Tuxedos with a tailored fit can be particularly flattering but there are no specific rules about styles or colors to be followed. Fashion and womenswear are both very flexible and a women’s tuxedo is the perfect addition to any well stocked wardrobe. You can wear a variety of other pieces with a tuxedo – from a skirt, to a shirt and bow tie, to a blouse with a plunging neckline. A women’s tuxedo is an incredibly versatile piece of clothing; you can craft many different looks by changing the other items of clothing and accessories that are paired with it.
If you don’t have particular look in mind, then the best way to approach styling your outfit is to first choose a tuxedo that you really like. Find one that fits well, is flattering and that you genuinely would enjoy wearing. Once you’ve purchased this tuxedo, you can start experimenting by wearing different trousers and skirts with it until you find one or more combinations that you like the look of and which suit your personal style. Then, add the final touch by choosing appropriate accessories to wear that will accentuate your desired look.
The accessories you choose to wear will depend on a lot of your other choices. If you have chosen a tuxedo with a contrasting color lapel, then you might want to avoid wearing a necklace or big earrings as these would draw attention away from the satin detailing of the tuxedo. Alternatively, if you are wearing a dark tuxedo with a silk blouse and want to portray luxury style, you could wear an eye-catching long necklace made of precious metal. For blouses of cool color tones, necklaces made of silver, white gold and platinum will be the most complimentary. For blouses of warm color tones, necklaces made of gold or rose gold will be the most complimentary.
There are many different styles you can create but here we will outline how you can style a tuxedo in four different ways to achieve professional, statement, luxe and feminine looks.
Styling the professional tuxedo look
If you want to achieve a professional, business-like look, it’s best to choose a black, dark grey or dark blue tuxedo as these are most popular colors for business dress. Pair your dark tuxedo with tailored trousers in a matching material and color as matching top and trousers make a smarter impression. Wear smart shoes and stick to delicate, subtle jewelry so that you don’t detract from the overall professional look that you’re trying to achieve.
Styling the statement tuxedo look
If you opt to make a bolder statement, there are a couple of different things you can try. You could go for a classic black and white outfit – with a black tuxedo and white shoes and accessories. You could extend the look further by choosing a black tuxedo with a white lapel. Alternatively, you could wear a dark tuxedo with brightly colored shoes and matching clutch bag. For example, a dark grey tuxedo with pink shoes and matching accessories, or a dark blue tuxedo with bright blue shoes and matching accessories.
Styling the luxe tuxedo look
A women’s tuxedo, with exquisite satin detailing, is perfect for creating a luxe look. Wear a simple, sophisticated tuxedo in any color of your choosing with a silk blouse in a pale, soft color. Then add luxury by wearing gold or platinum accessories such as a pair of earrings and a bracelet. If you’ve chosen to wear your tuxedo with tailored trousers, try wearing an anklet; it adds glamour and accentuates the tailored look by drawing attention to the trousers.
Styling the feminine tuxedo look
If you would normally wear a dress or skirt to an evening or formal event then try something new and wear a tuxedo jacket with a long, flowing skirt. You still get to wear the tuxedo jacket as the statement piece but the skirt softens the look by adding the flowing, feminine style that you would get with a dress or long skirt. Choosing a matching skirt gives a polished, sleek look but a skirt of contrasting color or made of different material can give the outfit depth and texture.
We hope we have given you some inspiration for crafting your own tuxedo outfit! When it comes to planning your look, don’t focus too much on the rules. Fashion is all about breaking the rules, experimenting and trying out novel combinations. Nothing in fashion or on-trend ever started off that way; they all started off as a look that one person liked and chose to wear. Fashion is your chance to express yourself however you would like. So, choose a tuxedo you love, add clothes and accessories that you like and most of all – have fun with it!