Marlene Dietrich in a '50s Paris nightclub? Love it.
I've been looking for a good excuse to go out in a gorgeous, sleek tuxedo for a while. Yes, the visions of Marlene (as well as lovelies like Charlize Theron, Lauren Hutton and Chloe Sevigny) are a big factor, but the celeb envy isn't the only reason. The tuxedo is an incredibly flattering choice for women, and a fun option for those days where you want to dress up but don't feel like wearing a cocktail dress all night. Plus, it's such a timeless look. Like a LBD or a luxe trench coat, a ladies tuxedo will never go out of style. Not only is that a great factor for building a wardrobe, but also a big part of making the decision to invest in a quality version.
If you are in the place to invest in a great woman's tuxedo, consider this gorgeous Diane von Furstenberg tuxedo. It's comprised of two separate pieces: the Tailor Tuxedo Pants and the Meyer Tuxedo Blazer. Both pieces are 100% wool with moiré detail -- tuxedo stripes on the pants, lapels on the blazer -- which are best viewed in the close up pictures you can see when you click through. The pants have a higher rise, which gives the look an overall '70s-ish feel, but doesn't vibe overly dated. The final result is a quality tuxedo that is more affordable than a super high-end YSL version, but still a great quality that will last for years.
→ Buy the Diane von Furstenberg Tailor Tuxedo Pants, $345.00, at shopbop.com; shipping and returns are free.
→ Buy the Diane von Furstenberg Meyer Tuxedo Blazer, $465.00, at shopbop.com; shipping and returns are free.