Have you noticed the upward trend of suits on the red carpet this year? Women in the wake of the #metoo movement appear to be ditching their couture dresses and donning custom-cut drapery instead. And we think they look fabulous. Men’s suits shave always been a red-carpet staple but men are adoring and styling their suits differently than in the past; trainers and sandals are no longer only paired with shorts! What do you think of these red carpet styles, our top picks for movie premier and event suits?

Cate Blanchett

We already had a Cate Blanchett suit spotlight this week. (Read our post here if you haven’t already: Celebrity Spotlight: Cate Blanchett’s Suits.) But we didn’t include this fabulous multi-coloured single breasted pantsuit. Cate wore this splendour for the Ocean’s 8 premier over the summer and we think she looks killer. And if this colour wasn’t striking enough, the trousers even have a rainbow stripe down the pant leg.

She accessorises with some amazing oversized earrings, slick hair, stunning makeup, a ring, and pointed toe silver stilettos. Cate’s lithe frame always looks striking. This suit is perfectly proportioned for her height and the plunging neckline without a visible top looks sleek.

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Cate has worn some amazing suits lately. Check out some of her other looks.

Cate in a beautiful single-breasted, fitted blush pink suit.
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Cate looks happy and confident as she wears a lemon-yellow double breasted two-piece suit.Embed from Getty Images

She can even pull off pattern! Cate wears a lined, pointed lapel and a damasked cream fabric, edged in bold black lines.
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Looking elegant in white, Cate can pull off any colour or cut.
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Cate looks especially striking in this double-breasted canary yellow suit and red lipstick.
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Trevor Noah

Handsome South African comedian, writer, producer, actor, and political commentator, Trevor Noah knows how to wear a classic tux. The host of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show (who took over from Jon Stewart) walked the Emmy red carpet wearing Christian Louboutin velvet shoes. For a photo op, he got a sticker stuck to his shoe. Trevor wears a classic three-piece single-breasted tux with a crisp white button up and black bow tie; however, he opts for a striking curved velvet lapel and cuffs. Trevor updates a classic look and gives it a fun, dapper edge.

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Idina Menzel

Frozen star and Broadway actress Idina Menzel attended the National Women’s History Museum’s 7th Annual Women Making History Awards at The Beverly Hills Hotel mid-September with Kristen Bell. Idina wears a striking single breasted purple-grey suit with notched lapels (still with buttonhole) and fitted trousers. She accessorised with a silver clutch bag and matching pointed toe stilettos. Her cream silk blouse finished off the look. She pulled her dark hair back with a clip, had delicate pink painted nails, and pearl and diamond earrings. The tan button detail on the sleeve adds a touch of casual elegance.

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Donald Glover

American actor and rapper, Donald Glover attended the 2018 Diamond Ball at Cipriani Wall Street mid-September in New York with Issa Rae. Donald wore a navy pantsuit, loose fitting, with no shirt underneath – only a visible gold chain. He kept his beard a little unkempt for the occasion. The suit has an interesting crossover detail and silver button on the right side which adds interest and updates what otherwise would be a pain single breasted suit with notched lapels. The suit gives off 70s vibes and suits Donald well.

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Eric McCormack

Canadian actor Eric McCormack, who is perhaps best known for his role in Will & Grace, received his star on The Hollywood Walk of fame on the 13 September. He marked the occasion by wearing a classic single-breasted grey wool suit with a classic white button-down shirt and blue striped tie. Sometimes you’ve got to stick with the staples! He attended the event with his wife, Janet Holden, and son, Finnigan Holden McCormack and his former Will & Grace co-stars, Debra Messing, Megan Mullally, and Sean Hayes.

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Holly Willoughby

Earlier in September, Holly Willoughby attended the TV Choice Awards at The Dorchester in London. The English television host of ITV’s breakfast programme, This Morning, looked stunning in a unique double-breasted red tartan suit. She wore her hair slightly wavy and she paired the suit with killed black stilettos that cut across the toe (with the help of clear plastic). She accessorised with a bauble-like embroidered evening bag on a gold chain with gold clasp fastening. The fitted trousers looked sleek and elegant and the heels matched perfectly with the black contrast around the collar.

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Which of these movie premier and red carpet looks did you like best? Suits can provide confidence and elegance for both ladies and men. Contact our tailors today to find your perfect suit, colour, cut, and style.

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Elaine Frieman

Writer and editor from both sides of the pond with a Master's degree in British Victorian Literature and a love of fashion. Elaine Frieman is a dual British and American citizen (with a generic American accent); she has a love of people, travel, reading, writing, food, ballet, theatre, and cultures. And who doesn't love a good suit? She spent her childhood near the rolling green Pennines in the North of England; then I relocated to sunny palm-tree-laden Florida and moved further north to the deep-South Bible belt of Georgia. She currently lives in Todmorden, England with her boyfriend Michael, after having lived in Florida, Georgia, Minnesota, Weiden in der Oberpfalz, Germany, and in Oldham, England. No plans to relocate any time soon.

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