|Clockwise from the top: Rihanna, Carrie, two looks from Ralph Lauren fall '11, Alexa Chung|
(Photos via themeteveryday, fashiontipsfromcomicstrips, theglobeandmail, nymag)
Ralph Lauren's fall 2011 collection, which recently debuted at NYFW, satiated one of my biggest fashion cravings: the female tuxedo. However, instead of traditional tapered slacks and a-line jackets, the collection showcased silk palazzos and harem trousers, and exquisite velvet and fur boleros.
Carrie Bradshaw walked down the aisle in one in SATC 2 (one of the only good things to come out of the disappointing yet fashionable film), evolving into the perfect groomsmaid for Stanny's wedding. Alexa Chung often pulls off the look with unorthodox white blouses and atypical bow ties. Rihanna has also tried it out; her look incorporated the 80's by adding puffed shoulders and shiny taffeta.
I've pulled together some pieces, so you too can try it out. Have fun with it--I always do!
|Zara's Studio Blazer|
|Stylestalker's Damned Collar Shirt|
|Jean-Michael Cazabat's Larita Bootie at Shopbop|
|Edun's Crop Tuxedo Pants at Nordstrom|