Trail Blazer: 6 tuxedo-style blazers to try this spring

Yves Saint Laurent pioneered the women-in-tuxedos fashion with Le Smoking jacket, a look that became an instant classic when it was paraded down the runway for autumn/winter 1966. Today, stars like Emma Stone, Anne Hathaway and Jennifer Aniston continue to rock tuxedo-style looks in new and interesting ways.

Emma Stone's Dior Couture tuxedo dress at the SAG Awards sent fashionistas aflutter with it's daring hemline, sexy sheer skirting and menswear inspiration - but Emma wasn't the first to rock a new take on a tuxedo for a special occasion.

Mick Jagger's St. Tropez wedding to Bianca de Marcias. Photo © Getty Images

Back in 1971, Bianca de Marcias married Mick Jagger in a cream Yves Saint Laurent skirt suit with a generous display of cleavage. "I thought the smoking was more modern than an evening gown," Saint Laurent told WWD of the style. "It played on a certain ambiguity."

Anne Hathaway slipped into an off-white tuxedo jacket for The Cinema Society's New York premiere of Song One, pairing it with coordinated ankle trousers and a semi-sheer shirt. For the Critic's Choice Awards, Jennifer Aniston tried the tux in a ruddy shade, keeping the look thoroughly sexy with gold chains in place of an undershirt.

Keep an eye on the look for spring! The style is revived with updated fabrics, sleek cuts and unexpected colour combinations.


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