Red Carpet Trend: Slick Suits, Slicker Hair

In the 1920’s mens hair was super simple. Hair was slicked back with gel for a formal look that was thought to be both masculine and also elegant.

Usually when we see a celeb work a suit on the red carpet, they opt for feminine tresses, but when supermodel Karolina Kurkova wore a Roberto Cavalli suit last week with slicked-back locks she revitalized the menswear trend, taking it to a whole new level.

Young Emma Roberts appeared to have been inspired by this look when she donned this Nanette Lepore suit, as was Julianne Hough.

The actress/dancer also slicked back her short blonde tresses when she wore this black Chloe suit earlier this week.

Do you prefer this edgier approach to menswear-inspired dressing, or do you prefer a softer, more feminine approach?

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10 Responses to Red Carpet Trend: Slick Suits, Slicker Hair

  1. Moxie October 26, 2012 at 15:49 #

    I like the edgier mens wear inspired looks, as long as the celeb has the facial bone structure and features to pull it off. Some women (myself included) just cannot pull off the slicked back hair style.

  2. Fiona-Brasil October 26, 2012 at 16:30 #

    I like both looks.I think a change is refreshing once in a while…

  3. Yeliz October 26, 2012 at 16:35 #

    I really like this trend.

  4. Alina October 26, 2012 at 16:55 #

    Karolina looks FIERCE!

  5. Lau October 26, 2012 at 18:11 #

    Didn’t Evan Rachel Wood start the trend 2 years ago? Nothing new…

  6. Nat39 October 26, 2012 at 18:13 #

    I like this edgier approach but, unfortunately, no matter how many times I look at Karolina I still find that she just doesn’t look attractive from the neck up. Emma Roberts is the one who pulls off the slicked-back locks the best for me in this group.

  7. TeuntjeVDW October 26, 2012 at 20:58 #

    I like both, but I think this is really refreshing!

  8. Jess2 October 28, 2012 at 09:25 #

    Karolina was just amazing in this suit and was my favourite by far!! I much prefer the longer pant leg in comparison to Emma’s length and I really like the slicked back hair with this outfit trend.

  9. EmmaWoodhouse October 28, 2012 at 14:44 #

    Not really loving this trend. Julianne certainly can’t pull it off, Emma looks better in sweet outfits, and Karolina manages it because she’s a model.

  10. Dhppy October 31, 2012 at 05:34 #

    Only Kurkova managed to pull this look off. This is really making me appreciate Marlene Dietrich.

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