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Suit Yourself

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Take the plunge in Gucci’s sequin stunner or one of the tuxedo-inspired suits that walked the Fall runway.

By Jessica Mehalic Lucas

There will be no pantsuit jokes this season. Suiting gets sexy, sophisticated and surprisingly fun, as designers play with bold colors, luxe fabrics and right-now silhouettes. Up your office game or own that holiday party in tailored looks that are anything but traditional.

Fabulously lavish decoration has become a key theme at Gucci and this sequin suit dazzles with the Alessandro Michele magic. Alternating colors of sequins bring the snake motif to life, while the jacket is opulently detailed with mink cuffs and a satin lapel.


Eveningwear was supercharged with color at Ralph Lauren’s second Fall show, and first see-now-buy-now venture, in September. This vibrant violet ensemble in lustrous silk satin has traffic-stopping appeal. We love it layered with silver jewelry to keep the look cool and fresh.


Basing his collection around black velvet, Giorgio Armani has proven it’s a viable option for day, topping plush trousers with smart jacquard jackets. A collarless dégradé blazer and cropped velvet pants effortlessly transition from desk to dinner.


“Long and lean, tailored and very proper,” Tomas Maier said of his Resort delivery for Bottega Veneta. We’ll take it. Maier also cranked up the color in chic designs crafted of lightweight fabrics, like this skirt suit in shamrock green. Another skirt suit in black is popped with a cashmere and lace top in citrine.


Donatella Versace’s creative Resort show imagined a cross-country trip from New York to LA. Private plane, all the way! Blocks of primary colors on suits, mini dresses and biker jackets are evocative of Times Square’s neon lights. This graphic pantsuit exudes urban attitude with its sleek tailoring and cropped flare silhouette.


Sometimes a girl just wants to look pretty; Tory Burch knows that. Her Fall show was inspired by 1972 film “L’Amour l’après-midi” and the ’70s motif subtly surfaced in silhouettes like this riding jacket with suede elbow patches.


Sarah Burton has continued the legacy of Alexander McQueen’s impeccable Savile Row tailoring, but in a feminine, contemporary way. A military peplum jacket adds the right amount of toughness to floral dresses, while a kickback peplum dress updates your work wardrobe.


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