Update 2018: We still think this is a nice roundup of plus-size workwear and suiting, but you may also want to check out our more recent post on where to find stylish plus-size suits for work. It’s been such a long time in general since we talked about plus-sized workwear, that I thought an open … Read More about Plus-Sized Workwear and Suiting
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.
2019 Update: This is still a fun discussion on design no-nos for women’s workwear — but if you want to see our current thoughts on design mistakes for workwear, click here! Far too frequently, I see a garment that makes me want to take the designer by the shoulders, shake them, and ask WHAT WERE … Read More about Open Thread: Design No-nos for Women’s Workwear
2017 Update: We still stand by this advice below, bu you can also check out our more recent discussion on how to avoid professional frump. We got this reader mail a little while ago, and it seems appropriate in light of the response to this morning’s cardi set (wow, you guys did NOT like that). … Read More about Some Thoughts on Frump
We’re curious what the readers have to say about today’s reader mail: This is embarrassing, but I’ve been fighting a losing battle with my weight for a while now. Before the holidays, I had about a week and a half”s worth of clothes that still fit. After the holidays I’m now down to a few … Read More about Reader Mail: When Should I Give Up and Buy a Larger Wardrobe?
Today’s reader mail comes from J, who is trying to keep her pants from dragging on the ground… As a New Yorker, I walk at least a couple blocks to get to commute to work. As many women do, I usually leave my heels at my desk at work and wear more comfortable shoes to … Read More about Reader Mail: On pant lengths and shoes…
About a week ago we asked you: when is your skirt too short for work? The poll is still ongoing, but we thought we’d fill you in on the results so far. Tons of people voted (thank you, Above the Law, for the link!), and the majority of you (31%) said that C was fine, … Read More about Poll Results: We wear…. not so short skirts
Frequently, women’s suits are sold as separates with interchangeable parts. One woman’s skirt suit might be another woman’s pantsuit — or maybe the same woman owns all 3 pieces and wears the jacket with the pants some days, or the skirt by itself other days, or . . . you get the picture. When you … Read More about Corporette 101: Always Clean Matching Items Together
Sometimes, women new to suits don’t realize that when you purchase it off the rack, there are a number of things that are sewn up for display purposes that should not be sewn up once you wear them. Namely, pockets on jackets and pants, slits in skirts, and vents on jackets. Slits and vents will … Read More about Corporette 101: Rip Your Clothes