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Would You Wear It – A Seersucker Suit

Would You Wear It – A Seersucker Suit

Happy Saturday ladies and welcome to the weekend. Vanessa and I have escaped to Vancouver Island to visit with family and just chill. The weather is perfect so we plan to rent some kayaks, walk the beaches and totally decompress. I am so ready! Today I have a seersucker suit for your pleasure:)

It’s time for would you wear it so grab another cup of your favorite coffee or tea and let’s have some fun. Each Saturday my friend Pam and I share a mannequin we’ve photographed at random, and ask if you would wear what it’s modeling.

I also love to have you share how you would wear the look. The comment section gives many of us inspiration so please share your styling ideas but remember to keep them personal to you.

 

So tell me, would you wear this seersucker suit?

How could you style it to work for your lifestyle and shape?

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Now let’s go see what Pam’s mannequin is modeling over on Over 50 Feeling 40.

 

 

 

 

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70 Comments

  1. cindu
    September 15, 2020 / 11:28 am

    It is probably too preppy a look for my lifestyle but I m sure it would look darling on someone that it suits. I agree with one of your other readers though. Even if I did wear it I don’t think I would wear them together. A little too matchy. Always love these posts!!

  2. Nancy O.
    September 13, 2020 / 2:38 pm

    Love seersucker and have since childhood. It’s a cool fabric for the hot, humid southern U.S.
    As an adult, I owned and loved a Talbots blue and white seersucker pants suit. I wore it with a sleeveless hot pink linen blouse, hot pink sling-back kitten heels, and a multi colored silk scarf. It was a favorite work outfit. Still have the blazer, 30 years later. 🙂

  3. Nancy
    September 13, 2020 / 3:33 am

    I have these pants, so yes, I would wear it. I would save the jacket for a cool evening or a dinner date. I got rid of most of my blazers because they feel restrictive but I do wear them occasionally. I would wear white, jeweled sandals or navy espadrilles with the pants. A solid navy tank top or T-shirt would work better for me than a white blouse. I wouldn’t wear the graphic tee; I think that look is better suited to my daughter’s generation.

  4. Lorrie
    September 12, 2020 / 5:45 pm

    Love a good seersucker jacket. I would wear this in the spring and early summer. It’s too late for seersucker now…surprised to see it on a mannequin. Would take a pass on the pants. Too matcha matcha for me. A good pair of jeans or white shorts would work for me.

  5. Lauren
    September 12, 2020 / 5:43 pm

    Hmmm……you are renting kayaks. Make sure you practice your wet exit and re-entry before you paddle anywhere and wear your PFD…..don’t want any accidents.
    And the seersucker jacket seems more like July to me over a white linen dress to keep warm in the evening or in a chilly restaurant

  6. Lorrie
    September 12, 2020 / 4:58 pm

    I like this and would wear both pieces, but probably not together. It’s a summery look for me. I hope the smoke isn’t bothering you too much here on the Island. The light is so odd and I’m so sorry for all the fires south of the border.

  7. Elaine @ Following Augustine
    September 12, 2020 / 2:49 pm

    I haven’t worn seersucker since the pink dress my mother made for me to wear to my elementary school “graduation”! Though the jacket might look nice with jeans and a white t-shirt, the suit is not something I’d wear. I’m surprised to see it paired with that grey graphic tee. It certainly doesn’t do anything to add appeal!

  8. eve
    September 12, 2020 / 2:47 pm

    I would separate them but I like seersucker in the summer. I have the pants already but wear with white peasant blouse or navy tee shirt. The jacket I’d wear over a navy column. I like graphic tee shirts but more colorful and fun. Like Dressedformydays tee with the lady walking her poodle. That’s cute. Can’t wait yo see how you would style these pieces.

  9. Connie
    September 12, 2020 / 2:29 pm

    I had one like it 25 years ago. I wore it to an August conference in NYC and ran into a man wearing the same suit with a white straw hat. He was in a barbershop quartet! We took a picture together and I never wore it again! I would wear the seersucker jacket with jeans, white, red or navy slacks. But never with the pants together–again!

    • Jennifer
      Author
      September 14, 2020 / 7:16 am

      That is a funny story!:)

  10. Kay
    September 12, 2020 / 2:13 pm

    I can’t get past an off-color joke I once heard about a suit like this and Sears. LOL. I like seersucker but not in pants or a jacket. It’s good for lounge wear.

