Tux Jacket For Women: Visible Monday

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I’ve had a tux jacket on my wish list for ages. Not too masculine, good quality, no frills. Eureka – while sorting clothes at the Molly Mutt Thrift shop where I volunteer, I found a fabulous one, for $10 with my discount. Search over.

A tux jacket on a woman is a favorite look:


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This jacket is by Trina Turk, one of my favorite designers. She made my fab Goddess Skirt. The jacket fits perfectly, has a single button, which I love for creating a waistline, hits at the hip, and the collar is as shiny as I could have dreamed of. I can’t wait to wear it with my jeans for date nights.

Here I chose to wear my new jacket over a vibrant Karina Tracy knit dress. I love how the jacket gives the straight shift a curvy look. My Suzanne Carillo-created necklace and very old, but beloved, Sofft booties finish it up. Hooray for thrifting; so long as you have patience, the treasures will appear.




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  1. I am sure you will have lots of fun with this jacket. It looks wonderful. I have one myself, come again, I have a black one and a white one (lucky me) which are longer. So I cannot wear them on a dress like you do so well. But indeed on jeans they are great.

  2. I can’t believe you found that jacket at the thrift store! It’s such a classic wardrobe staple. Love the way you’ve brightened it for spring!


    Ashley || Sed Bona

  3. That’s so bizarre, I was chatting to my friends earlier about how we all wore over-sized 1950s men’s dinner jackets in the 1980s and there you are doing it at lot better 30 years later! xxx

  4. Hi Patti, I just thought I’d join you with my tux on your link up today. I love your feminine styling with that floral dress and those cheeky little booties – you look cute as ever! Thank you for the opportunity to take part in your link up party x

  5. Your jacket is fabulous! I love how tux jackets have satin material for the lapel .. very chic I think!


  6. That tux jacket is so elegant. Ms Dietrich would be proud! Love the way it looks over that Karina dress, which is in a most stunning floral print.

  7. I own a couple of tux blazers and love them. Actually my black one is very similar to yours. I must try it over a pretty floral dress.

    Happy April Patti. =)

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  9. That jacket is beautiful on you. I love that kind of jackets when its not worn on a simular pants.

  10. This is a gorgeous mix! Thrilled you were able to cross such a great find off your wishlist. I have a black polka dotted tuxedo jacket I simply love wearing with jeans. Looking forward to seeing more of this jacket in the future.

  11. Aw, who doesn’t love a tux jacket! You look fabulous as always, Patti! Great to find those classics at the thrift store, too – score! Thank you for hosting!

  12. Wowza! SCOOOOORE!!!

    You are right, one needs to have patience when thrifting but then something like this comes along and it feels a bit like you’ve won the lottery.

    I’ve decided that regular shopping is just to boring for me now. Thrifting, vintage or consignment is more challenging and more rewarding.

    Will be linking up tomorrow : )


  13. I love your jacket, Patti! And it looks great styled with your dress and booties, I would never have thought to do it. By coincidence I was wearing my “anti-tux” suit, a Nuage design, a new take on the tux. It’s meeeelting! Thanks for the party. Drinks after at my house.

  14. Very elegant, and the jacket will work brilliantly with jeans or silk trousers ( for summer). What a bargain!

  15. Oh my word, just when I thought I didn’t need another jacket! This looks great and now I need another jacket! What a wonderful find and perfectly styled with the floral dress. ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. I also love the tux look on a woman & would even go the entire suit! I used to have one but for some reason I gave it away many years ago, of course now I totally regret that & am desperate to find another. Well done on your jacket Patti, I have to say that volunteer job has some pretty awesome perks ๐Ÿ˜‰

  17. I’ve never thought about a tux, but it looks great on you! I may have to look for one of my own! And it does look great with the dress, although I can’t wait to see it with the jeans. ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. Great jacket Patti! I think everyone needs one, such a versatile piece that can work in a formal as well as a casual outfit ๐Ÿ™‚ you look fantastic ๐Ÿ™‚ xxx Beata

  19. Yes Patti, you most definitely have a gem of a jacket. Very nice. And I must say – I’m jealous. I’ve been searching for a really good jacket for years!

  20. Patti, you look super stylish in your tuxedo jacket. It’s a perfect staple for the wardrobe and works all year round. I love how you’ve styled it with your dress xxx

  21. I love a good tux jacket; it is my go-to when I can’t decide WHAT to wear! They always look right. Yours is super. xx

  22. Very fancy ๐Ÿ™‚ I don’t have a tux jacket, but a blazer that is somewhat similar which I love to wear. The flower print of your dress is gorgeous and I like the combination with the ankle booties. Looking smashing with that side smile ๐Ÿ™‚

    Have a great week!

    Alex – Funky Jungle

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