Wedding Suits For Women

Wedding Suits For Women

That was awesome, and it taught me a lot about suits in general. My only question is about purchasing men's suits vs. women's suits. For example, I have bought several suits in the $200-300 range in department stores for job interviews. These were women's suits (Jones New York was one brand I know I bought) and I didn't even think about looking for a man's suit. Is there a reason why women's suits wouldn't work? Do they tend to be of lesser quality? They just don't have the fit/style some women might desire? For example, I know my suits tend to have wider legs than men's suits, so maybe that is one reason. And of course you would not be able to get a real “masculine” look with a woman's suit, I suppose. But I never had any problems with fit since they were designed for women's hips and I only had to have minor alterations. Just curious about this! Thanks!
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Wedding Suits For Women

ARE YOU ME? I was about to post this exact same thing. After a loooooong time of searching for suits in men's styles with women's sizes we discovered Top Shop. My fiancee is an XS and she bought a beautiful black suit for our wedding from Top Shop. The men's suits were still too baggy on her (mostly in the armpits), but we found a women's jacket and pants that fit like menswear. And it was affordable, too! Congrats to us and our tiny, fashionable partners!
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Wedding Suits For Women

“Fashion” suits, as opposed to business suits, have tighter armholes, narrower lapels, and a slimmer fit. The jacket hem will sometimes stop as high as the wrist. The pants that go with fashion suits are usually tapered as well. A fashion suit might not look like a fashion suit on you if you are slimmer and shorter, so if you're a fairly slender person this can be an excellent way to get a jacket that's proportioned right.
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Wedding Suits For Women

I would totally recommend Men's Warehouse. I worked in a VERY conservative office for a long time, and no suits would fit my ample behind and boobage while fitting my waist! So I went to Men's Warehouse and bought suits on sale. Ten years ago, they would totally re-cut a suit and sew it back together for $40. I imagine that the price has gone up a bit since then. Any big MW should be used to women coming in.
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Wedding Suits For Women

Just so everyone knows, I contacted thick as thieves today and they refuse to make suits for women. I'm a bit frustrated that I identified myself as a woman at all, seeing as how it is much more complicated than that. Anyway, their look book is absolutely beautiful, and it looks like they make a great suit, but the guy said he doesn't do “women's wear”. Which isn't what I wanted anyway, but whatever.
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Wedding Suits For Women

Finally a post about butch brides! I have googled “butch wedding suit” and several variations to try to find good advice on this often-frustrating endeavor to get people to understand that yes, i'm all woman (or a gender-bending version thereof), but no, i do NOT want to wear a dress, thank you very much. Honestly, the choice to not wear a gown (gasp!) is probably just as big of an issue for my mother as the fact that I'm marring a woman. Her first question when I told her I was getting married? “what are you going to wear?” Uh, given that she hasn't seen me in a dress of my choosing since high school, she already knows the answer to that. (I try to conveniently wipe from memory the god-awful bridesmaids dresses I've been forced to wear in various midwestern relatives' weddings). One suggestion I have for butch women with a fairly “feminine” figure (hips, butt, but thin waist). Banana Republic, believe it or not, has some good fitting suits. The Jackson pant cut is good for this body type. I found a white suit there recently that isn't too femme at all but is cut in a way that isn't as boxy as a men's suit or as tight in the butt as a mens suit. And, it was on sale for about $200.
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Wedding Suits For Women

I would totally recommend Men's Warehouse. I worked in a VERY conservative office for a long time, and no suits would fit my ample behind and boobage while fitting my waist! So I went to Men's Warehouse and bought suits on sale. Ten years ago, they would totally re-cut a suit and sew it back together for $40. I imagine that the price has gone up a bit since then.
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Wedding Suits For Women

Great article! I'm not sure if the label is available in the States, but I honestly can't recommend Morrissey suits any higher for women. I bought a Morrissey suit a couple of years ago, and have never felt so damn awesome… they're a beautiful fit, and make you feel like you're on top of the world.
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One suggestion I have for butch women with a fairly “feminine” figure (hips, butt, but thin waist). Banana Republic, believe it or not, has some good fitting suits. The Jackson pant cut is good for this body type. I found a white suit there recently that isn't too femme at all but is cut in a way that isn't as boxy as a men's suit or as tight in the butt as a mens suit. And, it was on sale for about $200.
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Hey, Ariel. While my partner is getting married in a lovely gown, I lean more towards the butch end of the spectrum and would like to get married in a stylin' suit or maybe even a tux. Question is, I just can't find any good suits for women. Help? -Jessica
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Absolutely awesome to see this article on here. I'm a transman in the process of planning a wedding with my girl, and the limitations on what I can get to wear is frustrating. Oh, an additional note-if you're under 5'4″, it's worth finding a place that sells Extra Short suits. I never looked right in a suit jacket until I bought my first extra-short, and now I look hot
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OK, so you've offered plenty of good butch bride fashion advice, but I didn't see any websites or retailer suggestions of where to get it…What about a suit, that's a women's suit, so it's not tailored for a man's body, something masculine but women's…..like the one Ellen wore. Is there any place to get something like that? Or is this going to be a sewing project for mom?
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A well-fitted suit costs more money — there is no way around it. Unless you are a perfect size off the rack, you will need a tailor. Cheap suits cannot be tailored much because they're not cut for it — they're all of a piece instead of assembled out of contoured parts, which is cheaper to make but cannot be altered much beyond shortening legs or arms. Someone who wants a nice suit that fits well should be prepared to go to, say, Men's Wearhouse at least (and a department store or specialty shop at best). Men's Wearhouse also guarantees their tailoring for life, and carries a very wide range of sizes for those of us who are short, fat, or (like me) both.
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Suits are called by jacket size, and a regular (or R) suit will usually have a jacket size six inches more than the pants size that goes with it (this is called the drop. A classic drop is six inches, and an “athletic” drop is usually eight. A long suit (or L) will have arms that are 1 to 2 inches longer in the sleeves, in proportion, and a slightly longer rise (the rise is the distance between the button and the point of the crotch, in the trousers). A short (or S) will be shorter, and a portly (or P) will have more room in the gut.
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Two button suits look more conservative than three-buttons; solids are more conservative than stripes, pinstripes are more conservative than chalk stripes. Don't let anyone sell you anything windowpane unless you are sure, really sure, that you can pull it off – and it should never be your only suit if you have any choice in the matter.
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In terms of color, black is for funerals and formal weddings only — and isn't as versatile, no matter what any saleperson tells you, unless you are Ryan Seacrest. The classic choices for most white people are charcoal or a deep, true navy; most people with darker skin opt for the navy or a lighter grey (which is about actual skin tone, not racial or ethnic identity — choose what suits you).

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