Almost every working woman loves a good suit and it’s even better when you find one that has the perfect fit, size and colour. More often than not, we face situations where it’s difficult to choose which outfit to buy and which will look good. Read on for some useful tips on the same!
Pantsuits have been around for a while now and it doesn’t look like the trend is going away any time soon! All the more reason to invest in good quality suits when looking to upgrade your workwear wardrobe. But how do you make sure to choose suits that complement your style and size? Not to worry! We’ve compiled some tips and tricks to steer you in the right direction.
Pick The Right Shape
When it comes to suits, it’s better to play safe since they’re a long-term investment and will last much longer than other clothes and fashion accessories in your closet. It’s also one of the reasons why fashion when it comes to suits doesn’t change very often.
Over the years, suits have gone from baggy to slim fit but come 2022 and oversized fits are in vogue. But that doesn’t mean you should go for one. You can choose a short-length jacket or a longer one depending on your comfort level. You could also custom design your pantsuits in plus size in your preferred fabric so you can be at ease while you’re at work.
Go For Neutrals
While colours are all the rage this year, trends keep changing. Neutrals are a great option if you choose to invest in a suit as they’re always a classic. Important events like job interviews and client meetings often require you to dress somberly and neutral colours are a safer option. Once you’re comfortable in neutrals and are more sure of the audience around you, you can slowly start experimenting with different shades and colours but before that, you can stick with neutral shades like grey, navy blue, brown, etc.
Pick the Right Shoulders
Regardless of what’s trending in suits, it’s important to wear one that has the right shoulder fit. This could vary based on your build. For example, if you’re slim then you would do good with a strong shoulder fit and if you’re plus size, pantsuits with a soft shoulder are what you should go for.
Always make sure to inspect your pantsuit before you make a purchase. Wear your jacket, stretch and bend to make sure you’re able to move with ease.
Avoid Mixing Patterns
It’s better for your pants and jacket to have the same pattern. Mixing patterns doesn’t work very well, especially with pantsuits. For example, if your pants have stripes then your jacket should have pretty much the same pattern and not polka dots. Your blouse could have a different pattern in such situations but if all three pieces of your pantsuit have different patterns, it will look super messy.
Leave pattern experimenting for casual days and after-work dinner parties but keep your patterns simple when it comes to workwear.
Choose the Fabric Wisely
The most important part of your suit is the fabric and a good suit should have a comfortable, breathable fabric that doesn’t allow you to suffocate since you are required to wear them for long hours.
There are a lot of fabric options and here is a couple that you can choose from:
Polyester, linen, cashmere, silk, wool and cotton and blends like Poly Cotton blend , poly viscose blend etc. Each of these materials has different specifications and is unique among themselves.
- Polyester is considered to be a great material for suits because it’s synthetic, can retain heat and does not get wrinkled easily. However, some do have a glossy shine.
- Silk has a lustrous shine and it’s also very soft but is not very appealing to all women
- Linen and cotton are both excellent choices for summer but both get wrinkled very easily
- Cashmere is a luxurious fabric that’s also quite expensive
- Wool is versatile and expensive and the ideal material for winters.
Less is More When it comes to Accessories
Pay attention to proportion when it comes to accessories. Belts are a great way to define your waistline and help create a shape. Make sure to wear belts in a neutral shade and keep the jazzy stuff for after-work hours. Suits look great when worn with pointed-toe shoes helping to lengthen your legs and your overall silhouette.
Carry a medium shaped structured tote that is proportional to your body shape. Carrying a bag that’s too small will make you appear larger.
Style comes in different shapes and sizes
A suit has the power to make you feel confident and can be a game changer in the workplace. Power dressing has become an essential part of the office as it depicts your confidence and grooms your individuality at work. For years, plus sizes have been forced to conform to a particular type of clothing that are usually cheaply made separates and matronly suits but not anymore.
Pantsuits are effortless and do not require much styling. To add a bit of personal flair, you can add a statement piece, a trendy bag and a great pair of heels to make your suit stand out, especially when you’re attending work events. You can also choose to keep it simple and let your pantsuit do all the talking.