New Trend Pattern: Blouson Jacket
Must Have Blousons
MIX AND MATCH: Wear it with an elegant dress or with track trousers: Long blousons work with every outfit!
Runway 2 left: Chanel (Chanel Photo by Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images); right: Fendi (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)
From high-end fashion houses like Chanel all the way through newcomers like Maria Cornejo: Not often does a trend take on the full fashion spectrum. Blousons in maxi lengths were the common denominator for every catwalk of this season – and for good reason. The silhouette is markedly more feminine than the classic blouson look. The typical strong military detailing is set aside leaving freedom to add more fun and exciting features like drawstring casings (Maria Cornejo) and XL pockets (Fendi).
Runway 1 left: Zero + Maria Cornejo (Photo by Albert Urso/Getty Images); right: Zimmermann (Photo by Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
Also, a wider set of fabric choices add a great variety to the stylish makeover of this season. Traditional nylon fabrics are replaced with feminine tweed and bouclé (Chanel) and jacquard; tropical prints (Paul & Joe), patchwork eye-catchers (Zimmermann) and logo prints are the new normal. These fresh must-haves of the runway are the inspiration for our fashion look on the opposite page for you to sew your own style.
7 Pattern
Style fresh: Rather than a collar of ribbed fabric, this version includes a V-neck with a casing.
Run with the athleisure style of the long blouson jacket and pair with bottoms like these "Stretch Trousers" : Then you can really make the whole look pop with a pair of fashion sneakers!
Style this jacket with a printed dress "like this one" : to pull in one color. Then dress it up with a fun pair of booties!
Take a fashion risk by paring the blouson jacket with a jumpsuit like our "Midi Jumpsuit".