Christina Binkley wrote about the difference between womenswear and menswear in her Wall Street Journal story about why women should shop more like men. In the story she said…
If comfort were the top criterion for selling womenswear, Jimmy Choo would be out of business. Unlike men, women frequently settle for garments that don’t fit well and don’t feel good.
Sometimes, women have little choice. It has long been an irritating truth that men are offered better-quality clothes for lower prices. Many fashionable women’s clothes — including plenty sold at luxury prices — are made relatively cheaply. “Women do get shortchanged in the market,” says Patrick Gigliotti, a menswear salesman at the venerable Boyd’s Philadelphia department store. Some women who value well-made clothing have even resorted to shopping in menswear departments.
In my opinion, women get shortchanged when it comes to fashion because most of the time, we are very prone to just buy whatever is “in” at the moment without looking at the way it was made or even caring about the way it was made. We also walk around not being able to breath and blisters on our feet just for fashion. If you didnt see this coming, then you are very naive. If designers can get away with it, then WHY NOT!?
So with that said, shopping in the mens department is actually not a bad idea after all. Now in style are boyfriends blazers, over sized pants, and over sized shirts (not worn together obviously). You can wear the blazer with a cute pencil skirt or skinny jeans over a girly shirt. Wear the over sized pants with a pair of heels and a fitted shirt. You can wear an over sized shirt with leggings or skinny jeans and pair it with a belt.
Celebrities such as Leighton Meester have also been scene wearing tuxedos on the red carpet to make a statement. Most of the time the suits are paired with stilettos to make it look sexy. Although this is not a typical look for the red carpet, this look has been named best dressed on multiple occasions.