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Inspiration: Tuxedos

Menswear is a must-have for Fall 2006, but in particular, I've been noticing a lot of tuxedo-inspired styles cropping up lately. Unlike other menswear, delicately detailed tuxedo pieces—including satin-trimmed pants, cummerbunds, and pleated shirts—translate flawlessly into women's fashions. Is it any surprise that tuxedos seem to be inspiring designs of everything from suits to belts to dresses? Here's a look at some of my favorite tux-influenced pieces.

Laundry by Shelli Segal Tuxedo Jacket and Pants, $345 and $225, available here.

Development Pleated Silk Dress, $365, available here.

Cynthia Steffe Stretch Cotton Top, $152, available here.

To see the rest,

See By Chloe Tuxedo Jacket and Cropped Skinny Pants, $615 and $325, available here.

Elegantly Waisted Cummerbund Belt, $198, available here.

Bebe Lace Trim Tuxedo Shirt, $79, available here.

Join The Conversation
stone_soup stone_soup 10 years
you know what? that belt looks like masking tape! ____________________________________ Don't tick me off. Or you'll get it.
LaylaCams LaylaCams 10 years
oo, I love it all too! It's very cute.
findblancomeow findblancomeow 10 years
the cummerbund belt looks like duct tape. =(
nicachica nicachica 10 years
not only are these beautiful pieces, but they're pretty classic and can be worn many seasons over. exquisite!
Daisy6264 Daisy6264 10 years
cute.
Daisy6264 Daisy6264 10 years
Nice.
tabloidprincess tabloidprincess 10 years
some are cute.
BeachBarbie BeachBarbie 10 years
These are really cute. I love the first jacket. :)
azucar_maddy azucar_maddy 10 years
LOVE the Development & Elegantly Waisted.
yayita yayita 10 years
I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!! I Loooooooooooooove alot!
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 10 years
Well, I don't usually like stuff like this dress, it's a bit ornate for me, so I'm surprised that it appeals to me! I like simple, unfussy styles. Not a lot of bows or ruffles. Thanks, though, I can't wait to see what people come up with!
crispet1 crispet1 10 years
WG, good to know, I need to get a sense of your fashion. I will check out your Fab Finds and try to come up with some wedding attire ideas today!
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 10 years
I like the blue dress and cumberbund belt.
crispet1 crispet1 10 years
I like the white blouse.
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