Our Fall Suiting Guide For Boss Ladies

As much as we'd like to think our work wardrobes should only include pretty dresses, snuggly sweaters, and sparkly shoes, the reality is a lot more buttoned-up. In fact, even here at R29, we've got to pull out our suits every once in a while.
While there's nothing more obviously tragic than an ill-fitting suit, there's also nothing more polished than one that…well, suits you. Regardless of your spending status, what's most important is that the suit looks like it was tailored to fit you and only you (yup, we mean taking it to an actual tailor!). Moreover, quality suits can get pretty expensive, so choose wisely before you lay down your cash. Whether your suit collection is looking for an upgrade or a new launching pad, we're ready to get down to business—here are the most stylish women's suits for fall.
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Corporate — One- and two-button blazers in dark, rich colors will be your best friend. You've got options when it comes to your bottoms, but stick to not-too-tight skirts that hit you at the knee, tailored trousers, and the ever-popular suit-dress. Bonus: Look for retailers that carry multiple bottoms in the same fabric for easy mix-and-matching.

Entry-Level: Tahari by ASL Suit, $159.98, available at Macy's.

Executive: J.Crew Memo Dress In Super 120s, $188, available at J.Crew; J.Crew Two-Button Jacket in Super 120s, $230, available at J.Crew.

CEO: DSquared2 Klassyca Suit, $1,355, available at Shopbop.
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Professional — You've got a little more leeway with fabrics and cuts, but don't choose anything too trendy. Seasonal fabrics like tweed and bouclé are perma-stylish!

Entry-Level: H&M Blazer, $49.95, available in-store at H&M; H&M Skirt, $17.95-$49.95, available at H&M.

Executive: Tory Burch Twill Jacket, $595, available at Tory Burch; Tory Burch Twill Tweed Skirt, $425, available at Tory Burch.

CEO: Alexander McQueen Boucle Tweed Jacket, $3,680, available at Net-a-Porter; Alexander McQueen Boucle Tweed Pencil Skirt, $955, available at Net-a-Porter.
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Fashion — The key here is to look like you're not playing dress-up. We're major fans of experimenting with bold colors and classic silhouettes like '70s wide-legged looks.

Entry-Level: Topshop Satin Collar Jacket, $118, available at Topshop; Topshop Faux Leather Pencil Skirt, $60, available at Topshop.

Executive: DVF Meyer Jacket, $465, available at DVF; DVF Tailor Pant, $345, available at DVF.

CEO: Preen Lazar Jacket, $1,585, available at Shopbop; Preen Razor Pants, $970, available at Shopbop.
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