Fall/Winter '18 trend: The blazer dress is the new, sexy power suit for work
Thigh-skimming hemline, strong shoulders, nipped waist—the blazer dress is shaping up to be a staple we didn't know we needed. Not that we want to: it gives power dressing a whole lot of sex appeal, and moonlights as a cocktail-ready outfit after working hours.
To avoid looking like you forgot your pants, pay attention to the fit. A fit-and-flare cut flatter most body types. If you're taking cues from Balenciaga F/W 2018 style book with an oversized blazer, belt it at the waist to create the hourglass silhouette. Mid-calf boots are often the footwear of choice for this look, but a great pair of pumps does an excellent job as well. See how designers freshened up the blazer dress of the '80s for Fall/Winter '18, above, then shop our picks of Net-A-Porter's sharpest dress-suits below.