Lily Tomlin Has Been Rocking the Power Blazer for 40 Years
Lily Tomlin is being honored at Sunday night's Screen Actors Guild Awards with the 53rd SAG Lifetime Achievement Award, and her illustrious 40-year career has certainly earned her the honor. From 9 to 5 to Grace and Frankie, she's kept us laughing for decades.
And almost as devout as her dedication to comedy is her love of a good blazer. From fun prints to oversize cuts and even summer white, Tomlin has kept the pantsuit in style from one red carpet to the next. Can you blame her? There's no quicker path to confidence than slipping on a well-tailored jacket.
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Keep scrolling to see the complete history of Lily Tomlin's love affair with blazers. Spoiler alert: Much like her successful career, not much has changed from 1978 to 2017.
Dec. 17, 1978
Here, our first documented case of Tomlin (then 39 years old) rocking a blazer, bandana, and high-waist pants. Très chic.
Sept. 13, 1981
When Tomlin took home the Emmy in 1981 for Outstanding Variety, Music, or Comedy Program, she did it in a killer pantsuit, no less.
Sept. 26, 1985
The only thing better than Tomlin's all-white suit are those '80s curls.
Nov. 10, 1986
She knows the secret to a winning night-out look is a blue satin blazer-and-skirt set.
July 6, 1992
Nearly a decade later, Tomlin proves that summer whites never go out of style.
July 11, 1993
Tomlin was rocking the boyfriend blazer long before it became a trend.
June 15, 2008
Floral blazers make for excellent red carpet wear.
April 25, 2013
Perfecting the fit is half the battle.
Sept. 15, 2013
Pantsuits were still her choice Emmys look of choice when she took home the Creative Arts Emmy for outstanding voice-over performance in An Apology to Elephants.
Oct. 8, 2013
Tomlin brought a little rock 'n' roll edge to the Women's Media Awards in a jacket bejeweled with shimmering black studs.
April 20, 2015
Has anyone ever looked so happy to be wearing a blazer?
Jan. 17, 2016
For the 2016 Critics' Choice Awards, Tomlin traded out her pantsuit for a satin skirt, but the blazer stayed.
Feb. 8, 2016
Because you never feel as confident as you do in a power suit.
Feb. 26, 2016
Tomlin experiments with prints.
May 6, 2016
And she's no stranger to lace-up detailing.
June 2, 2016
Because Tomlin knows the blazer is always a power move.