Womens suits are a stylish way to elevate your office wardrobe. Whether you’re looking for classic pinstripe picks or a more out-there option like a skirt suit, there’s a flattering silhouette to suit every style. Plus, suit separates are easy to pair with your favorite shoes, from menswear-inspired loafers to It sneakers or heels that are sure to put your best foot forward at a black tie event.
The womens suit has a long and boundary-pushing history. In 1870, actress Sarah Bernhardt was a pioneer of the female suit when she began wearing her ‘boys’ clothes’ in public, a sartorial move that challenged gender norms. Coco Chanel popularized women’s suits in the 1920s, and with nipped waists and full skirts, she elevated the look with a touch of femininity. The 1970s saw a massive rise in women entering the workforce, and Georgio Armani helped reclaim a masculine suit with androgynous shoulder pads.
As for the fit, consider taking a suit quiz (like the one by Sene) or getting your measurements done in-store to help you find a piece that’s just right for you. It’s also helpful to dry clean your suit together so it wears evenly and doesn’t become distorted over time.
Invest in a formal pant suit for women for your next big boardroom meeting or special event. For a chic look, choose a suit with tapered legs for a sleeker silhouette or straight legs for a more casual feel. Pair your suit with a crisp button up shirt from J.Crew or a tailored tee from Theory, and complete your outfit with ladylike pumps from Neous. Womens suits