  11. Dianne🇨🇦
    September 12, 2020 / 12:12 pm

    So glad our fall weather is great for you visit to the Island!
    I hate the smoke today though.

    The searsucker suit is just lovely……on someone else! Seem to suit younger & slim!
    The t shirt is an absolute no!

  12. Dianne
    September 12, 2020 / 11:42 am

    Love the jacket with pair of dark pair of jeans with colorful top. Don’t care for the pants. Graphic tee really doesn’t do anything for me. Way past the graphic tee shirts.

  13. Susan B
    September 12, 2020 / 10:59 am

    As others have said, I’d consider wearing the jacket and pants, but not usually together. I would like the pants if they were ankle length. I’d pair them with a white tank and maybe a bright colored cardigan with 3/4 sleeves. The jacket would be nice with jeans or pants in white, navy, pink, red, etc. I think what bothers me most about the way it is styled is the dull gray tee. I think if you wanted to wear a graphic tee with it, a brighter color would be better.
    We love, love, love Victoria! We visit every year and now have friends there. It feels like a second home.

  14. Beth Byrd
    September 12, 2020 / 10:44 am

    I adore seersucker! I like both pieces here but I wouldn’t wear them together. I’d probably get more wear out of the pants — with a white t-shirt or lightweight white sweatshirt with sneakers on a cooler day.

    The jacket is not something I’d wear frequently although it would look fabulous over a navy, white, grey (or any number of colors) long sundress. Lovely for a summer event or in the office!

  15. Linda L
    September 12, 2020 / 10:40 am

    Over the last 60 years I have owned different variations of this seersucker outfit! It was always a good professional suit for hot, sticky NYC summers. Seersucker says east coast preppy to me and I do like the fabric but now that I’m retired in SoCal I have not worn it. I think I would wear the jacket over crisp white pants to church but don’t think I would wear the jacket and pants together at the same time.

  16. Pat
    September 12, 2020 / 10:39 am

    I like this suit, however like others I would wear the pieces separately as it feels a bit much. I have a seersucker pantsuit that is a tiny blue and white check. It is my favorite spring and summer pantsuit. The blazer is a classic cut and the pants are regular pant length. I feel perfectly dressed for work, but it also feels casually chic. I often wear with a white or navy tank or blouse. It is one of my favorite outfits.

  17. Peggy
    September 12, 2020 / 10:31 am

    I like seersucker. I would break up the suit look of this. Wear the blazer with just about everything, although it is a little on the formal side.

  18. Linda
    September 12, 2020 / 10:24 am

    I have never been a fan of Seersucker, so I don’t think I would ever wear this. Since I am currently retired (but I know too well that eventually I will go back to work once I can get my husband’s medical issues under control or even resolved) I am wearing only casual clothing for now. Once I return to work then I will see what is in good style for my body type and start buying it for work.

    While under retirement, I actually bought one pair of black leggings! I will follow your guidelines when wearing them! I trust your advice!

  19. Cyndi
    September 12, 2020 / 8:58 am

    I would wear both pieces but not often together. Suits have limited wear in my retired, more casual lifestyle. The blazer would be cute with jeans of any color and the capris would look cute with T’s, sweaters, etc. And that would make them more year-round pieces – while I know, like white jeans. a seersucker suit could be worn year-round, it speaks of hot summer days to me, not fall.

  20. Barb from BC Canada
    September 12, 2020 / 8:46 am

    Definitely would wear it, together or in separate pieces but probably more separately. I am petite and it would be flattering on my body and on me the pants would come a little longer and I would welcome that.

  21. Jane
    September 12, 2020 / 8:28 am

    Love the suit for spring and summer, crisp and clean for those times when jeans are not formal enough and a traditional suit would be too much. However I would want the trouser In a crop longer length and wider straight legged, or slim Bermuda shorts, just above the knee, maybe add white sneakers and a big bag. Wearing the suit as separates with different tops and adding a pair of jeans would pay for itself in a season.
    Enjoy the island.

