TRADING UP - TUXEDOS ARE THE NEW EVENING GOWN
words by LUCY BULLING • Fashion
WHAT BETTER TIME TO PAY HOMAGE TO THE ART OF POWER DRESSING THAN INTERNATIONAL WOMENS DAY. THE FW19 RUNWAY SHOWS GAVE A NOD TO THE AGE OF FEMALE EMANCIPATION WITH A SLEW OF SMART, SEXY, AND SWANK SMOKING SUITS AND TUXEDOS, READY TO REPLACE YOUR EVENING GOWN.
Ever since Le Smoking suit was first introduced by Yves Saint Laurent in the 1960s, the ‘dress for success’ formalwear, adopted by females as a way to establish authority in a time or place typically dominated by men, has made a statement to coincide with the ebb and flow of the political climate.
It is no surprise then that the recent FW19 Runway shows have put the spotlight back on the understated and elegant Le Smoking suit. A Tuxedo is less about fashion and more about sheer style and presence. It is for the woman who wants to show she is confident, independent, and self-aware. Thus making the perfect substitute for your typical formal gown.
Invade the ‘boys club’ with these stunning and super-powered tuxedos. For the woman who really knows how to party and dress for success.
Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini
Images courtesy of Vogue Runway