Two jackets are in the travelling wardrobe.
On occasion three, but never more than that and always two.
The button up jacket is definitely in the suitcase and the second is usually a tuxedo style for evening. This jacket is my fall back position when I need to dress up and can’t decide what to wear.
I think we have all experienced that don’t-know-what-to wear feeling and know how much time can be wasted deliberating; it is important to have a never fail look that removes the indecision. Knowing what to wear, when the emotions misbehave and send you scampering off in futile directions, is a bonus. The tuxedo jacket can kick in when even the little black dress won’t put a smile on the face.
A tuxedo or smoking jacket works with most pant styles and gives that elegant lift when something dressier is needed.
The tuxedo has helped me out of so many difficult dress “moments” when travelling and it doesn’t require an extra wardrobe to make it work. Copying from the boys, I have worn the tux to black tie events with tailored pants and it has served me well at the most formal restaurants. The tuxedo never goes out of date and if we want to talk ‘cost per wear’, the tuxedo jacket probably is the winner hands down.
There is something very feminine about a woman wearing a tuxedo jacket.
That mix of masculine and feminine triumphs with the tux and is one of the easiest outfits to look fabulous in. Add in a good hair day, happy feet in lace up heels and a striking lipstick and we are set.
This sleek little tuxedo from After Six and the stunning longer line smoking jacket from Diane Von Furstenberg are really fabulous finds.
Did I say two jackets? xv
When In Doubt Wear A Tuxedo
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