Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Suit Yourself

Resort, couture and fall suit styles dictate pretty pants, bold shoulders, and knee-length skirts…
Fashion Flashback: Vogue, December 1987.
British Vogue, February 2009.
Vogue Australia, May 2009.
Akris Resort
Alexis Mabille Couture
Armani Privé Couture
Basso & Brooke Resort
Blumarine
Chanel Couture
Giles Resort
Giorgio Armani Resort
Jean Paul Gaultier Couture
Matthew Williamson Resort
Moschino Resort
Richard Chai Resort
Roksanda Ilincic Resort
Sonia Rykiel Resort
Tory Burch Resort
Dior at Bergdorf Goodman.
Andrew Gn tweed jacket and sheath; this and next at bergdorfgoodman.com.
Yves Saint Laurent sculptured shoulder jacket and straight skirt.
Vivienne Westwood Red Label wool-blend skirt suit, at net-a-porter.com.
Emanuel Ungaro Parallele vintage suit, at chickdowntown.com.
Do you wear suits, darlings?
Or do you prefer separates?
Under most circumstances, CC wears these pieces separately...
Grab your suit jacket and wear it with jeans ~ so chic!
xoxox,
CC

80 comments:

Jacqueline said...

Separates mostly, but I love the look of all these suits you have posted. Very chic and sophisticated!

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Sara said...

i'm absolutely drooling over several of those jackets! which, i will admit, i would wear with jeans and heels....crazy great!

janettaylor said...

Amazing selection!

XoXo

tiltumaria said...

ooooh love them all especially the pink one!
xoxox

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

I love suits, but I love to wear the pieces separately too. I adore the Matthew Williamson one! gorgeous, darling! xo

Sweety P said...

I used to wear suit jackets with skirts in high school. Everyone looked at me like I was crazy, but I didn't care. I love a nice suit jacket!

nuheila said...

I have one suit and i have used it only ones(with printed t-shirt) but separately many times.I use the jacket with jeans and pants with my leather jacket.I don t really need suit for my work but i think every women should have at least one in her closet!

Keith said...

These are amazing. I like them all. I hope you're having a great day so far. Cheers!

Couture Cookie said...

I'll take that whole Blumarine outfit! It always cheers me up to look at resortwear. :)

stilettolover91 said...

Amazing!!!! I think my favorite is the last one and the girl wearing it kinda looks like Jessica Simpson!! Great post!!

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kpeach said...

I think that the pant suit is the one place that fashion nearly always improves as time goes on-they're just cut so much better for women (with the exception maybe of YSL). These are amazing picks as always! xx

joannapple said...

simple black one is my pick, always works! beautiful post

elena-lu said...

eeep! i love this post! such awesome pretties!

alexkeller said...

i have loads of suits from my banking days...was going to take them to consignment because i never wear them. maybe i'll keep a few. i do have a couple of shrunken school boy blazers for this fall though.

Erika said...

Moschino Resort is my favorite; followed by Jean Paul Gaultier Couture. I too prefer wearing these pieces as separates - nothing dresses up a pair of denim like a suit jacket! :)

Jennifer Fabulous said...

Oooh working girl chic! I love it. I adore Chanel suits. Etro has some incredibly wacky colorful ones too. :P

Averill said...

I'm not a big fan of the really strong '80s jacket silhouette, but primarily because it just doesn't work on me (I've already got broad shoulders). That said, some of these are really pretty. Love the second look in particular.

Tights Lover said...

Love the Chanel! I have to agree, the suit jacket/jeans combo can really look good.

Excellent post!

Jaime said...

Love the Matthew Williamson and Moschino looks- I don't have to wear suits to work, but I would wear these are fun ones!

Thanks for your kind comment yesterday ....already feeling a bit better today :)

WendyB said...

I had a suit just like the first one but in red! I've hung on to nearly all of my beautiful suits from my corporate days. They're too nice to get rid of. I'm trying to wear them as separates now.

MDKM Artz said...

Love the leopard

MDKM Artz said...

Love the leopard.

Leah said...

I love blazers... like you, I wear suits as separates. Blazers with jeans work best for me.

Meg said...

That bright printed suit is so cute!

Hobo ........ ........ ........ said...

Tough decision but The very first- The final decision.

nookie said...

separates,I don't have where to wear suits:)

Missy said...

i'm in love with that Chanel! i'm desperate to own one of there jackets!

Missy
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meraldia said...

A feeling of power!

Jessica said...

Suit UP! This is awesome stuff, I love wearing suits, they make you feel so in control and sexy at the same time!

Girl in the loft said...

i just love the look of suit blazers and pants/skirts. that pink one i'm drooling over.

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PlanetLumiere said...

love the powder pink alexis mabille and the loose richard chai resort!

S
xx

Iva said...

Love the tweed jacket and sheath!

Elizabeth Marie said...

Usually separates, these are all gorgeous!

Chessa! said...

ohboy...that first one is SO 80s. I love it. I don't work in an office anymore but there's no way that I'm getting rid of my suits. they were my suits of armor for so long and they are fabulous.

LENORENEVERMORE said...

Wow, Cindy Crawford' suit is so late 80s fab! Reminded me of Gaultier's jacket worn by Madonna, no?! "respect yourself hey-hey..." you know that song darling! xo*

CMA said...

