Suit of the Week: L.K. Bennett

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: I’m sure we’ve featured the Judi jacket from L.K. Bennett before, but this dark belted purple is so lovely — interesting, but still subdued. There’s definitely a matching skirt, and I believe the pictured dress matches as well. Alas, it isn’t pictured on a model at the LKB site, but you can see it in teal on Kate Middleton in our post on whether or not lawyers can wear interesting suits to court. Weirdly, each of the three pieces is $395.

A couple of other options for purple suits: a more affordable one and one that comes in plus sizes (it’s a pantsuit, however).

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Announcing… our new Guide to Business Casual for Women!

Guide to Business Casual for WomenEven though our focus here at Corporette® tends to be on conservative business attire (women’s suits and sheath dresses for the win!), we’ve done a TON of posts over the years offering advice on business casual — so we’re happy to announce our new Guide to Business Casual for Women! We’ve rounded up some of our best posts over the years (and identified a few obvious holes, like reviewing the different “types” of business casual offices women may encounter, from smart casual attire to casual business attire to California professional — stay tuned for that one). Hopefully this will be a great resource for you if you’ve got a business casual conference, an informal interview, or if you transition from a conservative office to a business casual office. We intend this to be a living page that we’ll update regularly, much like our Guide to Comfortable Heels and Wardrobe Essentials for Work.

Some questions for you, ladies, possibly for future posts and additions to our Guide to Business Casual for Women:

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Wednesday’s Workwear Report: Colorblock Sheath Dress

Our daily workwear reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

The interesting thing about Lauren Ralph Lauren (and the other many names they sell under) is that they’ve had the same or similar dresses for about 1,000 years, and they’re all pretty good bets for the office — although some of them cross the line into office/cocktail. They’re made from a stretchy, almost crepe-y material — I wouldn’t call it a heavy ponte or anything like that — and they’re usually machine washable. The color isn’t going to fade, and they’re not going to pill, but the fabric feels kind of fake because it’s typically something like 95% polyester and 5% elastane like this one. If you’re OK with that (and possibly willing to wear Spanx), they can be a really good part of your work wardrobe. This pretty colorblock dress is available in plus sizes (14W–24W) at Nordstrom and is $119. Colorblock Sheath Dress

Similar options are available in green for petites, black/cream for sizes 2–18, and burgundy/black for sizes S–XL (for only $59).

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Coffee Break: Audrey Flats

audrey flats in embellished tweedThese embelllished flats are all kinds of cute — and they’re only $118 over at J.Crew (marked down today from their full price of $158). In my mind, they’re the perfect kind of thing to wear with a really neutral outfit, such as an all navy or all black monochromatic look — perhaps with a bold red lip. There’s a very similar pair of kitten-heeled mules if you want a teensy bit of height. Pictured: Audrey flats in embellished tweed

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Previously, on Corporette…

Corp-square-201Travel back in the Corporette time capsule… Here’s what was on our minds oh so many moons ago. 

One year ago…

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Tuesday’s Workwear Report: Side-Knot Skirt

Our daily workwear reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

This side-knot skirt from Diane von Furstenberg is gorgeous. I love the stretch suiting fabric, the decorative knot at the waist, and the front overlay. I also love that it actually has pockets (and it’s a hidden side zip so I don’t think it’s exactly a wrap). It’s styled in an interesting way with these loafer mules, although I think it would look like a classic, sophisticated skirt with just normal pumps — but that’s me. It’s $248 at Shopbop and comes in sizes 0–14. Side Knot Skirt

Two lower-priced options are at Last Call and Amazon, and ASOS has one in sizes 12–24.

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