In recent years we’ve seen the rise of the female dandy and the return of double breasted suits for gents. So what does it all evolve in to for women’s Fall 2010′s fashion trends? The neo double breasted blazer, waistcoat and jacket.

Bottega Veneta leather double breasted coat
Neo double breasted coat at Bottega Veneta Fall 2010

Bottega Veneta double breasted coat
Neo double breasted coat at Bottega Veneta Fall 2010

So what’s the difference between double breasted pieces and those of the neo double breasted variety? The cut. Think minimalism taken to the nth degree. Nothing fancy, nothing showy, just a cut so architectural it can’t help but be striking.

Givenchy double breasted coat
Neo double breast jacket at Givenchy Fall 2010

If you do want to introduce some texture or pattern, stick with a simple two-button cut – like Rag & Bone‘s Glen Urquhart waistcoat below.

Rag & Bone double breasted jacket
Neo double breasted waistcoat at Rag & Bone Fall 2010

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