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Every woman should own a traditional suit
This is one rule that will never expire. Most professional settings still endorse the suit, and while the rules are roomy in terms of what bottom to pair with that jacket, a suit is always a great investment. Pants add a modern feel to the traditional suit, but designers have attempted to update skirts with interesting detailing. Moderately priced suits are available from good designers (hello Ann Taylor), or go for the classic with a timeless Armani suit. Pair with a great button down shirt (white is always a good bet) to create that clean silhouette.