This is Awards Season 2018’s biggest fashion trend, and you need to try it

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    Words by Amy Lewis

    Awards Season 2018 has been the year of Time’s Up, #MeToo and symbolic white roses. So it’s little wonder that from the Golden Globes to the Grammys, and no doubt the Oscars, the biggest fashion trend to dominate the red carpet is one that underscores that message of empowerment.

    Yep, we’re talking power suits.

    Be they sharp or slouchy, checks or block colours, well-tailored trousers teamed with coordinating jackets have flooded arrival carpets and after-parties alike.

    Anna Kendrick nailed the trend at the Grammy Awards in a cropped checked suit teamed with a lace corset, while The Crown’s Claire Foy strided into the Golden Globes suited and booted in all black.

    Even Beyoncé and Jay Z’s six-year-old daughter Blue Ivy got the memo, sitting front row at the Grammys in all-white suiting.

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    Meanwhile the 2018 couture catwalks affirm the trend is here stay, with Armani Prive, Dior and Paul Smith all sending models clad in chic power suits down the runway in London and Paris.

    Power suits at Armani Prive, Paul Smith and Dior. Credit: Getty

    But here’s the beauty of 2018’s take on the 80s classic: everyone can nail this, and it’s easy to adapt the trend to your own style.

    Not one for sharp structure? Try the softer Priyanka Chopra approach. Not a fan of muted tones? Bright block colours are in the mix too.

    Keep scrolling to see our favourite takes on the 2018 power suit trend, with our tips on how to take it from the runway or red carpet into your real life wardrobe.

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