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I've had the same (used, too-small) suit since 2008. It's time to get a new interview suit - while I don't need one! But where should I go? How much should I pay?

What are some good stores for suit shopping in Vancouver? I'm looking for something conservative, of course, but I don't want to look frumpy or out-of-date... which I'm guessing will be a danger in the cheaper-suit range.

How much should I expect to spend on a decent women's suit? Ideally I'd like an answer in the form of "price range $x to $y will get you a suit with these characteristics, price range $y to $z will get you a suit with those other characteristics". I'm ok with cheaper materials, but I don't want something that's going to fall apart really quickly.

I've got an hourglass-ish figure: bust 106cm (42in), waist 87cm (34in), hips 117cm (46in). So I'll need to get the suit tailored for it to fit well. I've heard that buying a cheap suit and getting it tailored is a good idea anyway. What tailor/seamstress should I go to? Any suggestions for brands/stores with suits that fit well for curvier women?

Thanks!

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hykue
Feb. 14th, 2014 05:23 am (UTC)
If you're planning to get it tailored anyways, get a men's suit. You'll be more likely to find one to fit around your bits. I bet any thrift store or VV Boutique will have plenty. I also have a recommendation for a tailor on Thurlow near Smithe, I think. I'll have to ask the woman at work what it's called and get back to you.

Edited at 2014-02-14 05:24 am (UTC)
glapaloopscap
Feb. 15th, 2014 07:30 am (UTC)
Ooh, this idea could potentially save me a lot of money. Have you tried it? How did it work out for you?

What's the benefit of getting a men's suit - is it just that there will be more suits to choose from? I read somewhere that it can be hard for a tailor to make alterations of more than one size difference... wouldn't getting a men's suit make that harder instead of easier?
hykue
Feb. 15th, 2014 08:24 pm (UTC)
I've never done it myself. If I was going to do this, I'd look for a men's suit because there are more around and I find it's easier to find men's pants that fit around my hips. I'm not a tailor so I don't know how hard it would be to tailor it :)
glapaloopscap
May. 5th, 2014 05:35 am (UTC)
What was the name of that tailor?
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