A symbol of female empowerment, seductive and elegant: the pantsuit.
Revolutions and seductions are encapsulated in a single piece of clothing that has empowered women.
Yes, because the pantsuit is a symbol of status before of a piece of clothing.
Whatever its nature, short, long, with pants, structured, or soft, the pantsuit stays a symbol of female empowerment that transforms and evolves without ever losing its strong and sensual essence.
Girl power, the symbol of empowerment
Its timeless elegance is a creation of a man.
In fact, its name comes from the fact that this garment was initially made only by male tailors, the French “Tailleurs.”
Initially used as equestrian attire, consisting mainly of a jacket that followed male conventions and a simple, unadorned skirt that wouldn’t hinder movement, the practicality of the pantsuit was immediately recognized by the women of the time. They also wore it during leisure hours and morning public events.
However, the success of the pantsuit is attributed to Queen Alexandra, the wife of Edward VII of the United Kingdom and an undisputed style and elegance icon of the time. She commissioned elegant travel pantsuits from the well-known tailor John Redfern in 1885, unintentionally marking the first step of fashion toward female empowerment.
4 tips for wearing the pantsuit impeccably
The pantsuit remains a must-have in the female wardrobe to this day.
Versatile and elegant, it’s always present in the collections of luxury brands, representing a true fashion staple.
Considered a symbol of elegance and female sobriety, it can be a stylish ally for both daytime outfits, workwear, leisure, and special occasions.
Here are 4 tips to wear the pantsuit impeccably!
The right model for you: Pay attention to the cut of the pantsuit you choose.
The fit of the model is an essential step to be flawless.
If you have pronounced hips, opt for a long jacket that covers them. If you’re curvy, choose wide-legged pants paired with a single-breasted jacket. For example?
Wide-legged pants elongate the leg lines horizontally, which can help shorter individuals. On the other hand, they’re an excellent way to hide any extra belly weight and draw attention to the waist.
Color: It’s not just about gray, blue, and black. Choose a color that suits you and reflects your mood.
OPI[MO] offers fashion colors like coral, brick, and dark green, bold and elegant shades that are very feminine.
Coral shades perfectly complement the amber tones of brunettes and the fair complexion of blondes. To enhance your femininity tastefully, wear the jacket with a brick-colored collar, a warm shade that suits both summer and winter.
Fabric: When choosing an outfit that you’ll wear all day, fabric selection is crucial.
Opt for the natural ones like cotton and wool or rely on the performance of technical fabrics.
Comfort and practicality are essential for a pantsuit, and OPI[MO] offers the Essentials capsule, made with eco-sustainable stretch technical fabric that doesn’t wrinkle, is breathable, and doesn’t crease. This allows you to travel with women’s business suits like Queen Alexandra did.
Your touch of style: While a pantsuit comprises a jacket and pants, the type of pieces you choose depends on your taste and comfort.
Instead of the classic single-breasted fitted jacket, you can opt for a deconstructed blazer, like the rust-colored one offered by OPI[MO], or a model with sophisticated details like applications or fringes.
The key is to avoid overdoing it and, in terms of color, opt for tonal choices rather than strong contrasts.