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How to Wear a Suit

Here I show you 5 different suits from the current season for varying life and style needs, discussing how to best style them for your body shape.

1. Jillian Boustred

A blazer and short suit is really versatile as you can wear it to lots of social outings by dressing it up or down. To wear out with friends; add a sneaker and very fine knit jumper with a statement chunky chain necklace. Pale blues like this suit are great for cool skin tones and those with blue eyes. Warmer skin tones opt for brighter blues or a different colour pastel like pink.

2. Pasduchas

Try a modern twist on the classic check suit. This cream, pink and green check suit is perfect for office days where you have a big presentation to deliver. Double breasted blazers cinch the waist in and add some shape making this flattering for all body types. If you're petite add a heeled boot to bring out the leg flare (Left image below, Styled by Sophie Whitmore: Mara & Mine Boots). Those with smaller busts try a cream, white or pink shirt buttoned up to the top and those with a larger bust or apple shapes go for a simple blouse that just exposes the collar bones. Wear without a necklace and instead add some small hoop or drop earrings.

3. Jacinta James

This suit is perfect for those bigger occasions such as attending a wedding or large social event. The flared out blazer works best on straight rectangle shape, other shapes if you want to take volume from the flare then add a waist belt to highlight. Hourglass, apples and those with a larger chest add a simple silk cami or lace bodice cami underneath as it'll give you the ability to wear a bra and give you support - otherwise add a simple lace bralet or nothing! Either layer chain necklaces (I'd go for three necklaces in differing lengths) and a simple stud or a stand out earring like those below. Wear a heel, strappy will work great or a tight sock boot.

4. Alice McCall

Navy pinstripe is another classic style, with the added crop top creating a three piece suit, which works really well for evening attire. The pleats create an exaggerated wide leg and highlight the waist. If you aren't wanting to expose as much skin chuck on a plain white t-shirt tucked into the pants and layer the crop and blazer over the top for a more relaxed look. Dress up with chandelier earrings and a stiletto heel.

5. Good Studios

This straight leg linen suit is great for easy weekend days where you're hopping from A to B. Optic white will suit all skin tones but if you're prone to stains try a black or neutral tone. Add a roll neck jumper on underneath to keep snug during the winter and a pair of white or black sneakers. The longline blazer with straight leg pants combo is great for pear shapes as it skims over the hip area. As this suit is linen it'll work really well coming into the warmer months as it's a very breathable fabric and you can switch out the jumper for a tee.

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