Suit of the Week: Oscar de la Renta

skirt suit for work
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.

If you, like me, are a little appalled that December 25th is almost upon us, it’s nice to see that some stores are STILL offering delivery by Christmas, including Nordstrom and Amazon.  Huzzah! So if anyone on your wish list (or, ah, you) needs this lovely twill skirt suit from Oscar de la Renta, you can have it in no time.  I like the blue and white, the tweedy wool, and the very feminine, flattering cut of the jacket.  The jacket (Oscar de la Renta Shimmer Twill Jacket) is $2,690, and the dress (Oscar de la Renta Tie Neck Pencil Dress) is $1,990.

These two suits are both similar and more affordable (and both on sale!), and here’s a similar plus-size option. (Also, totally not similar, but doesn’t this striped blazer look much richer than $119?)

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Suit of the Week: New York & Co.

emerald green suit 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.

There are a few great workwear sales going on today (deep discounts over at the Limited, though their suits are down to lucky sizes/basics) — including the 50-75% off sitewide at New York & Co. This nice emerald “tweed” suit, which was already quite affordable, comes down a whopping 60%.  The jacket (7th Avenue Design Studio Jacket – Modern Fit – Two Button Tweed) was $80, but is now marked to $32; the pants (7th Avenue Design Studio Pant – Modern Fit – Straight Leg Tweed) were $52, but are now marked to $21.

Ladies, would you wear a dark green suit to work — and would you get more wear out of the pieces as separates, or as a single work outfit? 

Here’s a plus-size pants suit in green.

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Suit of the Week: Altuzarra

Stylish Work Outfit: The Power 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 creates a fashionable, yet professional work outfit.

Wow. We’ve talked about “power lipstick” before on this site, but one look at this amazing red pantsuit from Altuzarra and I think “power suit.”  Admittedly, you’ll get a lot less wear out of it than a black or navy suit — but if you want to be noticed (such as if you’re presenting, or going to a networking event, or going to a holiday office party), or already in a creative field, this may be worth taking a chance on.  (It reminds me of a more lux version of this Limited suit from a year or two ago.)  The little fringe details seem tasteful (considering they’re, you know, fringe details), and I’d wear both pieces separately as well. Gorgeous.  The blazer (ALTUZARRA Fenice fringe-trimmed slub stretch-crepe blazer) is $1,995, and the pants (ALTUZARRA Tom slub stretch-crepe flared pants) are $1,295.

Here’s a more affordable skirt suit, and here’s a plus-size option.

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Suit of the Week: Nanette Lepore

Stylish Skirt Suit: Nanette LeporeFor 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.

Ok, avert your eyes from the shoes (if you can), and focus instead on the pretty, pretty suit. The seams and pleats, while admittedly a bit corset inspired, still strike me as something that would be totally appropriate to work so long as other details are kept professional — for example, wear a drapey blouse instead of a camisole, and, you know, regular pumps instead of shiny silver shoes. Love the long hemline, and and I don’t think I’ve ever seen a similar fabric — it’s one part tweed, one part jacquard. Lovely. The jacket (Nanette Lepore J’Adore Jacket) is $498, and the skirt (Nanette Lepore
Embrace Me Pencil Skirt) is $248, both at Saks.

Here’s a more affordable navy jacquard skirt suit ($119, sizes 2-18), and here’s a lovely plus-size navy suit.

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Suit of the Week: Reiss

Reiss Ricca 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.

First: Love the skirt suit, love the color; classic but with a twist. But: the matching pants for this are tight and cropped, like so many other suits for sale right now, which will always look to me like a “fun suit.” (I need at least straight pants, bootcut pants, or proper trousers for an “important meeting” suit.) The jacket (Reiss Ricca Jacket) is $445, the skirt (Reiss Ricca Skirt) is $230, and the pants (Reiss Ricca Trouser) are $240.

Ladies, what are your thoughts — what kind of pantsuits are your favorite for important meetings? Or do you default to skirt suits on those occasions?

Here’s a lower-priced option and a plus-size alternative.

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Suit of the Week: Tomorrowland

Women's Tweed Suit | CorporetteFor 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.

Oooh: this lovely tweed suit from Tomorrowland makes for a chic take on the classic one-button suit.  I hate the shoes (yuuuck) but think the suit would be great for a casual day (and the pieces total workhorses as separates) with oxfords, ballet flats, or even sleek kitten heels.  The jacket (Tomorrowland Mélange Tweed Jacket) is $650, and the pants (Tomorrowland Tweed Pants) are $350.

Here’s a $69 version that also comes in plus sizes (ooh, and this is a lovely gray skirt suit for the same price).

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