  22. Elizabeth
    September 12, 2020 / 8:14 am

    I think I would give this outfit a pass..as someone mentioned it looks like a uniform of sorts…never been a fan of seersucker…

  23. - Vicki Mikola Dack
    September 12, 2020 / 7:58 am

    Wore a 2pc. sear-sucker suit [jacket & skirt – red and white] in the 1960’s era. Its good ONLY for Summer Wear and NOT year round. Can remember you had to iron both sides of the garment to maintain its shape. With this Virus Crud [Covid-19] going around, my everyday outfit is a pair of curvy, skinny, dark rinse jeans, sandals, and either a 3/4 or long sleeve, v-neck t-shirt, plus basic jewelry accessories. That will change to when the when Fall/Winter months sets in …by adding a pair of knee socks, a pull-over sweater, a quilted vest, and/or tunic top. Instead of shopping have been going through my closets. Still want to feel & look, put together without wearing yoga pants and a form fitted athletic top like so many women have adopted for daily wear these days.

  24. Rose
    September 12, 2020 / 7:46 am

    I love seersucker and would wear these separately. I’d wear the jacket with skinny jeans and a tee shirt. The pants you could dress up or down. You could wear sandals or sneakers.

  25. Ellen
    September 12, 2020 / 7:42 am

    I like seersucker for the summer. The suit pieces together are a possibility. I would like a little longer leg. And I would keep the rest of the outfit edgie. A plain tee better than the message tee. Or a half tuck shirt. Fun shoes and some statement earrings. Or go way way classic. Kinda a parody. Classic blouse, classic loafers classic clutch. Etc. I like the idea of separating it too !! Jacket with jeans or a black, navy or white pant. Pant with a half tucked tee. Yeah.., I guess I’d buy it!!! Where can I get it? All of a sudden ots the base of a summer wardrobe LOL !!

  26. Robin
    September 12, 2020 / 7:30 am

    I’m in Charleston, South Carolina and seersucker is only worn from Easter to Labor Day. I’d certainly wear this during those times.

  27. Canadian Elizabeth
    September 12, 2020 / 7:24 am

    So, I wouldn’t wear the pieces together. The jacket with white tank, skinny white or denim jeans, sneakers or strappy heeled sandals or flats in a cognac colour would work for me. The bottoms with a white or denim jean jacket, white or navy tee, or untucked crisp white button down shirt, and thick soled neutral coloured sandals.
    Isn’t Vancouver Island a joy of a place to visit? Hope you have time in Victoria and do the seaside walk that takes you to the boat houses.

  28. Susan McClelland
    September 12, 2020 / 7:10 am

    I have a very similar suit that I bought a few years ago but the pants are a bit longer. I wore it quite a bit when I was working but now that I’m retired, I expect it will get much less wear. However, I will hang onto it as it’s a versatile piece for summer. The t-shirt on the mannequin detracts from the suit. I wouldn’t wear it separately – not my colours or style.

  29. Valerie Bodei
    September 12, 2020 / 6:54 am

    I would not wear this. Looks to uncomfortable. I like a more casual clothing look. Love tunics and caridgans.

  30. Shari
    September 12, 2020 / 6:54 am

    OMG! Looks like my mom a few years ago only with a “pussy” blouse!
    Pretty fussy for me BUT, I love the pants and would wear them with a white or blue tunic for casual!
    The jacket is too tailored for me…..looks retro…..I can imagine it on a small lady over a jeans skirt.

  31. Debbie
    September 12, 2020 / 6:50 am

    No, it looks too much like a uniform of some sort. Also, I don’t like the length of the pants.

    It’s funny, but my son-in-law wore a very similar seersucker suit to a summer family wedding a few years ago. It looked great on him! I told him he looked like a Southern lawyer.

  32. Susan
    September 12, 2020 / 6:44 am

    Whilst I wouldn’t wear the suit, I do have a blue/white stripe shorter jacket from Uniqlo. I wear it with very casual trousers and Inhave had quite a few women ask me where I bought it from (in a good way, not bad). It is a rather soft, very light cotton which is great for our spring weather.

  33. Linda
    September 12, 2020 / 6:42 am

    When I was working, I would have worn the jacket with navy pants and a contrasting solid top. The pants are not a good length for me and together with the jacket are too many stripes for me. I’d only wear seersucker in the heat of summer so it seems odd to me that this would be out in the stores in September,

  34. Sue
    September 12, 2020 / 6:39 am

    The jacket, maybe, with jeans. The pants look too uncomfortable to me. This made me realize that I can’t rememberthe last time was I wore any kind of pant that didn’t contain some Lycra.

