Tuxedo Trendiness

This summer has seen Tuxedo Trendiness spread its Tux Tendrils into red carpets and runways across the fashion world. It all started with Angelina Jolie at the BATAs looking so cool and sleek, and then continued with Spider Man actress Emma Stone. Yep, she’s is the latest in a line of stars to borrow from the men’s wardrobe and recently sported a clean-cut ice-cool, tuxedo-like two piece suit. She was at the UK Radio 1 studios the other morning with her on-screen beau and real-life boyfriend, Andrew Garfield. But no it was not Andrew in the classy Tux… It was Emma. He let the side down a bit by wearing a brown corduroy jacket matched with belted blue jeans and brown loafers. Was he trying to look like a secondary school woodwork teacher? Both stars were there to talk about their new film “The Amazing Spider Man 2” which, in case you hadn’t guessed, is a sequel to the original 2012 blockbuster. So Emma’s spider senses were tingling with her cool outfit, whereas Andrew’s were somewhere else! Emma’s matching trousers finished just above the ankle, something a Tux-touting bloke would never get away with. But it allowed her show off her Christian Louboutin heels. Just a pity it was a radio event and not a TV one so that more people could see the opportunities for lady Tuxers! Emma The completed her class act look with a crisp white shirt and cat eye sunglasses.
So why did La Jolie go for a Tux at the BAFTA’s? It may have been that she was trying to get across a serious message about a woman getting tough in a man’s world. But whatever her sartorial reasoning, she looked ace in her Hedi Slimane at Saint Laurent Tux. Shortly after, no less a lady than Scarlett Johansson followed the trend with a Michael Kors Tux at the Captain America premier in Paris. And the colour of the Tux? Red! Scarlett in scarlet!
Did you know that a tuxedo (American English, also colloquially known as “tux”) otherwise known as a DJ or dinner jacket in Britain is a formal evening suit distinguished primarily by satin or grosgrain facings on the jacket’s lapels and buttons and a similar stripe along the outer seam of the trousers. The suit is typically black or midnight blue depending on choice of wear and commonly worn with a formal shirt, black bow tie and black shiny shoes. They first made an appearance on both sides of the Atlantic towards the end of the 1890’s.
Women first started wearing tuxedos in the 1970s, but it really didn’t take off in any numbers until the 21st century. The current tuxedo trend is all about embracing totally tailored looks, so make sure that all your pieces are well fitted. When looking at how to wear tuxedo trend clothing, I would go for slim cut trousers and fitted blazers. Finally, wear heels. Always. Tuxedos don’t go with sneakers or Dr Martens! Ramp up and Vamp up your basic tuxedo with a killer stiletto heel. When it comes to how to wear the tuxedo trend, a heeled shoe will add a feminine touch and make the tuxedo look much more glamorous.
As for colours, well, that depends on the event guess. At a “black tie” event, then wear black or charcoal. If it’s a more fun event, or you are on the red carpet, then just choose your fave colour!