Wednesday, June 13, 2012

The Tux through time!

By Jenna D.

Me age 2
Clearly since a small child I have been Obsessed with Tuxedos! (Please reference the picture below of what looks like a little boy in a tux that’s yours truly ……The tuxedo is really playing up the whole androgynous vibe. As I got older I became Obsessed with the Provocative Tuxedo that Jennifer Beal wore in One of the Best Movies of all time…… Flash Dance. There’s something about a Women in a Tuxedo that is so Sexy and Powerful!
That outfit for me revolutionized the Women Tuxedo.

Now as an adult I am still Obsessed with Tuxedo’s in every which way. Don’t get me wrong I can always go for the True Classic Tuxedo Suit with all the Bells and Whistles, the Black Satin Strip up the Wide Leg Pant to the Cumber bun Moment is always a go to on my list….. But recently I have been so Obsessed with The unexpected Tuxedo. A Metallic option like this one from Jean Paul Gaultier Fall 2012 is Ridiculous and just the tip of the iceberg. There are so many Amazing different silhouettes, colors and textures coming  down the runway right now I just want them all.

Jennifer Beal in Flash Dance
If you aren’t ready to commit to the Full Tuxedo Suit yet and want to ease in slowly a great way to do that is by adding a Tuxedo Pant to your Wardrobe, Cigarette Style or Wid Leg…..either one would be a great option. Or if your more drawn to a Blazer this Winter White Donna Karen option is the perfect fit. For all my Tuxedo Veterans out there that have Tux’s already pull them out of your closet and breathe New Life into them by using the pieces as separates. Pair the jacket with a pair of pleated shorts for a Chic summer look or sport the pants with a classic plain tank. Not only will you have New Looks in your Closet but a great excuse to shop for a New Unexpected Tuxedo!

Jean Paul Gaultier, Cropped Tuxedo Jacket and Skinny Leather Pants, Coming Fall 2012
Coral Pink
 Emilio Pucci, Silk and Wool Blend Tailored Jacket and Pleated Trousers $3,140.00, Available at


Donna Karan, Satin Tuxedo Jacket $740.00 Available at

Viktor & Rolf, Tuxedo Wide Leg Pant $486.50 Available at

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