If you haven’t yet heard of the blazer dress, then where have you been?

Vastly becoming the key piece of the moment, the blazer dress puts an edgy, feminine twist on the androgynous trend. Whether it’s single or double breasted, with two front buttons or six, the inspiration for the blazer dress came from the long-line blazers seen on designer catwalks such as J.W Anderson and Malan Breton.

Essentially a blazer that has been extended vertically, fastened, and tailored around the waist for the female body, this dressy little number is currently all over the high street. Regardless of the style, hue, and length that you choose, one thing’s for sure: this key piece is meant to standout.

Here are 3 ways to wear the blazer dress.

1.For a party

If you have a smart casual – or even formal – Christmas event coming up, the blazer dress would make for a super appropriate outfit. Simply combine with a sparkly clutch and metallic sandal stilettos to tap into another of this season’s hottest trends. This season, bigger is better! It’s all about the glitz and glamour reminiscent of the 70’s disco era.

Speaking of sparkle, the blazer dress looks fabulous when paired with some serious bling; we’re talking about maximal dangle earrings that you can spot across the room. Shiny studs would also work if you prefer something more understated.

Either way, the blazer dress creates the perfect party-ready look this season.

ASOS TALL Sleeveless Mini Tux Dress, £30.00

2. For the office

If you’re not feeling the blazer dress for your Christmas party, then why not wear it for the office instead? After all, it’s technically business wear that has been given a fashion-forward, contemporary altercation. Simply add skin-coloured tights with court shoes and minimal jewellery for important business meetings with clients, or rock your blazer dress with opaque black tights and pointed flats for a day in the office.

Whatever you decide, opt for a high neck-line version to ensure its suitability for professional purposes.

ASOS Tux Dress with Popper Detail & Pleated Back, £30.00

3. For date night

If you want to give your blazer dress a cheeky edge, you could wear a short hemmed style on date night with your partner. The blazer dress could be a modern take on your LBD, or you could choose from one of the colours of the moment: chartreuse, red, or pink.

Simply combine your blazer dress with black knee high boots and large hoop earrings, in silver or gold, for a sophisticated yet sassy look full of attitude.

Gestuz Long Tailored Shiny Blazer Dress, £170.00

Whether you choose to wear your blazer dress for a party, during office hours, or on a date, you can’t deny its versatility. You could even invest in a simplistic version in a neutral hue and dress it up or down depending on the occasion using our styling tips.

No matter what you decide, the blazer dress is an innovative, feminine take on the traditional blazer in the current world of fashion – and it’s kind of difficult not to admire innovation.