wpid-fe1dfde53f3c85d716056d2e42b5b3e3.jpgThis image made me aware of the power of dressing.. and the power of a beautifully cut jacket being one of the foundations pieces if not THE foundation piece of any wardrobe.

When asked why a tuxedo jacket rather than a blazer? Tuxedos are glamorous and worn at celebratory and glamorous times. There is a nostalgia about them, and a tuxedo re-invented for a woman is a power jacket whether worn over jeans or as a full-blown tux suit. It is a powerful dressing tool. Here is my collection of the most iconic women in the boundary-pushing classic. 

1.  Bianca Jagger

wpid-20151115_015306.pngStyle icon, Bianca Jagger wears a classic double-breasted white tuxedo with wide-leg pants as she and her daughter Jade walk across the street in London, May 4, 1979.

  2.  Kate Moss

wpid-20151113_215834.pngOpting for slimmer silhouettes. Kate Moss revive the tuxedo in the early noughties with pencil leg pants and a cropped tuxedo jacket giving this look a youthful and sexy update.

  3.  Angelina Jolie

wpid-20151113_215722.pngAngelina Jolie hit the red carpet for the 2015 BAFTA’s with her partner Brad Pitt wearing coordinating ‘His n Hers’ tuxedos. Angelina looked eminently sophisticated finishing the look with classic patent pumps and undone bow tie, that created a feel of nonchalant elegance.

  4.  Janelle Monae


The tuxedo is as much part of Janelle Monae’s persona as her music. Janelle has made this black tie look her style signature, often playing with cuts and lengths of these iconic pieces to reinvent her look.


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