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Not your traditional ball gown: the BOSS Womenswear tuxedo

Innately classic yet defiantly modern – no one can deny the enduring glamour of the tuxedo. Style icons Marlene Dietrich, Betty Catroux and Katharine Hepburn enjoyed a shared passion for "Le Smoking" – the pièce de résistance for any entrance-worthy moment. Style is power, and the tuxedo is far more than a chic alternative to an evening gown – it’s a statement in its own right. From timeless black to pure white, from one piece to layered, BOSS offers a number of modern takes on the classic silhouette this festive season.

Make a statement in black

Over the years, the tuxedo has moved way beyond the strong shoulder and boxy silhouette of women’s suits in Hepburn’s days, to include new, creative black-tie dressing options. Here, thanks to slim satin-covered lapels and a nipped-in waist, you can see why the tuxedo will always remain a thoroughly modern approach to occasion dressing – confidence will never go out of style.

Shine in white

As with menswear, black is not the only colour for a tuxedo, and white is one of the bolder choices. Worn with nothing underneath, it transmits a message of femininity and confidence perfectly fitting to the strength and sensuality of the BOSS woman. But if you're feeling a little less daring, the addition of a camisole won't detract from the tuxedo's ability to make a powerful statement.

Get creative with layers

The tuxedo's simplicity is one of its greatest assets. Its monochrome hue and sleek lines are open to rich and varied styling opportunities, making this suit one of the smartest wardrobe investments you can make. Wearing it with different underpinnings – like a contrast polo neck, or a fluid silk blouse – is an easy way to bring a whole new vibe to this tailored icon.

Two female models wearing a black tuxedo jacket from BOSSTwo female models wearing a black tuxedo jacket from BOSS
Take a new direction

Still not convinced that a tuxedo is for you? Then why not pay tribute to the iconic look with the most modern of interpretations – a tuxedo jumpsuit. This piece takes its cues from the classic design but reworks them in distinctly feminine form thanks to lightweight fabric, draped details and a sleeveless cut.

Complete the look

Before stepping out into the evening, there are a couple of things not to be overlooked. Firstly, your coat will be on show when you make your entrance, so make sure it lives up to the outfit beneath. Second, with a look as simple as a tuxedo, your accessories need to be on point - the most important being your shoes.

Complete the look

Before stepping out into the evening, there are a couple of things not to be overlooked. Firstly, your coat will be on show when you make your entrance, so make sure it lives up to the outfit beneath. Second, with a look as simple as a tuxedo, your accessories need to be on point - the most important being your shoes.

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