I adore the ladies’ double-breasted jacket! This is how I dress for work most mornings. It’s been a long time since we’ve seen this silhouette on the streets–mostly short, tight, stretchy single-breasted jackets (and I have those too.) I realize that this jacket style doesn’t flatter large chests, short waists or plus sizes, but there’s no reason for tall, slim or well-proportioned figures to deny themselves this option.
Somewhere…in the back of a closet…in the bowels of my house…hangs a suit in that cut…in that color. I believe the designer was Paul Smith.
I thought it was a fluke when I discovered that an aging jacket by Ann Demuelemeester, also a resident of the aforementioned closet, bore an uncanny resemblance to a jacket in Marc Jacobs’ Spring line. Now I’m beginning to think that my clothes, after years of hanging around–bored and listless–have come to realize that they’re beautifully tailored from exquisite fabrics and are renting themselves out as muses. Good for them. I can’t wait to see the Gaultiers and the Muglers, and. . .
Her suit is very nice as far as how it’s constructed (her shoulders are rather square though). I like the outfit as a whole, but her shoes seem a bit high and open for the season, its not quite spring yet. She must be cold.
i completely agree with the toe cleavage thing. it balances the masculinity of the suit, the structured tailoring. i absolutely love it; it’s a pairing i might not have though of, but will definitely emulate.
i’m not crazy about the strong shoulders. i know it’s supposed to be back in fashion but i thought it looked silly when i was a kid in the 80′s and it still does this time around. but somehow the strong shoulders in the 40′s (i think) conveyed elegance and power…
I love the total look of Anastasia, all except the shoes. I think a high heeled bootie or chunkier shoe would have been much more stylish. This is a real man’s suit (as opposed to a woman’s version) as it’s buttoning from left to right, and she does it justice as she’s a stunning woman and would look great in a black plastic dustbin liner….!
Beautiful lady, but her jacket is too large for her. She should have a tailor slim the body, remove the sleeves, soften the shoulder slightly – narrow the sleeves and reattach with a roped shoulder. This will present a much more refined and flattering look.