Relaxed Tailoring: Your Ultimate Guide to Wearing the Trend in 2024

Take a soft approach to timeless dressing.

For anyone who loves the elegant sophistication of a well-cut blazer or tailored trousers, soft tailoring offers an equally elegant alternative to traditional structured silhouettes with a less corporate look and feel.

Characterised by its fluid lines and gentle draping, the trend effortlessly bridges the gap between formal and casual wear. This versatile style embraces comfort without sacrificing refinement, making it a favourite among those seeking timeless yet contemporary looks. From blazers with relaxed shoulders to flowing trousers and softly cinched waistlines, soft tailoring offers effortlessly chic ensembles suitable for any occasion.

Image compilation of celebrities (from left to right: Allison Williams, Kelly Rowland, Emily Blunt, Naomi Watts, Rosie Huntington Whitley, Kiera Knightly) showing ways to style the soft tailoring trend.
Celebrities embrace the trend both on and off the red carpet. (Photo: Getty Images)

Soften suiting

Experiment with different silhouettes to find what suits you best. Oversized blazers, wide-leg trousers, and draped tops or relaxed shirts and blouses are all great options for soft tailoring. This trend lend perfectly toward tonal ensembles as the top top toe effect adds to the fluidity of the outfit.

Flat lay compilation of an example of wearing the soft tailored trend in a tonal way using blue and silver
(Photos Charles & Keith/Hard to Find, The Iconic, Zara)

Straight blazer $139 from Zara

Trousers with double tie belt $75.95 from Zara

Satin shirt $55.95 from Zara

Alva Checkered Push-Lock Chain Bag $109 from Charles & Keith

Seed Heritage ballet flats $149.95 from The Iconic

Stirling silver earrings $69 from Hard to Find

Choose lightweight fabrics

Opt for fabrics like cotton, linen, silk, or blends that offer comfort and lightness. These fabrics enhance the relaxed vibe of soft tailoring while still looking polished. Layering is key to mastering the soft tailoring trend. Try layering lightweight knits under a blazer or adding a loose trench coat over a tailored dress for added dimension and interest.

Flat lay compilation of cream and khaki co-ordinating pieces to create a dress and trench coat fashion combination.
(Photo Birdsnest/H&M/Hard to Find/The Iconic)

Boho Bird Trench coat $189.95 from Birdsnest

Jersey wrap dress $44.95 from H&M

Shoes Nina Armando $259 at The Iconic

Mescha cuff $96.95 from Hard to Find

Mimco Elements Crossbody Bag $199.95 from The Iconic

Embrace neutral tones

Neutral colours like beige, cream, grey, and soft pastels are perfect for soft tailoring as they exude sophistication and versatility. Accessories can elevate any outfit. Consider adding statement jewellery, a sleek belt, or a structured bag to complete your soft tailoring look without overpowering it.

Flat lay compilation soft tailored blazer and skirt co-ordinating pieces with accessories to create a stylish ensemble.
(Photos Amazon Australia/Hard to Find/Marks & Spencer/NOVO/The Iconic)

Jscend 3/4 sleeved casual jacket $51.01 from Amazon Australia

Satin cropped top $99 from Marks & Spencer

Midaxi circle skirt $109 from Marks & Spencer

Sandler bag $99.95 from The Iconic

Madesimo shoes $74.95 from NOVO

Seed Heritage leather hip belt $49.95 from The Iconic

Eyes on Floyd earrings $43.95 from Hard to Find

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