Are you suited for business
Starters for finding the perfect interview/business suit for women
When dressing for business it can be quite overwhelming finding the perfect suit.
Well let me tell you that it doesn’t have to be. To help you find a business suit I’ve created a guide below to help you find the perfect suit.
Starting with color
Most professional women go for the traditional colors: black, navy blue, or charcoal grey.
Starting with a traditional colored suit is a great starter; as anything with too much details on a suit becomes memorable and therefore becomes harder for you to wear again. If you’re on a budget and is limited to buying a ton of professional wear all at once, it is easier to then break up solid colored pieces and incorporate them with other articles of clothing, so try to avoid buying pinstripes, pattern, and/or heavy textured suits in the beginning. Eventually overtime you can build onto your wardrobe and add in more non-traditional pieces that can be more fun and help reflect your personality.
TIP: Do not mix different fabrics to make a suit (mix & match) if it is not a matching set the undertones may be different and can cast a lighter or darker shade if you are not careful.
Depending on the brand the sizing and types of fits may vary store to store. 6 things to keep in mind when buying a suit jacket are: bust, buttons, lapels, suit length, shoulders, and sleeve length. You want a suit that compliments your body shape and causes proportion and balance.
The best materials to go for when buying a suit that is very cost efficient is: polyester, nylon, and rayon. It is a synthetic material that may not breathe as well as a pricier costing suit, but you will definitely get your monies worth. Another great benefit of these materials is that it stretches very well, it is perfect if you are fluctuating in between sizes and feels more comfortable when moving around.
Underneath your Blazer
Basics colors are best once again because it easy to play around with when coordinating with your suit: White, black, navy, pastel, etc. You can then build onto your collection later by adding in prints and florals.
A good rule of thumb for finding a blouse to wear underneath your suit jacket is not to buy a blouse smaller than a four-finger wide sleeve (anything smaller may cause your under garment to show and seem unprofessional) if you do plan on taking of your suit jacket through out the day…… Read more >>
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