Hi everyone, I’m popping back for a quick post or two tonight as I’m missing posting on here! How are you all? Thanks for your ongoing support and views of the blog despite my absence. I’m wishing I had time enough to do this justice, writing regular useful articles with quality photos, but in my current season of life I’ve got a lot going on.
Anyway, have you ever felt as a curvy-figured girl that your biker jacket looks a smidgen clunky and a bit visually overpowering? It can just be the slightest effect, meaning you still wear it, but it’s not ‘perfect’. I mean something a little like the below pic:
For a lot of people, this look is absolutely fine, and they see nothing wrong with it. For me personally, having proportions similar to this lady, I feel the cross-over zip area and the waist area just looks ‘too much’.
Well I think I’ve figured out why the proportions look a bit off. I think it’s because the proportions are thrown off by the awkward length of the jacket, and secondly because the thick fabric doesn’t meld around multiple soft curves as well as it sits on a straight, masculine figure. I mean, I guess leather is a masculine material in some senses due to it’s toughness etc.
I think I’ve figured out the answer. Cropped biker jackets exist for women like us! The proportions suit a short waist much much better because the jacket is so short; and to ensure the torso doesn’t look too short now you’ve chopped the length off your jacket, you can zip it up to your neck, or add a scarf or crew neck shirt, or lengthen the torso by having a hip length t-shirt or sweater underneath. The overall effect is that instead of dominating our small upper bodies, and having to go out (boobs), in (waist) and out again (hips) in a clunky fashion with thick leather, the cropped jacket only has to cope with boobs and waist and has the additional benefit of minimizing our upper half and making us look tiny. Also it takes advantage of the tiny waist on an hourglass.
I’ve recently had the fortune to stumble across a vegan leather cropped biker jacket in Glassons (NZ) that fit like a glove. I’ve never known a jacket to cope with my shoulders, boobs and waist all in one go, but this one did somehow. The fake leather is very soft and giving too with a little stretch, so I think that helps; if you are going to get a cropped biker jacket either make it flexible fake leather, or make it butter-soft expensive leather.
Here is the jacket (I haven’t gotten round to photographing myself in it yet – I’ll try sort that out soon).
It’s a very simple design, which I think is good for minimizing the visually dominating effect on a small torso. But what is remarkable about this jacket is that it can cope with a 35 inch bust down to a 24.5 inch waist, all in one garment. It actually zips up across my boobs! And it copes with my mesomorph shoulders (a type of body/muscle structure that many athletic and hourglass women tend to have – feel free to google if you want good information about diet/work-outs for keeping the mesomorph body slim…actually I may do a blog post about it soon come to think of it). So I can highly recommend this jacket if you need to accommodate boobs. I got a size 6, where I’m usually size 8 really, so maybe down-size one size. The jacket is $79.99 NZD, and ships internationally.
Below is one super cute example of a cropped biker jacket look that is very feminine.
Thanks and see you soon ❤