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Beat the boys at their own game with a modern take on the tuxedo

Words and Styling by ALISON EDMOND


Monochrome rules this winter with a reinterpretation of classic black-tie style for the ladies. Add a men’s tie to your blouse or suit, or a waist-cinching cummerbund to a jumpsuit. Oversize dress shirts are cool — wear one with your matching clutch and pumps for a touch of glamour. Or play with adding subtle accents of black to a top-to-toe white outfit.


STELLA McCARTNEY jacket, $1,730, and pants, $675, and GIORGIO ARMANI tie, $225.



OSCAR DE LA RENTA blouse, $2,190, and pants, $1,790.



MAX MARA coat, $1,990, and pants, $745, SPLENDID T-shirt, $48, and JIMMY CHOO pumps, $795.



SACAI  jumpsuit, $2,250. Stylist’s own bow tie.



ADAM LIPPES top, $1,190, and JIMMY CHOO clutch, $3,995, and pumps, $1,395.



CHANEL jumpsuit, $3,200, GIORGIO ARMANI cummerbund, $425, and GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI mules, $750.





SACAI poplin shirt, $690.
SALVATORE FERRAGAMO satin mules, $930.


JAY GODFREY tuxedo dress, $395.
JOHANNA ORTIZ floral jacquard jumpsuit, $1,950.


MIU MIU kitten heels, $950.


HELMUT LANG sheer tuxedo shirt, $450.
BOTTEGA VENETA leather clutch, $2,350.


ALEXANDRE BIRMAN leather sandals, $595.
BRUNELLO CUCINELLI bib tuxedo shirt, $1,845.


EDIE PARKER solid clutch, $1,095.


BALENCIAGA crystal sock booties, $1,490.
BRANDON MAXWELL draped silk top, $1,295.


Model: SOFIA ROMAY at Next Management
Makeup and hair: DEE DALY at Opus Beauty using Dior Beauty and Oribe


This story originally appeared in the December 2019 issue of C Magazine.

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