Is there anything for work that looks as “put together” as a pant suit? Today’s version is not your momma’s (or Hillary’s) pant suit. It’s slim and sleek, possibly with a longer jacket, in fabrics with rich tones…brocade, jacquard and velvet along with typical twill fabrics. It’s paired with a skinny scarf, a mock collar, or other interesting details at the neck…or a top featuring a low v-neck, which also extends the lines of these slim suits.

I’m already ready for this trend…I’ve bought some deep blue rayon suiting with almost a jacquard weave a few weeks ago from Vogue Fabrics. Sorry, but the fabric is out of stock now!

I’m thinking of using a couple of older Burda Style downloadable plus size patterns for the project, possibly fitting the jacket a little more.