When the pantsuit trend first reemerged around the 2016 election, many chalked it up to a momentary reaction to the political climate; a sartorial feminist statement that wouldn’t endure for long. Fast-forward to Fall 2018 and the look is still just as popular — perhaps even more so, if the street style snaps out of fashion month are any indication.
Street style stars from New York to Paris embraced the pantsuit trend wholeheartedly during the Spring 2019 shows. Some opted for slim, tailored solids, others went for bold colors and prints or silky, pajama-inspired iterations. And still, others chose to dive into the 80s with oversized broad-shoulder versions. Whether they were worn with white tees and sneakers (one of the most popular looks) or sans underpinning with pumps, there’s no denying pantsuits were the street style MVP of the season. As we all know, clothes aren’t just clothes anymore and the women of the fashion industry wanted everyone to know that they wear the pants.
If you aren’t sure how to make pantsuits work for your vibe, we’ve gathered up 20 inspiration images that may just change your mind and give you the pantsuit push you need. Because what was once considered a “borrowed from the boys” ensemble has officially evolved into a ladies look. Pretty fitting, don’t you think?