It’s that time of year again; the temperature has dropped, the halls are decked and the party season is in full swing. That time of year where you’re scouring the stores in a bid to find something new and dazzling for that upcoming New Year’s Eve bash.
We all fall prey to the lure of sequins at Christmas, drawn to the failsafe sparkle like a flock of fashionable magpies, but if you want to stand out this season it’s time to think outside the box.
This year, avoid the expected and turn to tailoring; powerful yet elegant, simple yet daring, a strong trouser suit is a timeless take on winter party wear.
Seen on an array of A-listers, the trouser suit is undoubtedly a hit with the fashion elite this season, from models Lily Donaldson and Suki Waterhouse.
The Womenswear Designer of the Year nominee, Victoria Beckham, left no guesses as to who wears the trousers when she attended the British Fashion Awards with husband David last month, wearing a sleek, cropped suit in black from her own collection. Paired with a loose tucked in black top and matching black stilettos, Victoria was the epitome of understated glamour.
In an assortment of colours, styles and fabrics – the trouser suit is the underrated party show stopper that can be donned for all occasions. Copy Victoria’s style with head to toe black elegance, keep it classic and masculine with a crisp, white buttoned shirt; or team the two piece with a lacy silk slip top for a glamorous evening look.
Feeling a little more daring? Brave the cold and wear a buttoned up jacket alone, pairing your trouser suit with nothing other than a plunging neckline and a fearless attitude.