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
“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."
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.”
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.”
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."
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.”