Monday, August 3, 2009

Guest Blog: Does Your Suit Suit You?

This guest post was written by Jennifer and Melissa of Workchic.com. Workchic helps dress women for work by offering suggested outfits, fit guidelines, tips and tricks on how to look professional, feminine and chic. Check out the Workchic blog for tips and trends!

When buying a business suit it is important to find a style that fits you. If you are petite you want to give the illusion of a long and lean silhouette. If you are curvy you want to work with your curves to accentuate them in an appropriate way. We have tips to help you make sure your next suit fits right.



If you have a small and petite frame a pinstripe suit will elongate your look. You can go with one or two button blazers but find a style with princess seams. These allow for easier tailoring to shape the jacket to your body. Trousers should be a slim fit with a straight or narrow leg. Sharp oxfords continue the long line. We went with a simple v-neck tee and made this chic tapestry necklace from JaLa Designs the focal point.


If you are more curvy or busty, double breasted blazers help keep your look buttoned up and professional. We paired it with a pencil skirt to add more femininity. This jacket also has seeming to counture your waist into the skirt. A printed blouse will pop underneath a buttoned up blazer. Highlight the look with two toned earrings from Twisted Silver. We also found some bracelets with this effect. The rest of the accessories are simple and chic in black.


If you have a long and lean silhouette, brake up the line with darker trousers. We also went with a peplum jacket for soft curves. Three quarter sleeves means you don’t have to worry about the length. We paired the wide leg pants with a pointed toe ballet flat. To pop this outfit we selected a plum blouse and matching bracelets.

We’ve shown you navy pinstripes, black double breasted, and khaki peplum jacketed suits. Each style has it’s own unique details to help you look taller, slimmer, or softer and more feminine. Dress your unique frame with the style that will accentuate your assets while maintaining your professional image. Then visit your tailor to make sure the fit is perfect! Remember if the suit fits… buy it!

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the ideas, but as a curvy girl, I think flattering pencil skirts are REALLY hard to find. Usually, they are end up fitting a bit too 50's pin upish, something that might be good for a date but totally not something I would wear in the office. I actually think pencil skirts looks best on people with long, lean frames to give them some curves.

$amantha said...

I love the "long, lean" outfit. Great color scheme and looks totally comfy (pants AND flats) but still very feminine. Well done! All of them are great.

Custom suits said...

Well done!

spynetwork21 said...

These looks beautiful. I think what's lacking in the ensemble is a watch for each. I recommend would be michele watches.

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Anonymous said...

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Dan Moyer said...

The idea is super. I think it suit for me, I was confused, now it is clear to me that I have to follow your idea for becoming a perfect.