06/19/2012 10:00 am ET Updated Oct 11, 2012

Summer Jackets For Every Body Type, From Petite To Curvy (PHOTOS)

Summer dressing should be pretty formulaic: Sunscreen plus sundress plus sunglasses plus sandals equals a super-cute outfit that can be replicated day after day.

But so many of us have a hard time dressing for warm weather because our offices are either so darn cold, or so unwelcoming to the bare styles that are everywhere right now. The answer to these sartorial conundrums is easy: The light jacket. Whether it's a structured blazer or a shrunken cargo number, it offers warmth and coverage, and takes your look from casual to dressy in a hot second. Bonus: It's an easy way to hide that stain on your top from breakfast.

Herewith 12 tips on which jackets are right for your shape, and keep clicking to see 47 celebrities who wore them in style.

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