AT HER D.C. VERIZON CENTER concert last Thursday, Barbra Streisand wore a silky black pantsuit with lacy insets, a velvet choker and hair parted in the middle, leading LittleBird summer intern Emily Harburg to comment that the star was riffing on the faux goth look now trending with millennials. In any case, this was not the all-business pantsuit of years past.
For fall 2016, designer Amy Smilovic at Tibi showed pantsuits with fluid trousers and jackets, while Tory Burch offered a tailored version in rose. Gucci’s runway featured a black pantsuit, shown with velvet choker and flesh-colored gloves with jeweled cuffs.
The pantsuit has long been a wardrobe staple of actress Diane Keaton and, of course, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. Maybe one of these softer, less constructed looks would work for the would-be Commander-in-Chief.
See photos above of the new relaxed styles that appealed to us and that we’re making room for in our fall closets.
— Janet Kelly
Janet Kelly is the editor of MyLittleBird. She most recently posted about stylish sunglasses.