When my sister first clued me into this short suit trend, my initial reaction was “ew, no.” But then she mailed me a clipping of the original article from the Wall Street Journal and, well, I’m pretty sure this is really, really cute. Now, not everyone is a fan, and granted, it may not be totally appropriate for the stuffiest offices, but the great thing about the short suit is that it looks super chic and tailored anywhere in-between.
Celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow, Eva Longoria, and Amanda Seyfried have been seen embracing the trend with stylish success.
Jason Wu Spring 2011 (courtesy of Elle.com)
Jason Wu’s take on the trend at his Spring 2011 show might just be my favorite. How chic is the look in the middle! And, according to WSJ, we have a cropped tuxedo to look forward to in his upcoming resort collection. Yes, please.
Erin Fetherston Spring 2011 (courtesy of Elle.com)
I LOVE Erin Fetherston’s springy colors and feminine cuts. Perfect for work or play!
Valentino Spring 2011 (courtesy of Elle.com)
Jenni Kayne Resort 2012 – Brioni Spring 2010 – Doo-Ri Spring 2011 (all images courtesy of Elle.com)
With all of these adorable options, it’s a breeze to find a short suit for every occasion. Plus, it looks equally on-trend with heels and flats alike, so feel free to mix it up! (I’m a big fan of cute oxfords or boat shoes for a casual, vacation-ready look).
Make it LuLu*s and get creative with these adorable mix-and-match-able pieces! (There’s a lot more where that came from, too…)
Is this a look that you’ll be willing to try? Or will you stick to skirts?