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Women in Suits: Ladies Who Got It Right

Here, our favorite examples of women borrowing from the boys, stepping out in suits made from a range of fabrics (cobalt silks, muted tweeds) and cut in a handful of silhouettes (flowy and ’70s-ish, skinny and cropped). No matter what they choose, though, these suits are always perfectly tailored, so the ladies look amazing—and just, well, stylish.

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Dakota Johnson

In Calvin Klein at the 21st Annual Hollywood Film Awards in Beverly Hills.

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Cara Delevingne

Cara Delevingne wore a royal blue velvet suit in New York City.

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Celine Dion

Celine Dion wore a black suit, without a shirt underneath, when she went out for dinner at la Maison Blanche in Paris.

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Kim Kardashian

Kim wore a navy pinstripe suit to the Forbes Women’s Summit in New York City.

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Zendaya

Zendaya wore a suit with shorts to amfAR’s Inspiration Gala in Los Angeles.

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Dakota Johnson

Dakota wore a sharp black suit at the 2015 InStyle Awards.

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Doutzen Kroes

Doutzen Kroes hits the red carpet at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.

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Haim

Danielle Haim, center, shines in a Stella McCartney suit at the 2015 Grammy Awards on February 8, 2015.

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Charli XCX

Charli XCX wears a Moschino suit (and fur) at the 2015 Grammy Awards on February 8, 2015.

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Anna Kendrick

Anna Kendrick sports a sleek black suit at the 2015 Grammy Awards on February 8, 2015.

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Emma Stone

Emma Stone steps out in a Dior Couture oversize black tux and sheer skirt at the Screen Actors Guild Awards on January 25, 2015.

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Julia Roberts

Julia Roberts wears a Givenchy tux-collared jumpsuit at the Screen Actors Guild Awards on January 25, 2015.

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Amber Heard

Amber Heard sports a sleek black suit at the London premiere of Mortdecai on January 19, 2015.

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Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Aniston wears a plunging red Gucci tux complete with body chains to the People’s Choice Awards on January 15, 2015.

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Emma Watson

Actress Emma Watson arrives at the Late Show With David Letterman on March 25, 2014 wearing a Saint Laurent suit.

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Blake Lively

Blake Lively shines in a Michael Kors suit at ABC Studios on June 27, 2012 in New York City.

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Bianca Jagger

Bianca Jagger wears a double-breasted white suit as she and her daughter Jade walk across the street in London, May 4, 1979.

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Ashley Olsen

Ashley Olsen attends the 2008 CFDA Fashion Awards at The New York Public Library on June 2, 2008 in New York City wearing a suit by her label, The Row.

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Leelee Sobieski

Leelee Sobieski wears an ivory Adam Kimmel suit to the 2011 CFDA Fashion Awards on June 6, 2011 in New York City.

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Rachel Zoe

Rachel Zoe arrives at the Giambattista Valli spring 2013 show on October 1, 2012 in Paris, France wearing a cobalt suit from her own label.

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Kate Moss

Kate Moss attends the James Small menswear show at London Fashion Week fall 2011 on February 23, 2011 in London, England.

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Kirsten Dunst

Kirsten Dunst attends the 2011 CFDA Fashion Awards on June 6, 2011 in New York City wearing a Patrik Ervell suit with a cool green lapel.

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Alexa Chung

Alexa Chung steps out in a plaid Stella McCartney suit for the ELLE Style Awards 2012 on February 13, 2012 in London, England.

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Shailene Woodley

Shailene Woodley walks the red carpet at IFP’s 21st Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards on November 28, 2011 in New York City wearing a Dolce & Gabbana suit.

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Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth Paltrow steps out in a Tom Ford-designed Gucci suit for the 1996 MTV Video Music Awards.

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Rachel Zoe

Rachel Zoe leaves Fashion Week on February 15, 2012 in New York City wearing a floor-skimming suit from her own label.

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Karolina Kurkova

Karolina Kurkova picks a punchy Roberto Cavalli suit for Bergdorf Goodman’s 111th anniversary celebration on October 18, 2012 in New York City.

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Brigitte Bardot

Brigitte Bardot goes shopping in the Via Margutta in Rome in 1961 wearing a sleek trouser suit.

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Michelle Williams

Michelle Williams arrives at the 2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards on February 25, 2012 wearing a Louis Vuitton shorts suit.

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Cate Blanchett

Cate Blanchett attends an after party celebrating the Sydney Theatre Company’s production of Big and Small (Gross und Klein) on April 14, 2012 in London, England wearing an Hermès suit and oversized glasses.

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