The arrival of the slouchy suit began in the fall 2011 collections, but hit its peak during spring 2012. Or should I say will hit its peak in spring 2012.
When people think lounge wear, they think yoga pants, camisoles, tank tops, maybe some fuzzy slippers. No one ever automatically thinks of a suit. This spring, designers are getting you to think again, maybe this time outside the box. Suits and power dressing are not for everyone, yet menswear for women is coming back, so the genius designers out there in the designosphere figured out a way to make suits more versatile: hence, the slouchy suit.
Some designers took the classy approach and kept their designs in simple and familiar shapes and/or color palettes (Lanvin, Tibi, DVF), while others went all out and redefined the slouchy suit (Haider Ackermann, Paul and Joe, Maison Martin Margiela).
Don't worry, if you like wearing sharp, crisp suits then more power to ya (pun: power dressing), but for those of us who don't compromise comfort, this is the trend that will change our lives. Maybe.
Here's a few ways to rock this trend like an overenthusiastic child on a rocking horse:
(All photos courtesy of style.com)
Keep it simple:
Lanvin Stella McCartney
3.1 Phillip Lim Tibi
Band of Outsiders Diane von Furstenburg
Isabel Marant Maison Martin Margiela
The Row Doo.Ri
Dries van Noten Haider Ackermann
How fun are these? I'm totally down. Can you dig those Haider Ackermann suits? I think they're rad. (Note: This is how I speak on a regular basis. Those suits really are that rad.)
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