The Trouser Suit Styling Trick: How to Not Look Corporate in Tailoring

Hannah Almassi

How to wear a trouser suit now? Well, it's less about the actual style of tailoring—anything from pajama-influenced to power-shouldered looks will do—and more about what you're not wearing with it. Namely, a top.

The trouser suit has become a very normal and trusted part of a fashion girl's repertoire—with many choosing it instead of dresses during the wedding guest season—but where you'd usually want to suit-up in a pussy-bow blouse to hit the '70s trend on the bullseye, or pair with a tee to add casual slant, right now the A-list and street style set are choosing to forgo a top-half layer altogether. 

Now, if this sounds like a potential step into flasher territory, don't worry. There are degrees of exposure that one can choose from. If you opt for a PJs vibe, then you'll instantly be more covered up. Double-breasted styles also create far more coverage. There's also the little trick of wearing a statement bra or bralette underneath to feel secure and nod to the underwear-as-outerwear trend we've seen everywhere for S/S 16. 

So scroll through the gallery below to see the trouser suit sans top in action; then shop a few of our favourite pairings to get yours in gear.

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