Jackets is the most amazing outfit that can go well as formals, semi formals and even smart casuals.

But there is a proper way of wearing this entire outfit which we all should know.

Formal Business Suit

Rules of buttoning jacket:

* One button: Always closed except when sitting.

* Two buttons: Use the top one and leave the second button undone.

* Three buttons: Button the center and top ones and leave the third button undone.

Use of Lapel holes:

The boutonniere is worn on the left lapel of the suit jacket. It should be worn in the lapel’s button-hole, an opening of about 1-1.5 inch.

Only higher-end suits have a lapel button-hole that is functional.

Alternatively, Brooch can also be worn on lapel of a suit jacket. If there is no lapel slot in the jacket, brooch can also be worn on the suit’s upper pocket.

brooch    boutonniere

Colors of jackets


Gone are the days when only black, grey and brown jackets were mainly worn. Now beautiful colors like pink, blue, white, yellow, red and even different shades of neon colors are available in the market.

Black,  grey, brown and Navy blue are the basic colors that are still worn for formal meetings.

While, trends of office regular formals have changed now, where in other shades of blazers like red, pink, yellow cab be worn.

Neon shades of blazers are primarily worn at events &  parties.

Another trend is of wearing multi color or floral jackets for occasions.

Accessories the look:

Jackets can be accessorized with brooch or boutonniere depending on the occasion.

Brooch can be used for meetings, parties &  events. Whereas boutonniere can be worn at dates, festive and parties.

Women are fortunate to be able to accessories their jackets further by wearing different style of neck pieces. Light Pendants and signature necklaces can be worn for formal meetings.

While heavy necklaces can be worn for events/parties.