Thursday, February 24, 2011

{NYFW trending topic} feminine suiting...

Up until fairly recently, the suit was my idea of anti-fashion. Sure there have always been great, stylish suits (I have a fantastic Theory one, after-all). However, I considered the matching top and bottom look so constricting and, well, boring. A look reserved for working stiffs with no sense of adventure - or texture. The offerings from some of NYFW's heavy hitters have me reconsidering. 

Tommy Hilfiger's pinstripe gangster-chic double-breasted look is both extremely masculine and extremely sexy. Michael Kors and Oscar de la Renta showed smart, single-breasted styles in both fluid and sharp fabrics. Marc by Marc Jacobs' velvet is a bit much for me to stomach all at once, but I could definitely see the fun of infusing a velvet jacket into my Fall wardrobe. 

(L to R, top then bottom: Tommy Hilfiger, Michael Kors, DKNY, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Ralph Lauren, Oscar de la Renta)


  1. I was shopping for a longer length black blazer that I can wear to work at a courthouse just this weekend. [sadly, Eugene OR is no NYC when it comes to shopping]. I went to LOFT and the salesgirl said the style is now shorter, cropped styles and NOT longer blazers. Leave it to Ms. Davies to prove her wrong! I did find a cute longer one in Banana Republic's cotton suiting collection.

  2. Juli Ross! DO NOT let the sales people of Eugene, Oregon tell you anything about anything. LOFT is fantastic though. I prefer a longer jacket because I like how it elongates my torso, so really its a matter of what fit flatters you most. However generally, a cropped blazer is probably a mistake. Believe it or not, my favorite blazer looks right now are at H & M!