I’ll start with saying “I love a man in a tuxedo”, so dapper and chic. The interesting part is that a woman can look just as chic but even more sexy and sophisticated in a tuxedo. I love seeing women wearing tuxedo jackets and feminizing them in their own special way. With New Year’s Eve just around the corner I thought this would be a great time to put a little story and inspirational pages together for you. I think Tuxedo jackets are a great look for new year’s eve.
Yves Saint Laurent shocked the fashion world in 1966 when he introduced “le smoking”, a tuxedo for women. Soon after this became an iconic item and many designers have done their own variations of them throughout time. Power suits and pantsuits became more important for women after this, and Yves Saint Laurent was seen by many as having empowered women by giving them the option to wear clothes that were normally worn by men with influence and power.
Personally I love wearing jackets or making jackets a part of my outfit for evening events. Tuxedo jackets are perfect for this. You can thrown them on as a tuxedo set with beautiful feminine camisole or top or even a beautiful bra that is just a little revealing but very sexy. Or you can wear them over a feminine dress. I emphasize feminine because I love mixing the tailored masculine piece with a feminine piece. I even like wearing them with jeans for a more casual evening or date night. Mixing them up with feminine or unexpected pieces is the key here. Do not wear them in the classic sense that men wear them with bow ties or cummerbund, this looks too cliché and costumey on women.
I have put together a few inspirational pages for you who knows maybe it will inspire you to try a new look for new year’s eve 2013.
What do you think of this look? Would you try wearing one this New Year’s Eve?
I look forward to sharing more Jacket Society looks with you all next year – So until then I would like to wish you all a very Happy New Year for 2014 and thank you for reading my blog, your support and enthusiasm means a lot to me. – Nora Minassian