Top five tips for buying a womens suit
As the weather is changing you might want to think about updating your office wardrobe. Here are a few tips to convey professionalism and competence with a crisp, well-fitted business suit. It is an investment piece and worth taking your time to ensure you select the right one
As professional women seeking to nurture her business into maturity, it’s critical to have dressier options in her wardrobe when the occasion calls — a meeting with a potential business partner, for instance, or a press launch or networking event.
From colour to fabric to fit, if the prospect of buying a suit seems slightly befuddling, look no further.
Check out our top tips right here:
Pick a shape that suits you
As always, do not follow a fashion trend (this will date your suit fast) A suit should be an investment piece and be worn longer than the fashion fad. A shorter length jacket Vs a longer length jacket, a skit Vs trousers, pick what best suits your frame. Over the past few years, suit styles have slimmed significantly. However this doesn’t necessarily mean to strive for a super-skinny fit.
Pick a neutral Colour
If this is your first suit then It’s best to start with neutral colours, (Navy, Charcoal Grey, and Beige) in a job interview you want them to notice you and your words first, not what you are wearing, however they will notice if you are badly dressed.
If you are a connoisseur, and have lots of bright red/pink suits in your closet, then having a neutral colour in your wardrobe will never hurt, there will be situations where a dark/neutral suit will be called for
Bonus tip: Try and steer away from black in a business setting, you’re not going to a cocktail party
Watch the shoulders
You should always ensure the suit complements your frame, for example I have very slanted shoulders so a strong shoulder suits me best. If you have strong shoulders a softer shoulder fit will suit you best. Suit shoulders should hug your own and appear neat, there should be no excess material or fabric that looks strained. Pull your arms forward and around you – if the seam feels tight and uncomfortable, opt for a larger size or a different fit.
Do not mix more than two patterns
Do not wear a one pattern jacket, one bottom and a print blouse, it will just look like a hot mess, a patterned matching suit and another patterned blouse will, look stunning.
Choose the cloth wisely
A good suit should be breathable. It should help keep the body at an even temperature and should not trap heat.
Polyester, is generally, what you will see in most high street stores. Due to it being synthetic, polyester retains heat and gets wrinkled easily. Some polyester fabrics also have a glossy shine – so always look at the fabric composition label. Silk is beautiful and also has a luxurious shine that doesn’t appeal to all women. Cashmere is king and has a kings price tag attached, while cotton and linen are great for the summer but crease very easily. 100% wool is a sensible price and versatile.
You don’t have to wear a skirt anymore
Decide between a skirt and pants, or buy both. The traditional skirt suit is appropriate in highly formal business settings, but the relaxed pantsuit is sometimes acceptable now Hillary has popularised them. It might be practical to buy a three-piece set: jacket, skirt and pants.
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