The romantic comedy ‘Pretty Woman’ was the big hit movie of 1990. Not only did it make Julia Roberts a household name, the movie rocked the fashion world too!
Women around the world were lusting after the fashion Julia’s character Vivian wore; such as: above knee boots, the ‘boy friend shirt’, the polka dot dress, black lace cocktail dress; and, how could we forget, her white T-shirt, black blazer and blue jeans ensemble from the movie’s last scene when Edward ( Richard Gere ) ‘rescues’ Vivian on her fire escape.
Back then I remember seeing women everywhere mimicking the white Tee, black blazer and blue jeans look. Such a classic smart casual style! As a teenager, I couldn’t afford the top quality black blazer my teenage heart desired. The T-shirt and jeans were much easier to manage. So, a well fitted, good quality black blazer has stuck in my mind ever since.
These days, the timeless black blazer seems to be getting shorter and more structured. Not only does it make tailored trousers look posh; it also smartens up a girly floral dress.
In my opinion, the black blazer is not only a wardrobe essential; it is truly, THE short cut to looking polished!
Self portrait with the collaboration of F. N.