Famous ladies in suits: Putting the menswear trend to the test

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Leighton Meester at IFP's 20th Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards-
This "Gossip Girl" got the perfect lady-sized suit, but the shirt and tie combo is too literal.
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Thu, Oct 6, 2011 3:11 PM EDT
Every few years, menswear-inspired garments hit the runway and are dubbed "trendy" by fashion industry insiders, but wearing a full suit isn't always the most flattering or practical option for a woman. Sure, articles may claim how easy it is to shop your boyfriend's closet, but when you actually try on the pants and jacket it never looks quite right. Well, this week a slew of celebs have been road-testing the suit trend on the red carpet. Let's take a look at what works, what doesn't, and why.

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