For most American workplaces, the dress code is loosening. Hoodies and jeans in Palo Alto. Shorts and polos in Maryland. Leggings seemingly everywhere. Yet, for lawyers, Hill staffers, and members of other white collar professions, the business suit is still a requirement (at least most of the time). And if you’re frugally minded or just coming up in the world, finding affordable suits can be a real challenge.
While I may dream of a wardrobe filled with Hugo Boss, that’s just not practical. So here are a few suits (both neutral and bold) in the under-$250 range that are definitely worth a look. Some have skirts, others have pants, and a few come in tall, plus, and petite sizes.
J.crew Factory is also available in petite sizes.
Let’s be real: That skirt needs a hem like Donald Trump needs to lay off the self-tanner. But with that minor alteration accomplished, stellar.
These new “luxe” suits from The Limited feel nice to the touch and have great style. They offer different styles of jackets, skirts and pants. As a bonus, they’re also available in petite and tall sizes.