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.
We haven’t seen a suit like this in a while, so we thought we’d post. We like the way the outfit goes to extremes — when worn with the jacket, it’s very professional and buttoned-up. But the dress, by itself, is feminine and plays up a woman’s curves with a silk bodice and an interestingly-detailed belt. To us, this is a great “big day” suit — make your argument with the jacket on, and then go straight from the courthouse or boardroom to a dinner date with your significant other to celebrate the success of the presentation. The jacket (Elie Tahari ‘Nadine’ Jacket) is $498, and the dress (Elie Tahari ‘Faith’ Dress) is $448; both are available at Nordstrom’s.