Suit of the Week: Acne Studios

Acne Womens 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 haven’t talked about ankle pants at work for a long while, so I’m curious: does this suit read as “conservative” to everyone else as it does to me? I think, for me, ankle pants have finally crossed the line and become appropriate for all but the most formal of work occasions (interview, presentation). I think the tailoring looks impeccable, and the wool/mohair blend sounds cozy and warm. The blazer (Acne Studios Wool Suit-Jacket) is $670, and the pants (Acne Studios Wool Suiting Pants) are $360, both at Saks.

Psst: J.Crew and Limited both have a similar look for less, and Lafayette 148 New York has a similar look (jacket + pants) for plus sizes.

 

 

 

Acne Studios womens suit

Suit of the Week: Halogen

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.

Halogen Diamond Stretch SuitHappy Wednesday! I’m liking this lovely textured suit from Halogen, which looks fashionable but classic at the same time.  I like that it’s super affordable and comes in regular and petite sizes.  I like the care instructions, too — although I normally do prefer to dry clean my suits, it’s nice to know that the instructions here are to “dry clean,” not “dry clean only.”  The jacket (Diamond Stretch Peplum Jacket) is $138, the pants (Quinn Diamond Stretch Pants) are $88, and the skirt (Diamond Stretch Suit Skirt) is $68.  It’s nice that all three pieces come in sizes 0-16.

I’m a bit annoyed on the readers’ behalf that I can’t find a similar suit for plus sizes. A muted color, an interesting texture, flattering details — are we asking too much?  Here’s one Le Suit option with a slightly interesting fabric, a Mynt 1792 blazer with some interesting details, and — not textured at all, but looks lovely — a simple black Talbots suit (also available in women’s petites).

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Suit of the Week: Escada

Corporette's Suit of the Week: EscadaFor 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: I looove this jacket and skirt from Escada. The texture and color are amazing, and the skirt looks like it drapes surprisingly well for what strikes me as a stiff fabric. I love the fitted look to the jacket, as well. The jacket (Escada Checkerboard Jacquard Jacket) is $1295, and the skirt (Escada Checkerboard Jacquard Skirt) is $575. Lovely.

Psst: Two less expensive options are this one from Tahari ASL (sizes 2-18) and this green suit from The Limited that we featured a few weeks ago. Here’s a plus-size alternative from Le Suit.

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Suit of the Week: Stizzoli

Corporette's Suit of the Week: StizzoliFor 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.

Fun story: I was originally going to make this affordable Jones New York houndstooth blazer and dress the focus of today’s Suit of the Week — but while looking for the plus-sized option I found this gorgeous suit (pictured).  The Stizzoli brand is totally new to me, but everything they have at Saks is amazing (albeit pricey); I’m a bit bummed they only come in plus sizes!  The jacket (Tweed Printed Jacket) is $635; the skirt (Tweed Skirt) is $330 — there is also a matching dress for $525.  All are available in sizes 14-24.

(If you really like the JNY suit, note that they have a ton more options — including plus sizes — on JonesNewYork.com, where the entire site is 25% off (anniversary sale).)

houndstooth tweed suit

 

Suit of the Week: The Limited

Corporette's Suit of the Week: The LimitedFor 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 seems like I just sang the praises of the Limited’s new Collection collection (and particularly the sheath dress) — but I was excited to see all of the pieces (and more) available in this lovely wine-colored hue.  I think this looks like a great nonbasic suit to add to your closet — wear it with cobalt, gray, black, navy, white, even a pop of bright red or bright orange for contrast.  There are so many pieces — and all of them are 40% off with code FALLNOW. Pictured below:  the jacket (Collection Flap Pocket Jacket) is $158, but comes to $94.80, and the sheath dress (Collection Sheath Dress) is $98 but comes to $59.  Next, the Collection Lexie Flare Pants were $79.95, but now come to $39.90. Next, they have an online exclusive Colorblock Sheath Dress that is $98 but comes to $59.  Finally,  the Collection Tuxedo Vest was $70 but comes to $42, and the Collection Drew Bootcut Pants come all the way down to $39.90. (How do we feel about vests as suiting separates, ladies?) Not pictured: the skirt (Collection Inset Pencil Skirt) is $59.90, but comes to $34.90.  All are available in regular, petite, and tall sizes.

purple womens suitPsst: here’s a plus-size suit option (which also comes in misses sizes).

Suit of the Week: Max Mara

Corporette's Suit of the Week: Max MaraCorporette's Suit of the Week: Max MaraFor 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.

As I noted in yesterday’s post on the buying suits beyond interview colors, brown has never been my favorite suiting color — but a lighter, almost reddish brown was, perhaps because I felt more comfortable wearing it with black accents.  This brown is somewhere in between, but it looks like it’s gorgeously tailored, and I always love a wool/silk blend.  The jacket (Max Mara Olinda Wool & Silk Blazer) is $995, and the pants (Max Mara Tondo Wool & Silk Pants) are $515, both at Saks. Readers, do you wear brown suits? What are your thoughts?

brown-womens-suit

Psst: here’s a less expensive option, and a plus-size option.