The Tux

The Tux

 

Women’s tailoring is having a bit of a revival, although I’m not sure if it’s ever been a trend taken seriously until now. In the past when I would see celebrities wear the tux it was always a little exaggerated and quite masculine almost fancy dress and not seen as a serious fashion statement.

However, in recent years celebrities such as Angelina Jolie,  Cate Blanchet, and more recent Victoria Beckham have been spotted wearing black tie, or suit trousers at important celebrity events.

One fascinating of this look is the extent to which it’s taking hold in places where women have traditionally worn evening gowns. – like at the British Fashion Awards last year when Victoria Beckham wore her (now famous) tuxedo alongside her husband.  Just when we thought the sexes had ironed out all the major differences between their sartorial options (i.e. women being able to wear trousers, men being able to wear makeup, ) a trend like this proves that there’s always room to disrupt social expectations. After all, when you think about a big fashion event like the Met Gala in New York or the British Fashion Awards, all the traditional differences between male and female dress are still very much in place: women always wear gowns and men nearly always wear tuxedos. But perhaps all this is about to change if women’s tailoring continues to make its way into haute couture.

You might feel your opportunities to wear a beautiful ball gown are limited so why not try this look for that wedding that’s coming up or the countless of Christmas and New year’s parties you’ll be invited to this year. Switch it up a little and opt for the androgynous elegance, effortless chic that a Tux adds to the wardrobe. In the meantime take a look at my styling efforts and how I made the Tux work on me.

 

Femininity

The key to this trend is to add a feminine touch, swap the shirt and bow tie with a blouse, the shoes with some killer heels and go minimum with the jewellery.

Alternate from day to evening by changing the blouse

The blouse featured is not silk, however I would consider wearing silk or an embellished blouse as an alternative with this tux. Anything silky or embellished always works well for an evening party.

For a Modern Classic look

Swap the blouse for a plain t-shirt, the trousers for high waist jeans and the heels for a Stan Smith or Converse trainers.

The Tux

Tuxedo Jacket - RITA COLSON LONDON  | Blouse -H&M | Shoes - NINE WEST (Old) similar ZARA | Trousers - H&M | Bag - CHANEL | SIMILAR TO CHANEL | Bracelet - Oxfam Ledbury Road |

The Little Black Jacket

I love this book definitely one to add to the collection. | Book - AMAZON

 

Here are some examples I’ve picked out from the high street.

 

1) ASOS – Off-Shoulder Satin Blazer

2) LK Bennet – Shay Black Evening Jacket

3) Miss Guided – Tuxedo Style Long Sleeve Playsuit

4) House Of Frazer – Ted Baker Leotaa Double Breasted Tux

 

Thank you for stopping by, hope my tips were helpful, let me know what you think.

Rx

 

 

Midi Skirts for Petites

Midi Skirts for Petites

 

The Midi skirt is everywhere at the moment and it’s in a variety of shapes and forms; tubes, a- lines, low hems, peplums, full volumes, in knits, tulles, woven, neoprene and leathers. The styles and styling options are endless, between the contemporary, romantic, vintage, high-low and everyday looks.

Midi skirts are one of the many styling options shorter women are constantly told to avoid. But honestly, rules are made to be broken, especially a rule as dated as this one. A full skirt like the one I’m wearing in this picture would traditionally overwhelm a diminutive figure like mine. Instead, I worked with the silhouette to my advantage and delivered a polished ‘effortless’ look.

On that note here are my favourite midis, from tea-length skirts to sexy slit silhouettes, that work for petite frames. (click on the links)

– Go for an A-Line – This should definitely be a go to for all Petites! The mesh-like fabric is longer than the lining which gives the illusion of longer legs. Remember to choose a higher waist to create even longer legs!!!!  At £25.00 you can’t go wrong.

– Wrap it up – It’s always best to have fabric cling on to you and wrap midi skirt naturally shapes your figure in all the right places without letting anything drag. I love the colour on this one gorgeous!!

– Sexy slit – If you got it, flaunt it but not too much there’s a thin line between classy and trashy when it comes to slits. Lol. Elongate your legs with high and low slits. Remember to keep it CLASSY!! x

– The Classic Pencil Skirt – Always a flattering option that shows off your curves. Invest in a black staple piece, but switch things up with pastel hues, leather or sheer fabrics. Zara has a couple of leather Pencil Skirts this season check it out. If you’re going to do leather pencil skirt remember to break it up a little. Do not wear a leather skirt, with leather knee high boots and leather jacket, unless if you’re going for the Matrix look! Eeeeeeeek!

 

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Rx

Skirt - Zara | Blouse - Next | Bangles - H&M |

An old season Chloe shoes