Whether contrasting or tonal, tuxedo stripes add a touch of glamour, sophistication and uniqueness to a pair of otherwise boring pants. Read on to see the runway styles behind this trend and how you can incorporate it into your next wardrobe make.
left: MSGM; right: Alexander McQueen
Of course, jeans always work; a fashion favourite that is practical, if not necessarily remarkable. Sometimes, though, there are days when we want to draw some extra attention - at least in our style. Neon shades, unexpected prints and absolutely on-trend choices trim the elegant tuxedo trousers with contrast colour galon stripes for the style win. Choose from a variety of fabrics – wool crêpe, ﬂannel and even patent leather – a wide range of attention-drawing capacity from highly elegant through to the ultra-modern pop of color.
left: Philosophy; middle: Fendi; right: Gareth Wrighton
The color of the tuxedo stripe plays a role, as well. Bright shades of yellow, blue and green are a touch athleisure; red is a nod to a strong and sexy uniform style; and white gives a full contrast while making them beautifully elegant. If you can't choose one colour, simply use a striped or printed trim.
Tuxedo trousers aren’t always comfortable, though these are. Most importantly, they should be made with a sturdy and comfortable jersey, and best as they are here with side zips along the stripes that make them easy to pull on.
These striped trousers are such a great versatile pant and worn with an intricate blouse like this blouse with big bow, they transform into the perfect base. Then for the cooler weather to add in additional texture, try wearing a jacket like this one sewn in a thick fuzzy knit.
You can also never go wrong with a classic white blouse and this look with the tuxedo striped pants makes an everyday look just elevated enough. You can dress down with white sneakers, or pump up the style with some heels! Either way, you'll be comfortable and ready for any occasion.
This pattern also looks great sewn with a printed main fabric and a solid stripe. Try jersey with a glen plaid and a heavy jersey in khaki; or a floral stretch viscose and tricot in navy.