It’s not just the guys who look great in suits. Masculine tailoring can look equally amazing on females too. And it’s true; just look at the stylish Meghan Markle, Gemma Chan and closer to home, Jeanette Aw — all of them had nailed pantsuits like pros.
You might be thinking: “Wearing a full-on pantsuit in Singapore’s sauna-like weather? Erm, no thanks.” Thankfully, there are plenty of new culotte and shorts-style bottoms that have replaced the traditional long pants. Fabric-wise, look out for those that are made of breathable and lightweight materials such as linen and seersucker.
The next thing to consider when choosing a suit that fits you is your body shape. For rectangular body shape, you’ll want to reach for a cinched in blazer and high waist skirt to create the illusion of a more defined silhouette.
Those with an inverted triangle body shape, steer clear of shoulder pads or any dramatic details on the top. Instead, go for slouchy silhouettes that sit nicely on your body. This can also help to pull others’ attention off your shoulders.
If your body shape is more triangular, go for a slightly oversized fit, especially for your blazer. It’ll help to balance out your body proportions. Finally, if you have an hourglass shape body, you won’t go wrong with a suit that is nipped at the waist. Remember to keep your outfit’s top and bottom halves equal to avoid a top- or bottom-heavy look.
With these pointers in mind, let’s take a look at some of the best suits to shop right now.