At a loss for what to wear on New Years Eve? Look no further than the white trouser suit. A wardrobe staple, the white trouser suit is having somewhat of a fashion moment of late with celebrity starlets favouring a more masculine approach to occasion dressing.
Recently, Jessica Chastain stunned in a chic Giorgio Armani suit at a luncheon in honor of her latest movie and let’s not forget how amazing Ashley Madekwe looked at the 2014 British Fashion Awards in Banana Republic’s three-piece ivory suit.
Sleek. Sophisticated. Classic. The white trouser suit is all that and more, however it can be VERY tricky to pull off.
How not to wear? Very rarely and we repeat “very rarely” is Jennifer Lawrence guilty of a fashion crime but it saddens us to say, the actress committed a major offence with this ill-fitting suit at the photocall for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1. To avoid making a similar error, always opt for fitted rather than wide-legged trousers.
However, don’t do a Rita Ora and venture to the opposite side of the spectrum with skin-tight trousers and even worse accessory overload. Instead, look to Jessica Chastain and Ashley Madekwe for how to pull off the white trouser suit. Keeping accessories to a minimum, both beauties hit all the right style notes with their outfits.
Get the look: We’ve had our eye on this cream wool trouser suit from Reiss and now it’s on sale there’s no holding us back! We know, it’s not white…but it’s close enough. Complete your look with a white cami, these satin t-bar court shoes and this opulent nude box clutch.
(Slim-fit Wool Cream Blazer, £265 £185 available at Reiss, High-Waisted Cream Trousers, £130 £95 available at Reiss, Camellia Ecru Jersey Cami, £18 available at Reiss, Satin T-bar Court Shoes, £130 £95 available at Reiss, Carvela Nude Satin Box Clutch, £65 £39 available at Kurt Geiger)