As much as we love flounce and frills, we frequently catch ourselves drawn to outfits that are “borrowed from the boys.” There’s something about sleek silhouettes, sharp tailoring and crisp details that we find just as sexy as their more overt counterparts.
So when we spotted suit and tuxedo inspired dresses popping up on racks and red carpets alike, our heads exploded. Eveningwear is instantly transformed, with designers like Rachel Zoe, Maison Margiela and Ralph Lauren merging masculine details with feminine hems and necklines. The result is formal attire that is black tie appropriate, yet totally fuss-free. Finally, an option that allows tomboys to embrace their personal style, with more than enough chic points to go around.
If you’re in need of a little visual reference, you’re in luck. We’ve rounded up some of our fave tuxedo dress moments to inspire your shopping.