Powerful women has been in fashion ever since the burning of the bras in the 1960s. We’re now able to take on any roles and this is reflected in our fashion sense and freedom to wear what we please. Masculine dressing not only shows a confidence, but also the ability to pull off something traditionally male and make it your own.
Enter the sleeveless tuxedo, a traditionally male piece that looks oh-so-sexy and chic on a woman’s frame. Showing off the arms, and if you wish, a bit of cleavage, the sleeveless tuxedo can be worn in a set with cropped suit pants or as a dress itself depending on size. Extremely versatile, this piece can serve as day or night wear and is a killer at making smart look sexy.
Pair your sleeveless tuxedo with monochromes for a classic, suave look. Keep accessories masculine with a large watch and a gold cuff, or soften the look with a long, fine chain and small, midi finger rings for a touch of femininity.
The sleeveless tuxedo can be worn in the form of a jacket, top, dress or pantsuit. Whichever piece you choose, make it work with sleek hair and sultry makeup.
(1) Lela Rose Sleeveless Embroidered Tuxedo Dress ($2280.60) from Neiman Marcus; (2) Saint Laurent A-Line Tuxedo Mini Dress in black ($2650.00) from YSL; (3) Lipsy Michelle Keegan Tux Dress ($96.32) from Lipsy; (4) Jason Wu Garbadine Tuxedo Jumpsuit ($694.00) from Neiman Marcus; (5) Alexander Wang Wool-blend and Cotton Vest ($907.63) from Net-a-Porter; (6) 3.1 Phillip Lim Sleeveless Tuxedo Barathea Vest ($1115) from Lane Crawford.
Images and products via polyvore.com, neimanmarcus.com, net-a-porter.com, ysl.com, lipsy.co.uk and lanecrawford.com