Back on the combination: from the working blue to the new women’s tuxedo

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Back on the combination: from the working blue to the new women’s tuxedo

It is worn in the evening or for casual days: the suit is the outfit to adopt to be elegant for any occasion. Practice is the two-in-one garment par excellence, which is put on in the morning when you do not know what to wear or wear for a wedding or a party dressed. Between the pants, the suit and the overalls, the combination ultimately allows to adopt a multitude of looks. Fashion designers and major retailers have understood this well and have been constantly revisiting it for several seasons.

The combination is a garment that covers the whole body since it combines, in one piece, pants and a top, which can be long-sleeved, short, tank top, strapless … It owes its origins to the overalls, this garment of work with ventral pockets and suspenders that were worn, and still carry for many of them, workers and farmers. During the Second World War, while they replace the men at the front at the factory, the women put on the blue work. At the same time, the suit becomes a garment used across multiple professions: pompists, mechanics, pilots, divers … and even astronauts.

How did we get to the black women’s evening suit? It was necessary that some great couturiers revisit this characteristic set of men’s wardrobe. Starting with Elsa Schiaparelli, the Italian rival of Coco Chanel. In the 30s, wearing pants when one is a woman is fundamentally shocking. It was not until 1966 that the women’s tuxedo caused a sensation through the collections imagined by Yves Saint-Laurent. Symbol of independence, freedom and elegance, the combination becomes iconic since 1968 with its characteristic minimalism and incomparable comfort.

A chic and glamorous combination
It is therefore the new women’s tuxedo and represents a perfect alternative to the evening dress. The black jumpsuit worn with carefully chosen shoes and jewels will give a chic and sophisticated look. It can be chosen with silky and fluid materials, which accompany the movement of the legs. For the top, the bustiers and other plunging necklines bring a feminine note, even sexy and glamorous, as well as thin straps that leave bare shoulders. The body-hugging jumpsuit will be harder to wear, but will have a most resounding effect. A white jumpsuit with lace sleeves can even lend itself to an original and distinguished wedding outfit.

The casual suit
The combination is also very practical, because it suits all situations. For a bohemian look, the floral or liberty jumpsuit combined with flat sandals or spartan will be recommended, always in a fluid and loose fashion. Comfortable and practical, it is also suitable for sportswear, with sneakers, hooded jacket and canvas bag. And to show his legs, we can turn to the shorts, a shortened jumpsuit above the knee that marks the size and lengthens the silhouette. On the material side, the choice is there. If the silk suit is recommended for a gala or other event dressed, denim, cotton, veil … it will be ideal for all other moments of idleness.

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