7 Short Suits To Wear All Summer Long, Because Women's Tailoring Just Got An Upgrade
Whether it's fawning over the wardrobes of politicians or powerhouse celebrities, it's clear that the world's obsession with suits is still going strong. But when the warmer months hit, a jacket and trouser combo can be, well, a little heavy. So how do you show your love of tailoring in scorching summer temperatures? The answer is to crop the trousers and design them (plus a matching blazer) in a lightweight fabric. In other words, short suits are the ideal look for summer 2019.
"Tailoring is one of the key trends of the season and, as the weather is warming up, the newest way to wear the trend is the short suit,” Browns' buying director Ida Petersson recently told the Guardian. "A bit more daring and way more fun than a skirt or trouser suit, this is the perfect option for the unpredictable spring weather in the UK as it both reveals and covers simultaneously.”
She's 100 percent right. You see, short suits don't come in just one style. No, there's a smorgasbord of options to choose from. Opt for a longer Bermuda length for days in the office or formal occasions like weddings. And go super short for festivals or lazy hours in the park.
Here's a few co-ords in various colours and prints to get you started.
1. Dusky Pink
Long Fit Satin Blazer, & Other Stories, £129
High Waisted Satin Bermuda Shorts, & Other Stories, £59
Bermuda-length shorts are ideal for summer workwear. Pair this pale pink pair with the matching silky longline blazer and prepare for plenty of enquiring from your colleagues. Available in UK size 6 to 18.
2. Lime Green
3. Polka Dot
4. Bright White
Plus Size White Co-ord Double Breasted Blazer, Missguided, £30
Plus Size White Fabric Belted Shorts, Missguided, £20
If you're looking for a shorter style, search no more. Missguided's pristine white set comes with a double breasted jacket and loose-fitting shorts accessorised with a summer-ready buckle. Available in UK size 16 to 24.
5. Sunny Orange
6. Classic Black
7. Leopard Print
Why not buy an entire rainbow's worth?