Cannes Film Festival wrapped last weekend and whilst many supermodels wore long dresses to hit the red carpet, a flurry of actresses including Cate Blanchett and Léa Seydoux opted instead to wear stunning suits.
During the festival 82 women climbed Palais des Festival's steps on the red-carpet to protest that there be an improvement in gender equality, (equal pay) and a 'safe workplace' for women in the film industry. Although during the protest Blanchett wore a black Armani Privé custom gown, the rest of the festival Blanchett and other actresses chose to wear an array of suits.
Still looking extremely feminine in powdery pinks, yellows, and with a figure hugging cut, the celebrities made a show of strength through fashion with the power suit. Here are a look at some of the best female boss looks from Cannes as well as others donning suits outside of the French Riviera.
OTHERS LOVING THE SUIT TREND
An updated take on the Chanel suit for Chanel's resort collection, with a cropped jacket and high waisted tweed trousers.
Camille Charier looking stunning in a front knot detail evening suit. She keeps the look simple with an envelope clutch and polka dot heels.
Fan Bingbing looking unbelievably chic in a classic black suit. She adds the perfect pop of color with an emerald green necklace, earrings and a red lip
Gala Gonzalez wears a tailored suit with flats. She keeps the look elegant with red floral detailing on the lapel and pocket.
Gala Gonzalez wearing a stunning suit-inspired dress. Showing skin but still keeping the look powerful with black denier tights, accentuated padded shoulders, and black long sleeved top underneath.
Layering her suit with a fedora, oversized jacket and accessories with an equally oversized bag, Gala Gonzalez looks like she stepped right out of a jazz band in the best possible way!
A wide legged floral suit and over sized blazer makes for a stunning and stand out look that's suitable for both day and night. For day pair with a roll neck, and at night, wear with a cropped black top and clutch. Be sure to wear with heels for day as well as evening to keep the look elegant and to ensure the suit doesn't overwhelm your frame.
A classic pinstripe suit with cropped trousers is a great way to show off a fierce pair of heels (or wear a flat shoe with the bonus that the trousers won't drag on the floor!) Whether you opt for a flat, or a pop of color with a boot or stun with a stiletto, the suit is a great power number that shows you're ready for business.
Liu Wen wears the perfect evening suit, due to the embellishment detailing Wen forgoes the jewelry and instead opts for a bright red lip.
Thought suits had to be uncomfortable and stuffy? Think again, Furlong shows us just how put together, yet comfortable a suit can be. With the cropped trousers, paired with flats and easy cut of the blazer, her suit is perfectly balanced with a fitted top. Both chic and totally wearable from day to night.
A velvet suit makes for an ideal winter suit. Both warm, comfortable and classic, the suit is incredibly versatile. In addition the trousers can be worn with a causal t-shirt for a funky weekend look, and the blazer paired with a pair of jeans to create a perfect off duty look.
A classic oversized suit will never go out of style. Match with a pair of triangle heeled ankle boots and classic bag to pull the look together.
Pink suits have had a major comeback lately. Wear with white heels and gold jewelry to really make the suit pop.
The dog tooth pattern; a true classic that's never really gone out of style. However lately the dog tooth blazer has had a massive comeback. Update the look with some white booties and bright earrings. For weekends, wear the jacket with a pair of boyfriend jeans for the perfect weekend brunch look.
The fabulous SILKNY company have come out with a gorgeous collection of, yep, you guessed it stunning ready-to-wear silk pieces. With a mix of both classic and fashion forward pieces, this suit is perfect for weddings or an evening out with friends. With their wide legged trousers and perfectly fitted blazer the look is both elegant and edgy.