Wednesday, February 2, 2011

I need your vote!

Every professional woman needs a quality suit.  It’s a staple item, and typically more of an investment but always worthwhile.  A great suit can be used for formal occasions such as interviewing or presenting, or can be played down pairing it with jeans or funky accessories. 

I recently decided it was time for a new suit for me, and I spent more than a little time searching for my match.  First of all I needed to find separates (which is no easy feat!), second of all I was not very budget conscious while shopping, but now that the shopping high has worn off and it’s time to pay the bill, I’m wondering if I spent to much… so I found a bit more affordable suit for an option #2. 

Now I can’t decide which to go with and I would love your opinion.  Which suit do you prefer?  CLICK HERE TO VOTE

Suit A

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Suit B

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36 comments:

Melissa said...

Okay so I like B a whole lot better because it has more personality and whimsy and it's just adorable, but I think you'd need A if you were going on a very formal interview. They might not like the fun and whimsy.

I really like that second one though. :)

Rhonda said...

Definitely B.

I think the skirt on suit A is very unflattering.

Lauren (Healthy Delicious) said...

I dont love either. A looks god as a pant suit; B works better with the shirt.

Low Cost High Style said...

Suit B for sure...very professional, but also young and fun :)

Elegance Personified said...

I recognize that second suit right away and I know it's from White House Black Market (my store). I plan on buying it myself. It is absolutely beautiful, also professional and crisp, different and not boring (though it's gray.) The first one is much more boring and doesn't suit you or fit you as well. So Suit B hands down. I am curious to know which suit did you end up buying? Let me Know Stylish Londyn.

Hug, Ada.

Londyn said...

It is from WHBM! I actually bought both suits but plan to return one of them.

gina said...

I'm the only one who prefers A! I think the longer jacket length is more flattering on you. I also like the cut of the pants. The skirt in A isn't as stunning on you as the skirt in B, but the A skirt still looks good.

B is interesting, and if you had to wear suits all the time, I would say B is a great addition to a large rotation of suits, but it's not exactly a classic. Since you only wear suits occasionally, A might be more useful b/c it can look very professional when needed, and the seriousness can also be toned down a bit if dressed up with fun blouses, mix and match tops and bottoms, and accessories. Also, since you're looking at this as an investment, I think B might look dated a lot quicker than A.

sassyjeweler said...

I love them both, but I think I like B better. Not sure why, but it just appealed to me more.

kiran said...

suit a drapes in a more professional and expensive way

Ariana said...

I disagree with the majority! Yes I think suit B is a little younger, but I feel the longer cut of the blazer of suit A is much more flattering, and all three pieces will be a breeze to remix with the rest of your wardrobe :)

Anonymous said...

I have bought many a Suit A and I always feel like I'm dressed like an FBI agent. The cut and slightly darker color on B makes it a better choice.

Sarah

Rachel said...

I think I like B just slightly more, but both are very nice! For either suit option, I think the hem of the skirt should be taken up an inch or two to hit your leg at a better spot.

liz said...

If it were your first suit I'd go with A, but since you already have one, go for something with a fun detail like the ruffles and belt!
I'm on a first-suit quest this month!! Where are these from?

Branka said...

Oh definitely B. It fits you perfectly, nice playful details on jacket, you can belt it.. imagine all the creativity you can accomplish with different belts alone? Definitely B.

Iris said...

I have to go suit shopping this weekend, I'm so not looking forward to it! I think B is more fun but, A is more professional... I cast my vote :)

CJ said...

Suit A is more classic, so I think you would be able to wear it much longer. I think the ruffle detail on the jacket of suit B is going to go out of style and you will have to buy another suit. Also, the pants on suit A are much more flattering than on Suit B.

Becky said...

I can't decide. A is more professional, B is cuter. So... depends what you're going for, here! :)

Kasmira said...

B B B!

I don't like the A jacket at all. The B jacket is a nicer shape, more feminine, and let's you wear a belt! (I know you like belts.) You could also thread a skinny scarf through the loops for a romantic look. Or a metal chain belt. Ah.....belts..... :)

SAHSHA said...

