Cate Blanchett busted out the menswear for an event this week, proving that thinking outside the little black dress can pay off. The look is tailored yet roomy, which means she most likely got to leave the Spanx at home.
This outfit works because:
a.) black and white palette = fresh and always sophisticated
b.) volume on the bottom is balanced by a closer fit on top
c.) heels and colored lips makes the look more ‘feminine’
And apparently Blanchett is no stranger to dressing like a ladylike Dapper Dan. Note the ever-important white button-down!