The fruity suit trend for women in 2019

By Biatar Khumalo-Slabbert

2019 is bringing some tropical vibes for women’s suits and we are loving it. This trend consists of bright coloured suits for women that make one think of tropical Islands and citrus fruits. The main colours for this style are shades of mimosa and citrus. Designers such as Escada, Balenciaga and Peter Pilotto have already embraced this trend in their collections for 2019. If you want to be bold and elegant, check out these bright suits and what tops to pair them with.

The red suit paired with a turtle neck


Pair this red suit with a black, white or nude turtle neck to neutralise the boldness of the suit. Wear the suit blazer open so that the top is visible.

               LIQUORISH LONG SLEEVES JACKET RED: R1399, Zando.

              Turtle Neck Top: R80.00, Mr Price


              Stiletto: R100.00, Mr Price

 The pale blue suit paired with a cropped cami

In order to maintain a cool colour scheme with this suit, add a white, black or nude cami.

              SASSON BLAZER PALE BLUE: R1199, Zando

              Cropped Cami: R59.99, Mr Price


              WITCHERY Kacie Wedge: R 899.00, Woolworths

4 Accessories you should add to your suit look:

A watch

A watch is a good accessory to add to your suit. A bright suit needs to be paired with a watch that is plain in colour so that your look does not look to busy and exaggerated. Examples of good colours to match a colourful suit are: black, white or silver.


Pearl earrings

Pearl earrings add a touch of class to an outfit. Adding pearl earrings to your suit will allow a balance of class and creativity to come through in your look. Keep the colour of the earrings neutral.

Freshwater Pearl Stud Earrings: R 120.00, Woolworths



Black short heel

A black short heel will give you more comfort and will add a touch of elegance to your suit.

Emily Pointed Cross Strap Courts: R799.00, Forever New


A small bag

A small bag can make a difference to your suit while making the suit look clean at the same time.

Cross Body Stud Quilt: R120.00, Mr Price



Here are street-style inspirations of elegant and chic suits for women

The lavender suit


The Pink suit

The Yellow suit


The violet suit

The purple suit


Mr Price: 0800 212 535

Zando: 081 192 0375

Woolworths: (011) 290-1011

Forever New: 011 883 4585


 For more 2019 women’s trends, check out Beige trend for 2019


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My name is Biatar Khumalo-Slabbert. I am a fashion intern at People magazine and I write fashion articles and assist at photoshoots. I am a creative young woman whose interests lie in fashion styling, fashion photography, analyzing trends and creating mood boards. I hope to expand my skills and knowledge in all of the above in order to reach my ultimate goal of working as a stylist in the entertainment industry - both locally and internationally. As part of this journey, I would like to showcase the creativity that South Africans and Africans generally bring to fashion content production. My journey has just started. I have so much to learn and experience and I am so excited to see what the fashion world has in store for me.