The Best Washable Suits for Women

three women wear washable suits in a duck blue, navy, and gray

From time to time, people ask me: Where can I get washable suits for women?

As you may expect, there aren’t a TON of places out there making washable suiting, at least for the entire suit — but there are a few — so we thought we’d round them up!

Before we get to all the advice on washable suits, though, here are our latest favorite washable suits for women:

collage of 4 women wearing washable suits
Above, some of our favorite options for washable suits for women as of 2023: one / two / three / four (not pictured but also)

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Table of Contents

Where to Find Washable Suits for Women

How to Wash Washable Suits

Specific Washable Suits for Women:

Where to Find Washable Suits for Women

In general, there are a few noteworthy brands making washable suits for women in the past few years:

If you’re just looking for washable parts of a suit (such as pants), you can find those at more places — but do note that it’s in your best interest to launder both pieces together (and at the same frequency) so the color and fabric doesn’t fade unevenly. (We’ve got more tips in our post on everything you need to know about drycleaning women’s suits.)

Washable AND Travel-Friendly Suits

We have a separate roundup of travel-friendly suits — in general these are all machine washable as well, but travel-friendly suits may have additional properties such as wrinkle resistance, moisture wicking, UPF-rated materials, and more.

Hunting for travel-friendly suits for women or lightweight suits? As of 2023, some of our favorites include these brands/lines: 1) M.M.LaFleur, 2) Ministry of Supply, 3) Paul Smith, and 4) Talbots. (Not pictured: Eddie Bauer! Brooks Brothers also occasionally has suiting in their BrooksCool line, and Uniqlo occasionally has Airism suiting. ) You may also want to check out our roundup of washable suits for women!

collage of 4 women wearing travel-friendly suits
Our favorite travel-friendly suits of 2023: one / two / three / four

Washable Workwear in General

Hunting for more machine washable clothing? We feature some trendy washable workwear every Wednesday at CorporetteMoms, have listed the best brands for washable workwear, and occasionally do roundups of just washable basics for work outfits!

How to Wash Washable Suits

As noted above, you really want to launder all the matching pieces of a suit together so they wear evenly. General tips for good suit care include:

  • hanging the pieces up when you’ve taken them off for the day, both to air them out and prevent wrinkles from setting in
  • use proper hangers for them — for most suit jackets I prefer hangers that have sculpted shoulders instead of the velvet-covered hangers that save space
  • spot cleaning as needed
  • spraying vodka or another deodorizer as needed
  • (in general, this is a big reason why I prefer sleeved tops under suits instead of sleeveless tops — the more your bare underarms are touching the suit the more it’s going to get smelly)

When you wash your suit, be sure to follow all washing instructions carefully. I would probably opt to air dry the suit regardless of what the instructions said, but if it said tumble dry I would possibly put it in for 15 minutes at a normal setting to get the wrinkles out.

Once your suit is out of the washer, shape it immediately — put the blazer on a shaped hanger and smooth out the lapels and pockets.

Ditto for your pants — help any creases or pleats find their way back into the pants. I often like to take a pants hanger and hang them upside down, both so the clips keep the pant hem smooth and taut and so the waistband of the pant pulls the rest of the pants taut.

Specifics: Some of Our Favorite Washable Suits

We’ve mentioned some of the best brands to know, as well as (at top) our latest favorite suits — but let’s take a look at some specific suiting styles.

The Best Washable Suit Overall

woman wears gray skirt suit

Ann Taylor

It’s hard to beat Ann Taylor when almost all of their major suiting lines are washable.

Both their seasonless stretch line and their bi-stretch line (pictured) are machine washable, stretchy, and great year-round — they’re classic cuts in neutral colors, perfect for interviews.

Meanwhile, their double knit line is machine washable, wrinkle resistant, and comes in seasonally fun colors as well as neutrals. If you want something drapier or airier (and with mostly seasonal colors), check out their fluid crepe or lightweight weave lines.

The Best Affordable Washable Suit

woman in gray suit with brownish belt, wearing a black overcoat over her shoulders

Banana Republic Factory

Banana Republic Factory seems to (for the moment at least) stopped their hugely popular line of washable wool suits — but a lot of the suiting that remains is still washable.

Banana Republic Factory is known for its sales, of course — you can regularly find suiting pieces for under $50 here.

Their Sculpted suit blazers and pants are all fully lined and machine washable — and they tend to come in trendy cuts and colors.

The Best Washable Suit to Splurge On

navy blue washable suit

Hobbs London

Hobbs is one of the first brands that I noticed making washable workwear — and the London-based brand is great if Kate Middleton is one of your style icons.

You can find some Hobbs storefronts in the US, but they note that shipping starts at $10 and you have a one-month return window. Note that the brand is also available at Bloomingdale’s, though!

The Best Trendy Washable Suit

young professional woman wears drapey gray suit with sneakers


Madewell has a number of suiting materials that are machine washable, and the brand in general is a great option if you’re looking for a special size like petite, plus, or tall. The brand has a much younger, more casual vibe in general, which may not be appropriate for interviews, presentations, or appearances — know your office!

Specific lines that are machine washable include their Drapeweave line (pictured), their Easygoing Crepe, and their Softdrape line.

The Best Plus-Size Washable Suit

plus-size woman wears black washable suit

Lands’ End

Lands’ End has had a suiting line in washable wool blend for years — trendy, no, but it is one of the last places you can find details like fully-lined blazers. They have a limited selection of a few blazers, skirts, pants, and even dresses all available in regular, petite, and plus sizes (up to 34W).

(Whoa, they also have matching maternity suit pants — those are really rare these days!)

The Softest Washable Suit

navy blue soft drapey pants suit that is washable

Brooks Brothers

Brooks Brothers is known for their easy care blouses and shirts, of course, but they only recently got a line of suiting that is easy to care for — their Soft Icons line.

As they describe it on the product page, “We revisited some of our most sought-after women’s pieces, including the navy blazer, the pleated chino, the button-down shirt, and reinterpreted them in a soft, flowy Cupro-blend fabric that drapes and tailors like washed silk, and is easy to care for.” Nice!

Readers, which are your favorite washable suits for women?

Workwear sales of note for 8.15.23:

  • Nordstrom – 2,100+ new markdowns!
  • Ann Taylor Extra 50% off all sale styles
  • Athleta – Sale styles up to 60% off
  • Banana Republic – Up to 40% off sale styles
  • Banana Republic Factory 40% off everything; extra 30% off orders $100+
  • J.Crew – 25-50% off wear-now styles; extra 50% off select sale styles
  • J.Crew Factory Up to 60% off everything; 50% off women’s dresses; extra 60% off clearance
  • Lo & Sons – Up to 50% off summer travel essentials (through 9/11)
  • Loft – 60% off sale styles
  • Nordstrom Rack – Select designer brands 60-70% off
  • Reiss – Up to 60% off sale
  • Shopbop – 15% off beauty; 2,000+ items new to sale
  • Summersalt – Warehouse event, 25% off sitewide!
  • Talbots – Semi-Annual Red Door Sale: Extra 50% off markdowns

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