Why Tailoring  Is Winter’s Biggest Trend



Tailoring has truly made its way into the mainstream. Tailored pieces are being worn more casually than ever – often oversized, with linen blends and paired with sneakers, singlets or sandals. We asked three women who have mastered the trend to talk to us about how they wear it.

Emily Nolan

Emily Nolan is the tailor behind E. Nolan. Her clients include high-powered businesswomen, young professionals, brides, modest dressers “and women who hate shopping”.

She loves suits for their ease and versatility: “I like that I don’t have  to think about I’m wearing too much.  I wear them with loafers, chunky trainers…even  a heeled boot.”



Her tip for tailoring novices? Consider double-breasted jackets (“they feel less corporate”) and branch out from black. “Midnight navy, for example, is better on the skin than black.”

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Lola van Vorst

Sydney PR Lola van Vorst is another fan  of suits. “I wear a suit at least once a week, and if it’s not a full suit, then just the pants with a tank.”

“Honestly, what’s not to love about a good suit? They instantly make you look like you’ve got your shit together.”



While she used to struggle to find ‘cool’ women’s tailoring, Lola says that the landscape has changed with the rise of labels such as ESSE and Christopher Esber.


Sam Wong

While Sydney stylist and writer Sam Wong was always into blazers, it took her a while to fully embrace a matching suit.

Her first suit was an oversized, boyish suit from Georgia Alice – and since then she hasn’t looked back. “I do like things quite baggy, but there’s a fine line between oversized and too oversized.”



According to Sam, the beauty of a suit is its longevity: “I’m want a capsule wardrobe that’s not trend-driven and has pieces that I can wear for the next 10 years.”


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Read more about how  to incorporate tailoring into your wardrobe at PRIMER.


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