24 Hour Trend Alert: Sexy Menswear-Inspired Suits

01/19/2011 at 07:00 PM ET

Camilla Belle Kylie Minogue and Cate Blanchett in Menswear Fashion Trend
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We have already seen literal interpretations of menswear for the ladies, but fashion’s boldest trendsetters re-imagined the trend in a variety of ways — all in the last day! The latest iterations of the look range from the risqué to the buttoned-up, but always include stylishly sexy details. Tuesday night, Cate Blanchett opted for a black-and-white look, selecting crisp white trousers and shiny lapels for the IWC “A Night in Portofino” gala in Geneva, Switzerland. In L.A., Camilla Belle was spotted pairing high-waisted tuxedo trousers with a gauzy nude bandeau, revealing her toned abdomen at the premiere of From Prada to Nada. And back across the pond, Kylie Minogue ramped up a classic suit with a sheer blouse, breezy bow and crimped updo. We applaud Hollywood’s affirmation that behind every menswear-inspired look is a strong woman, but want your opinion. Tell us: Are you riding the coattails of the latest menswear trend? Are you ready to add a pantsuit to your going-out wardrobe?Justine Harman


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Jon on

I like The PHOTOS of all 3 Ladies in Menswear Suits! I am definitely riding the coattails of the latest menswear trend! But, I’m not at all ready to add a pant-suit to my wardrobe!

Trish on

For some weeks now, I’ve been thinking about how to change things up regarding my image. I wore a man’s tie with my own periwinkle shirt and a vest to a party – and I was quite happy with the way it “felt.” I’ve always thought that those women who can carry it with savvy are so sexy wearing a shirt and a tie. But not all ladies should attempt this! You have to understand the shock that some will still have over the image of you in a tie…and you have to be amused by that :) If there’s an element in you that thrives on “buzz” – then, go for it! Ties and a subtle touch of menswear will always be in my wardrobe now!

Natalie on

I will take a well-cut blazer and fitted suit any day. As a petite lady, the key is having a tailored fit, and keeping the hair and makeup very fresh and feminine. Otherwise, menswear can just look plain masculine. I think all 3 of these women look great!

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Being a woman of tall stature, I stray from menswear at all costs. It is not easy to pull off, and I think women’s suits are the perfect homage to menswear. Kudos to those who try something new and can pull it off. Just because it’s fashion doesn’t mean it works for everyone!

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