ESSENCE.COM Jan, 08, 2010

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The actress pairs a fitted tuxedo jacket with a flirty knee-length skirt with a slit. No blouse says feminine, not masculine. Her metallic accessories give the look a modern feeling.


The singer wore a shawl collared tuxedo with black shirt. Her boots give the suit a more dramatic feeling. This is a streamlined look that can go from day to evening.


The singer, who counts Katharine Hepburn as one of her style icons, wears a tuxedo with all the trimmings. Her pompadour hairdo and earrings add a ’70s soul sister spin to the outfit.


The fashionista worked the red carpet in this Dolce & Gabbana silk tuxedo with exaggerated shoulders and cropped pants. The gloves and platforms give her a rocker edge.

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The comedienne and talk show host gives classic with a twist in this tuxedo with soft edges. The delicate blouse is a nice touch to keep it feminine. Navy is a great alternative to basic black.


The media mogul wore this sleek and modern looking tuxedo inspired jacket with no shirt, a statement necklace, black pants and platform peep-toe pumps. The effect is stylish and all about business.


The actress, writer and producer tops her champagne silk mini dress with a classic, boyfriend tuxedo jacket. Her pushed up sleeves and strappy stilettos balance the masculine and feminine lines.

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The reality TV star and fashion designer wears a dramatic peaked lapel tuxedo jacket and loads on the necklaces and pearls. The satin trim and accessories are very Chanel inspired.

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The actress wears a traditional tuxedo jacket with a black and white top, liquid leggings and platforms. This look give the tuxedo jacket a vintage/modern feeling.

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The singer and actress wore a tuxedo jacket with sequin tunic, liquid leggings and strappy booties. She takes basic black and gives it some sparkle. The look is spotlight worthy.

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The Neo-Soul diva took a conventional tuxedo jacket and mixed it up with a top hat, t-shirt, dramatic necklace, ring and patent leather pants. Taking a classic, she made her own style statement.

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The actress and fashionista wears a men’s style tuxedo jacket with a camisole, loose trousers, platforms and a Hermes bag. Evening for day is great way to add a bit of drama to your nine-to-five outfit.

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The model looks picture perfect in this grey tuxedo jacket with black shawl color. The fedora, tank top, jewelry and jeans take formal dressing and make it chic, casual and cool.

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The singer looks polished and sophisticated in this grey tuxedo jacket, black tank, black pants and strappy heels. The look is ultra feminine, professional and stylish.

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The actress rocks a shrunken grey pin-stripe tuxedo jacket with a tank top, scarf, sexy black jeans, and patent leather pumps. This is a modern and cool way to reinterpret formal attire.


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