The blazer, borrowed from menswear, in the 80s was popular as a work uniform by career women, competing with men and literally wearing their clothes. An iconic look? Melanie Griffith in Working Girl, with impeccable suits and well-cut sartorial blazers.
With its maxi size it really looks like you have borrowed it from your boyfriend or brother. It may be mistaken for a coat, but it’s actually a blazer that is three sizes bigger than yours.
It’s the classic men’s blazer. Nothing more, nothing less: single or double-breasted, with well-cut lapels and long sleeves. Great lengths: proving that short skirts and long-line blazers do mix, Charlize wore her severe black iteration on the red carpet with the sleeves neatly turned up.