In the words of Aretha Franklin;
R-E-S-P-E-C-T find out what it means to me
R-E-S-P-E-C-T, take care, T-C-B.
You know what they say, a little restraint and discipline never hurts anybody and when suiting up one has to be femme fatale. Is this the reason behind the popular tuxedo dress trend? Does the fashion world want us to be poised, fierce, powerful and f***ing amazing?
Let's think about this shall we while we embrace our inner Aretha. Is the tuxedo dress trend telling us that we should tell it like it is, stand up, own it, be inspired and never let anybody put us down?
YES it is. The STRONG factor. The WOW factor. The IT factor. The FEMME FATALE factor.
BUT who needs an outfit or trend to rock the heck out of what I just said above. Real women use fashion to express themselves and I'm completely honest about what I'm going to say next.
Inspiration is great, but keeping it real is better and if you're going to talk the talk, then you better walk the walk. I'm all about expressing myself through fashion whilst at the same time being true to myself. So who cares about what people say about your style or you! If you like it and like who you are then ROCK it baby.
Especially in this day and age I see too many women ganging up on one another and putting each other down. Us women have to stick together and build each other up and support each other. Support the women in your life. Listen to their ideas. Go to their events. Share their post. Celebrate their victories and remind them of their importance after their failures. A little support can go a very long way in someone's life.
Okay rant over. Let's switch back to the tuxedo dress...
The tuxedo dress evolved since Yves Saint Laurent's (YSL) 1966 reinterpretation of menswear to women's wear and led to his creation of the female tux, which he named Le Smoking.
In 1966 at a time when the perception of women wearing pants was considered off-kilter and inappropriate, Yves Saint Laurent introduced the world to Le Smoking, a tuxedo-style suit that quickly became the epitome of sex appeal. Though today we view it as iconic look in fashion history, it signifies more than an outfit: It’s a statement for women. From fitted blazers paired with sleek pants to variations of the two-piece suit, YSL changed fashion history and allowed women to suit up, dress up and show men who was BOSS. YSL continued to reinvent the structured menswear style for seasons eventually introducing the tuxedo dress.
I am so excited to introduce you to our FEMME FATALE range which includes structured and sleek menswear tuxedo designs. One of my favourites from our range is the Kendall Dress which I enjoyed wearing to a recent fashion event last week so it was a no brainer to talk about my new wardrobe favourite in this blog post.
A timeless piece with class with its sultry and sexy look resonates a striking feature and a little plunging neckline with sleek lapel to its ultra-flattering cut. I styled my Kendall Dress with over the knee boots and our black Moscow Coat. This little outfit combo is high in style, demands R-E-S-P-E-C-T and is chic. But the best part about the Kendall Dress is that it's versatile. My favourite word. I can hear the fashion gods giving me an AMEEEEN!
Another way you can wear this dress is by turning it into a vest, Yep, pair it with a long sleeve knit with skinny legged jeans, boots and finish it off with a scarf. It can also be paired with wide legged pants and a black turtle neck knit underneath. This look would be a style knock out.
The tuxedo dress is having it's moment and it's time for you to think about investing in this must have style.
Suit up ladies.
In the words of Beyonce, we girls run the f***king world.
Can I get an AMEN!!!
'She's badass with a good heart,
Soft but strong.
Unapologetic and honest.
She's the type of woman you go to war beside,
The type of woman you marry.'
Let us now praise badass women.
Always With Style,
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