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post #16 of 95
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Originally Posted by Flartchy View Post
Please post a photo of an average-sized, non-skinny woman, say size 10-12, looking good in a suit. (The average size for women in the US is actually 14.)

I rest my case.

Srsly?
post #17 of 95
Found a big girl in a suit. That chick from Madmen. She's a little on the big side.
LL
post #18 of 95
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Originally Posted by pvrhye View Post
Found a big girl in a suit. That chick from Madmen. She's a little on the big side.

She looks like a milfy wife, I would without fail.

But the cut of the suit looks old, it only highlights her boots but nothing else
post #19 of 95
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Originally Posted by Flartchy View Post
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Then you should have no problem finding a pic of an average-sized woman who you think looks good in a suit, one in which the suit doesn't drape oddly over her hips or breasts or other curves. Go for it.

Do you disagree that suits are meant to accentuate breadth of shoulders and narrowness of hips?

I think you guys are disagreeing just to disagree. My argument is unassailable. To reiterate, it goes like this:

1) Suits have historically been designed to accentuate male characteristics*
2) Women, by and large, don't have these characteristics
3) Therefore, suits that accentuate these characteristics won't look good on average-shaped women.

I don't see how that can be argued with. Please enlighten me, in a rational way.

* "For example, in men's dress, the male suit does not just accentuate male bodily features, but adds 'masculinity' to the body." From Joanne Entwistle's The fashioned body: fashion, dress, and modern social theory
I like how all this blabbering was stopped immediately by the subsequent pictures
post #20 of 95
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Originally Posted by pvrhye View Post
Found a big girl in a suit. That chick from Madmen. She's a little on the big side.

She is doable..
post #21 of 95
I think women look great in suits. For me, there is no argument here. To add a point beyond the scope of the OP's point, I say that we don't live in 'the good olde days', and should not attempt to invoke them.
post #22 of 95
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Originally Posted by Flartchy View Post
The "V" shape that suits give a person does not flatter a woman's natural curves.
You're insane. A well-fitted women's suit jacket accentuates a large bust and small waist, this is exactly what flatters a woman's curves. Men's suits accentuate masculine characteristics, women's suits accentuate feminine characteristics, they're cut and styled completely differently.
post #23 of 95
My girlfriend was wearing a black one button peak lapel pinstripe suit when I first met her. I thought it was sexy as hell. My friends just tell me that the more a girl looks like myself the more I think they are attractive. I really think the key for girls is to not wear a suit like they are wearing jeans and tee shirt all tight and such. I think a more drapey suit is very alluring in that rumpled Coco Chanel sort of way.

Thanks Yves...



post #24 of 95
I tried so hard to find a decent picture of her suit. Alas, this is as good as it gets.



Then again, Sienna Miller in a poncho? Yes, please.
post #25 of 95
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Originally Posted by stinsonbass View Post
I agree! The one thing is obvious but the latter is just ridiculous

Nevertheless I believe that there are more elegant ways to dress for a woman than wearing men suits.
post #26 of 95
I don't care for women in suits, but women in dress pants? Hot damn, yes plz. Something about wool office pants makes a woman's ass look off the heezy fo sheezy, dawg
post #27 of 95
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Jesus. I want to go to there.

Thing is, there are many great makers of women's suits. My wife wears Paul Stuart and Armani suits mostly, but has been known to slum it in Ann Taylor. The tailoring is really drapey and flattering.
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Damn! I'm in love...
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