A suit, an article of clothing consisting of several parts: A type of coat called a jacket, a pair of trousers or skirt and, possibly a vest or waistcoat. There are men's suits and women's or ladies' suits. Lately, however, the distinction is less structured as women take the suit and make it their own.
A woman traditionally wears a suit for specific occasions. This is the number one thing to consider when selecting your suit. What is its purpose? Where are you going to wear it? Why are you going to wear it?
If you plan to work in a professional atmosphere, you probably need a suit. Suits are also becoming popular for other occasions. Same-sex weddings provide an individual with the chance to wear a formal pant-suit as do other formal or evening events.
The next question is what kind of suit: pant or skirt?
Traditionally, women wear skirts. Research or office etiquette dictates the look. It seems women look more professional in a skirt suit than a pantsuit. When you get the job, then you can change the style, update it or play with it. Do not, however, wear a pant suit to an interview, unless it is indicated. Check up with other employees whenever possible, check on the web site and see what seems to be the dress code.
The third thing to consider is style.
The style you plan to wear must conform to its intent. If you are going to a job interview, please consider the interview etiquette. In many instances, a suit is required. If so, follow the following guidelines:
Be conservative in your choice
Select a skirt that covers the knee when you sit down
Alternatively, wear one ankle length.
Do not show your legs higher than the knee
Wear your jacket buttoned at all times during the interview.
Wear neutral colors like brown, beige, black or navy.
If you can only afford the one suit, make sure it is dark in color
Solid prints, subtle weaves and plaids are appropriate prints.
Wool, wool blends, cotton/poly blends, other synthetics and the occasional crisp linen are the right fabrics for making a good first impression in a conservative office.
For ease of movement and clear lines, have the zipper at the back of the skirt
Always wear a blouse or a camisole.
If you are wearing the skirt for everyday use at the office or elsewhere, have more fun. You can accessorize, replace the skirt with comfortable pants, wear brighter colors, take your pick of fabrics and be less conservative. Before you try to decide to make major changes, such as short skirts, check out the company or office policy. If it is your only suit, try accessories to liven it up or change the look. A cautionary note �realize people will judge you on how you are dressed. Sometimes, the only way to be taken seriously is to dress conservatively.
The third option for a suit is for evening wear. This is where almost anything goes. What you wear depends upon several factors including your build, your finesse, your daring, your pocket book and whether you like to be fashionable. Satin, velvet, velveteen or silk are for evening suits. A plunging neckline or a suit worn without a blouse or camisole is another option for eveningwear.
Be sure to select the suit to fit the purpose. Find a good tailor to refit it if necessary and, providing you have made the right choice; you can wow them in the interview, at the office or at an elegant party.
About the author:
Grant Eckert is a writer for Leon Levin. Leon Levin is a leading provider of Womens Clothing | Ladies Suits
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