New Year, New Suit: Trends for 2018

New Year, New Suit: Trends for 2018 


The New Year is the perfect time for a wardrobe revamp. You’ve made all these resolutions. You’re hitting the gym hard and paying a little more attention to what you’re eating. You deserve a little reward for putting in all that work. At The Tailory, we think that a new custom suit is just what the doctor ordered.  

To give a little inspiration and perhaps help you decide how you’d like your new bespoke suit to look, we’re counting down the hottest trends in suiting for 2018. 


Suit Trends for Men 2018 

If you’re the type of guy who sports a suit to work on the reg, you owe it to yourself freshen up your wardrobe. There will always be the classics, but it doesn’t hurt to try out the hot and new trends out there. If suits are special occasion, headed-to-a-wedding apparel, make sure you wow fellow party goers with your on-trend style choices. 



A favorite of street-style stars, the monochrome trend is one that transcends through all styles, not just suiting. While often, a suit is worn in a single color-way, this season is all about going above and beyond just the suit itself. We’re talking everything from your shirt to your tie, socks, shoes, and overcoat. 


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Go Grey 

A grey suit is a man’s best friend. Wearable in every season, this “not-black” suit is a classic. If plain grey seems a little drab to you, try out a simple pinstripe or plaid. From stone to charcoal, there is a shade of grey for every man and every occasion. Pale greys bring lightness to grim weather. Charcoal greys are great for the man having a hard time straying from the black suit. 


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Oversized Suits 

At first, when you picture an oversized suit, images that surface are those of the poor fitting suits of the 80s and 90s. But once you see the suits done by Stella McCartney, Alex Mullins, Vetements, and the like, the oversized suits you once associated with your dull university professor will suddenly look a little more appealing. Now, oversized does not mean too big. An oversized suit should still fit properly in the correct places: shoulders, sleeve length, and waist. Where we are seeing, and liking, the extra fabric is in the length and width of the blazer and trouser. Both should take on a more relaxed fit. Comfortable and well-dressed; who would’ve thought?! 


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Suit Trends for Women 2018 

If there is one trend we are certain of, it is suits for women. While some suits are trending more than others if you are wearing a suit you are part of the fashion elite. Celebs on the red carpet are ditching the traditional satin dresses and brides are opting for tuxes rather than gowns. Ladies, suits are hot and you look hot in one. 



During the first few months of the year, the weather typically refrains us from wearing what we like as layers are mandatory and thick knits a must. For the ladies, what these winter months do bring are an excuse to wear more pants and jackets. Luckily, warmer fabrics like velvet and corduroy are making a big appearance. Not only do these fabrics keep you warm, their textures bring some depth and catch the light in stunning ways. 


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Did we mention burnt orange is in? 


Bold Brights 

Wearing a suit is all about making a statement, so why not make an even louder one by rocking it in a bold bright color? Think ultra-saturated hues. Bonus points for rocking one in this year’s color of the year: Ultra Violet. Feeling super daring? Why not rock a bright print, stripe, or plaid. 


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Dark Denim 

Denim gets an upgrade this season. We’re seeing gorgeous tailored looks in beautiful dark denims. The juxtaposition of the rugged qualities of denim with the elegant and polished look of a bespoke suit creates a jarring and stunning look that we hope is here to stay. 


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Of course, everyone should have a classic suit in their closet. However, with tailored suits in the spotlight this year, it would be a shame to not try out one of the great trending looks. 

You’re one-of-a-kind. Your clothes should be too. Let us dress you. The Tailory makes custom suits in NYC. 


Ladies Wear The Pants at the 2018 Award Shows

Ladies Of The Red Carpet: Pantsuits 

It feels like every other Sunday evening in January we are cosying up with our favorite snacks to watch another awards show and we’re certainly not complaining. What’s better than an evening filled with the hottest looks, casual judging of the not so hot ones, musical performances, and tear-jerking speeches?! 


While the Golden Globes, the SAG Awards, and the Grammy’s all addressed important and political subjects, such as “Times Up” and #MeToo, there was another common theme uniting the attending women. Power suits in all shapes, patterns, and styles filled the red carpets.  

Ladies are officially suiting up in 2018 and we are big fans.  

That being said, we thought it was only right to do a round-up of our favorite female suits from the most recent awards shows and we can’t wait to use these as inspiration for your next custom suit. 


The Golden Globes 

The Golden Globes is the first inaugural awards show of the year, allowing the attendees to start the season off with a bang. In solidarity with the Times Up movement, the Hollywood elite flooded the red carpets in black outfits. Sticking to this timeless color did not restrict or inhibit any personal style and flair – and there were a few particular ladies that took our breath away. In fact, these ladies took the idea of “wearing the trousers” quite literally.  

These are our 3 favorite female suits from the 2018 Golden Globes: 


Ryan Michelle Bathe 

In a stunning black tuxedo, Ryan Michelle Bathe was certainly turning heads as she walked down the red carpet with her husband Sterling K Brown. The two found themselves on pretty much every best-dressed couple list and we’d have to agree. 


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Claire Foy 

Nominee of the Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series, Claire Foy broke the internet when she wore a gorgeous double-breasted suit with a plunging neckline and flared pant. Twitter couldn’t get enough of The Crown actress and we’re right there with them. 


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Rita Moreno 

Arriving as Norman Lear’s passenger on a motorized scooter, Rita Moreno’s outfit certainly didn’t take the back seat. The 86 year old One Day at a Time actress looked utterly badass in leather. Wearing a structured and gold-studded leather jacket with leather pants and tie, Rita Moreno should have been awarded the Golden Globe in style. 


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SAG Awards 

Most of the ladies opted for a traditional gown at this year’s SAG awards. However, there was one lady who rocked a pant look and we cannot get enough of how she interpreted the formal dress code. 


Yara Shahidi 

Black-ish star, Yara Shahidi looked absolutely stunning in a black strapless pantsuit with a cascading bustle. Exquisitely fitted, Yara’s custom Ralph Lauren pantsuit not only looked flawless but dare we say it looked pretty comfortable too.


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The Grammy Awards 

This past weekend’s show was full of ladies wearing suits. From elevated banker suits to sequins and floor-grazing blazers, the women of the Grammys were certainly bold in their selections. 


Anna Kendrick 

Stunning in Balmain, Anna Kendrick wore a grey check suit, reminiscent of a classic banker suit, but with tons of sex appeal. Under her cropped suit jacket, Kendrick wore a black lace bustier and paired her ankle grazing trousers with baby pink stilettos. 


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Both of Eve’s costume changes during the night involved gorgeous suit separates. She went shirtless under her blazers in both cases. The first suit was a stunning sequined Naeem Khan black and silver striped number with wide legged trousers. Her second outfit was a red sequined blazer with a black satin lapel. She paired the jacket with long black satin palazzo pants and a cascading, web-like choker. 


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Andra Day 

While not technically a pantsuit, we couldn’t resist calling out Andra Day’s killer red carpet look. The stunning singer stepped out in a daring lilac and red detailed floor-length blazer with a slit showing off her leg that seemed to go on for days. Double breasted and perfectly tailored, this look may be a favorite of the evening. 


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While this doesn’t even scratch the surface of how many amazing looks we saw on the women of the awards shows this month, these are a few of our faves.  

We can’t wait to see what the rest of the awards shows in 2018 bring in terms of fashion. We’re keeping our eyes on the ladies in customized suits, striking pants and bold blazers for sure.