The suit is powerful, classy and sleek. It’s famously known, Yves Saint Laurent took the world by storm by controversially introducing the tuxedo-style suit, Le Smoking, for women.
It was 1966, where women were never seen in pants, it was seen as inappropriate and far too eccentric. But, YSL’s two-piece suit led the way, planting the seed that it was okay for women to wear trousers. In turn, I believe, YSL was not only a pioneer in fashion, he was a pioneer for women’s rights.
I have to admit, it was only been last year I’ve added a couple of suits to my collection. One being 2017’s very on-trend checked suit, and the other, the silky navy number you can see in the pictures.
As classic and timeless as a black dress, the suit is bound to cut a fine figure in your wardrobe. You’ll wear it for years to come and the various of ways you can style it is endless.
The suit doesn’t have to just be worn for work either. It’s a perfect alternative to a dress. You can wear it for parties, date night, weddings, events, you name it. I would even style it for casual wear, with a tee-shirt or knit underneath the jacket, and sneakers, boots or flats below.
It’s comfortable and chic, will never go out of style.
My next suit purchase? Le Smoking.
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