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Winter 2014 trend: tuxedo chic

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This season, if you have an evening event to attend, consider swapping your blazer with a tuxedo jacket. While women wore the tuxedo in film from the 1930s-on, the popularity of evening suiting with women exploded at the debut of Yves Saint Laurent’s “le smoking” in the 1960s. If you already have a tuxedo jacket, pull it out of your wardrobe and get it freshened up. If you do not, read on for some ideas and inspiration prior to your purchase!

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Tuxedo dressing was one of the minor trends from the runways this Fall/Winter 2013/14. However, it is one of the most easily adaptable trends to use from day to night. From a Casablanca-style white jacket to a classic black, there are many ways to make it your own. Some brands, such as Peter Som and Chloe showed the tuxedo trend with contrasting colors. Others, like Victoria Beckham, created an all-black ensemble with a satin lapel.

The current availability of different textures and materials on tuxedo jackets means women of all sizes can find one that works for them. Boucle, silk, cotton, and even leather are just some examples. Tall, busty women should consider a tuxedo jacket that ends at the hips with an extra-long lapel. A tall but petite busted woman can pull off the cropped versions. The oversized and contrasting lapel styles really depend on how the rest of the look is finished. Some options include satin shorts, cropped black pants, white tuxedo pants, or wearing your jacket over a dress. Avoid a bow tie or cummerbund, but do play up the jacket’s features. Wearing a camisole or nothing (with it buttoned closed and using lingerie tape) are two other ways you can mix this wardrobe essential up. Tuxedo loafers (or slippers), stilettos and evening sandals all work with the tuxedo jacket, depending on the rest of your look. Play up the glamour with handbags and jewelry.

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