  35. Jo
    September 12, 2020 / 6:37 am

    No, I do not care for seersucker at all. To me it is the one fabric that can never be updated with the times… no matter what, it always looks like my mom in the 50’s & 60’s.
    Also, it never feels very comfortable.

  36. Olivia Gregory
    September 12, 2020 / 6:29 am

    Yes! I live in the South and it’s a tradition to wear seersucker. It’s cool and comfortable for our hot weather. I attended a charity event one year where everyone was supposed to wear seersucker and they did. The only thing is…. you cannot wear it after Labor Day!

  37. Patti Shannon
    September 12, 2020 / 6:23 am

    I don’t like the texture of seersucker…I’m a sucker for soft fabrics next to my skin. I’m also not a fan of the pant length and the graphic T pairing. Just not my style.

  38. mary jo tesch
    September 12, 2020 / 6:15 am

    no way!! the stripes and material remind me of something a man would wear with a white shirt while selling balloons or cotton candy at the carnival

  39. MP
    September 12, 2020 / 6:12 am

    I don’t like this outfit at all especially the pant length and the tshirt. I would wear seersucker bermuda shorts — that’s all. Happy Saturday.

    • Jennifer
      Author
      September 12, 2020 / 9:54 pm

      Happy Saturday!

  40. Pamela Over 50 Feeling 40
    September 12, 2020 / 6:05 am

    I would wear the jacket with jeans. But the whole suit and with that tee…not for me. It doesn’t fit my current lifestyle and for me it is just over the top…I would want a solid color tee. The jacket is nice though…looks like it it made to fit well.

  41. Norma
    September 12, 2020 / 5:58 am

    I definitely would wear the suit! Not to crazy about the t-shirt, would wear with something with no design. I like suits ,makes me feel more “Put Together “ 😄

  42. Debbie Bell
    September 12, 2020 / 5:37 am

    Yes, absolutely yes. Wearing the ‘suit’ with a graphic tee is probably a great idea for giving it youth, but I know me. I’d wear it with navy polo or stretch top.
    Love seersucker.
    I also remember sewing with it and remember the baby/ toddler summer pjs?
    So cool,though this is high poly content(?!?)

  43. MRSBEN2
    September 12, 2020 / 5:32 am

    I’m experiencing a flash back (not a hot flash…. ☺) as recall fourty + years ago having a similar seersucker jacket and co-ordinate mini skirt. Would I wear it now? The answer is; the jacket perhaps and teamed with a pair of (belted) white skinny or boyfriend jeans and a (tucked in) pale blue camisole or tank top, sandals or runners and an appropriate tote or cross-body bag. As far as the pants are concerned too matronly for my liking (being their style ‘n cut in the seersucker fabric) and I do not wear script graphic t-shirts.

    • Jennifer
      Author
      September 12, 2020 / 9:53 pm

      Thanks for sharing your styling ideas:)

  44. Renee
    September 12, 2020 / 5:32 am

    Ohhh Yes , definitely, I know I had this same jacket once upon a time , it would not have been in my wildest idea to wear a graphic T , but I really like the idea now ! Especially since I am retired..

  45. Belinda
    September 12, 2020 / 5:30 am

    I would wear it together and separately! But not after Labor Day😁 Seersucker just says Southern to me and that’s where I live.

    • Jennifer
      Author
      September 12, 2020 / 7:48 am

      I didn’t know that about the south. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  46. Joyce Reardon
    September 12, 2020 / 5:29 am

    I do love seersucker but too much together. I’d break it up. I don’t wear crops, but ankle length. Yes

  47. Susan
    September 12, 2020 / 5:25 am

    It’s funny how the blue and white stripe will always say student nurse to me! I like the edge that the graphic tee gives the outfit.I don’t think I would wear this ,but I admire the styling

    • Sue
      September 12, 2020 / 7:16 am

      I’m a Susan too and still have my student nurse blue stripe pinnie/vest! Broken in real seersucker is wonderfully cool in the summer especially for robes, sleepwear and shirts. The bumps allow for air circulation.

