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

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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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Suit of the Week: Stella McCartney

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 already know I’m biased in favor of blue suits, but c’mon — if you had the money, wouldn’t you want this suit? I like that this suit looks like it can be worn in multiple seasons, made springy in the spring with lots of white accents, as pictured — but that it could very easily look more autumnal with darker accents, whether they’re neutral (black, navy) or darker jewel tones. My eyebrows raised a bit to see that Net-a-Porter’s calling the pants track pants, as to my eye the pants are lacking the banded bottom cuff and resulting slightly poufy sweatpant-look that I generally find so offensive about track pants. (They do have a pull-on waist, but hey, just what you need for all those big summer associate lunches, right?) The pictured suit is Stella McCartney; the jacket (Mattea stretch-cady blazer) is $1,515, and the pants (Tamara stretch-crepe track pants) are $650.

Looking for something similar? This skirt suit comes in plus and regular sizes, and this $123 pantsuit (with today’s sale) comes in sizes 2-18.

Psst: Does this outfit make anyone’s else’s eyes hurt?

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Suit of the Week: White House Black Market

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’re on the hunt for a white suit for summer, this traditional version might be just what you’re looking for — the bootcut pants, wider lapels, and one-button are all classic features.  (If you’re looking for full-length trousers for work in general, do note that WHBM has a ton of them in stock — and in short, tall, and regular sizes up to 16 (generally). Also, this dress is now marked to $70 and is delightful.) The pictured suit jacket (Miranda Suiting Jacket) is $150, and the pants (Miranda Suiting Slim Bootcut Pants) are $99.

Psst: sure, April 1 was more than a month ago, but if you’re on the hunt for a silly suit, here you go…

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