The trousered look is a big trend for womenswear this year

  • Style
  • Wednesday, 27 Mar 2019

From left to right: Max Mara, Tommy Hilfiger, Saint Laurent.

Fashion designers are suiting up women again for 2019. All manner of trousered looks have appeared in both the Spring/Summer and Autumn/Winter collections this year.

The power suit is a big thing for fashion houses. No matter the incarnation – perfectly tailored and fitted or worn slightly loose – they offer a feel of businesslike empowerment.

Jacquemus took the retro route. Suits for women came in saturated colours, accompanied with a boxy shoulder and wide lapels. They brought to mind the silhouettes of the 1980s.

It was the same for Tommy Hilfiger. The capsule collection in collaboration with singer and model Zendaya played on all things funky. Naturally, this included some too-cool-for-school high-waisted suits.

Loewe’s, on the other hand, were slim-cut and slightly off kilter. The models in suits gave off a more mod attitude, with a lot of eccentricity thrown in for good measure.

For a more casual look, there is always the jumpsuit. Salvatore Ferragamo dressed designs with wide belts and oversized bags for an airy, chic feel. Think powerful, yet trendy at the same time.

Roberto Cavalli.

A worthy mention, is the jumpsuit worn by Kristen Stewart for Karl Lagerfeld’s final Chanel runway show. While the actress was not one of the models for the show, she has been a long-time muse of the late designer.

If you simply can’t do away with skirts, then wear it over your pants. Yes, the look is making a comeback with labels like Jil Sander and Schiaparelli featuring the look in their shows.

Those of two minds on whether to trouser up, can take a cue from Alexander McQueen. The label sent out a half-suit-half-dress design on his Autumn/Winter 2019 runway.

Salvatore Ferragamo.
Jil Sander.
Alexander McQueen.

Simply Pant-tastic

Gowns are great but trousers can be just as chic and glamorous. During this year’s awards season, we saw a number of great looks from celebrities who decided to show off their legs in pants.

From the Oscars to the Golden Globes and Grammys, the trousered look is this year’s biggest trend. Some of them even managed to steal the limelight, with tuxedoes, pantsuits and jumpsuits stood out.

Julia Roberts.
Miley Cyrus.

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