Womens suits are a workwear wardrobe staple that can be worn for a range of occasions. Whether it is for an important business meeting, lunch with friends or fashion week, a well-fitting Womens suit can make you feel confident and empowered.

Until recently, it was considered inappropriate for women to wear pants outside of the workplace, but thanks to trailblazing politicians like Barbara Mikulski and Carol Moseley-Braun, that ban was overturned in 1993. Since then, the rise of the power suit has given women a range of styles to choose from, ranging from the iconic androgynous shoulder pads that made their mark in the 1980s to sleek tailoring that championed by Georgio Armani in the 1990s.

If you are looking for an off-the-rack Womens suit that is both classic and contemporary, look to brands like Nanushka for a pinstriped jumpsuit or Zara for a black skinny pant suit. For a look that is more casual, try wide-leg pants or a Bermuda suit. If you are on the petite side, choose a slim fit or a women’s suit with built-in stretch to ensure a close and comfortable fit. If your suit is a bit loose, consider finding a tailor to get some alterations done (as long as you do it soon!).

Depending on the fabric, some suits will need to be dry cleaned regularly. To save time and money, choose a synthetic option, which can often be machine washable and won’t wrinkle as much as linen or wool. Womens suits