Tailoring pieces have been a long time staple in women’s work wardrobes. Recently, they became even more popular as global fashion search engine Lyst says that searches for “suits” have surged by 23 % in the last three months. As women also start wearing suits outside of the work place, let’s look at this season’s tailoring key trends !
I - Shapes
A modern take on the classic pantsuit silhouette : ruched sleeve blazers & high waisted culottes. Chic & effortless, it’s also all in the comfort this season.
Flared trousers. Skinny shapes are fading, leaving space for straight & wide legged trousers, that make a bolder statement. Flared trousers are flattering on most body shapes & elongate the silhouette.
Borrow from the boys : a double breasted blazer with high waisted wide slacks adapted to the female form offers a modern spin on traditional masculine tailoring. A silk blouse & heels soften the sartorial look.
Oversized styles with structured shoulders (shoulder pads) have made a come back from the 80’s as the ultimate power suit. They bring an updated vintage feel, bigger is better
Short suits instead of trousers. High waisted & a short length to elongate the legs, they’re a trendy alternative to a pant suit, especially when worn with an open blazer. This option gives you the full look with the whole comfort & perfect for the warmer days.
The cinched-in blazer. A versatile look that’s been gradually rising the ranks over the course of the last few years & not going away anytime soon.
II - Colours
Neutral colored suits are a key trend for the current season, bringing a minimalist edge. Think camel, shades of grey & cream
Bright colours such as pink or yellow are seen everywhere at the moment & are a good alternative to avoid sartorial overkill.
Black is the new black. You can never go wrong with a classic black or dark colored suit.