Definitely B.

Amber Lena said...

Wow, it's 50/50! But I like B better!

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Lorena said...

If it were me, I would buy A.
B wrinkes, B MAKES YOU wear a belt, B has ruffly ends,... B has a lifespan.
A ... is forever.

Moni said...

A for sure. It's more professional, much more of a classic, so that you can wear it for years to come and (imo) more flattering. Definitely "looks" more expensive than B. B is far more trendy and distinctive, which means that you'll get far less wear out of it. I think the B jacket is really flattering but the bottoms don't fit as well (see the pull lines on both the skirt and pants). If you're going for an investment suit, A all the way! :)

Anonymous said...

I vote B, it fits you much better.

Anonymous said...

I'll throw my 2 cents in. I like suit A better. I think the longer length jacket is more flattering to your figure. I think overall the fit of Suit A is better than suit B. Since this is an investment purchase, I would go with Suit A because it definitely has the more formal look to it. I think Suit B looks more like something you would find in the juniors section (which definitely is not a bad thing but not when you are making an investment purchase). I get that suit B has the details you love (and I love) but I'd stick with classic on this purchase.

wardrobeexperience said...

i'd prefer b! it fits you much better. and i really love its deatails.

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Anonymous said...

I pick Suit A for you because while suit B is more interesting, suit A flatters you more. I think its the short sleeves on B they don't look very professional and you're whole point is to get something classic to invest in. Suit A is best!

Keely said...

I love suit B due to it's fun details and darker color. But the pants look a little snug in the hips. I like suit A for it's classic feel. I has a more professional feel and the fit is really nice. Think about what is more appropriate for your office? Are your replacing one of your classic suits or a more trendy one?

Melissa said...

Not a fan of either. Look A is definatley more professional, but the jacket looks a little on the big side, and the pants and skirt don't look as good as the ones from B, but the jacket from B looks youngish and less professional.

Wendy said...

I prefer B and from the outfits I've seen on your blog, I think you like your clothing to have details of 'interest' to them, whether it be a pattern, frill etc, so although A is a safe bet, B just has that little extra 'playfulness' and sassiness to it, which I'm sure you'd carry off even if you were to wear it to a seriuos interview ... it shows a little more individuality than the suit A.

Savannah said...

B!!

fromsneakerstostilettos said...

I would have to say A. I think that A looks more expensive and higher quality which is what one looks for in an investment suit. I think that the separates will mix really well with your other clothes as well. A allows you to style it many more ways by choosing all kinds of shoes, blouses, accessories and will last for years. Plus I think it fits better.

B is fun and I do like it, but if you are getting the one suit it should be A. If you already have 2 or more suits that are classic and still fit you then I would go with B to add some whimsy, but I still prefer A.

Anonymous said...

I live in a world of suits and professional wear. If you want a solid professional suit, I recommend going with something more like suit A. The finish and details of suit B are not as professional. I got an email today that Ann Taylor is having 30% off suiting, Banana Republic is having 25% off generally, and just noticed that RueLaLa has suiting on sale as well at very reasonable prices. If you're not 100% happy with suit A, these might be good options (I don't think RueLaLa is final sale). Hope this helps!

Anonymous said...

A. Most def.

Nola said...

I wear suits every day, but if you don't, you need to pick one that will be timeless. Although I like B, the ruffles and sleeve length will date it soon. If you can only pick one, I think A is the investment. B is a seasonal suit.

Lindsay J. said...

Not even looking at the fit so much but rather the style... #2 definitely seems more "you" with the belt and everything. BUT if you're looking for a professional suit, I'd go with #1.

I really think it depends on what you do... I'm an attorney so #2 wouldn't really fly in Court or at an interview. But I'm also in a more conservative profession so it might work with you. :)

Anonymous said...

I feel your pain, but I don't think you should go by what little we can see in only 2 pictures of each - good luck!

- Tessa