5 best suits for women

5 best suits for women

Suits are back!

Was it Marlene Dietrich in the 1940s who started our long term relationship with the trouser suit? Honestly, I’m not sure where it all began, but I do know that you should wear your suit which ever way you like it ……

– masculine, feminine, with trousers or a dress or a skirt. Doesn’t matter which way as long as you have two pieces, you love them both and you are happy to mash it up a little.

Advice from London Fashion Week is to dress it down and mix it up – i.e. wear with a t-shirt or trainers or cowboy boots. It’s not quite the full on 1980s power dressing, but I’m certainly looking forward to a bit of extra tailoring. Take care to choose a fabric and cut that work well for your colouring and body shape.

“This isn’t the 1980s, so discount Melanie Griffith’s office look in Working Girl and think of the slightly off note of sneakers with a pencil skirt

Lauren Cochrane The Guardian

Suits are smart and flattering as well as versatile as beautifully illustrated by Jo Jones in The Guardian 5 ways to wear a suit – in pictures, A versatile suit is really worth the investment. This month I have trawled the net to find my pick of 5 of the best.

1. Warehouse Textured Blazer £56 and Textured Peg Trouser £39

2. Zara Checked Double Breasted Coat £69.99 with High Waisted Checked Trousers £29.99

3. Winser London Crepe Jersey A Line Coat £250 with Shift Dress £125

4. Karen Millen Tailored Suit Jacket Red £199 with Tailored Wide-Leg Trouser Red £140

5. The Fold Donmar Jacket Petrol Green Satin £345 with Tailored Trousers £225

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About The Author
Ellen Bletsoe I like to provide a space in which my clients can define and celebrate their own style. Qualified Personal Stylist and Master of The Federation of Image Professionals International.

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