Every now and again, a celebrity will make a red carpet appearance that is so perfect, everyone instantly wants to copy it. Tiffany Haddish's black suit is the perfect example. Not only is it an amazing look, but it appears effortlessly cool. Better yet, it’s actually super easy to pull off at your next formal function — all you need are a few expertly tailored pieces.
For the 2019 NBA Awards in Santa Monica, California, Haddish opted for a black Michael Kors two-piece suit with satin detailing. While the essence of the ensemble was definitely classic, the detailing and accessories made it a true standout. Haddish chose to wear her jacket over a delicate black bra with mesh trim to add an extra touch of edge.
The Night School star accessorized her menswear-inspired outfit with two statement-making silver rings and coordinating hoop earrings, complete with plenty of shimmery fringe. Her makeup was just as daring — she went with a charcoal, matte smoky eye, nude glossy lips, and highlighted cheeks. Her hair was styled in a stunning braided ponytail that hit just below her hip.
This isn’t the first time the comedian has opted for a sleek pantsuit look. Back in May, Haddish wore a fully sequined, zebra print version to the 2019 Met Gala in New York City, also designed by Kors. Wearing neither sequins nor a flashy print this time around, Haddish still managed to make a splash in all black on the red carpet.
If you’re thinking of trying out a version of Haddish’s outfit for yourself, shop for pieces with more luxurious elements like a touch of satin on the lapel or statement-making hardware. Plus, try on items with more elevated detailing in their construction. For instance, the slightly wider leg on her trousers gives them a more refined feel. If your budget allows for it, invest in a suit and take the time to get it tailored, as you will literally feel and see the difference from one bought willy nilly that loses its shape after a few wears. If taking that extra step isn't possible due to time or financial constraints, check out brands like Ann Taylor, who specializes in suiting options that are built to last at a more manageable price point.
And while the actor chose to wear a classic noir suit, you can experiment with white or blue options to change up your wardrobe for summer. Lighter fabrics like linen are more breathable and are ideal for warm-weather wear. Plus, they're perfect for layering over t-shirts with jeans and sneakers for a casual office or day-off outfit. (You can also mix and match suiting separates with patterned pants or shorts to lower your price-per-wear.) To get you on the suit train, ahead, The Zoe Report rounded up the best suits available to shop right now, including Haddish's own version.