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Women’s Tailored Tuxedo

Black model wearing ivory dress suit and white model wearing ivory trouser suit

Year on year I receive more requests for women’s tailored tuxedos in the run-up to the Christmas season, and this year the trend for this festive staple looks set to continue. Styled with shirts, or without, or just a bow tie, this timeless classic has been spotted on red carpets again throughout 2022, having been designed by an array of fashion houses.

The history

The first tuxedo suit for women was created in 1966 by couturier Yves Saint Laurent known as ‘Le Smoking’ and was the first of its kind to garner attention in the world of fashion and popular culture alike. He took inspiration from both men’s suits and women’s clothing, incorporating a more feminine shaped and curved collar, and a narrowed waistline.

This look continues today but in more recent years the women’s tailored tuxedos have seen embellishments added, with fabrics coming in a myriad of colours from green velvet to rust-colour. The black tuxedo however still remains the most popular choice, being wearable throughout the year, and will forever be en vogue with a classic silk lapel.

Ways to wear

Women’s tailored tuxedos are a great fashion statement and are truly versatile; they can be worn with a dress and pumps during the day whilst you are at the office, and then transformed for a special occasion with a glimpse of silk such as my Ivory Silk Camisole. Add some sparkle with a clutch bag, statement earrings and necklace, and strappy sandals for a glamorous feel.

Another option is to wear your tuxedo jacket with jeans, a slim-fit t-shirt and boots which will dress down your look for a more casual affair. You could wear your women’s tailored tuxedo jacket over a tailored sheath dress, or you can lower the volume of a bold print dress if you wear it to add a block of colour.

White Female model wearing black trouser suit and french silk camisole in midnight blue

The perfect fit

Whether you are preparing for a day at the office, or an evening formal event, wearing the right tuxedo style will make all the difference. I am here to give you a completely personal experience where you will get the perfect fitting women’s tailored tuxedo. I will not only focus on your best features but also advise on the perfect style to fit in with the theme of the event.

We will consider all detail options; double breasted or single, a structured collar or decorative button. You will get the exact fit you are looking for and a warm welcome in my personal studio. A women’s tailored tuxedo is definitely an investment piece, which you will wear time and time again.

Read my blog on Are bespoke suits only for men? where I explain my ethos on striving to design tailored pieces that are not just copies of the male version.

A tailored service

Whether you require a one-off item for a special occasion or would like to build a full capsule collection of perfectly fitting pieces, I am here to help. As well as creating women’s tailored tuxedos, my Couture Tailoring Service encompasses day dresses and couture suit jackets, perfect-fit trousers, stunning bespoke overcoats, and more.

In addition to my couture tailoring, I also offer Made to Measure tailoring. With a made-to-measure garment, you will be able to choose from a variety of garment styles, and the patterns will be adapted to your personal measurements. You can select from hundreds of clothes, linings and trim options.

I am extremely busy in the run-up to the festive season so please contact me here as soon as possible with your women’s tailored tuxedo requirements.

Blue fitted jacket made by London tailor for women

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