You only need to look at the women running our planet and businesses to know that a well cut suit makes a sartorial statement like no other.
Whether for work or play, finding a great piece of tailoring is the key to wardrobe happiness this summer. Tired of your usual office wear or floral wedding outfit roster? Ditch the dresses and upgrade to a two piece for a look at exudes both class and confidence instead.
Here are five of the best.
1. Millie Mackintosh Ashes Co-Ord
A scarlet suit is a daring choice, but one look at this Millie Mackintosh two-piece proves it’s a risk worth taking. With a longline cut and notch lapels, the blazer’s shape is slimming without being clingy while the cigarette trousers have a high enough waist to be comfortable. Team with stilettos and a hot pink blouse for a summer party look that everyone will remember (and want to replicate).
£170, ASOS, Buy it now
2. Topshop Petite Suit Co-Ord
As Ellen Degeneres has proven to us time and again, a pastel suit can work wonders in the work environment. Topshop offers up its own version in the form of this pale lilac ensemble that will actually fit people who are under 5’4 (hooray).
£100, Topshop, Buy it now
3. Reiss Indis Suit
If a navy suit makes you think of a school uniform, it’s time to have a rethink. Reiss cuts the mustard with its slim fitting blazer and straight legged trouser that has slanted, stitched preventing your hips from blooming overnight. The fabric is textured which adds an air of luxury but sidesteps the discomfort that comes with wearing wool.
£355, Reiss, Buy it now
4. Zara Cape Jacket and Trousers
Got a tough day at work coming up? Perfect your ‘power stance’ mentality with this heroic cape cut from Zara. The silhouette created by the cape and wide legged trousers will balance out smaller frames and slight shoulders and has a kind of thrown-on aesthetic that keeps it from looking too over the top. What’s also great about this suit is that the pieces are interesting enough to be worn separately as statements in their own right.
£90, Zara, Buy it now
5. Y.A.S Clady Spring Suit
A short suit is the answer to summer party wardrobe conundrums- providing elegance in a heat friendly way. A loose fit and tailored shorts lend themselves well to the amount of leg on show, keeping the look demure. The colour of this one will also show off a tan perfectly.
£85, ASOS, Buy it now