This season I'm abandoning sparkles and spangles in favour of a sleeker and more subtle look. I'm trading in my Christmas party frock for an androgynous tuxedo, complete with satin lapels and pocket trims. Meet Angelina and Dion, my fail-safe duo of crisp tailored jacket and cigarette trousers.
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Having already captured our interest with her post on the History of the Tux, we had a fancy that Sophia of Girl in Menswear might be partial to wearing a tuxedo herself. So, here she is sporting our Limited Edition Angelina jacket and Dion cigarette trousers, persauding us to swap our LBDs for tuxedos this party season.
With a tuxedo the devil is in the detail, and I love the satin seam running down the back of this jacket and the way it nips in comfortably at the waist to create a flattering silhouette. The tailored trousers have a satin waistband that sits low on the hips and the creases in the front and back of the trouser legs lengthen your lower half, which is always welcomed!
Wearing a tuxedo can be statement enough so I've gone for a bold lip colour and non-fussy hair. Add a simple clutch bag and drape your finest knee-length coat over your shoulders, and you've got an effortlessly chic look ideal for formal winter evenings.