I’d like to introduce the #noordinarycrew we have employed to test the pieces and complete outfits we stock from a professional point of view. We gathered a bunch of confident women from a variety of industries and career levels, got their measurements, let them pick the items they really liked and give us their feed back on fabric, fit and suitability for where they work and what they do.
When you go into noordinarysuit.com and click on any item description, you will find comments from relevant kick ass woman who has tried it on in the company of other kick ass women.
Laura is in her late 30’s and is currently working as an HR manager for a digital media and publishing company based in central London. They don’t have a dress code as such but in HR, you can’t look like you’ve just rolled out of bed and into the first thing that happened to be on your floor. Laura is a small size S/8/36 across the board and is 5’4″/164cm.
Sara is also in her late 30’s. She works for a huge insurance company and they have a bit of a dress code. Nothing sleeveless or too short but other than that, they are quite relaxed. Sara is a size M/12/40 all over but as she is a DD cup, sometimes she has to wear a L/14/42 on top, depending on the fit. She’s 5’5,7″/170cm.
Rosie is one of our younger models in her mid 20’s and has just stared working as a receptionist at Headmasters in South London. Even though it’s a hair dresser’s and quite trendy, she has a dress code and needs to look smart. Rosie usually takes a size S/8/36 but sometimes needs a M/10/38 depending on material. She is about 5’5,5″/168cm.
Kelly is in her mid 30’s and works as an Account Director for a huge PR company in central London. It’s PR but still quite corporate so if you wear jeans, you’d have to dress them up and you couldn’t wear anything casual for client interaction and pitches. Kelly is a size S/8/36 on top and tends to wear M/10/38 bottoms. She is 5’5,7″/170cm.
Teshay is in her mid 20’s and is currently going for interviews for junior roles such as receptionist, junior PA etc and of course, needs to dress to impress. She takes a size M/10/38 all over but is quite tall at 5’7,5″/174cm so sometimes, she feels trouser lengths can be tricky.
Helena, (that’s me) is heading towards her late 30’s. I have been working in Account Management in my previous life, both corporate and creative and lastly, I worked as Head of Clients for a Social Media company in London’s Shoreditch. I have always found the balance between the relaxed office (I could pretty much wear pyjamas if I wanted to in most of my previous roles) and client meetings quite challenging so I’ve been constantly looking for exciting pieces to wear that don’t feel like a uniform. I wear a size S/8/36 and I’m 5’6,7″/173cm tall.
We all hope that you will find our insights useful, but for any questions, please get in touch on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Much love from the NoOrdinarySuit Crew! x