Fashion Obsession: The Tuxedo Dress

Fashion Obsession: The Tuxedo Dress(Courtesy: Vivien Killilea/Getty Images North America; Instagram)No matter how many garments we cram into our closets, it seems we can't get away from those impossible days (and nights) when we simply have nothing to wear. Selita Ebanks and Stacy Kiebler, who wore similar outfits last week a mere day apart, seem to have found a simple one-piece solution to that age-old conundrum: the tuxedo dress. 

While the idea of a menswear-inspired outfit teeters on trendy, a blazer-style dress is an infallible opportunity for classic (and dare we say sexy) style. The look has also stood the test of time—take a look back at other stars who have bared the flawless frock:

Alexa Chung in 2009:
Alexa Chung attends the Louis Vuitton Ready-to-Wear A/W 2009 fashion show during Paris Fashion Week on March 12, 2009 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Julien M. Hekimian/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Alexa Chung
(Courtesy: Julien M. Hekimian/Getty Images)Alexa Chung made her tuxedo look daytime-appropriate by styling it with matching tights, a vibrant handbag and statement shoes. The fashion icon wore her her navy ensemble during Paris Fashion Week to Louis Vuitton's Fall 2009 ready-to-wear runway show.

Julianne Hough in 2011:
Actress Julianne Hough attends the Cinema Society screening of "Footloose" at the Tribeca Grand Hotel - Screening Room on October 12, 2011 in New York City.
(Courtesy: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images North America)Julianne Hough turned the traditional style into her LBD with this Rachel Zoe number. The leading lady wore the double-breasted version to celebrate a screening of Footloose in New York City.

Miley Cyrus in 2012:
Singer Miley Cyrus arrives at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 20, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Miley Cyrus first flirted with the idea of provocative attire in this Jean Paul Gaultier blazer, which she wore to the Billboard Music Awards, by intentionally forgetting to button it all the way for an extra-revealing element. The singer wore hers with trendy black-and-white striped sandals and minimal jewelry.

Jennifer Lawrence in 2012:
Premiere Screening of "Silver Linings Playbook"..The Academy, Beverly Hills, CA..November 19, 2012..Job: 121119A3..(Photo by Axelle Woussen)..Pictured: Jennifer Lawrence.
(Courtesy: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin)Back when the face of Dior first started leaving the designer's trail on the red carpet, Jennifer Lawrence wore this classic piece to the premiere of Silver Linings Playbook (which earned her an impressive Oscar nod and a very famous damsel-in-Dior fall while accepting her Best Actress Award). The star added femininity to her look with a waist-cinching metallic belt and pink-accented pumps. 
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