Is there a suit in your closet? Every fashionable woman needs a quality suit as an integral part of her wardrobe. From business professional, to fun and quirky, these must own pieces have caught the attention of the world's most trendy fashionistas.

If this critical component is missing from your collection, perhaps you are falling victim to one of these six myths.

1. Suits Are For Men

Traditionally, men went out to work and wore suits while women stayed home and wore dresses. Today women are challenging stereotypes and redefining gender roles. As we leave the outdated image of a woman's place being in the home behind us, we must also update our views on what belongs in a woman's wardrobe.

If women are to be competitive and on equal footing with their male counterparts, they will have to dress to impart a professional image that conveys competence and confidence. A good suit can do just that. This classic garment is the uniform of professional excellence and it is time that women capitalized on the message that a suit communicates.

2. You Can't Be Feminine In a Suit

It would be difficult to be feminine in a man's suit, but a woman's suit can make you look and feel beautiful. Just because suits were traditionally made for men doesn't mean they can't be redesigned to flatter a woman's body. These are not the suits your father wore.

With a modified shape, updated style, and some fashionable accessories, a woman's suit can easily become your new favourite outfit. Well designed suits that are made to fit your body will show off your curves in a stylish and well polished way. These stunning garments will accentuate your femininity instead of hiding it.

3. Suits Are Not Stylish

Suits have a bad reputation for being drab, stuffy, and dull but this is simply not the case. Modern suits can be fun, colourful, and very stylish. No longer the dreaded outfit worn out of necessity, suits are getting a new look and a new image.

In recent years suits have been making their mark on the world and catching the eye of celebrities. Classy black suits were worn by Nicole Kidman at the London Film Festival and Meryl Streep at the European premiere of The Post. Heidi Klum wore a stylish and fun suit while hosting America's Got Talent and Beyonce was recently spotted on the streets of New York in a sexy suit of her own.

4. A Suit Is Not As Versatile As a Dress

It is a misconception that a suit is only suitable for the boardroom. In reality these garments are the perfect choice for any professional environment. Whether you're in an executive office, in a cubicle, behind a reception desk, or conducting business out of the office, you can't go wrong with a suit.

Suits aren't all work and no play. At the end of the day you can switch things up with a few casual pieces and wear your suit for a night on the town. Have a formal function to attend? This garment can easily transform to a stylish outfit for events such as galas, ceremonies, weddings, and holiday parties.

5. Good Suits Are Not Affordable

A quality suit doesn't have to cost thousands of dollars. Suits are timeless as well as durable and don't often need to be replaced. A decent suit should last for a good number of years. A professional office worthy dress may be less expensive than a suit set but one dress won't get you very far, while a suit can be worn in different ways and essentially become a number of outfits.

For a reasonable investment you can buy a good suit set consisting of a blazer and pant. Add a few blouses or dress shirts and you have all you need to get through the work week. Pick up a vest to spice up your look and a skirt to change things up. Pair the blazer with a dress for an event, or wear it with jeans for a casual look. Now your suit is the cornerstone of your entire wardrobe and it didn't break the bank.

6. A Suit Robs You of Your Individuality

It is a common misconception that suits make everyone look the same. With fashionable styles, bold colours, and trendy accessories a custom suit can be a fun way to express your individuality. There are countless options allowing your creativity to shine. With a touch of personalization your suit can be just as unique as you.

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Sierra E is a Los-Angeles based trial lawyer and entrepreneur. She became partner at her law firm in 2015 and has made numerous appearances as a guest legal correspondent on CNN. In 2018, Sierra launched SuitKits, an online shopping service that allows women to custom design suits and separates to fit their exact measurements, style, color and cut. Through her career, her writings, and her company, Sierra hopes to help women from all backgrounds achieve both personal and professional success for the benefit of themselves and their families. You can find her on Twitter/Facebook/IG @SuitKits

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