The Best Ways to Wear Suiting

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22 December 2022

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No matter the occasion, a sleek suit will always be in style. During fashion week, it’s not rare for stylish showgoers wearing some version of suiting. 

Pulling on a well-tailored blazer and matching pants, paired with a crisp white T-shirt and your favourite sneakers is a go-to look when we’re having an ‘I have nothing to wear’ day here at Woman. While you can’t look past the pant and blazer set, there are many other ways to incorporate suiting into your wardrobe.

A few suiting tips

– If you’re purchasing suiting from the likes of Zara and Mango, take it to your tailor and have them make a few adjustments. Small changes will completely change how the suit sits on your body, and it will immediately look more expensive.

– Purchase a few classic colourways – black, beige, white, grey – and mix and match. Wear the beige pants and black blazer together, and vice versa – it will give you a multitude of different looks without overbuying. 

– Suiting doesn’t have to be restricted to the boardroom. Experiment with dressing high and low, casual and black tie pieces together to get more wear from your wardrobe.

The Three-Piece Suit

Making waves recently, the three-piece suit is well and truly back. Margot Robbie made a case for traditional tailoring with recent styling. Maggie Marilyn’s seven-piece Tailoring Range provides incredible options for different three-piece suits – with the addition of a mini skirt or tailored midi in place of the trouser. 

Shop our pick, the Maggie Marilyn Tailoring: Waistcoat, Dinner Jacket and Trouser

The Statement Blazer

Suiting doesn’t need to be a full set. Purchasing a statement blazer can have just as much impact, if not more, than a coordinated set. A statement can mean a number of things – bright colours, patterns or even cutouts. We especially love an embellished blazer for special nights out and to bring a bit of bling to a subtle outfit. 

Shop our pick, the Ganni Oversized Blazer

The Oversized Suit

An oversized suit is the best option for a more casual, everyday look. With a bigger-the-better motto, oversized is the ideal foundation for layering pieces and works well paired with trendy sneakers. Finish off the look with a statement handbag. 

Shop our pick, the Frankie Lou Blazer

The Suit and Tie

Who said a suit and tie is only reserved for men? For your next formal event, take inspiration from Lily Collins and make it your own with your choice of a straight or bow tie, shirt or no shirt. It’s all in the styling and confidence to pull this traditionally male ensemble. Pick a pair of amazing heels to feature, opting for a colour to bring a feminine aspect. 

Shop our pick, the Gucci Tie for an extra statement.

The Shorts Set

Take your shorts to a new level, with a matching blazer. We love how Caitlin Crisp styles their summe set with the addition of a matching crop. This set will work perfectly over a one-piece swimsuit, doubling as a bodysuit for summer BBQs and evening parties. Both pieces can easily be worn separately, which we love to extend the lifetime of your purchases! 

Shop our pick, the Caitlin Crisp Phoebe Blazer and Bon Voyage Short.

The Alternative Two Piece

While the three-piece suit makes for a stunning formal look, you can easily rock the vest and pant look, especially as the weather improves! Paired with a stylish pair of sandals, or trendy sneakers (think Adidas Samba ) the alternative two-piece suit is extremely versatile. Once you’ve got the vest and pants, mix and max with other coloured suits for multiple looks. 

Shop our pick, the Camilla and Marc Madrid Blazer and Pant.

The Summer Friendly Suit

Heading away somewhere tropical, attending a summer wedding or needing a work-friendly option when the temperature rises? A linen set still looks put together but is breezy and floaty in the summer heat. 

Shop our pick, the Max Linen Blazer

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