Its true… A girl can never have too many cocktail dresses or ball gowns. But once in a while, she needs to spice things up a bit.
Luckily, designers seem to be sensing a woman’s need for something more this season, and presented variations of the tuxedo dashing down the runways. The suit is the perfect combination of sex and power.
Those who get it right, maintain a femininity to the look and don’t try to compromise the sensuality, by taking on a man’s fit. Extremely versatile, the suit can be worn relaxed and casual for day, or vamped-up siren for night.
At Yves Saint Laurent, a new high-waist pant pattern was developed for a futuristic, monochromatic look.
Suits were incredibly sexy and form fitting at Zac Posen, with deep-v plunging neckline jackets and skin-tight trouser pants.
Relaxed and cool, Alexander Wang kept his girls light, with baggy trousers, oversized blazers and slinky tops.
Alexander McQueen went back in time, with a fairytale looking military jacket and a skintight fit from head to toe.
Since the early 1930’s, women have taken this trend over with no intentions of letting it go. Hollywood siren Marlene Dietrich stepped out in style wearing a trouser suit, bow tie and a masculine hat that shocked the balance of traditional roles.
Soon to follow, Katherine Hepburn, who had a body made for a pantsuit, shook up American television by broadcasting her new masculine look.
Have fun by playing with feminine and masculine looks… mix it up a bit and find the right balance for your shape. Go traditional with clean lines and classic colors, or more eccentric, with deconstructed and asymmetrical cuts. And don’t forget to top it off with the perfect heel.
Photos courtesy of the Fashion Spot forums.