What suit designer makes suits (preferably skirt suits?) that fit and flatter a small yet curvy woman?
I sometimes have to wear a suit and I hate to wear a suit. I hate to wear a suit because suits are generally made for people shaped like pencils and every time I have worn a suit, I have felt as though I look like Danny Devito.
I am 5'2" and my measurements are 34-24.5-37.5. I am not shaped like a pencil. I have a tiny waist and medium boobs and a huge butt and wide hips. I do really well in dresses. I would do really well in 1955 fashion-wise. But sometimes, I have to wear an actual suit.
The crux of my problem is that if something is big enough in the butt/hips, it is huge in the waist. This problem is compounded by the fact that, apparently, petite sizing allows less curve: a peek at the Ann Taylor bottoms size chart
shows this. Even the regular sizes aren't allowing my butt to exist, but the petite sizes are much worse. I require petite sizes unless I want my skirt to be of the length that Hasidic women wear. I am not Hasidic.
So I ask you: who makes a flattering, nice suit for people like me? Short, curvy women?
In which curvy is not a euphemism for plus-sized.
I know someone is going to tell me to get a bespoke suit, or to get something tailored. Fine, fine, but let's pretend I need this suit for an important event next week, and thus do not have time for all that. This isn't actually pretending: it is true. I need this suit ASAP and do not have time for a major restructuring, or really, any tailoring at all.
The suit I seek is is available in a brick and mortar store in NYC. It is also extremely normal and conservative. Black or grey. Skirt preferred, but I would deal with pants in a pinch, but pants suits generally make me feel the most Devitoish of all. In a pants suit, I am the Penguin.