Fall 2012 Trends: Pantsuits

Posted on March 26, 2012

Ah, the much-maligned pantsuit. We never quite got why people put it down so readily. If you ask us, the average pantsuit is a far less egregious fashion crime than the average jumpsuit. And it’s one of the most adaptable of a woman’s clothing options. Of course, like so many things, the pantsuit can go wrong rather easily, which is probably why so many look down on it. Decades of badly fitted polyester versions in questionable prints and colors have left it with quite the image problem among fashion snobs.

And while we think there are at least a few here – the more wildly patterned and proportioned ones – that aren’t ever really going to trickle down to the masses, there are a number of pantsuits in the fall collections that demonstrate just how chic, sexy, and dressed-up a well-made and well-styled one can be.


Louis Vuitton, Miu Miu, Rochas

Elie Saab, Ralph Lauren, Emilio Pucci

Stella McCartney, Reed Krakoff, Jason Wu

Yves Saint Laurent, Rachel Zoe, Bottega Veneta


So, ladies, after looking at the above and mentally trying them on for yourselves, we’d like to know:

The Pantsuit: Yea or Nay?



[Photo Credit: elle.com]

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