Suit of the Week

Piped JacketFor 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, 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: Applause to a designer for figuring out that a mini-skirt is not the right look for a suit.  And we loooove this suit — but we might caution that the look is going to look amazing on a beanpole, but perhaps a bit frump for a curvier girl.  Still, for the ladies who can wear it, this is a great look — the piping makes it just a bit different, and it accomplishes being ladylike and a wee bit sexy, all at the same time.  We also like the fact that it’s a dress.  The whole thing is a tiny, wee bit of a splurge: the jacket (Piped Jacket) is $1295, and the dress (Piped Dress) is $995; both available at St. John’s Knits.

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Suit of the Week

DVF navy 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, which should be as classic and basic as you get — instead, this feature is about the slightly different suit that is fashionable, yet professional.

Lots of new suits are hitting the stores this week, apparently.  We really like this chic navy blue suit — we like the loose collar, the high waist of the skirt, and the texture of the shantung.  We do wish, however, that the skirt were longer than 20.5 inches (but hey, we’re sure the teenagers buying DvF suits will look great in it!).  If you’re 5’4 or below, though, we’d give it a try anyway.  The set is available at Saks for pre-order — the jacket (Jonesie Shantung Jersey Jacket) is $345, and the skirt (Chi-Chi High-Waisted Skirt) is $185.  (Incidentally — Saks is having tons of sales, with new products having hit the racks yesterday.)

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Suit of the Week

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, which should be as classic and basic as you get — instead, this feature is about the slightly different suit that is fashionable, yet professional.

Dillards is having some great online sales, and if you try to ignore the fact that, without fail, the model is wearing ugly sandals with pants that are too short.  We like this charcoal Antonio Melani suit — we think it would go great with a dark purple or royal blue top.  The jacket (Antonio Melani “Zelia” Jacket) is marked down to $83.58 (sizes 4, 10, 12, 14 only), and the pants (Antonio Melani “Antonio” Pants) are now $54.18 (sizes 6 and 12 only).

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Suit of the Week

Elie Tahari suit 1For 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, 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 a lot of online stores are clearing out their inventory of suits, meaning there are some good deals to be had, but finding a jacket and skirt in the same size can be a bit trying. (Saks, we’re looking at you.) We’re also a bit curious about all the miniskirtswe’re seeing with suits — who do they think is buying these things? Ok, rant over.  This suit is not on sale, but is a lovely basic gray — and we’re loving it with the red.  The jacket (Elie Tahari Exclusive for Nordstrom ‘Lorinda’ Jacket) is $298, and the pants (Elie Tahari Exclusive for Nordstrom ‘Theora’ Pants) are $198.

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Suit of the Week

kasper 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, 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 week, we’re liking this checkered black suit from Kasper.  We like the simplicity of it, save for the interesting button detail on the pockets.  We’d probably visit a tailor to see if he or she could make the back of the jacket a bit more fitted — but otherwise, great, simple suit.  It was $240 but is now on sale for $99 at Smart Bargains, available in sizes 6-18.   Kasper Black Birdseye Skirt Suit

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Suit of the Week

Neiman Marcus Belted Silk SkirtsuitFor 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, which should be as classic and basic as you get — instead, this feature is about the slightly different suit that is fashionable, yet professional.

Eeee — great suit from Kay Unger New York, but we may just be distracted by that great belt.  We like that it looks to be of a substantial, nubbly silk, so hopefully wrinkling won’t be a problem, and we like the slightly feminine ruffles at the neckline.  It’s $480 at Neiman Marcus (Belted Silk Skirtsuit), available in sizes 2 through 18.

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