The only garment that might give the LBD a run for its money as a classic style staple is the LBB -- Little Black Blazer.

The timelessness of a fitted black blazer makes it a must-have item worthy of reasonable investment.

We're all different shapes and sizes, so finding the right style and fit for your body can be an exercise in frustration.

So for this "Testing the Garment" segment, we sent our style squad to the Gap to find out if its black blazer is as sleek and sophisticated as it appears on the rack. This time around, half our crew tested the Classic Blazer, and the other half tested the Velvet Blazer, a perfect option for the holiday season.

Both pieces feature a notched collar and long sleeves, and while the velvet fabric adds a luxe touch, both garments are priced at a relatively reasonable $98 and $90, respectively.

Our band of seasoned shoppers (some are bloggers; some aren't) headed to their local mall to try on one of the two blazers.

Find out what these women, who are of varying styles and body types, had to say about size, fit and fabrication as it pertains to this particular garment. The overall takeaway: The blazer is a must-have piece that can pull any outfit together.

Make sure to enlarge the gallery to full-screen -- and let us know if you're a fan of the style of these blazers by leaving a comment.

Meanwhile, check out these tips for finding the perfect holiday cocktail party ensemble.