This Fashion Girl Suit Is Actually Worth The Cost

You know a trend has caught on when you start seeing it everywhere. But with so many options comes the question: Which one is actually Worth It? Every Tuesday, we're looking at a different fashion girl favorite and the varying price points it comes in, and letting you know — straight up — how much you should really be spending. You work hard for your money; why not put it towards pieces that matter?

When it comes to suiting, there isn't any room for messing around on fit and size: Everything has to hit in just the right place, from the shoulder seam to the hem of the pants, and because of that, they tend to be more expensive. But, you may also be surprised to know that some fast-fashion retailers are killing the whole blazer-and-trousers game. What used to be something so difficult to find on the cheap is now popping up at all of our favorite affordable haunts.

With this influx at suits at so many different price points, we found ourselves asking: How much should we really be spending on a suit? Should we still splurge for quality, or should we take advantage of getting the look for less? Ahead, we put our question to the test with options from a variety of cost levels. Click on to see our verdict.
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What You're Spending: $33
What You're Getting: On the lowest end, you can buy an entire suit for $33. Total. Note, of course, that it's made of polyester, and doesn't have much detail in the design: The pants have no pockets (and no structure, really), and the blazer doesn't have a collar. If you're looking to save money, however, this is the least expensive (but still wearable) option we could find.

Boohoo Martha Wide Leg Trouser, $14, available at Boohoo; Boohoo Martha Collarless Blazer, $19, available at Boohoo.
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What You're Spending: $96
What You're Getting: Still below the $100 mark is this smooth suit made of lightweight crepe fabric and a silky-feeling (keyword: feeling) lining. With skinny lapels and front pleating, it definitely has more detail and structure than the first option. Still, at this price point, the sizing and longevity of the suit are pretty uncertain.

ASOS Crop Tailored Blazer in Crepe with Collar Detail, $58, available at ASOS; ASOS Ankle Grazer Cigarette Pants in Crepe, $38, available at ASOS.
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What You're Spending: $191
What You're Getting: Just brushing the $200 price point, things are starting to shape up. The color, fabric, and structure of this suit look more expensive, but the overall silhouette is still pretty expected (as is the solid color).

Topshop Tailored Suit, $191, available at Topshop.
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What You're Spending: $324
What You're Getting: This is a true fashion-girl suit (hello, just look at that wide-leg). But, when you realize it's 100% polyester, the price doesn't look quite as inviting. Still, we still say this is a chic option if it's A) Right up your alley style-wise and B) You have the money to spend.

The Frankie Shop Double Breasted Tan Blazer, $189, available at The Frankie Shop; The Frankie Shop Pleated Tan Trousers, $135, available at The Frankie Shop.
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What You're Spending: $1,039
What You're Getting: Yes, spending over $1,000 on a suit is a major investment. But, this one will essentially last your entire lifetime. It's a semi-unexpected color (that's still timeless), and the fabric is not only 100% wool, but it's also a gorgeous, detailed (yet subtle) plaid that looks like a million bucks. Oh, and it has a satin lining.

Rachel Comey Rupture Double-breasted Wool-plaid Blazer, $613, available at MatchesFashion; Rachel Comey James High-rise Tapered-leg Wool-plaid Trousers, $426, available at MatchesFashion.
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The Verdict: Invest In Quality, Fit, & Style
We love a good bargain, don't get it twisted. In these columns alone, we've told you more than once to skimp instead of splurge. But when it comes to a suit, we say to go with the investment piece, because if there's one thing in your wardrobe to spend money on, it's a high-quality, tailored set.

We guarantee the fit and quality of this will be far better than one that's a small percentage of this price, and yet this one's still not as pricey as some of the other options in its company. In short: Save up to suit up.

Rachel Comey Rupture Double-breasted Wool-plaid Blazer, $613, available at MatchesFashion; Rachel Comey James High-rise Tapered-leg Wool-plaid Trousers, $426, available at MatchesFashion.
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