Power suiting not only for office look
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The pantsuit is definitely back, from Lady Gaga and Meghan Markle to working women at the offices, the tailored two-piece is more popular than ever.
Women’s suits were born with the Suffragette suit in 1910. They have since, been associated with women’s emancipation and empowerment.
We are used seeing women in positions of power in suits, like Angela Merkel, the German chancellor that has made the duo black trousers and bright colour jackets her signature look, and Hillary Clinton, who said that pantsuits made her feel “professional and ready to go”.
We also think of the pantsuit as a power-suit, that professional women working in masculine environments need to wear to feel, well, powerful, as we saw in the ‘80s movies like Melanie Griffith's Working Girl and Diane Keaton's Baby Boom.
Marlene Dietrich appeared for the first time in a tuxedo in 1930 in the movie Morocco, causing a frenzy among women who were tired of wearing dresses and skirts, but it took another 30 years for pantsuits to become acceptable as office and evening wear for women. Even so, they were allowed in the American Senate only in 1993.
The two-piece outfit is not only a symbol of power and professionalism, but it is also sexy and carefree. Back in the ‘70s, Yves Saint Laurent made “Le Smoking” suit and pantsuits popular among daring and irreverent women like the gorgeous Bianca Jagger, ex-wife of the Rolling Stone's Mick Jagger.
In 2019, oversized pantsuits and masculine smokings have taken the catwalks and red carpet events. The British Emma Thompson, Lady Gaga, Victoria Beckham and Bafta awarded Laeticia Wright are some of the stylish women who love a pantsuit.
Pantsuits in bright red, green or yellow, in pastel hues or in sandy beige and off-white are excellent choices for day and night. They are sleek and modern for your office look, and you only need to add some killer heels and bold jewellery to go out for dinner or drinks after work, and if you are in a sexy mood, wear it without a shirt.