Kelly Bensimon: A versatile tuxedo jacket equals instant chic
Tuxedo jackets are a girl's best friend.
At the "Smash" premiere held in the Temple of Dendur at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NBC hosted a VIP reception for the much-awaited TV show , which airs next Monday. I decided - since it's the Met - to step up my game and wear something white, feminine and sexy.
My kind of sexy may be a little different than yours. After I got divorced, I wanted to spread my wings and show off the body I worked so hard to maintain. These days, I realize that there's more to the allure of woman than the bandage dresses that celebs squeeze themselves into.
In fact, I was on the right track, since I saw Uma Thurman in flats and a tuxedo jacket at the same event. I also rocked a tuxedo jacket at last week's Jason Wu for Target launch.
Haute Hippie's women' s version has a masculine appeal but fits like it's made for a woman. I also own a reverse smoking jacket from Stella McCartney that I love to wear with jeans.
Even the Victoria's Secret catalogs shows its sexy Angels in nothing but tuxedo jackets.
Whether your style is Met-chic or downtown cool-girl, you'll find use for a tuxedo jacket ... man not required.