Hunting for workwear that fits you perfectly? We just did a mini-update to our roundup.
What Stylish Women Get Tailored
We've offered a lot of tailoring clothes tips over the years, from the best alterations for suits to the most common tailoring requests that stylish women make. These are some of our best posts on point, including:
- A Guide to Suiting Alterations
- Tailoring Alterations for Women: What to Ask For To Look More Polished
- How to Get Your Pants Hemmed
- Top Five Alterations for Women (Reader Poll)
- How Short is Too Short for a Skirt
You may also want to check out our series on Workwear Stores Off the Beaten Path, as well as some of our discussions on the best made-to-order clothes for professional women.
XXS Work Clothes: Shopping Tips When You’re Slim But Not Petite
If you’re slim with a small frame, but too tall for petite sizes, where do you shop?
Busty Blazers: How to Find Interview Suits if You’re Curvy
Which are the best blazers if you’re small and busty? Where can you find interview suits if you’re curvy? Reader K wonders: One of my biggest obstacles when it comes to finding business appropriate clothes are my breasts. I feel like it’s impossible to find a jacket or blouse that won’t either pull or else … Read More about Busty Blazers: How to Find Interview Suits if You’re Curvy
The Best Sewing Patterns for Workwear Outfits
If you’re a sewist or a knitter, how did you get started with the hobby? Have you tried making your own workwear? What are your favorite sources for knitting or sewing patterns for workwear outfits?
10 Stores That Offer Free Alterations
We’ve rounded up 10 stores that can save you a bit of money by providing free alterations on your purchases.
Suits for Tall Girls
Hunting for suits for tall girls? You’re not alone — it can be really tough to find good options.
How to Find The Perfect Plus-Size Blazer
The perfect fit for a plus-size blazer can be elusive, so I’m thrilled to introduce today’s guest poster, Kathryn Rubino. In addition to being a plus-sized lawyer and overachieving chick, I’m proud to count her among my most fashionable friends. – Kat The search for the perfect blazer is age old, and for those of … Read More about How to Find The Perfect Plus-Size Blazer
How to Shop for Clothes While Losing Weight
It can feel like a hard-fought victory to lose weight — but buying a new wardrobe for every size on the way can be an expensive habit! So how can you look stylish and put together while your weight is fluctuating?
Tailoring Alterations for Women: What to Ask For to Look More Polished
What are the most helpful alterations a tailor can make for professional women? What tailoring alterations really make an impact in looking polished? Reader L wrote in with this question, and I thought it might make an interesting open thread: I’m 99% sure you did something on this years ago but could be worth reviving … Read More about Tailoring Alterations for Women: What to Ask For to Look More Polished
Cheap Suits: How Low Can You Go?
Readers, what differences do you see in different price ranges for suits? How much does YOUR average suit cost (both in terms of sticker price and in terms of what you’ll actually pay, after any discounts)?
The Best Work Clothes for Different Body Types
Pear… apple… hourglass… triangle… ruler… what’s your body type? More importantly, which are the best work clothes for different body types? Whatever your size or shape, what is your power outfit — the general style/shapes of clothes that make you feel great? Kate and I have studied the comments on our last post on dressing for … Read More about The Best Work Clothes for Different Body Types
How To Buy Quality Pieces Without Looking Old
A reader wondered if she was too “young” to buy quality workwear like Armani, St. John, and Chanel…