With the quiet luxury trend still going strong, we can’t help but conjure up mental images of some of the original stealth-wealth supporters: rich moms. With their uniform of flowing linen in the summer and impeccable knits in the winter (plus a label-free designer bag or two that cost more than a mortgage payment), Rich Moms have had their M.O. set in stone for a while now. But perhaps they’re ready to shake it up a little.
Lately, some of our surrogate rich moms have been living in the liminal zone between leisure and businesswear. We’ve been seeing the likes of Julia Roberts, Gisele Bündchen, Jennifer Lawrence, and Meghan Markle rocking short suits. The shorts-and-blazer pairing befitting a cool CEO declare: “I can run a board meeting from my winter home.” No-nonsense, with a sprinkle of sass.
The stars have been flocking to the casual-Fridays look year-round: Lawrence wore her short suit from The Row earlier this year in Los Angeles, while Roberts popped on a pair of tights to brave the New York winter while on a press tour.
Roberts in particular has been fond of the short suit, making it her recent go-to. She first wore a gray pleated knee-length iteration to the Gucci spring 2024 show in Milan, and later sported a pale salmon short suit—with super sparkly shoes—from the collection to the premiere of her film Leave The World Behind. She topped off the press tour with a cheeky, disheveled take on black tie.
Will the short suit become the new must-have for power dressing for the She-EOs in our lives? See below how some of our favorite rich moms are adapting the new uniform.