In 1660 the first woman's suit was introduced, consisting of a sturdy jacket and a long skirt, presumed to be well-suited for horseback riding and other forms of travel. It wasn't until more than 300 years later in 1963 that designer André Courrèges put a woman's work-wear suit down the runway. The men's wear look for women took nearly a decade to take off and wasn't formally accepted as proper work-wear until the 1980s.
Today, men's suits for women are a no-brainer and every runway from Ruffian to Alexander Wang has hosted such a feminized masculine style. From pumps and pants to sneakers and skirts, the men's wear suit is a staple for work, play and everything inbetween. And thankfully, all you need to suit up is a fitted jacket and tailored pants.
Classics are classics for a reason: they work. Go traditional with your suited-up style and pair black on black with a fitted blazer and tailored pants. Of course, even subtle changes, like the brocade detail in this blazer and pant combo, give your style a fresh new take on an old school make.
Brocade Blazer, Cakewalk Style Shop