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In the final scene of Working Girl, Melanie Griffith’s character sits triumphantly at her new job wearing a black blouse tucked under an oversize, menswear-inspired blazer. If you ignore the hair, she could have walked right off the runway at Balenciaga or Calvin Klein 205W39NYC this year. Eighties-style tailoring has made a big comeback, which seems only fitting given that it’s a strange, sometimes tumultuous time for working women.
The new version of the power-suit jacket isn’t too far off from its decades-old predecessor: The shoulders are still boxy and the fit is slouchy. But this time around, you can mold it to your needs. Wear it with a T-shirt, slim jeans, and kitten heels and it has a creative vibe. Throw it over trousers and a blouse and it turns more conservative. Whether you spend $50 or $500, it’s a shortcut to feeling like the boss at the end of the movie. Scroll to shop our favorites.
The Cozy Bargain Buy
The Runway Dupe
For that Calvin Klein 205W39NYC look without the four-figure price tag.
The Corporate-Friendly One
The Trendy One
The Slouchy, Comfy One
Take a cue from how it’s styled and wear it over a sweater and wide leg pants.
If You Idolize Emmanuelle Alt
Wear it with jeans, pointy black boots and a silk Equipment blouse to properly channel the Vogue Paris editor.
When You Want to be a Proper British Gent
Should you want to go the full Saville Row route, there are matching pants.
The Cool-Girl Investment
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