3 Tips for Making a Woman's Tuxedo a Staple of Your Wardrobe


Are you sick of your little black dress? Not every woman is into skirts and stockings. You have more wardrobe options now than ever before, and if you're in the market for a new look, or if glam dresses just aren't your style, you might like to show up at the next party you're invited to rocking a tuxedo instead. The woman's tuxedo is a rising star in the fashion horizon, and if you're more comfortable in pants and long sleeves than in spaghetti straps and a skirt, learn how you can make the women's tuxedo fit in with your signature style.

Choose Your Shoes

There are lots of ways for you to wear a tuxedo, but before you start planning your outfits, it's important to make sure that you get the right fit. Buying a suit can be a little more complicated than buying a dress, and with a tuxedo especially, it's important to get the fit exactly right. You're better off opting for a tailored suit, but if you need to buy off the rack, having accurate measurements is a must. And for that, you need to know which shoes you'll be wearing with the suit.

One thing that many women don't realize when taking measurements is that the kind of shoe you want to wear matters when measuring your inseam. You want the hem of the pants to hit slightly above a flat shoe, but when you're wearing heels, the hem is supposed to hit the middle of the heel shaft. You don't want pants that are too long or too short, so when you're putting together your tailored tuxedo look, you may want to start by choosing the perfect pair of shoes and taking your inseam measurements while wearing them. Either that, or you might consider buying two pairs of tuxedo pants, so you can choose to wear flats or heels on different occasions. In either case, you'll need your shoes to get an accurate inseam measurement. 

Accessorize with Caution

A tuxedo makes a statement in and of itself, so it doesn't need a lot of bling to dress it up. That doesn't mean that you have to forego wearing anything shiny with your suit, but it is usually better to opt for a minimalist approach when it comes to jewelry. Pick one piece that accents the tux and go with it.

You'll already have a bowtie around your neck, which means that a necklace is liable to look superfluous. And your jacket sleeves will hide your favorite bracelet. However, earrings are a great way to accessorize a tux. If you're going for an understated look, a pair of simple diamond studs will do the trick. Want to be bold? Go for oversized hoops or long, dangling earrings that brush your shoulders.

Make It Yours

When you're attending a formal occasion, you will want to wear the full tuxedo. However, parts of a tuxedo can be repurposed into great outfits for less formal occasions. Wear your women's black tuxedo jacket over a printed dress for a great twist on the daytime business-casual look. The jacket and shirt can be paired with a skirt for a cute semi-formal occasion. Need to make things more casual? Just roll up the jacket sleeves for an off-the-cuff look.

Going to a late-night event or on a romantic date? Make the tux more exciting and feminine by switching out the tuxedo shirt for a chiffon or lace top that will peek out from underneath the jacket. For a cute, whimsical look appropriate for a brunch or outdoor party, skip the jacket and bowtie and wear an oversized tuxedo shirt over skinny trousers. Dress things up with a scarf or a cute hat.

Tuxedos aren't just for men and supermodels. Any woman can pull off the tuxedo look if she wants to. If you're ready for a bold new fashion choice for this year's holiday parties, the tuxedo may be the perfect choice for you.


18 October 2016

brand name clothes on an off-brand budget

Do you love wearing brand name clothes but don't have the clothing budget for them? Have you ever thought about buying your brand name clothes online or through consignment shops and sales? This blog is all about saving money on brand name clothes. You will find tips for finding the styles and brands that you want without cutting into your grocery budget for the month. It is my hope that my frugal living will help you create the looks and styles that you want even on your tight budget. Hopefully, you have as much fun reading through the tips here as I did putting them all together for you.