Suit Up: Modern Power Suiting on the Runway

Designers' new suiting silhouettes are rejuvenating the typical nine-to-five attire.

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Skip the plain black suit and opt for some of the summer's daring new "power suits." At Phillip Lim, fitted steel-gray pants pair with a wide-lapel blazer and classic black t-shirt.
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The more daring office dresser might go for one of Alexander Wang's deconstructed summer suits. This particular look features semi-sheer trousers and an elegantly belted blazer.
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Altuzarra's razor-sharp tailoring was on proud display in this sexy evening suit.
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Somehow Bottega Veneta managed to make their slouchy linen suit feel casual but not too sloppy.
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This season, experiment with longer tunics layered beneath short blazers and loose-fitting trousers like this silk suiting look from Calvin Klein.
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More tunic-and-trouser combos appeared on the Lanvin runway, where the look worked best in head-to-toe khaki or warm jewel tones.
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Perfect proportions and ladylike gray gloves make this Chanel skirt suit a classically feminine office option.
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Unusual draping along the lapel gives Cushnie et Ochs' khaki short suit added sophistication.
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Oscar de la Renta paired a linen blazer with a billowy belted catsuit for a unique summer silhouette.
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Shiny satin in a flattering shade of khaki makes this Prabal Gurung suit a perfect choice at an office or evening event.
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Shiny navy blue -- like the material used for this Preen suit -- is a perfect warm-weather alternative to traditional black.
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Flared trousers and boyfriend blazers ruled the runway at Dsquared2.
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A knotted leather belt gives just enough structure to Michael Kors' slouchy linen suit.
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A bell-bottomed white suit from Thakoon evokes a '70s-era Jackie Onassis.
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Tommy Hilfiger paired punky plaid trousers with preppy white blazers for unexpected summer suiting looks.
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