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Suit of the Week: Ann Taylor

For 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’ve talked before about winter tweed vs. tweed in summer, and this suit from Ann Taylor looks like a perfect summer tweed suit. I like the sleek, collarless jacket; the shorter length for the pants; and the fact that the pants have functional pockets (although if you’re like me and feel a little hippy sometimes, you may prefer to have the pockets sewn closed). The suit comes in regular sizes 00-18, petite sizes 00-16, and tall sizes 0-18. The jacket (Tweed Collarless Jacket) was $169 but is now $139 (with an additional 40% off at checkout to bring it to $83), the pants (available in two fits) were $98 but are now $69 (with an additional 40% off at checkout to bring them to $41), and there’s also a matching skirt and vest (not pictured; also on sale with an extra 40% off).

Here’s a plus-size option that’s also good for summer.

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Suit of the Week: Talbots

For 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 light blue suit from Talbots seems kind of perfect for summer. I like that it’s mostly cotton (lined with 100% polyester, which can go both ways), and I like the light blue/dark blue combination and the subtle pattern to the suit. I also like the contrast piping and the basic pencil skirt, and I think the round neck is flattering. You could wear these pieces together or by themselves, too. As always with Talbots, there’s a very nice range of sizes: misses 2-20, petites 0P-14P, and woman 12W-24W. The jacket (Biscay Jacket) is $189, and the skirt (Biscay Pencil Skirt) is $99.

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Suit of the Week: Boss

For 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 in love with this twist detail that Boss is putting on several of its blouses and dresses — it’s so sophisticated, yet different from what else I’ve seen out there.  Still, the cons: some reviewers note that the twisted fabric didn’t lay right on them — and I’m not sure I’m in love with the twist effect beneath the suit jacket.  I first spied this suit over at Bloomingdale’s, but Nordstrom has it marked 25% off, so huzzah! The jacket (Jimelana Stretch Wool Suit Jacket) is $431, the pants (Tamea 1 Straight Leg Stretch Wool Trousers) are $213, and the dress (Dimesa Twist Front Stretch Wool Dress) is $413. All regular sizes are 25% off, while all petite sizes are full price (alas!).

Looking for something more affordable? This light gray suit we featured a few weeks ago is now 33% off; meanwhile Express has a similar color option in sizes 00-18, and Talbots has a similar option in four size ranges.

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Suit of the Week: Calvin Klein Birdseye Stretch Suit (AND Deal Alert: Lots Of Affordable Workwear On Sale!)

calvin klein birdseye stretch suiting 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.

Wow — Dillards is having some great price reductions on workwear (lucky sizes only, of course, alas). Lots of Antonio Melani sheath dresses for $55 immediately jumped out at me; I’ll try to do a roundup later today. The pictured suit is lovely if you’re a fan of the dusty light blue suit — and it’s extremely affordable, which makes it a great first “fun suit” if you’ve already got the basics covered.  The jacket (Calvin Klein Birdseye Stretch Suiting Notched V-Neck Jacket) is now marked to $48.65, the skirt (Calvin Klein Birdseye Stretch Suiting Pencil Skirt) is $31; matching pants (not pictured) are also $31. Amazon has them in petites (blazerpants), but not on sale at all. May the odds be ever in your favor! ;)

Update: Oooh: this navy suit we featured a few weeks ago is on serious sale — I’ve also thrown together a quick gallery of some good deals for workwear at the Dillards sale (after the jump); most of what I’ve pictured is under $55. Note that some of it is final sale, so be careful to notice that when ordering!

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Suit of the Week: Classiques Entier

For 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 am in love with this sheath dress, which has a pieced-together look, like they’ve put fabric pieces together in an interesting way so that the pinstripes go in all directions. Even better, it has a matching jacket and matching full-length trousers that have a simple pinstripe. This lovely suit looks interesting and flattering and traditional, and super wearable for work, but you can also have fun with the dress by itself. The dress is $167 (was $279), the matching jacket (Pinstripe Suiting Jacket) is $179 (was $299), and the pants (Pinstripe Stretch Wool Trousers) are $119 (were $199).

Here’s a plus-size pinstripe suit and a plus-size pinstripe sheath dress.

(Psst: As we noted earlier today, the big Nordstrom sale is on — don’t miss our roundup!)

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Suit of the Week: Ted Baker London

For 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 often said that I prefer light gray to white in summer because I think it’s more wearable, and this light gray suit from Ted Baker is lovely. (Just a note: A lot of Ted Baker stuff right now has really lovely rose gold–tone hardware, including this suit.) I think the angular darts in the front are unusual and beautiful, and the blazer almost has a peplum cut to it. The single-button style looks nice, too. The suit comes in sizes 0-5 (oo-14) at Nordstrom. The jacket (Radiia Suit Jacket) is $429, the dress (Radiiad Suiting Sheath Dress) is $295; matching pants are $215.

This light gray suit at Talbots is more affordable and comes in four size ranges.

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