For busy working women, the suit is often the easiest outfit to throw on in the morning. In general, this feature is not about interview suits for women, which should be as classic and basic as you get — instead, this feature is about the slightly different suit that is fashionable, yet professional.
It’s going to be really interesting what happens to traditional corporate attire when this is all done — The Atlantic is already saying the office dress code should die. I suspect it’ll be a combination of how long the stay-at-home orders continue, in how many waves — and in part on the health of the companies who make more traditional corporate attire, which has a lot to do with factors beyond whether or not they make cute clothes (supply chains, brick and mortar leases, how much cash they have on hand, etc, etc).
I know that right now during quarantine, many judges are still dressing up in traditional robes (and ties, for the men) — so I suspect for the moment the suggestion still holds that you should dress as professionally as possible if you have a job interview, court appearance, or other major work thing. I like this Brooks Brothers suit because it has a traditional collar (great for Zoom!) and a subtle, flattering navy pinstripe — plus, it’s 30% off right now and available in petite and regular sizes up to 16. The pieces are $228-$498 full price, with matching pieces including straight pants, a pencil skirt, and a really lovely sheath dress with an interesting neckline and short sleeves.
Psst: Not a suit but FYI Ann Taylor has a TON of dresses marked down to $35 right now, including lots that were $129-$179. This pretty sheath dress would be my top pick, but this matte wrap dress is a comfy classic too.
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