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Which suits suit curvy women?

Which suits suit curvy women?

It’s inspiring to see women unite over shared values and good attire. #PantsuitNation became a trend across the US in the run-up to the election, and for good reason: US politics is full of passionate people and Hillary’s pantsuits are pyjamas you can work to work. That’s a good combination for a trend.

Whether you want the promote gender equity in corporate wear, or you just want to be comfy at work, the pantsuit meets your needs. But how do you find one that suits your curvy body?


Secretary Clinton Waves Goodbye to Quito, Ecuador (4686571308) (cropped)Pyjama cut

Casual straight-leg or loose-fit trousers, boxy longline top.

Thanks to Hillary Clinton, this style has become the standard when anyone says “pantsuit”. Once upon a time you could get these suits in a pattern, but now it’s about solid colours.

Flicks and flares

Pleated trousers with a slight bootleg, fitted jacket with a flare to the cuff and possibly the waist, giving a peplum effect.

For this look, think Victoria Beckham or Celine Dion. You will see a lot of ladies striding around shiny commercial skyscrapers. This suit is the uniform of sexy power-dressing.

Sneaky culottesYves St Laurent le smoking at deYoung Museum San Francisco

Mid- or full-length culottes, open blazer. Suits don’t have to be stuffy.

You can blend your bohemian sentiments with your corporate job and glide through the office with this flowy, semi-casual look.

Fully fitted

Slim or skinny fit trousers, longer fitted buttoned-up blazer.

Work a slight military vibe. The precision of the lines, the perfectly aligned buttons. It might even be double-breasted. This conservative look can be accessorised for power-dressing or comfort.


  • “I’m in a curvy mood” – Flicks and flare. Work those curves and own it!
  • “I’m in a walking tall mood” – Fully fitted. Strut!
  • “I’m in bold mood” – Sneaky culottes. Get noticed!
  • “I’m in a balanced mood” – Pyjama cut. Cruise through your day with ease!


If you still don’t think the suit is working for you, find out more about how to accessorise a suit, matching heels to trousers, and how to get height without torturing your feet. (posts to come – check back soon!)

2 thoughts on “Which suits suit curvy women?”

  • when women think of wearing a suit they usually think of to many layers and sore feet from stilettos lol.

    I enjoyed your breakdown of different styles, I’m not going to lie I’m excited about the getting hight without torturing your feet post.

    Where do you find are the best places to buy dress pants? I know cut and fabrication have a lot to do with the comfort..

    • Yes, too many layers to be comfortable, unless you’re in a building designed for men in suits, in which case a skirt suit is ALWAYS too cold!!

      My current dress pants came from Matalan, I found they weren’t too big around the waist or too long, and with just enough stretch that it’s still comfortable to sit. I’ll do a post about some other good brands, too. I’m working on the sore feet post, I’m somewhat of a connoisseur of foot and shoe padding! So stay tuned! 🙂

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