A couple of seasons ago, the pantsuit was an Eighties fashion statement. Now it’s a wardrobe staple thanks to the likes of Altuzarra and Gabrielle Hearst. The pantsuit has evolved though for Fall 2019. There are still the remnants of head to toe pantsuits in eye popping shades, but these are certainly on their way out. In their place, a slew of variations on the traditional pantsuit. All are exaggerated in proportions, with wide billowing pants and oversized jackets becoming the norm. We’ve broken down the strongest trends for you. Enjoy.
Drama is certainly in the house with this take on the pantsuit. Consider bold proportions when picking up this trend. Capes with strong shoulders, long draping swaths of fabric, and exaggerated proportions are what you should be aiming for this Fall.
Head to Toe
This is basically how the boiler suit came to affect the pantsuit… A single color or print from top to bottom, with an unconventional jacket, blazer shirt or tunic to match a relatively wide pair of pants. This trend is ideal for those of you not so keen on the oversized jacket, the variation on the jacket allows for more fitted options.
It’s not a tuxedo dress, that would imply a long jacket cut like a dress. This season is quite simply an oversized jacket worn as a dress. This look is most usually matched to like-colored tights, or if you are really courageous thigh-high sock boots. If you are keen on eye-popping colors, this is the trend to try.
It would be fair to say that the blouse and wide leg pant have taken many a runway look from the pantsuit. To think that the complete Fendi show featured less than two pantsuits is quite shocking, in their place, the silk blouse and menswear pant. This trend was also seen substantially at Tom Ford. Come to think of it, if you’re wearing a winter coat, the last thing you are going to wear underneath is another jacket…which brings the blouse into focus as the main feature under a coat.
There really is nothing to say here other than..sterile, dull and shapeless… Moving on.
Mix and Match
This trend has everything to do with the equestrian theme, the difference being that the pants aren’t skinny. Traditionally cut blazers in a variety of colors matched to straight and wide legged pants of another color.
Knitwear is a big trend for fall, which means that it will certainly infiltrate the pantsuit realm. Instead of a jacket, pants are matched to school girl sweaters, often with shirts underneath.