Rain, hail or shine, there’s always a need for a chic work wardrobe — and the new suit trends for women are delivering. In 2022, suits are no longer confined to the boardroom, and they’re definitely not stuffy. Both Australian and luxury designer labels are now offering chic iterations of the traditionally stiff ensemble.
You might think that the suiting trend has come and gone, but lo and behold, it’s as strong as ever—especially since we’ve all returned to the office again. Plus, the power suit an easy way to feel and look a bit more put together, compared to the myriad of loungewear that we’ve washed and worn on repeat for months.
When you think of a suit, it’s easy to imagine an ill-fitted, poorly made jacket and trousers in an array of dull and flat colours. Thankfully, brands have taken the power suit movement into their own hands, adapting the traditional silhouette into modern iterations and switching up boring fabric with fun and environmentally conscious options.
In the luxury fashion space, brands like Valentino and Emporio Armani are experimenting with bright colours and lucious fabrics, while Stella McCartney is making suiting sexy. Closer to home, brands like Australian staple Camilla and Marc are proving that quality tailoring is key when it comes to finding the perfect two (or three) piece set.
Whether you’re looking for a basic, neutral-hued suit or a colourful set made with a unique fabric, you’ll be sure to find a brand in our curated list that ticks all of your suit-wearing boxes.
Below, find the best suiting brands for women available in Australia.
The Best Suit Brands For Women in Australia 2022
Camilla and Marc
For a classic tailored look, you can’t go past a perfectly refined suit from Australia’s one and only Camilla and Marc. Always creating fresh trends and cuts, the homegrown brand is known for their wide-leg trousers and traditional suiting offerings. But there’s no drab aesthetics here, the brand only creates suits that fit seamlessly and will still look modern 10 years from now.
Known for their understated elegance, Beare Park has made a name for themselves in the suiting market thanks to their ode to oversized tailoring. Made and designed in Australia, Beare Park ensures silhouettes are kept bold and elegant, anchored and masterful in luxury tailoring. The brand pays attention to sourcing nothing but the highest quality fabrics from the mills of Italy and Japan. Plus, with an ode to inclusivity, each piece is designed to be worn by any gender of any age.
Incorporating the Australian lifestyle into their designs, SIR. has a relaxed sense of elegance for those on the hunt for pieces with relaxed silhouettes, but without compromising on elegance. Minimal in fuss and focused on neutral colour ways, the brand has cemented itself in the industry as the place to go for elevated options with casual undertones.
If you’re after high-end tailoring in a neutral colour palette, but aren’t looking for a suit in a natural or linen-like fibre, then look no further than ESSE. Choose from a selection of classic cuts and sleek silhouettes, all in modern formats, and build yourself a chic capsule wardrobe that will serve you faithfully for years to come. Some may recognise the traditional styles, but this is where ESSE’s ode to reinvigorating the classic comes in—think of it as a breath of fresh air.
One might think of Aje as nothing more than puff sleeves and marshmallow-like dresses, but there’s so much more to this homegrown label than meets the eye. Alongside their countless dresses, the homegrown offers an array of suiting, typically in natural materials like linens and cottons. Aje’s offerings are perfect for those looking for a suit that can be worn casually or dressed up for more formal situations.
& Other Stories
If something more affordable is what you’re after, then perhaps & Other Stories has the suiting of your dreams. Designed in Paris, Stockholm and Los Angeles, the brand offers conscious spending with reasonable prices and incredibly versatile pieces. From full suiting to sleeveless vest jackets and tailored shorts, & Other Stories offerings are suitable (pun intended) to be worn to the office or for weekend drinks with the girls.
Sharp and elegant, Atoir boasts a range of suiting that hugs the silhouette, while artfully playing with proportions. Think: fishtail trousers and waistcoat-hybrid blazers. Putting a modern twist on the stereotypical suit, the brand is setting itself apart from the rest, thanks to clever designing and high-end finishes. While most of their colour range are neutrals, you shouldn’t be surprised to see vibrant tartans and intentionally deconstructed seams.
Playing with the traditional, Australian brand Suboo puts a spin on what we know suiting to be all about. Opting for candy-like hues and silky fabrications lacking in structure, the brand’s suiting sees blazer vests turned into dresses while waistcoats and wide leg trousers house intricately placed cut-outs. Made from linens and natural materials, Suboo’s suiting is the versatile must-have that every wardrobe should own.
Lead image credits:
Photographer: Holly Ward
Fashion Director: Naomi Smith
Hair: Diane Gorgievski @dianegorgievski
Model: Lucy Rosiek
Production and Fashion Assist: Emily Gittany