#TRT - Return of the Power Suit

        With fashion week (AKA fashion month) coming to a close, we’re honing in on the major trends for the next few seasons. We covered minimalism and maximalism a couple weeks ago, but this week we’d like to introduce a fun revival: the power suit.

Image credit: Tumblr

Image credit: Tumblr

        I know, I know – it’s crazy to think the power suit of the 80’s is making a comeback. It’s so retro. Giant mobile phones come to mind. Aren’t workplaces getting more casual? Well, the multi-piece sets dominated, from street style to runway. And come to think of it, it does make a lot of sense.

        Music and fashion are both showing signs of nostalgia for the 80’s in general. Also, the past year has served as a platform for discussions about gender neutrality and female empowerment. (This is a shift, not a trend.) In short, the stage has been set for the perfect power-suit comeback.

Image credit: wheretoget.it

Image credit: wheretoget.it

        These trending ensembles aren’t identical to those of the eighties, of course. This time around, the suits aren’t just for work and they’re anything but traditional. There’s been a modern reboot, and these suits are more powerful than ever.

Image source: fashiongum.com

Image source: fashiongum.com

        Even though the style’s been upgraded, we should’ve seen this coming. Our mobile phones are getting bigger again to complete the look, after all.

Dree McCarrel