Suits are making a huge comeback for spring and all of our favorite celebs have been rocking the two-piece look lately, in their own unique ways.
Power business suits tend to live in a surprisingly controversial space. Early feminists said it was the ultimate challenge to the patriarchy, because who needs femininity?
Then came the argument that feminine can be just as strong and game-changing, and we don’t need to dress like men, so let’s reclaim it, shall we?
While these conversations are worthy of nuance and deconstruction on both sides, ultimately we want to celebrate power business suits as a form of art.
With the rise of Instagram fashion, we’re able to see more than ever what people from all over are wearing. What we love about 2019’s power buisness suits is their ability to give us options both in terms of form, and function. Would you wear a power suit to brunch at a friend’s apartment?
What if it was made of silk? Would you wear a power suit to a wedding, or to work, or on a first date? What if it featured sharp shoulders, or a drop-crotch, or no real shape at all?
What defines our power, and what defines our power business suits? Scroll down to see some of our fave power business suits. Aside from how it looks, a power suit should make you feel confident, successful, and in control.
As a result, having it impeccably tailored is an absolute must.
1. Cardi B
On February 10, Cardi B was photographed in a mint green pantsuit at Christian Siriano’s show during New York Fashion Week. The rapper accessorized the Christian Siriano suit with black platform sandals, black and white sunglasses, and a white fur stole from Duckie Confetti.
Cardi B rocked a leopard-print pantsuit at Jeremy Scott’s NYFW show. The rapper wore a sheer black bustier under the Moschino blazer.
2.Kim Kardashian West
Kim Kardashian West opted for a loose-fitting pantsuit at a conference on February 24. The KKW Beauty founder wore an oversized black blazer with a plunging neckline, paired with baggy slacks and white, pointy-toe heeled mules.
On March 1, Lena Waithe attended Essence’s Black Women In Hollywood pre-Oscars luncheon in a patterned gold suit. Waithe, who was an honoree at the event, completed the bold look with a black button-up shirt and black slip-on shoes.
4. Kendall Jenner
On May 8, Kendall Jenner rocked the “no shirt” trend in an off-white pantsuit featuring a blazer with a plunging neckline. The model accessorized with a tiny white handbag by Jacquemus, orange pointy-toe heels, and blood orange lipstick.
Kaia Gerber chose to wear a suit to Marc Jacobs’ wedding on April 6 in NYC, wearing a gray metallic Spring 2019 two-piece from the designer, featuring a super oversized blazer, high-waisted skinny leg trousers, and a tight black bodysuit, accessorizing with simple black ankle-strap sandals and a black Prada Sidonie Shoulder Bag.
Kourtney Kardashian donned a burgundy Filles A Papa suit featuring an oversized blazer which she wore nothing under except for a tiny black bra which flaunted major cleavage, paired with skinny leg trousers, and red leather Vetements pointy-toed heeled booties while in NYC in February.
One day later, Laverne Cox attended Prabal Gurung’s show in a red pantsuit featuring a fitted blazer with bell sleeves and a plunging neckline. Designed by Prabal Gurung, the red blazer and pants retailed for a total of $2,790 before selling out online.
8. Busy Philipps
At the same event, Busy Philipps wore a metallic turquoise pantsuit by Christian Siriano. The actress accessorized with a matching turquoise bag, metallic pointy-toe heels, and gold chain necklace and earrings.
Blake Lively rocked a multicolored checkered pantsuit by Roland Mouret on August 18. The actress also donned a light blue button-up shirt, blue tie, magenta earrings, and a strawberry pin.
Lively, who stars in “A Simple Favor” alongside Anna Kendrick, made headlines, again and again, this summer for wearing many different pantsuits during the press tour for the movie.
10. Gigi Hadid
Gigi Hadid arrived at Marc Jacobs’ wedding to Char Defrancesco on April 6 in NYC wearing a matching two-piece wool green suit with a black and gold sheer silk L’agence Paola Blouse in Gold Metallic tucked in, paired with a cool Youssef Lahlou Panama Hat and a yellow Ximena Kavalekas Caterina Watersnake Bag.
Go get your power on girls!