What are some of the suits styles for middle aged women in a managerial position? ~ Daphne
There is a general notion that once you reach the top ladder and become a manager, your work wardrobe should also have a promotion. However, I read somewhere that when you´re still a regular employee, you should endeavor to dress smartly and sharply in order to impress your superiors and to send them the message that you aim the top. But that once you become a manager, you should dress simply in order to send the message to your subordinates that you’re approachable.
I´m not an expert on that area so I can´t say if the principle is absolutely correct or not, although I believe that it´s a great point to ponder.
Daphne actually also asked for best professional dresses, but I´ve decided to allot a different blog post for it. This article will focus on some of the best suit styles for middle aged women, manager or not.
1. Metallic Lace-Shoulder Peplum Skirt Suit
Tahari ASL Metallic Lace-Shoulder Peplum Skirt Suit, $209.99 (Was
Just because you´re giving orders to men and women under you doesn´t mean you can stop embracing your femininity. Go for this extra elegant and feminine peplum suit skirt with accents of lace at the shoulders. Because it´s nude, your suit doesn´t demand attention, which is best for days when you want to easily stay in the background while observing your people´s performance.
2. Jacquard V-Neck Skirt Suit
Albert Nipon Jacquard V-Neck Skirt Suit, $139.00 (Was
If you have the figure, try a stretch crepe jacquard two-piece with slim jacket accented with a slim black belt. You can easily break the suit by wearing the jacket with trousers or other solid skirts, and teaming the skirt with a white button down or other solid three quarter sleeves blouses.
3. Metallic Tweed Skirt Suit
Tahari Metallic Tweed Skirt Suit, $400.
This metallic tweed skirt suit in red, with long sleeves, fitted jacket and straight skirt, speaks of professionalism and modesty while its fringed collar and hem send the message that you want your people to do their best but that you´re not a perfectionist.
4. Peplum Skirt Suit Set with Jeweled Buttons
Albert Nipon Peplum Skirt Suit Set with Jeweled Buttons, $138.00 ($395)
This skirt suit is an evening suit. It´s a satin skirt suit with jeweled buttons and peplum hem on jacket, an elegant evening option for powerful and successful women.
5. Three-Button Metallic Lace Skirt Suit
Tahari ASL Three-Button Metallic Lace Skirt Suit, $149.99 (Was $199)
A gorgeous metallic jacket and elegant lace skirt set is far from any dull suit. It´s a great way to bring glamor to the office and to make middle age look stunning.
6. Suiting Blazer with Sheen
Alexander Wang Suiting Blazer with Sheen, $437.00 (Was $1,250)
It´s a suit blazer with matching pencil skirt in shimmery sharkskin-inspired finish, an investment suit that´s perfect for women in high powered positions and a go-to suit for business meetings. I imagine how smart Angelina Jolie would look in it.
7. Single-Button Seamed Skirt Suit
Single-Button Seamed Skirt Suit, $139.99 (Was $280)
Regardless your age, adding in bright colors to your work wardrobe is always a great idea. Give your suit collection a refresh with this single-button seamed skirt suit in teal.
8. Herringbone Pant Suit with Scarf
Lesuit Le Suit Notch-Collar Herringbone Pant Suit with Scarf, $79.99 (Was $120)
A regal purple pants suit with 3-button closure, long sleeves, flare pants and a complementing scarf is both smart and gorgeous. A pair of black slingback heels are perfect to complete the look.
9. Pantsuit & Printed Scarf
Le Suit Herringbone Pantsuit & Printed Scarf, $99.99 (Was $200)
It´s a classic pantsuit featuring herringbone pattern and a polished style which commands attention. Its pants are mid rise and because they sit waistband below natural waist, they´ll flatter even a round middle.
10. Flex Suiting Blazer
Helmut Lang, Flex Suiting Blazer, $595
If you have an apple shape, you should look for jackets that are fitted in the body but loose at the waist. This structured designer jacket has leather contrast inserts at collars.
11. Twill Skirt Suit
Le Suit Twill Skirt Suit, $59.99 (Was $120)
If you have small top and large bottom, go for suit details at the top and a simple bottom half.
12. Two-Button Pinstriped Pantsuit
Two-Button Pinstriped Pantsuit, $139.99 (Was $280)
Every working chick should have a reliable tailored suit, whether the bottom is pants or a skirt. It features a structured jacket and an overall slim silhouette.
Top Photo credit: Zelda