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How to make a suit work for any spring dressing occasion

It’s event season and, for this year’s spring dressing schedule we’re looking beyond the dress. Here, RUSSH rounds up the best suits Australian designers have to offer.

Anna Quan

The temperature, it rises. And in this Australian heat the perfect suit means shorts. Anna Quan’s jackets are ever so slightly elongated through the body and sleeves and cut to accentuate your waist. Match the shade of your suit to your favourite summer cocktail and accessories to match your mood. Best worn for your daytime events – we’re looking at you Spring Racing.

Anna Quan

The temperature, it rises. And in this Australian heat the perfect suit means shorts. Anna Quan’s jackets are ever so slightly elongated through the body and sleeves and cut to accentuate your waist. Match the shade of your suit to your favourite summer cocktail and accessories to match your mood. Best worn for your daytime events – we’re looking at you Spring Racing.

Christopher Esber

He’s perfected the point between androgynous and feminine, and he’ll always be our go-to for a well-cut suit. Once his Resort 20 collection hits stores it’s the classic black suit with a twist – cut-outs exposing erogenous zones and silver ropes adorning the edges – that we’ll be purchasing for any time the dance floor beckons.

E Nolan

Melbourne-based E Nolan makes made-to-measure suiting. Pieced together from black Italian wool twill – there’s truly nothing like a two-piece that’s been tailored to your body. It’s best to embrace the energy designer Emily Nolan so perfectly captures and style with your favourite T-shirt, sneakers before heading off into the night (knowing full well you’ll be returning with the sunrise).

E Nolan

Melbourne-based E Nolan also makes made-to-measure suiting. Pieced together from black Italian wool twill – there’s truly nothing like a two-piece that’s been tailored to your body. It’s best to embrace the energy designer Emily Nolan so perfectly captures and style with your favourite T-shirt, sneakers before heading off into the night (knowing full well you’ll be returning with the sunrise).

P. Johnson

When P.Johnson launched its Femme line earlier this year we gave a collective gasp (and cheer) for finally being able to invest in the label best known for perfecting that elegant, nonchalant, European flare for dressing. As the seasons get warmer the invitations roll in, and we’ll be looking here for special occasions. All made-to-measure and customised to our liking – we’ll invest in the luxe velvet for black tie. You only have to look to Bianca Jagger to know that suits + weddings will always go hand in hand.

Viktoria & Woods

Easy fits and relaxed silhouettes. Viktoria & Woods’ designs are perfect for that beachside engagement party, garden cocktails, the Christmas lunch or for when the end of year brings enough impetus to organise the annual friend catchup. There’s just a certain confidence a woman in a suit exudes. Extra points for styling with practical footwear and nothing but a lace bra beneath.

Viktoria & Woods

Easy fits and relaxed silhouettes. Viktoria & Woods’ designs are perfect for that beachside engagement party, garden cocktails, the Christmas lunch or for when the end of year brings enough impetus to organise the annual friend catchup. There’s just a certain confidence a woman in a suit exudes. Extra points for styling with practical footwear and nothing but a lace bra beneath.

From top: Anna Quan @annaquanlabel; Christopher Esber @christopher_esber; E Nolan @enolanmelbourne; P. Johnson Femme @pjohnsonfemme; Viktoria & Woods @viktoriaandwoods.