25 Reasons the Pantsuit Is Un-Stuffier Now Than Ever

One nation, under tailoring.

We may all have to start wearing ill-fitting foreign-made blazers (heels and body-con dresses for the girls) soon, so why not make the most out of your remaining sartorial freedom? Here, 25 fresh takes on the pantsuit, a symbol of what could have been and what still could be, if we try hard and stick together.

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Adam Selman

The mood these days might call for something somber, but why not stick it to the man with pink?

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Joseph

Slouchy is the way to go...

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3.1 Phillip Lim

Or a paper-bag waist...

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Emilio Pucci

Or (princess) peach.

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Isabel Marant

No one could blame you for wanting black, though, this one being more swashbuckling than corporate...

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Calvin Klein

Or gray banker pinstripes.

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Céline

But play with proportion, turning of the volume here...

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Jacquemus

Cropping the sleeves and adding a peplum and a kick flare there...

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Alexander McQueen

Slouching the pants and bringing the hem down there...

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Sonia Rykiel

Or redoing the whole thing in leather here...

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Lanvin

*Or* going for bad-gal vinyl here.

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Brandon Maxwell

Today's pantsuits are also ready for anything, from the discotheque...

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Mary Katrantzou

To an art opening...

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Anna Sui

To a convention of former hippies...

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Dolce & Gabbana

To a Sicilian bullfight...

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Max Mara

To deplaning from your private jet to hordes of fans waiting on the tarmac.

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Prabal Gurung

And ICYMI, they come in every color of the rainbow now. Here's plunging, full-sleeved ivory...

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Zimmerman

Silvery brocade (with culottes!) one of the Louis would have upholstered a couch with...

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Tibi

Blue velvet...

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Nina Ricci

Powder blue, fit for a dandy...

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Dries van Noten

Bright orange...

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John Galliano

And another orange that's been left in the oven a bit longer.

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Dior

And on the more classic end of things, we've got this militant-inspired set.

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Chloé

And Annie Hall.

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Altuzarra

But in the end, it's all about rolling your sleeves up—and topping it all off with a headband.

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