The Dress All the “It” Girls are Wearing – Styling Tricks from Alexa Chung, Kerry Washington, Sophia Bush and More!

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We don’t know if you have noticed but there are more and more celebrities embracing the tuxedo dress trend. This dress has been around for quite some time now and it’s been making a constant appearance on the red carpet. But with all the “it” girls wearing it, we reckon it’s going to become street-mainstream pretty soon.

It’s time to take the plunge. Try the tuxedo dress trend and style it the same way these celebrities did:

1. Alexa Chung

Alexa Chung1Alexa Chung at the Balmain x H&M collection launch in New York on October 20, 2015

The MTV presenter looked modern and chic in this Balmain x H&M dress that she teamed up with a pair of Gianvitto Rossi “Femi” lace up suede pumps. Combining two trends – the tuxedo dress and the lace up pumps – creates a cohesive look.

2. Hilary Swank

Hilary Swank1Hilary Swank during the ‘You’re Not You’ Stage Greeting at the 28th Tokyo International Film Festival in Tokyo on October 23, 2015

The 41-year-old didn’t look her age in this Balmain stretch cotton and velvet mini dress that she teamed up with a pair of cap-toe cross-strapped pumps, also from Balmain. This proves that nude tones can work with black.

3. Kerry Washington

Kerry Washington1Kerry Washington at the Saturday Night Live (SNL) 40th Anniversary Special at Rockefeller Plaza in New York on February 15, 2015

The Scandal actress showed off her lacy bra in this Adam Lippes Pre-Fall 2015 tuxedo dress. Go for this look if you’re not afraid to show some skin. Otherwise, wear a camisole dress underneath.

4. Cheryl Fernandez-Versini

Cheryl Fernandez Versini1Cheryl Fernandez-Versini at ‘The X Factor’ TV Show Auditions in London on July 20, 2015

The singer and X Factor judge also wore the same Adam Lippes tuxedo dress. But rather than a pair of pumps, she opted for a pair of bright red sandals. A pop of color doesn’t hurt. We also like her sleek chignon and minimal accessories.

5. Shay Mitchell

Shay Mitchell1Shay Mitchell attends the Teen Choice Awards 2015 in Los Angeles on August 16, 2015

The Pretty Little Liars actress showed off some serious curves and gams in this Versus Versace Spring 2015 dress. The dress was cinched at the waist by a thick belt. She capped off the contemporary look with a pair of Giuseppe Zanotti triple strap “Corine” sandals in silver and a Graziela Gems wave ear cuff in white.

6. Sophia Bush

Sophia Bush1Sophia Bush at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s Grants Banquet in California on August 13, 2015

The One Tree Hill alumnus rocked the Smythe “Less Than Zero” tuxedo dress with a pair of black pumps. To lend more interest to the all-black look, she added statement accessories and opted for a side-swept hairdo to cap off her elegant look.

7. Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman1Natalie Portman at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival – ‘Knight of Cups’ Photocall and Press Conference in Germany on February 8, 2015

The 34-year-old was the epitome of elegance in this Dior wool coat dress. It’s a different tuxedo dress from the others because it has a shape and has a more modest length. We would have preferred a pair of pumps but those slingbacks still worked nicely.

8. Cara Delevingne

Cara Delevingne1Cara Delevingne enjoys a night out in Mayfair, London on September 16, 2014

The Paper Towns actress showed off her famous model legs in this Emilio Pucci Fall 2015 velvet tuxedo dress. The contrast offered by her maroon Burberry Prorsum velvet bow sandals and black Mulberry “Cara Delevingne” quilted nappa bag created an interesting juxtaposition of colors.

This is the best time to try the tuxedo dress trend. Emulate these celebrities and get your hands on these perfectly-tailored dresses:

1. The Kooples Loose Satin Tuxedo Dress, $345.00

The Kooples Loose Satin Tuxedo Dress

2. The Kooples Coat Shaped Dress, $276.50

The Kooples Coat Shaped Dress

3. Temperley London Isaac Pinpoint Coat Dress, $1325.00

Temperley London Isaac Pinpoint Coat Dress

4. Rachel Zoe Tuxedo Dress, $425.00

Rachel Zoe Tuxedo Dress

5. DKNY Long Sleeve Tuxedo Dress, $451.00

DKNY Long Sleeve Tuxedo Dress

6. Maison Margiela Pinstriped Tuxedo Dress, $935.58

Maison Margiela Pinstriped Tuxedo Dress

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