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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
Mixed with a thicker recycled wool, it has a bit more heft than your standard suit blazer.
The Runway Dupe
The Corporate-Friendly One
The Trendy One
If that Mango blazer happens to sell out, Balenciaga by way of Zara is a good second choice.
The Slouchy, Comfy One
If You Idolize Emmanuelle Alt
When You Want to be a Proper British Gent
The Cool-Girl Investment
Rachel Comey’s fans love her off-kilter details, like the arm slashes and boxy shoulders here.
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