Throwback The ’90s – The Oversized Blazer

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Just when I get used to wearing the fitted blazer and have donated almost all my ’90s oversized blazers to charity.., these big; slouchy blazers have made a comeback!

Unlike the ’80s – think of Joan Collins and Grace Jones’ power-shouldered power suits – the ’90s oversized blazer was more laid back and clean-lined. What remained was the sizeable volume, and of course, the ’80s left over shoulder pads.
’90s big blazers screamed ‘Who’s the boss?!!!’; ‘Don’t mess around with me!’ If you saw Demi Moore in Disclosure or Jodie Foster in The Silence of the Lambs, you know what I mean.

Although I owned and treasured several oversized blazers in the ’90s, I selected this coral one in particular to display, as it was my very favourite jacket back then and I had put myself on an unhealthy two-minute-noodle diet (to save $$) for many many weeks, just so I could own it.
Nowadays, I don’t compromise my health for any fashion items anymore!!!

The green jeans were very trendy in the ’90s. My coral blazer and green jeans both seemed fighting for the attention here. If I had kept this coral blazer, I’d most likely pairing it with black faux leather tights and a pair of black stiletto heels.

’90s location shot in Taiwan by photographer Tsong-Chii, Lynn


  1. You look great! 🙂

    1. Thank you Maja. 🙂

  2. I think I’m too tall for this look – makes me look bulkier! It looks great on you though!

    -Clarissa @ The View From Here

    1. Thank you for your feedback and compliment Clarissa. As I always say, we should choose garments that flatter our body shape, not just follow the trends! X

  3. You look beautiful! When I first saw the picture I immediately thought Who’s The Boss 🙂

    1. Thank you Mirjana. 😘 Yes Who’s The Boss was full of oversized blazers with large shoulder pads! X

  4. Love love love this 😍 I feel like I need to dig through my closet for some oversized blazers now!
    xx Sky

    1. Awww.., thank you Sky. ❤ Well I wish I didn’t give all my ’90s blazers away…

  5. It goes to show that trends go and come back again! The blazer looks great in that color!! ❤

    1. Thank you for your feedback Christy. 💞 Yes as trends repeat themselves, we should hold on to our favourite fashion items!!! X

  6. The 90s really provided some great fashion trends and you nailed this one!

    1. I’m happy to hear that. Thank you Tee! X

  7. Hi Viv, I am bi-coastal between New York City and Los Angeles, and I see this oversized blazer/jacket worn in every which way, no rules to go by, it is even worn as a one piece, nothing underneath, closing one button, with legs sharpened by stiletto blades 🙂

    You look casually gorgeous, and gorgeously elegant!

    Margie xx

    1. Awww.., your wonderful compliments and feedback have made my day Margie. 😘😘 Well, I love the blazer-dress look too, but first I need to tone up and tan my legs!!! X

  8. This blazer is beautiful! Love the ’90s style as well, thanks for stopping by our blog! 🙂

    1. Likewise Britta & Carli. 🙂 Thank you for your sweet comment! X

  9. Great article and photo! I enjoy your writing style! 🙂

    1. Thank you Katherine. 🙂 As a former writer (in Chinese); this is a great compliment to hear! X

  10. Great blazer! Love your 90s series!

    1. Thank you! It means a lot to me. X

  11. I remember the big blazer look, the colors were eye popping too.

    1. Yes Tony, that decade was full of eye popping neon colours! 🙂

  12. You have an amazing sense of fashion. 🙂

    1. Thank you Kriti. I’m flattered! 🙂

      1. I am flattered too on seeing your fasion related ideas. ❤ ❤

  13. Hello Vivienne,

    I like your red blazer.

    1. Thank you. Me too! X

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