2018 Update: We still love this gorgeous navy suit from Reiss, but since it’s sold out here are some other options: budget / investment suit / plus size suit! If you’re new here, welcome — take a look at our entire guide to suits for women as well as our guide to comfortable heels — and you may also want to take a look at our most recent roundup of suits for women, from budget choices to splurges.
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.
The dress is what caught my eye here first — a nice high V with darts, an inset waist, wide shoulders… I love that you can wear it with or without belt. But the rest of the set is pretty hot as well: the fitted blazer (love those darts in the back!), the tapered ankle-length trousers, the simple skirt (pictured at top). I’ll take it all right now, s’il vous plait. The blazer (Topaz Blazer) is $425, the dress (Topaz Dress) is $340, the pants (Topaz Trousers) are $230, and the skirt (Topaz Skirt) is $195. Also note: this is a great example of wearing black with navy.
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