Women’s suit sales have nearly doubled in the last month

Words by Lydia Crist

Following suit.

It’s an unsurprising claim, but now there’s a pretty solid piece of evidence to back it up: Suits aren’t going anywhere. We have given you advice on how to wear them in the past, so we are not alone in what the data is telling us.

According to UK-based fashion search platform lyst, searches for ‘women’s pantsuit’ and ‘women’s suits’ have increased by 78% since November, while Asos Design reports a 178% growth in sales according to The Guardian.

An array of local and international designers presented a take on the suit in their Spring/Summer collections this September. Designers like Louis Vuitton and Altuzarra put a ’70s spin on the classic item, opting for brighter colours and a high waisted pant. Adding a slightly more feminine twist, Balenciaga presented 80s style shouldered suits paired with barely-there miniskirts. Valentino amped up a classic black suit with ultra-high waisted knee-length shorts cut in a wide leg.

Though women’s suits have been peppered through fashion for decades (think the OG Chanel skirt suit in 1914), 2019 saw the popularity of the suit reach new heights. We are sure to see the power suit dominate streetwear to formal attire in 2020.

Try local desginers such as Ansdorf, Enolan, Bianca Spender, Firage and Dion Lee for innovative and beautifully-designed suits close to home.


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