We usually don’t condone going shirtless in public, but we can certainly make an exception when it comes to today’s trend. Once merely an understated workwear staple, the suit is currently enjoying a sultry makeover. The result? A slew of style savvy ladies—including Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Miley Cyrus, and Olivia Wilde—are saying: no shirt, no problem!
No Shirt, No Problem. The Sexy Way To Wear Your Pantsuit
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Reader take note: this look doesn’t work for every suit—no boxy styles allowed! For the chicest outcome, go for a fitted tuxedo jacket that buttons at the navel or above. Keep reading for more important styling suggestions inspired by today’s influencers.
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Styling Tip: Hit on the masculine-feminine trend with a double-breasted jacket and wide-leg trousers.
By skipping the shirt at the GQ Men Of The Year party in Los Angeles last month, Hough imbued her Temperley London double-breasted suit with just the right amount of sex appeal.
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Styling Tip: Substitute your tuxedo jacket for an evening cape.
Mulligan spearheaded the trend earlier this year at the Tiffany & Co. Blue Book Ball when she wore Victoria Beckham’s tuxedo jacket-cape hybrid.
Get The Look: BCBGMAXAZRIA Upas Cape Jacket ($248).
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Styling Tip: Finish your look with sleek stilettos and a sultry red lip.
Wilde had onlookers saying oh la la at the London premiere of Rush in a custom Gucci tuxedo suit and Jimmy Choo heels.
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Styling Tip: Flatter your figure with a fitted blazer and cropped pants.
Though slightly more demure than her recent outfit choices, the Versus Versace suit with safety pin details Cyrus wore to the American Music Awards is no less noteworthy.
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Styling Tip: Create interest with a two-tone jacket.
Klum suited up in a Thomas Wylde contrast tuxedo jacket at an after-party for America’s Got Talent.
Get The Look: Acne Cast Tuxedo Jacket with Contrast Lapel ($750).
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Styling Tip: Play up the peek-a-boo factor with a sheer skirt.
Collins dared to bare more skin at the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund dinner when she paired her Altuzarra Resort 14 blazer with the designer’s Black Layered Zip-Trimmed Jodie Skirt ($1195).
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Styling Tip: Pack twice the punch with no shirt and a bold red hue.
Huntington-Whiteley stood apart from the fashion pack at the 2013 British Awards earlier this week in a bold Antonio Berardi suit from the designer’s S/S 14 collection.
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Styling Tip: Draw attention to a plunging neckline with layered necklaces.
While hosting the Burberry Art of the Trench event in Shanghai, Delevingne lent a dose of femininity to her white Burberry tuxedo (the brand's Equestrian Pleat Detail Jacket ($995) and Cropped Tailored Trousers ($395) are similar styles) with the addition of dainty necklaces.