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