Suit of the Week: Express

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.

Here’s a question for the readers: What are your your favorite stores for affordable suits now that The Limited has shuttered (Chapter 11) and other places are closing down too (or drastically limiting their suiting options)? Do you have any to recommend? This suit at Express is a nice casual option. I like that it’s a linen blend, and I like the pretty blue shade as well. You could wear the pants or blazer by themselves, as well, and in general this looks like a good suit. There are only a few reviews, but they’re positive. In general, Express (in my experience) tends to be fairly curvy-friendly. The jacket (24-Inch Linen Blend One Button Jacket) is $138, and the pants (Mid-Rise Linen-Blend Barely Boot Columnist Pant), which come in regular, short, and long, are $79. (Buy 1, get 1 50% off.)

Because some of the sizes are sold out or pretty low in stock for this suit, we’re also sharing the 24-Inch One Button Jacket, which is $128 and comes in 11 (!) colors, including celestial blue, festive green, cranberry, an orangey red (actually called “red”), and more. In general, there are a lot of fun colors at Express if you’re looking for an affordable suit.

Here’s a plus-size linen-blend blazer.

Also: How is Administrative Professionals Day going? What did you get your assistant?

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Suit of the Week: Brooks Brothers

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 Brooks Brothers suit seems gorgeous (although I might leave out the scarf if I were the one to style it). I love how the skirt has a pieced-together look, as well as the blazer. I also like the high collarless style with the two buttons, and I think it just looks like a great suit. It’s interesting that it has welt pockets, too. I don’t like sandals with suits — I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again — but add a basic pump and now we’re talkin’. I would wear this mostly as separates because I think a little cropped blazer like this can be used in a lot of different ways, and I think the skirt is lovely too. The jacket (Jacquard Cropped Jacket) is $498, and the skirt (Jacquard A-Line Skirt) is $268 (and, well, if you buy 2, you get the 3rd free).

Two lower-priced options are here and here, and here’s a plus-size option.

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Suit of the Week: Antonio Melani

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 Antonio Melani is lovely. I like the melange fabric that looks like it’s sort of stretchy — the suit looks comfortable but it’s got some structure. I also really like the collarless blazer style and the fitted look. It comes in sizes 0-14 at Dillard’s. The jacket (Antonio Melani Felicity Stretch Melange Jacket) is $199, and the skirt (Antonio Melani Denzel Stretch Melange Pencil Skirt) is $99.

Here’s a plus-size option.

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Suit of the Week: Brooks Brothers

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 was intrigued to see this navy pinstripe suit because it features Brooks Brothers’ signature BrooksCool fabric, which can be awesome in a couple of ways: If you need to wear a wool suit in the middle of summer and you don’t want to melt, if you tend to run warm, or, for older women, if you’re having hot flashes. This fabric is water-repellent and crease-resistant, making it ideal for travel, too. I also like the grosgrain detail on the inside and the seam binding. It’s just a gorgeous, typically well-made Brooks Brothers suit. The jacket (Pinstripe BrooksCool® Two-Button Jacket) is $398, the pants (Pinstripe High-Waisted BrooksCool® Pants) are $298, and the skirt (not pictured) is $198.

Here’s a more affordable navy pinstripe suit, and a black pinstripe, and here’s a plus-size option.

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Suit of the Week: Dolce & Gabbana

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.

Oooh: cute suits are starting to hit the racks again, ladies. (It always feels like there’s a lull between seasons!) There were a lot of good candidates for today, but the suit I’m loving most this week is this lovely dot print blazer and pants from Dolce & Gabbana. The dot feels so fresh, especially with the severe black and traditional details like the three pockets — and it’s interesting to note that the lapels here are much wider than we’ve been seeing for a while. The jacket (Dot Print Blazer) is $2595, and the pants (Dot Print Slim Ankle Pants) are $995.

Looking for something similar but more affordable? This indigo dot jacquard blazer is $109 and comes in regular, petite, women’s, and women’s petite sizes.

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Suit of the Week: Basler

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 thought this lovely suit was purple for sure, but it’s actually navy. It has a gorgeous pleated back, which I kind of like more on a navy suit — typically you see fanciful details like this on colorful suits but I think you’ll get a lot more wear out of navy. If you don’t like the pleated-back blazer, they do have a more traditional, notch-lapel, two-button blazer. The pictured jacket (Pleated Back Blazer) is $495, and the pants (Bella Pants) are $295.

Here are two more affordable pleated-back blazers: Club Monaco and Shelli Segal, as well as a plus-size option + two pants.

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