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gorgeous, absolutely awesome
thanks for sharing darling

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Make Do Style said...

Oh how I would love a Chanel suit

Intrinsically Florrie said...

When I am a lady I shall have a pink tweed Chanel suit.
But today I found the most beautiful pink tweedy fabric to make my own =D I'm so excited, it's going to have a pencil skirt.

Florrie x

Hanako66 said...

that ungaro is gorgeous! I prefer seperates as well, but wear a suit in certain occasions!

issa said...

i've always been a suit fan.. even back when ill fitting suits were in at ann taylor.. thank goodness i kept those fabulous blazers... so much use again.

Kristin said...

What I wouldn't give for a classic Chanel suit! You know I'd be rocking the boucle jacket with jeans!

Stephanie said...

I am loving these suits you have up here. I don't look good at all in a suit, but I am like 5 foot. But they are really cute on taller frames. :)

BTW, I didn't know if you want to exchange links. :) I would greatly appreciate it. Have a great day. :)
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Pixel Wild Child said...

Awesome picks... very different in style but really amazing all of them!

becca. said...

i really want a boyfriend blazer!
do you have one carrie?
XOXO, BECCA

Laura Trevey said...

Beautiful Carrie!!

xo Laura

Vanessa said...

Love the blue outfit!!

*Dith* said...

Now suits?? I LOVEEEEEEEE
Nothing like a good suit to help make a lady feel powerful and sexy

The Style Strutter said...

I always admire any woman who can look wear a trouser suit and look chic... not "officey"! Agree with you on the suit jacket and jeans combo, effortless style!

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xxx

OceanDreams said...

A girl always needs a good suit to get her through the day...I love the last one especially CC, makes me wish for spring to come!

stylewithbenefits said...

Hey CC! Sorry I've been MIA in visiting your blog lately, but I've missed it. These are all great, but yes, I too wear these separates and love wearing a suit jacket with jeans. I'm going to start cuffing my suit pants and wearing them with tights. Love that look. Thanks for the inspiration pics as always!

xo, Becs

Maria Confer said...

I don't mind a lovely tweed skirt suit!!

Love that old pic of Christy!!

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FASHIONconfectionairy said...

I love suits because they are soo poweful!
XOXOX
Libby
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clarewbrown said...

Oh I love suits! Omg remember when all those stars were wearing them on the red carpet?? I die! I DIE! THey were soooo sleak and amazing!! Oh, I just LOVE suits!!

zoe aka drinkupthefashion said...

i usually wear seperates, but the model looks so great in the pucci suit that i want to try it out.

E said...

Totally giving me new thoughts on the power suit, which I normally detest. I love that Alexis Mabille look!

Fashionista said...

the last photo is super super cute!!!

June Paski said...

I love all of them, great selection!

xxx

Carrie said...

Carrie, I just wanted to say thank you for the supportive comment. It really meant a lot to me.

This is a wonderful post. I love seeing pictures of women's suit on the runway. I love blazer jackets and tailored pants. I think women wear it very well.

Ms Smart said...

Yes, very nice!

I wear suits. Good stuff. Great style here - the combos, the red & leopard, the rolled pants...

ManOverBoard.com said...

Absolutely LOVE a women in a suit. I know how hard it is to find one for the ladies. I have no idea how you find such great pictures to top it off. Love the first one in lime green, she can wear it and well. Thanks so much, Glenn

PS I thought I was going to scroll down forever to get my comment in, lol To bad you don't get many readers huh?

Greer said...

its all beautiful

Taylor Sterling said...

you can't go wrong with a great suit! I love Vogue Aussie one!

Tiffany said...

omg, i love all the pictures you posted! i really do love suits :) so classy! especially the classic chanel suits
im in business at my uni and we always have to wear plain boring suits :( no creativity when dressing up! so frustrating!

Stéphanie said...

Fabulous selection !
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Brigadeiro said...

Ah! Love a good suit, the Alexis Mabile & Roksanda Ilincic offerings are GORGEOUS!
xx

Yofany said...

i want to try that style, but i always look old with it :(

Yofany said...

i always want to try that style, but it's always look old on me :(

The Haute-Shopper said...

I don't think I've worn a complete suit in ages, but if I were ever forced to get one, Chanel it would be! The most timeless version of all! I love these modern takes of the suits you posted though. Sure beats the ones I see our accountants wear ;-)

Juliet said...

I think it's so great how versatile suits can be these days.

juliet xxx

Imogen said...

Another great post Carrie. The third picture is just perfect.

mom & son said...

wow!
i love business suits.
it gives a very decent and professional look.

Vintage Me New You said...

Hello dear,

What a great job you did once again with this post!
I love suits, though I didn't had the chance to wear them yet, I would love it, one day:)

Have a great week!

xoxo,
Gia!

The Anthology said...

Love those colourful ones. Gorgeous and not too business-y!

* Kelsey

Belle de Ville said...

I'll take the Gaultier shorts suit.

Inty swetha said...

fabulous dear! The red ones are superb !! :)

Susan said...

oh I wish I had all these and my business wardrobe would be perfect! :))
have a lovely day, xoxo

Style Redux 2 said...

Such gorgeous feminine examples of suits-not those terrible 80s dress for success looks.

Rae- Sea of Style said...

I love a good suit... and the Chanel suit in the second picture is a good suit.

candyfusion said...

The red one is fab!