FASHION

The new trend in women suits that are ‘male designed’

A simple trouser suit is not only timeless and flattering but also so versatile

In Summary

• Women have come up with designs that go well with their curvaceous bodies

• ‘African’-looking Senator suits mostly worn by men now also loved by women

LucyCate Ndumi in a blue, two-piece suit, pink tie and white heels
LucyCate Ndumi in a blue, two-piece suit, pink tie and white heels
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Historically, suits have been associated with corporate events and seen as restricting.

Over the years, the suit has regularly been reclaimed as an empowering, cool and celebratory garment for women that can be worn in various ways.

Not only is a simple trouser suit timeless and flattering but it is also so versatile.

The evolution of dress codes has seen most women embrace trousers and come up with designs that go well with their curvaceous bodies.

Little did we know women would look more stunning in suits that were often seen to be more masculine.

The first category of suits mostly used by women in the 21st century is the three-piece suit.

It has a long-sleeved coat, half coat and trousers. The colour is not limited; some people prefer colour blocking (the use of bold and bright blocks of colour in clothing design), which is still a bomb.

If you like to power dress at work because you are a manager or a boss, a nice suit can give you that unique power and aggressiveness you need.

Second, if you want to look unique and unisex at a cocktail party or a formal event, a suit is also perfect to wear. 

Women have also embraced two-piece female tuxedo-designed suits that come with a facing-down curve just below the chest.

This is rocked with heels to bring out a classier look.

Luckily for women, they look good in shouting colours like pink, orange, luminous green and even white.

Stella Alex rocks a pink two piece suit, long sleeved white shirt, black bow-tie and red-bottom black heels
Stella Alex rocks a pink two piece suit, long sleeved white shirt, black bow-tie and red-bottom black heels
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Senator suits that are mostly worn by men and look ‘African’ are now loved by most women.

The top has a side slit and is paired with either heels or fancy female loafers.

Even if you are an office woman who is always in corporate attire, a classic Senator costume can give you a makeover.

You may not know the beauty of this attire until you try it on. 

The trend has been embraced by women especially for cultural events and Ankara-themed events.

Suits are worn with heels but you can make the look casual by adding a pair of plain-coloured sneakers, preferably white.

Most workers, especially on aircraft, prefer their staff to dress in trouser suits. Waitresses have also embraced the style.

TV presenter Milliah Tabitha rocks a VInn Clizz-designed Senator suit with a touch of red, blue and black complemented with blue heels
TV presenter Milliah Tabitha rocks a VInn Clizz-designed Senator suit with a touch of red, blue and black complemented with blue heels
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