Ever since Yves Saint Laurent’s iconic ‘le smoking’ entered the sartorial scene in the ’60s, the women’s tuxedo has captivated fashion darlings with its androgynous implications and sultry, structured appeal.
Now a women’s wear classic, the tux shows no signs of exiting the style vocabulary with the celebrity set embracing it at every turn. Just recently, a flush of starlets have debuted new reinterpretations of the tux-inspired silhouette, proving it’s not solely relegated to the traditional suit.
Gabrielle Union combined two trends—the tux and transparency—and made an instantly good impression with her Akris Fall 2015 tuxedo-style, side-slit dress with sheer detailing that added a seductive softness to the tailored sleekness of the look.
Another spin on the suit came with Nina Dobrev’s Diane Von Furstenberg Fall 2015 tuxedo romper, where she amped up the charm meter by pairing it with a confetti-print blouse for a fun, youthful effect.
As for Sophia Bush, she showed just how sexy a suit can be by donning a tuxedo mini dress featuring a plunge neckline anchored by satin lapels. The result was nothing short of sophisticated glamour mixed with contemporary edge.
Step aside, guys. These tuxes are made for the girls.
MM6 Maison Margiela Sleeveless Tuxedo Dress – farfetch.com
Balenciaga Satin-Trimmed Crepe Dress – Net-A-Porter.com
Gucci Silk Trimmed Stretch-Cady Dress – Net-A-Porter.com