All hail the power suit, your summer party style solution

Everyone from Alexa Chung to Victoria Beckham is taking on tuxedo dressing for summer.

Last year’s obsession with the co-ord short set has escalated into an even slicker type of power dressing, as everyone from Alexa Chung to Victoria Beckham is taking on tuxedo dressing for summer.

But you can forget the throwback silhouette of the 80s, the power suit 2.0 is sharper, cleaner and comes in bolder, brighter fabrications than its stuffy predecessors.

On both the SS16 and AW16 runways (yep, the trend is carrying through to autumn, too, folks) designers from Roberto Cavalli to Givenchy gave us dozens of options to stride into our next soiree in – from embellished, to velvet, to full-on floral incarnations.


Georgia May-Jagger’s fuchsia Gucci number is cooler than any summer party dress we’ve seen, while Alexa’s worked not one, but two different statement suits in the last few weeks alone. The brave (read Olivia Palermo and Kristin Stewart) are going white hot, committing themselves to not spill anything down their minimalistic looks, while others, like Charlize Theron are playing the androgyny card in classic mannish tuxedos.


The trend also naturally calls for one of our favourite ever free styling tricks, shoulder robe-ing and, as Vanessa Paradis proves in the gallery above, it looks hotter than ever when worked with matching trousers.

The indisputable queen of the power suit, however is queen Bey herself. Beyonce teams her Givenchy tux with mega heels and an oversized hat for her Formation-fashion take on the trend.

An ideal look for a boss, we think. See our favourite stars in suits in the gallery above.

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