A symbol of female liberation and power, the two-piece pantsuit is back with a bang this season – and this time, it’s not just for the office. We’ve come a long way since the days of the first women’s suit created by Chanel, but it still makes for a powerful, statement look. Just recently, Lady Gaga donned an oversized, metallic grey Marc Jacobs suit from his SS19 collection for Elle’s Women in Hollywood event, and boy did she look hot!
Today the pantsuit is no longer confined to use in the office alone. Classy and sophisticated, it can be worn for different occasions – from lunches to dinners and a night out on the town, a wedding even. Yes, even in the desert heat. This season, feminine lines replace masculine shapes, but there is still an array of choices on offer to suit every taste and body shape. Whatever look you opt for, remember to ensure the fit is perfect to pull this look off right!
The Gaggler tip: Don’t forget to personalise with accessories.
1. THE LUNCH DATE PANTSUIT
For a casual lunch date, wear a blazer with three-quarter sleeves and detailing around the cuffs. Light colours are preferable for a more informal look, and linen is great for the heat. Dress up with heels and go for the lace-up sandals over the trousers look, or sneakers if you’re after a trendier look.
H&M jacket with gathered sleeves
H&M linen cigarette trousers
Tory Burch Gemini tote bag
Common Des Garcons Play x Converse Chuck Taylor sneakers
2. THE DINNER DATE PANTSUIT
A two-piece suit with the right details, heels and accessories can make for a super-sexy date outfit. Choose a colour you wouldn’t usually wear and unique detailing for a more casual look.
Reiss Cleo double-breasted blazer
Reiss Cleo tailored trousers
Schutz pointed-toe sandals
Hogan shoulder bag
3. THE PARTY PANTSUIT
A twist on the classic two-piece, a short version makes for perfect party wear. A cropped blazer creates a more playful look and go all out with the heels to add colour and fun.
Styland pleated wide-leg shorts
Liu Jo cropped blazer
Simmi London Shania sandals