Join The Tux Revolution

Rachel Shares Her Expert Styling Tips
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Tuxedo dressing to me has always been one of the most iconic ways for a woman to dress. It brings androgynous dressing to the forefront in a very sexy and modern way that can’t be matched.

When you think of style icons like Catherine Deneuve, Diane Keaton or Bianca Jagger in a beautiful suit, you’re left with a powerful, striking message. That is why I constantly turn to a tuxedo or a tuxedo jumpsuit over a little black dress in both my personal wardrobe and as a stylist.

Every designer under the sun has hit the trend at one point or another – most notably Yves Saint Laurent, who set the bar for tuxedo dressing in the ‘60s – and I will always make them a focus in my own collections. A tuxedo defines cool, whether worn alone or broken up and mixed into every part of your wardrobe. To help illustrate the investment of a tux, my team and I put together five looks centered around tuxedo pieces currently in my collection.

My wish is that everyone will be inspired to join me in this #TuxRevolution! – Rachel Zoe

Key Pieces

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Rachel Zoe Tuxedo Jumpsuit, $495

The Jumpsuit

“One of my favorite silhouettes is the tuxedo jumpsuit. I like to style it with platform pumps, a statement clutch, a smoky eye and a sleek topknot – glamour at its finest."

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Rachel Zoe Cambridge Tux Dress, $465

The Mini Dress

“For a cocktail party or an evening out with friends, I love a tuxedo mini dress – it’s playful yet polished.  All it needs are booties, a bold cocktail ring, a faux fur jacket (draped over your shoulders) and sleek cat-eye eyeliner – heads will turn for all the right reasons.”

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Rachel Zoe Flare Pant, $295

The Flared Pant

“A tuxedo flare plant is a timeless classic and a wardrobe staple.  Try your pants with a vintage-inspired silk blouse, sky-high wedges, a leather bomber jacket and oversized sunnies for a little everyday edge.”

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Rachel Zoe Beatrice Blouse, $235

The White Blouse

“A crisp cotton shirt is essential to styling a classic tuxedo ensemble, yet it layers seamlessly in with your everyday wardrobe basics.  I love the simplicity of a white tuxedo shirt worn with dark skinny jeans, a pair of flat smoking slippers and a statement trench – effortlessly glamorous everyday look."

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Rachel Zoe Murphy Pant, $275

The Cropped Pant

“When it comes to mixing tuxedo elements into your wardrobe, a pair of perfectly tailored cropped skinnies is essential.  For an effortlessly chic ensemble, style the look with sexy single-sole pumps, a structured blazer, an oversized slouchy tee and a bold lip to top everything off.”

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