Career Fashion, Fashion

Well suited Saturday

Bonjour mes amis!  

These cropped screenshot images are from the Net-A-Porter app. 

Net-A-Porter App photo of DKNY leather-trimmed blazerNet-A-Porter App photo of DKNY leather-trimmed blazer


I usually browse for suiting on the weekends. Not because I need more career clothing, but because I love work clothes. I enjoy checking out new suiting styles and keeping an eye out for cuts and colors that will flatter me. As a petite woman with broad shoulders I have bought suit tops in a 10 (although my waist is 25 inches) and matching bottom in a 0 just to get a proper fit. As I mentioned previously, the proper fit of a jacket depends on how it fits your shoulders. The rest of the fit can be taken by a tailor. I do not own one suit that hasn’t been altered. 


Anyway, Net-A-Porter is having one of its twice yearly sales so I checked out their relevant pieces and I’m sharing some favorites below. 


DKNY’s tuxedo-inspired leather-trimmed blazer contrasts soft mid-weight ponte with stretch-mesh panels and sleek leather lapels. Tailored for a loose yet contoured fit, it has lightly padded shoulders that create the illusion of a smaller waist. 

The DKNYC Women’s Long Sleeve Blazer with Ponte Side Panels 
is also nice and is a cheaper option.

Net-A-Porter App photo of Alexander McQueen crepe peplum blazer
Net-A-Porter App photo of Alexander McQueen crepe peplum blazerNet-A-Porter App photo of Alexander McQueen crepe peplum blazer
Alexander McQueen’s structured black crepe blazer is tailored for a feminine fit. The lightly padded shoulders and fluted peplum create a flattering nipped-in waist. We love the way the red lining peeks out at the back for a bold hint of color.

Missed the sale or want a cheaper version? Check out the creme colored Alexander McQueen Victorian peplum shawl-collar jacket.

Do you own any peplum blazers or other untraditional suiting?

Ever since I tried on a peplum suit jacket by Laundry (http://instagram.com/p/fawpOpHN1C/) I’ve been in search for my perfect peplum. This McQueen was is feminine but sophisticated all the while being chic and conservative. It could almost be the perfect one for me except for the price. I’m not in need of a suit so I can’t justify the purchase and I particularly have too many black suits. 

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