The power suit always rears it’s head every few fashion seasons, thankfully we are talking pants here. Yes, dresses still abound for fall, but nothing says "don’t mess with me" like a pant suit in the board room.
Rule of thumb, think proportions…if the jacket is fitted the pants can be drapey, if the jacket is loose, stick to a skinny leg style pant.
The classic white shirt works well with the fitted jacket required, as does a feminine top. Basically, anything goes with a power suit. You don’t have to look like a man.
Dolce & Gabbana Wool Suit $1,695 Neiman Marcus (a perennial favorite)
Banana Republic Classic Blazer $198 & Martin Cuffed Trouser $98 Banana Republic
Armani Collezioni Blister Wool Jacket $1,315 & Pants $525 at Saks Fifth Avenue
– Lauren Dimet Waters
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