When you think of a suit, it’s easy to picture an ill-fitting, poorly-made jacket and pants in a range of dull and dull colors. Luckily, brands have taken the power suit movement into their own hands, transforming the traditional silhouette into modern iterations and replacing boring fabrics with fun and eco-conscious options.
In luxury fashion, brands like Valentino and Emporio Armani are experimenting with bright colors and rich fabrics, while Stella McCartney makes suits sexy. Closer to home, brands like Australian staples Camilla and Marc are proving that quality tailoring is key when it comes to finding the perfect two- (or three-) piece set.
Whether you’re looking for a simple neutral suit or a colorful set made from a unique fabric, you’re sure to find a brand in our curated list to meet all of your suiting needs.
Below are the best suit brands for women available in Australiaa.
The best suit brands for women in Australia 2022
Camilla and Marc
For a classic, tailored look, look no further than a perfectly sophisticated suit from Australia’s one and only Camilla and Marc. Always creating fresh trends and cuts, the local brand is known for its wide-leg trousers and traditional suits. But there’s no drab aesthetic here, the brand just creates suits that fit seamlessly and will still look modern 10 years from now.
Known for his understated elegance, Beare Park has made a name for himself in the suiting market thanks to his ode to oversized tailoring. Manufactured and designed in Australia, Beare Park ensures silhouettes remain bold and elegant, anchored and masterful in luxurious tailoring. The brand is careful to source only the highest quality fabrics from factories in Italy and Japan. Plus, with an ode to inclusivity, each piece is designed to be worn by any gender of any age.
SIR. has a relaxed sense of elegance for those looking for pieces with relaxed silhouettes but without compromising on elegance. With minimal fuss and a focus on neutral colorways, the brand has established itself in the industry as the go-to for elevated options with laid-back undertones.
If you’re looking for high-end tailoring in a neutral color palette, but aren’t looking for a suit made from a natural or linen-like fiber, look no further than ESSE. Choose from a selection of classic cuts and slim silhouettes, all in modern formats, and create a chic capsule wardrobe that will serve you faithfully for years. Some might recognize the traditional styles, but that’s where ESSE’s ode to reviving the classic comes in – consider it a breath of fresh air.
You’d think Aje is nothing more than puff sleeves and marshmallow-esque dresses, but there’s so much more to this local label than meets the eye. In addition to their countless dresses, the homegrown company offers a range of suits, typically made from natural materials such as linen and cotton. Aje’s offerings are perfect for those looking for a suit that can be worn casually or dressed up for more formal situations.
& Other Stories
If you’re looking for something more affordable then & Other Stories might have the suit of your dreams. Designed in Paris, Stockholm and Los Angeles, the brand offers conscious spending at reasonable prices and incredibly versatile pieces. From full suits to sleeveless vest jackets and tailored shorts, & Other Stories’ offerings are suitable (pun intended) to be worn to the office or for weekend drinks with the girls.
Sharp and elegant, Atoir offers a range of suits that flatter the silhouette while artfully playing with the proportions. Think fishtail pants and vest-hybrid blazers. The brand puts a modern spin on the stereotypical suit, standing out from the rest thanks to clever design and quality workmanship. While most of their color palette is neutral, don’t be surprised to see vibrant tartans and intentionally deconstructed stitching.
Playing with traditional Australian brand Suboo puts a twist on what suiting is all about. In the brand’s suiting, which opts for candy-like hues and silky, unstructured fabrics, blazer waistcoats transform into dresses, while waistcoats and wide-leg pants accommodate intricately placed necklines. Crafted from linen and natural materials, Suboo suits are the versatile must-have that no wardrobe should be without.
Lead picture credits:
Photographer: Holly Ward
Fashion Director: Naomi Smith
Hair: Diane Gorgievski @dianegorgievski
Model: Lucy Rosiek
Production and Fashion Assistant: Emily Gittany