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Work Hard, Slay Hard

Our Labor Day look book celebrates stylish sisters who rock suits like a boss!

Summer ends with a salute to hard workers. These high-power and high-profile Black women inspire us to keep it stylish whether we're in a corner office, cubicle or at a black-tie event.

 

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Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex

Meghan Markle looked radiant in a black Givenchy pantsuit and white T-shirt, with a matching Givenchy clutch, during a recent trip to Dublin, Ireland. The outfit could have been pulled from the closet of her Suits character, Rachel Zane.

 

 

 

Cicely Tyson

The Hollywood legend looked amazing at her hand and footprint ceremony in a jacquard suit with statement sleeves and this season’s split-front slacks. Check the on-trend ombré hair in a color to complement the outfit.

 

 

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Rihanna

While on this New York City outing, the island stunna sported a beige pantsuit with a quarter-length jacket, accessorized with off-white pumps.

 

 

 

Channing Dungey

Television executive Dungey, who oversaw the production of shows like Scandal, Criminal Minds and  How to Get Away With Murder, is known for characters that have killer-style instincts. No surprise that the president of ABC Entertainment dresses to slay, sporting a little black dress with a white jacket at a red-carpet event.

 

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Kerry Washington

Befitting Scandal's gladiator-style goddess Olivia Pope, her alter ego was a kaleidoscope of color as she hit the red carpet in a Cavalli pantsuit.

 

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Robin Roberts

How do you finesse fashion at the crack of dawn and look great during the evening? Just ask the Good Morning America anchor, who recently donned a black satin tuxedo, with a matching shirt and chain belt. Roberts and her partner, Amber Laign, attended the 29th Annual GLAAD Media Awards.

 

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Oprah Winfrey

Producer-actor Winfrey gets the Sisters’ Style Award in the category of “Best Use of Wide-Leg Pants and Color Blocking.” Here, she’s on stage during the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards last September wearing a chic, off-white suit accented with black piping.

 

 

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Eve

The rapper and singer brought sophisticated sex appeal in a striped, sequined evening suit while attending the Grammy Awards in January.

 

 

 

Rosalind Brewer

The former CEO of Sam’s Club and current Starbucks COO, Brewer keeps the profits percolating at the coffee giant. Having climbed the corporate ladder for more than 20 years, she favors classic tailoring, dark colors and simple accessories.

 

 

London Breed

The first Black woman to be elected mayor of San Francisco has been spotted in a collection of colorful suits. On her inauguration day, she wore a sparkling blue-jacketed dress.

 

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Viola Davis

With style to rival her award-winning talent, the actress arrived at the Variety Power of Women event held at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons in Beverly Hills rocking a persimmon pantsuit with metallic heels.

 

 

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Kamala D. Harris

Leave it to Senator Kamala Harris to make a power suit sexy. She sported a classic gray suit, black camisole and a double strand of pearls while attending a Los Angeles entertainment industry event.

 

 

Tina Turner

In April, the reigning queen of rock 'n' roll made a rare appearance on the red carpet sporting a black tuxedo-style blazer and pants. She accompanied her husband, Erwin Bach, to the Aldwych Theatre in London for the opening of Tina: The Tina Turner Musical.

 

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