Once the remit of men’s formalwear, tuxedos have been given a feminine makeover
Favoured by the likes of Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Kim Kardashian, Gigi Hadid, Jennifer Lawrence, Blake Lively and even Meghan Markle, the tuxedo dress is elegant, chic and defines the term “power dressing”. Not only will it have you looking boardroom ready in a matter of minutes, the tuxedo dress is also perfect for any social gathering. And with party season just around the corner, there’s no better time to take a leaf out of Rosie’s book and invest in one for yourself.
This Alexander McQueen dress takes inspiration from classic tuxedo tailoring and uses exaggerated proportions to give it a more feminine, nipped-in silhouette. Made in Italy from black crepe, it has padded shoulders, satin lapels and a double-breasted front that calls attention to your waist.
Worn on the AW18 runway, this strapless mini dress is made from wool-gabardine and trimmed with lustrous silk-satin. The silhouette adapts classic tuxedo elements like lapels, button-down fastening and flap pockets to further enhance the design.
Made in the UK from crepe covered in sequins, this mini dress is cut in a blazer-inspired double-breasted shape. You can wear yours solo or layer it over a white tee and jeans.
Tailored in France, this piece boasts a striking tailored silhouette with a cinched waist, creating a sophisticated and figure-flattering design. It also features peaked lapels, long sleeves, a plunging neck, structured shoulders and a front pleated yoke.
According to Dion Lee, this piece has been designed to look as though you’ve taken a tuxedo jacket from your partner’s closet and decided to wear it as a dress. Tailored from crepe that’s woven with hints of wool, it has padded shoulders to define your frame and a double-breasted front that nips in at the waist.
Finished with sleek satin lapels, A.L.C.’s Couric dress is cut from lightweight crepe with a double-breasted bodice that falls to a leg-baring mini hem. Wear it with a pair of stilettos to elongate your frame.