Zendaya just gave chic suit attire a daring twist at CinemaCon and we're SO here for it

Zendaya's CinemaCon suit proves formal can still be playful...

Zendaya's suit: Zendaya wears a black suit as she attends the 2022 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on March 27, 2022 in Beverly Hills, California. / in a pink/purple template
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Zendaya's suit look from CinemaCon 2023 is proof that chic staples—like trousers and vests—are as versatile as they are effortless and deserve a permanent home in your capsule wardrobe.

It's official, Zendaya's outfits never miss. The actress and her stylist, Law Roach, are a match made in heaven, knocking the red carpet fits and papped street-style moments out of the park, time and time again. Fans will no doubt remember the absolute style serves we bared witness to during the Dune press tour in 2022, where Zendaya and Timothée Chalamet's fashion moments were unmatched...

Well, as of Tuesday, April 25, 2023 the pair are back at it again, with Zendaya joining her co-star, Timothée, at CinemaCon, wearing the coolest interpretation of a suit yet. The outfit was giving chic and statement simultaneously, with its wide-leg pants and backless vest, proving that business-casual is still very much in for spring—here's how to steal Zendaya's look.

Timothée Chalamet and Zendaya attend the State of the Industry and Warner Bros. Pictures Presentation at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace during CinemaCon, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners, on April 25, 2023, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

(Image credit: Getty Images/Alberto E. RodriguezTimothée Chalamet and Zendaya attend the State of the Industry and Warner Bros. Pictures Presentation at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace during CinemaCon, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners, on April 25, 2023, in Las Vegas, Nevada.)

Zendaya's suit outfit from CinemaCon 2023

While there was some panic in March 2023 that the legendary pairing of Law Roach and Zendaya was at an end (after the stylist announced his retirement), we are pleased to report that the collaboration lives on.

In fact, it's better than ever, with us being treated to not only that Zendaya Coachella dress moment, but now this latest business-casual ensemble—which we want in our closet, STAT.

For anyone who hasn't yet had the pleasure of seeing this fit, Zendaya wore a pair of dramatic, brown wide-leg structured pants, white pointy heels and a plunging, backless taupe vest, accessorized with a pair of gold huggie earrings. This actually isn't the first time Zendaya has rocked a suit (remember that hot pink Valentino co-ord or her 2022 Vanity Fair suit with the dramatic shoulder pads?), but this look is perhaps the most wearable IRL.

Zendaya attends the red carpet promoting the upcoming film "Dune: Part Two" at the Warner Bros. Pictures Studio presentation during CinemaCon, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners, at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace on April 25, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (

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Basically, it's the occasion fit of our dreams. The look is both chic and sophisticated—the sort of outfit you'd wear to order the finest red wine on the menu, sniffing it and swirling it around in the glass, before declaring it's worthy of a full glass—paired with a hint of playfulness, from the backless top and bright white stilettos.

Tuxedo vests and pants have been having a major moment recently and what Zendaya perfectly demonstrated with this latest red carpet look is that these pieces are seriously versatile. You can dress them up with heels, or down with sneakers, for instance (we'd recommend the Adidas Samba sneakers that TikTok is loving right now). Or pair your vest over a white tee, or lose the vest and opt for a white tank top with your wide-leg trousers—the combos are endless.

How to recreate Zendaya's suit look

So, for anyone wanting to recreate Zendaya's look off the red carpet, you'll first need a vest, some wide leg trousers and a pair of simple earring to complete the elegant look...


ZARA Tailored Waistcoat 

RRP: $45.90

This vest from Zara is seriously chic, with its front buttons and plunging design.

You could pair this with a bralette or over a white t-shirt for a more formal look. Available in sizes XS-XL.


ZARA Buttoned Cropped Vest

RRP: $49.90

This vest is available with coordinating trousers, but the beauty of a vest is you can pair it over jeans for a more casual look, or with the matching suit pants.

Available in sizes XS-XL.


H&M Suit Vest

RRP: $19.99

This waistcoat features a more fitted shape that's perfect for wearing on its own, with some gold chains and a skirt—for a party look—or again, with jeans.

As for the trousers, a good pair of wide-leg, formal pants are a must—especially in the transitional seasons. 


ZARA Pleated Straight-Leg Pants 

RRP: $69.90 

These trousers match the green vest above and would make the perfect chic event or party fit.

Or, if you've got an upcoming city break, this is the perfect combo to wear out shopping or for a coffee date.


Mango Linen Suit Trousers

RRP: $89.99

These trousers are also a classic staple, perfect for styling with knits and blouses! Available in sizes 2 to 14.

Naomi Jamieson
Lifestyle News Writer

Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Women's Lifestyle team, where she covers everything from entertainment to fashion and beauty, as well as TikTok trends for Woman&Home, after previously writing for My Imperfect Life and GoodTo. Interestingly though, Naomi actually has a background in design, having studied illustration at Plymouth University but lept into the media world in 2020, after always having a passion for writing and earned her Gold Standard diploma in Journalism with the NCTJ.

Before working for Future Publishing’s Lifestyle News team, she worked in the Ad production team. Here she wrote and designed adverts on all sorts of things, which then went into print magazines across all genres. Now, when she isn’t writing articles on celebs, fashion trends, or the newest shows on Netflix, you can find her drinking copious cups of coffee, drawing and probably online shopping.