Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Trend Alert: Modern Pantsuits


Lately, a lot of celebs have been forgoing the traditional dress during their red carpet appearances and instead opting to wear a modern pantsuit (Above: Leighton Meester, Halle Berry, Winona Ryder, Jessica Alba). What makes a pantsuit modern? 3/4-length sleeves on the jacket instead of full-length sleeves (see Jessica Alba above), a strong-shouldered jacket (see Halle Berry above), an oversized or tuxedo-inspired jacket (see Winona Ryder above), a tapered-leg trouser as opposed to a bootcut trouser (see Leighton Meester and Jessica Alba above), or an unexpected fabric (see Halle Berry above). I'm not sure how I feel about the pantsuit on the red carpet (I'm a dress girl myself) but I am really liking Jessica Alba's pantsuit above. What do you think of this trend? If you want to give it a try below are some options to consider: Boyfriend jacket for $79 and "Christie" fit pencil pant on sale for $39.50 on www.victoriassecret.com; Exte pantsuit for $305 on www.yoox.com; One-button cotton sateen jacket for $98 and stacked wide-waistband "Editor" pant for $54.90 on www.express.com; Theory "Deena" jacket for $415 and "Ernie" pant for $295 on www.shopbop.com; One-button blazer for $39.50 on www.oldnavy.com; Cropped trouser on sale for $29.50 on www.oldnavy.com; Tuxedo jacket for $108 and tuxedo pant for $59.50 on www.victoriassecret.com; DKNY two-button blazer for $375 and slim ankle pant for $225 on www.shopbop.com; Mandarin collar jacket on sale for $96 on www.victoriassecret.com; "Kate" fit pencil pant on sale for $52 on www.victoriassecret.com.

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