    • Jennifer
      Author
      September 12, 2020 / 7:46 am

      Ah, those memories:) It’s hard to look past them sometimes.

  48. Denise
    September 12, 2020 / 5:19 am

    I would definitely wear seersucker, but probably not head to toe. I would break the suit up and wear the separates. The tee shirt is a no for me – I’d prefer a white , red, or hot pink sweater tank underneath.

    • Jennifer
      Author
      September 12, 2020 / 7:45 am

      Great idea Denise

  49. Kelly H
    September 12, 2020 / 5:14 am

    For me, both pieces together is seersucker overload. I would need to break up the band! I’d wear the blazer with white jeans and a white T-shirt or camisole underneath, and I would style the cropped pants with a lightweight navy sweater or white eyelet-trim T-shirt, depending on how casual I want to look.

    • Jennifer
      Author
      September 12, 2020 / 7:44 am

      I love your styling ideas. Thanks for sharing them. I could see those looks too!

  50. Martha
    September 12, 2020 / 5:00 am

    I do love seersucker. Would probably wear the pieces not as a suit and style separately.

  51. Jan
    September 12, 2020 / 5:00 am

    I haven’t wore anything seersucker for years and I just don’t see it happening now. There might have been a pair of “pedal pushers” showing up in some old photos that were seersucker! I do remember sewing with this fabric. Pairing these two pieces creates a look that I try to avoid. Possibly, the crops alone, with a colorful T-shirt or the blazer alone with jeans, might work. But seriously, this does not fit into my lifestyle at all. I avoid anything that might have a “pant suit” look.

    • Jennifer
      Author
      September 12, 2020 / 7:43 am

      I sewed a seersucker blazer several years ago too

  52. Linda H
    September 12, 2020 / 4:52 am

    I essentially have this very same suit. With the pandemic, I did not pull it off the hanger this year. I wore suits for years, due to my job. It is part of who I am and always will be. I will wear a suit to go for groceries. Certainly not to go plant shopping or to mow the lawn. LOL I am seeing a strong return of the suit, especially skirt suits. All that said, I am the sort that needs to retain some structured clothing in my life. I wear only stretchy clothing, I am going to expand, and expand and expand some more . . .

    • Jennifer
      Author
      September 12, 2020 / 7:42 am

      That’s a great observation. I’m wearing too much stretchy fabrics lately and that’s dangerous for me:)

  53. Sandy
    September 12, 2020 / 4:30 am

    I HAD this suit. Donated it several years ago. I found the fabric to be so stiff that the capri style pants were too tight at the bottom. At this stage of my life, I like knit fabric for pants and elastic waist bands. The fabric reminds me of summer. Was this a mannequin you saw recently? The color, texture and style are wrong for the Fall season. At this stage of my life, the outfit looks too tight, too stiff, too formal. Give me a cardigan sweater and a pair of leggings.

    • Jennifer
      Author
      September 12, 2020 / 7:41 am

      It’s got to fit our lifestyle for sure.

  54. Linda R Gaertner
    September 12, 2020 / 4:28 am

    I probably wouldn’t buy it. For two reasons actually. First I’m retired so I would be limited where I would wear it. Secondly you could change it up a little with different colored tops but must likely I would get more wear out of the blazer only.

  55. Julia
    September 12, 2020 / 4:24 am

    I like the look and feel of seersucker in the summer but feel old wearing it. My 86 year old mother-in-law would rock this outfit! I do have a pair of Seersucker shorts in this color that are very comfortable and cool.

  56. Rosemary Mckeown
    September 12, 2020 / 4:24 am

    yes I would wear it with a white tank
    top under jckt and maybe a white necklace

  57. Paulette Levy
    September 12, 2020 / 4:19 am

    I like the look of seersucker and especially in this lighter blue with white, but as a retiree with no socializing at the moment, this suit-like outfit just has no appeal. If I were working YES, I would wear. But with my current lifestyle including the pandemic, it’s a no.

    • Jennifer
      Author
      September 12, 2020 / 7:39 am

      Thanks Paulette. Our needs have sure changed

  58. Cindy
    September 12, 2020 / 4:18 am

    No, I wouldn’t wear a seersucker suit. Seersucker has never appealed to me either in the look or texture of it. It does make me think of summer, which is nice but that’s where the appeal ends for me.

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