Classic blazer and tailored pants combination gets stripped-down versions

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Vivian Ward, Julia Roberts’ character in the classic Pretty Woman, a 1990 film, is prodigal in parading iconic looks. The red Valentino she wears to the opera, the Gucci chosen to accompany Edward Lewis, the passionate businessman played by Richard Gere, to a business dinner are some of the pieces that contributed to making the feature a perennial success. For everyday life, however, the girl who worked as an escort for millionaires abused the blazer outfits with a larger size, the so-called oversized, and shorts. The combination was successful in those days, although many broke the needles in anger on the grounds that the look desecrated the sacred tailoring principle of obedience to proportions. Controversial in origin, the compositions are back, this time with the proposal to lend more lightness to the female professional dress code. The idea is to adapt it to the contemporary universe of work, characterized by less rigidity and more relaxation also in the way of dressing, because no one is made of iron.
The recent runway shows for the pre-autumn season, in the Northern Hemisphere, present versions of this slightly monotonous tailoring. The English brand The Row and the American brands Nili Lotan and Dundas put on sale models marked by ample cuts and full-bodied fabrics. In Brazil, the options are suitable for the summer, with a modern, fresh and comfortable atmosphere. “Deconstructed tailoring goes well with those who like elegant, but stripped-down looks,” says fashion consultant Laisa Marie, stylist at Simples Reserva. The big blazer goes well with tight shorts, the so-called biker shorts, and a T-shirt. The wider ones, belted with classic belts, are alternatives for formal events. Changing shoes and accessories, the Pretty Woman-style image can even be stretched out into the night.
Published in VEJA on January 25, 2023, edition no. 2825

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