Fall Style Forecast. The Return of the Power Pant Suit. Second City Style Fashion Blog

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August 14, 2007 • Fashion

The power suit always rears it’s head every few fashion seasons, thankfully we are talking pants here. Yes, dresses still abound for fall, but nothing says "don’t mess with me" like a pant suit in the board room.

Rule of thumb, think proportions…if the jacket is fitted the pants can be drapey, if the jacket is loose, stick to a skinny leg style pant.

The classic white shirt works well with the fitted jacket required, as does a feminine top. Basically, anything goes with a power suit. You don’t have to look like a man.

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Jil Sander RTW Fall ’07

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Vena Cava RTW Fall ’07

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Marc Jacobs RTW Fall ’07

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Badgley Mischka RTW Fall ’07

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Salvatore Farragamo RTW Fall ’07

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Max Mara RTW Fall ’07

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Martin Grant RTW Fall ’07

Some Options:

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Semantkis Astor House Jacket $158 & Trousers $88 Nordstrom

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Helmut Lang Cotton Blazer $485 & Skinny Pants $335 Net-a-Porter

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Dolce & Gabbana Wool Suit $1,695 Neiman Marcus (a perennial favorite)

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Banana Republic Classic Blazer $198 & Martin Cuffed Trouser $98 Banana Republic

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Armani Collezioni Blister Wool Jacket $1,315 & Pants $525 at Saks Fifth Avenue

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Beth Ellery Bow Tie Jacket $639 & Pants $379 Elizabeth Charles

– Lauren Dimet Waters

Runway Photos: Style.com

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One Response to Fall Style Forecast. The Return of the Power Pant Suit. Second City Style Fashion Blog

  1. deja pseu says:

    I’m totally down with this trend. Pantsuits make it so simple to get dressed for work in the morning, can be dressed up or down, and always look pulled together. Nice choices you’ve chosen, too!

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