Jessica Alba’s Canadian Tuxedo and Shoulder Pads Are a Blast From the Past
Major throwback. On Aug. 17, Jessica Alba stepped out in New York City wearing a show-stopping power suit constructed entirely out of medium-wash denim. The chic Canadian tuxedo included a corset style top and ultra high-waisted flare jeans that helped create a bodycon look. Alba added to the silhouette with a matching blazer featuring a colorful lining you might have missed at first glance, and exaggerated shoulder pads reminiscent of the ’80s.
Styled by renowned celebrity stylist Erin Walsh, Alba completed her nostalgic outfit with a white bag, pointed-toe heels, and a delicate butterfly ring from Jacquie Aiche, looking effortlessly cool in a pair of tinted shades. Although clearly drawing inspiration from iconic all-denim looks of the past (Britney and Justin, we’re looking at you), Alba’s version was definitely a more modern take on the trend.
All-denim everything may have had its moment in the ’80s and ’90s, but recently, more and more celebrities have made the case for a Canadian tuxedo revival. Keke Palmer, for example, put her own spin on the trend with a button-down jean jumpsuit, dancing to the “Barbie Girl” remix in a July TikTok. Saweetie also wore full-on denim with a Y2K-inspired minidress and coordinating jacket at the “Bel-Air” season two premiere. So despite its previously polarizing history, Hollywood has made it clear that the trend is here to stay.
Read on to see how Alba brought the look into the 21st century with a Canadian tuxedo of her own.