years ago, I finally took the plunge and bought a BlankNYC moto jacket during a Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. I was so excited about it, but, when I got it home and started trying to style it, it just looked… off. I have broad shoulders and a large chest, and I just couldn’t help but feel it accentuated the features that aren’t my favorite. I ended up returning the jacket because I just didn’t feel good in it.
A few months later, I was shopping at Nordstrom with my mom and tried on a Trouvé leather jacket on a whim. Unlike the moto jackets I’d been stalking earlier, this one was much softer and didn’t have as many hardware details. The draping had a slimming effect, particularly around my chest, and it gave me the look I’d been going for without the bulk. I never planned on buying a real leather jacket, but it’s such a timeless piece. Add in a flattering fit and I was sold. Specifically, I bought it for myself as a 30th birthday gift, and it’s been a great investment piece.
Obviously, a real leather jacket is expensive so I linked both real and faux-leather options below. Many brands seem to have caught on to the popularity of the “drapey” look as I found drape-front jackets in various materials and textures. I linked some of my favorites below! Like I said earlier, I think every girl should wear whatever the heck she wants even if it isn’t “slimming” or “flattering” (whatever that really means). However, if like me, you prefer to downplay the size of your chest then check out the drape-front jacket style trend!