Bees in suits! Where do you buy yours?

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 3
6751 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

Lawyer here – my fave suits are from Banana Republic, Express, and Bebe.

ETA: I’m also size 10 and busty. Bebe was better when I was skinnier. I found great things at Express just 2-3 months ago and bought a bunch of new things from there. I find that I prefer suits with more than just a one-button jacket (those usually end up opening up too much around the bust, it just looks bad imo). 

Post # 4
4442 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

@MrsNewDay:  Maurices and Younkers.

Got lucky and found a nice suit coat at Target on clearance the other day!

Post # 5
2353 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I do really well in Macy’s, especially Larry Levine brand.

Post # 6
1042 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@MrsNewDay:  I’m a fan of New York & Co 🙂

Post # 7
3769 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Lane Bryant bc I am plus size, Macy’s, and Nordstrom or Nordstrom Rack if you get lucky

Post # 8
14816 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Macy’s, Express, and Banana Republic. Tailoring is key. Make sure that you fit the suit properly in the shoulders and hips then have everything else tailored to fit. A suit always appears more put together and professional once it’s tailored.

Post # 9
447 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Ted Baker, Gap, Banana Republic

I may have some YSL and McQueen as well 

I agree it is all about the tailoring

Post # 11
3831 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

J Crew! I love their slim fit suiting

Post # 12
886 posts
Busy bee

Ann Taylor because most of the time I can buy right off the rack without any alterations (i.e., I know my size so I can also order online) and they have 40-50% off sales all of the time.  I am a lawyer size 6 and busty.  I get complimented almost daily on my work wardrobe.

Nordstrom, WHBM and Banana Republic for other work pieces.

Post # 13
3222 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

@MrsNewDay:  I’m in law school, and interned both in house and at a very conservative corporate boutique. Most of the female lawyers who are a bit older wear Brooks Brothers, it seems. I tried some on but decided that Theory has a better fit for my body.

I have two suits from Theory, one from JCrew, and one from Banana Republic. Quality makes a huge difference, and Banana/JCrew/Ann Taylor will not last or be comfortable for long.

In house, I could get away from keeping my blazer in my office, so quality didn’t matter much as long as fit was good. Once I spent 2 months at a conservative environment, I understood why quality fabric is so important. Now I realize it’s best to save for a nice suit rather than buy one from Banana Republic. Wearing a Theory blazer for 16 hours is a total breeze!


Post # 14
305 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

Brooks Brothers, Talbots, Jones New York outlet, Macys, Nordstrom

Post # 15
2612 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI

I have three suits all from The Limited. I’ve been very happy with them. But I rarely wear suits. I wore them more 4-5 years ago when I was interviewing and presenting my work more frequently than I do now that I’m settled in a job. 

Post # 16
886 posts
Busy bee

@flowercrowns:  Hmmm.  I’m still wearing some of my AT work attire many years later but my wardrobe isn’t small so maybe they are lasting because they are not in heavy rotation. 

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