Suit of the Week: Boss

Stretch Wool Suit: Boss SuitFor busy working women, the suit is often the easiest outfit to throw on in the morning. In general, this feature is not about interview suits for women, which should be as classic and basic as you get — instead, this feature is about the slightly different suit that is fashionable, yet professional.

Wow, a beautiful navy suit from Boss — on sale for 40% off. Yes please! That’s a dress beneath it, made of mixed materials for a “blouse and skirt” type look. Now, that high neckline is exactly the kind of thing I usually avoid (see my top style tips for busty women), but I would make an exception here because this is such a gorgeous outfit. I’d probably be sure to wear my 18″ set of pearls, or even a simple gold necklace (I just got this one and like it) to visually lower the neckline a little bit to the more flattering mid-clavicle region. The jacket (Boss ‘Julea1’ Stretch Wool Suit Jacket) is $357 (was $595), and the dress (Boss ‘Darlana’ Mixed Media Sheath Dress) is $345 (was $575).

Here’s a more affordable option — a dark navy jacket + dress (with detail at the waist) in seasonless wool, available in misses, petite, woman, and woman petite sizes.

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Suit of the Week: Ellen Tracy

White Suit: Ellen Tracy SuitFor busy working women, the suit is often the easiest outfit to throw on in the morning. In general, this feature is not about interview suits for women, which should be as classic and basic as you get — instead, this feature is about the slightly different suit that is fashionable, yet professional.

I’m not a huge fan of white suits for summer, at least personally — you may as well draw a target on me for spilling my morning coffee. (But weirdly, I really like light gray suits and bottoms for summer.) If you are less of a klutz than I am, this white suit from Ellen Tracy comes in both petite and regular sizes and looks great. The flounce skirt, in particular, is so popular it’s almost sold out in regular sizes at Nordstrom — but Lord & Taylor has it in spades (and on sale for $53). The jacket (Ellen Tracy Hidden Zip Blazer) is $139, and the skirt (Ellen Tracy Flounce Hem Pencil Skirt) is $89. Ellen Tracy White Suit

Here’s a plus size option (although not everyone will be a fan of the buttons and other details).

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Suit of the Week: Reiss

Light Gray Summer Suit: Reiss Aleggra SuitFor busy working women, the suit is often the easiest outfit to throw on in the morning. In general, this feature is not about interview suits for women, which should be as classic and basic as you get — instead, this feature is about the slightly different suit that is fashionable, yet professional.

I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again — I kind of prefer light gray to white in the summer, even though every fashion magazine will tell you how a white suit is a must-have. (Let’s face it, though — the fashion magazine is probably telling to wear a white suit with shorts, or sleeveless blazer, or something else that’s a bit too trendy for an office where you actually would wear a suit.) Anyhoo: this light gray suit from Reiss looks perfect — sleek but light for the summer. The jacket (Reiss Aleggra Single-Breasted Blazer) is $445, the skirt (Reiss Aleggra Pencil Skirt) is $240, and the pants (not pictured: Reiss Aleggra Tailored Trousers) are $220.

Here’s a plus-size alternative (jacket + pants), as well as a more affordable option in regular and petite sizes (jacket and pants + skirt) and plus sizes (jacket + pants).

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Suit of the Week: Banana Republic

navy pinstriped skirt suitFor busy working women, the suit is often the easiest outfit to throw on in the morning. In general, this feature is not about interview suits for women, which should be as classic and basic as you get — instead, this feature is about the slightly different suit that is fashionable, yet professional.

It’s always annoying when companies don’t show the suiting separates together, but this navy pinstriped skirt suit from Banana Republic looks promising. I like the chalky pinstripe, the contrasting waist, and the cut of the jacket (single button, collared, single vent). There isn’t a big sale on today (cardmembers save 30%), but this one definitely looks worthy of stalking until there is a significant sale. The well-reviewed jacket (Pinstripe One-Button Blazer) is $198, and the skirt (Pinstripe Pencil Skirt) is $98 but on sale today for $78; both come in sizes 0-16 in regular and tall sizes; the jacket also comes in petite sizes.

Looking for a plus-size option? Check out this pants suit with pindots (and it’s eligible for Triple Points, nice!); this gray pinstriped skirt suit also looks great.

(Not sure how to wear a pinstriped suit? Check out our last discussion on it, here.) 

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Suit of the Week: BOSS

hugo boss skirt suitFor busy working women, the suit is often the easiest outfit to throw on in the morning. In general, this feature is not about interview suits for women, which should be as classic and basic as you get — instead, this feature is about the slightly different suit that is fashionable, yet professional.

This tailored dress+jacket combination has been calling my name for weeks. I love the mixed materials in the sheath dress (crepe on top, suiting micro-stripe on the bottom), and I like that it looks really polished by itself as well.  The pinstriped jacket (BOSS ‘Julea1’ Stretch Wool Suit Jacket) is $595, and the dress (BOSS ‘Darlana’ Mixed Media Sheath Dress) is $595; matching pinstriped pants are available in regular and petite sizes for $275.

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Suit of the Week: The Row

Stretch Wool Suit: The Row SuitFor busy working women, the suit is often the easiest outfit to throw on in the morning. In general, this feature is not about interview suits for women, which should be as classic and basic as you get — instead, this feature is about the slightly different suit that is fashionable, yet professional.

We mentioned this simple black suit in our roundup of stylish women’s suits a week or two ago, but I wanted to call it out separately because in addition to The Row’s legendary quality and tailoring, I like two other things about it. First, the pants and blazer fit look modern, but also something I could imagine women of all ages and sizes wearing and rocking. Second, look how great it looks with flats. (Simple, classic flats, not crazy weird designer flats. Ahem.) The blazer (The Row Schoolboy Stretch Wool-Blend Blazer) is $1,325, and the pants (The Row Franklin Stretch Wool-Blend Straight-Leg Pants) are $790.

Here’s a lower-priced stretch-wool suit (jacket + pants) that’s currently on sale, as well as a plus-size suit option (jacket + pants).

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