Your Holiday Party Style Dare: A Suit and Tie (These Celebs Did!)

Would you try this semi-tricky trend?

You’re already planning your holiday party outfits, shopping for sequins and sparkles. But if you really want to stand out under the mistletoe, you might want to consider something a little different: The literal menswear look favored by some of your favorite stars this season.

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Bowties of every type have had a strong showing on the red carpet lately. Clockwise from top left: Paula Patton channeled a sassy lady Karl Lagerfeld in her lace shirt and slightly sloppy bowtie. Amber Heard wore a Dolce & Gabbana suit with her satin tie undone, plus a messy side knot secured with a barrette.

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Janelle Monae went for a more literal interpretation, in a sharp-shouldered tuxedo with glossy black dress shirt buttons, a well-tied bow tie and wide-brimmed hat, with a few feminine touches including her red lip and sparkling earrings. And Keri Russell upped the girlie factor of the look with a more scarf-like tie and textured lace jacket.

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Female celebrities wearing ties

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Cara Delevingne is one star particularly committed to the menswear look — she’s worn both a high-necked jumpsuit bedecked with a large, shiny, floppy tie, as well as a tailored full suit with a skinny tie and faux lip ring. And if you needed any further evidence that this trend is happening, just observe Beyoncé, who topped her suiting look with a fedora and super-skinny tie.

Any chances you’ll try it this year?

–Alex Apatoff

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