There’s something powerful and elegant about a black suit. Soft-tailoring, like you see here, is altogether more comfortable, modern and versatile than traditionally-cut suiting, and has nothing of the stiff ceremony. Instead, you get a lightweight luxury and a look you can adapt for all year round.
Note the detailing on the jacket pockets, which gives it a tuxedo-like feel, and the tapered shape of the trousers that sit just above the ankle (turn them up, if you need to), creating a flattering, elongated silhouette.
The fabric is lightweight and has a floppy fluidity about it, meaning it’s flattering and great for temperature control. You can throw on a big coat when it’s chilly outside, a stripy t-shirt and a soft scarf for spring, or wear it right through the summer satin cami or simple vest underneath.
Emma says: “I’m a bit of a jacket-fanatic and tend to wear them in place of cardigans, which can sometimes make me feel too hot. Because this suit is so light, it’s really versatile and I’ve been wearing it a few times a week since it arrived with us before Christmas. I don’t look at this suit in the old-school, masculine, wear-it-to-work way – it’s got a lovely floppiness to it and feels very feminine… it’s sexy, almost.”