Why Women Should Start Wearing Suits
" For many women, suits feel constricting and stuffy. But historically, they offered freedom and power. Take a look back at the history of women wearing suits."
1870s: The decade actress Sarah Bernhardt scandalized Paris by wearing a custom-made trouser suit, which she called her "boy's clothes."
She continued to blur gender roles when she played Hamlet in 1899.
1914: The year Coco Chanel designed her first suit—a fur-trimmed jacket with a matching ankle-length skirt.
1940s: The decade pachucas, female members of a Mexican-American subculture, began wearing zoot suits to project a tough, rebellious image. Pachucas were associated not only with male zoot-suited gangs but also with feminism because they rejected the idea that women could be just wives and mothers.
1949s: Picturegoer magazine in July on which Katharine Hepburn's style was lauded as a shrewd publicity move: "That slack suit paid for itself several times over—for Katharine Hepburn got special mention in hundreds of different publications. If she'd worn a dress, her name would merely have been listed among the 55 other top stars."
1958s: The number of characters played by Kim Novak in Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo. To indicate their different personalities, costumer Edith Head gave Madeleine a somber, sophisticated suit and Judy a tacky bombshell look. Novak initially balked at how confining the suit was but later credited it with helping her performance, saying, "They made that suit very stiff. You constantly had to hold your shoulders back and stand erect. But, oh, that was so perfect."
1963: The year President John F. Kennedy suggested that his wife wear a pink Chanel suit to an event in Dallas. When he was assassinated in the presidential limousine, the suit was splattered with blood, but Jacqueline Kennedy still wore it to the swearing-in of his successor, Lyndon B. Johnson.
1966: The year Yves Saint Laurent designed a woman's formal tuxedo that he named Le Smoking. In a 1981 interview, he called it his most important design, and an updated version has been included in every new collection from the brand.
SUIT UP TO THE MODERN YEARS
In this modern day and age. A Suit is not only a shirt and a tie it can be wore in many different ways and provide a multiple ample style.
Source from: ELLE WOMEN SUITS