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.
Sigh: I hate when retailers refuse to show suiting pieces together. You know, as a suit. This Italian flannel set (which, in addition to the pieces I’m featuring includes two matching skirts, three matching pants, and a longer jacket) looks classic and feminine without veering into frumpy — and I like that all of the pieces are offered in multiple colors (some of which are either sold out entirely, like the teal, or are very nearly sold out, like the navy). All pieces are still available to some degree in “pumpkin” (pictured below), navy, beige, brown, gray, and black, and are offered with sizes 2-20 for misses, petites, woman, and woman petites. The ruched jacket shown above and below (Talbots Italian Flannel Ruched Jacket) is $199; the dress (Talbots Italian Flannel Sheath Dress) is $169.