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Sharon Clott Kanter
Nov 24, 2014 @ 5:30 pm

This season, The Good Wifes costume designer Dan Lawson is exclusively giving InStyle tips for what to wear to work, inspired by the characters’ ensembles on the show.

There was a style theme on this week's episode of The Good Wife—suede, suede, suede. “The fabric is so unexpected for the office,” costume designer Dan Lawson tells us of why he loves the material. That’s why he put Alicia Florrick (Julianna Margulies) in a knit suit with suede panels by Lafayette 148. “The suede gave the jacket a luxe feel and look, perfect for meetings at Florrick, Agos & Lockart,” he said.

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And Alicia wasn’t the only one. Kalinda Sharma (Archie Panjabi) wore a teal blue sleeveless suede shirtdress by Akris. “I loved how it juxtaposed hard and soft elements, just like Kalinda herself,” says Lawson.

Your tip: Try this supple fabric. “Suede can be just as chic and elegant for the office or courtroom as that tried and true cashmere suit,” he says.

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