does it have to be a suit? can you get away with a shift dress,or silk blouse teamed with pencil skirt? even in very formal work places wearing a suit per se is not obligatory.sorry if im not helpful but i find suits too depressing. i like dvf for work dresses, l.k bennett is another good option.
I am currently SAHM, but if I was going back to work, in a corporate environment, I would also look at Pure Collection (they do some nice wool work dresses), Banana Republic, Austin Reed and Hugo Boss.
Thanks for advice. I didn't know about Atterly Rd, that's added to my list places to look now. I've not looked in Banana Republic but someone else in RL recommended them and she always looks great. Vivienne Westwood skirt is a brilliant idea, although I think her jackets might be too full on.
My work is for law firms and the jersey dresses/wrap dresses that I've got are not cutting it. I can wear blouse/skirt but I do need to find a jacket (my worst type of clothes shopping) as well. I think a dress'n'jacket combo is definitely the less depressing option for me than a suit.
I have seen some grey snake-effect heels from Hobbs that I liked too.
I hate suits!! I work in a corporate environment and like dresses and separates. Pencil skirts, cigarette pants, wrap dresses (love DVF, they wear really well, I have dresses older than my children still going strong! So worth the initial outlay IMO). Echo votes for VW, outnet etc. I also really like whistles, Reiss and jigsaw. Good luck with the new job