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Elegant Plus, Sizes 12 +
If you look around in most businesses there are successful, plus-size women working hard right along next to their thinner counterparts. In fact, with over half the women in the USA wearing a size 12 or larger this fact is unavoidable.
Unfortunately, plus-size business and career clothing is some of the most challenging to find on store racks in most towns and small cities with plus-size suits the most difficult.
Yet nowhere is it more important to put your best foot forward than at work. Usually classic to contemporary in style for conservative work environments, some industries will also take on a more creative or trendier edge.
Plus-Size Career Clothing Internet Retailer Listings:
Appleseed's carries classic, well made clothes, often in natural fibers. Some styles are very good basic pieces for the contemporary office including jackets, cardigans, and separates. Free shipping on $50+. Sizes up to 3X.
Amazon has a growing
selection of apparel with labels that are constantly changing
Tailored career dresses, pants, suits, trench coats and blazers from hard-to-find upscale labels
such as Pendleton, Anne Klein,
Evan Picone and more can often be found here. Standard Amazon
shipping policies apply. Sizes up to 34W.
Ashley Stewart is a good career stop for urban contemporary women who work in creative professions that permit more body conscious styles, bold colors, and patterns. Has a good selection of both dresses and separates, including blazers and outerwear in season. Trend conscious and moderately priced with frequent sales and discounts available directly from the website. Sizes 12 - 26W.
Asos offers contemporary
to trendy styles with a British flavor. This is a particularly good
spot for more unusual dress styles that can be worn in less
classically tailored offices. Free shipping on all orders to USA.
Sizes to 24W.
Banana Republic has work styles available with an up-to-date contemporary, yet tailored, flavor. Modern classics with flair include tops, bottoms, suiting, dresses, and outerwear. The L'Wren Scott designer capsule collection is extra stylish. Prices are moderate to moderately upscale, with coupons and shipping deals available directly from the website. Misses, petites & talls to 16.
Bianca Nygard has a collection of chic, contemporary work wear including dresses, skirts, pants, and blazers. Prices are moderate. Free shipping on orders of $75+. Petites to 18P. Women's sizes to 24W.
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Catherine's stocks moderate to better quality classic to contemporary style career suits, dresses, and separates appropriate for the business environment. Sales, coupons and free shipping offers are frequent and available directly on the website keeping prices budget-friendly. Plus petite sizes available. Sizes to 34W.
Chadwick's of Boston carries tailored and contemporary casual career
wear, suits, cardigans, outerwear, and dresses. Can often find wools, linens and cottons
here in season. Moderately priced A better resource for
smaller plus women with the misses line available to XL (18/20). Women's sizes up to 2X / 24W.
Chic Nova is a fashion on-line super store with frequently changing and updated inventory. Lots of unusual, tailored and contemporary looks available in plus-sizes. If you have the patience to sift through with their search functions this is worth a stop for those who want to create their own style and not look like the crowd. Low to moderate prices. Free shipping. Size finder up to XXXXXL, but depth of inventory really ends at XXL/XXXL.
CJ Banks offers quality classic options suitable for a more casual work environment including tops, bottoms, blazers, cardigans, and dresses. Prices are moderate. Some petites and talls available. Sizes 14-26W.
Dillard's regularly carries labels at a variety of price points like Karen Kane, Michael Kors, Eileen Fisher, Jones New York, AK Anne Klein, and Jessica Howard to name just a few. Unusual labels for more creative work environments to look for include Peter Nygard, Zozo Woman and Eva Varro. They have particularly good and deep dress and corporate work collections. Frequent markdowns help bring more upscale labels into moderate budgets. Occasional plus petites can be found here. Sizes up to 24W.
Draper's and Damon's is a catalog that caters to the tastes of more mature women. Styles range from classic to contemporary with a slightly artsy feel. Excellent source for suiting, jacket dresses, and career separates. Labels frequently found here include Brownstone Studio, Foxcroft, and Alfred Dunner. Prices are moderate to moderately upscale. Petites to 18P. Misses to 20. Women's to 26W.
Dress Barn offers suit separates, career dresses, tops, bottoms, shoes and accessories appealing to working and professional women. Styles are contemporary and fashion forward without being over the top trendy. Classic interview suits and separates also available. Larger inventory available on-line than in most locations. Prices are moderate. Flat rate shipping. Sizes to 24W.
Eloquii offers fashion forward, on trend contemporary work styles designed exclusively for fuller figures. Many unique separates with more pizzazz than classic, tailored black pieces, in addition to a good selection of work appropriate, youthful dresses. Prices are moderate with coupons and free shipping offers available directly from the websites. Sizes 14 to 24W.
Elvi is a U.K. high street retailer specializing in the plus market. Fit specialists, they create their own designs with a contemporary feel. Available styles include those appropriate for both more casual and tailored working environments. If you are looking for something unusual that nobody else has this is worth a stop. Prices are moderate to moderately upscale and reported in British pounds. Flat rate shipping rates to Europe, Canada, and the U.S.A. Sizing is British with a conversion chart available to U.S. sizes. U.K. 14-26W.
eShakti is the number one resource on the web for Mad Men style office chic. One of the deepest collections available of vintage and retro inspired modern dresses, tailored jackets, blouses and skirts that can all be customized to your measurements. Natural fibers like cotton and silk are frequently available. Prices are moderate with a small customization fee. Sizes to 36W.
GAP has a more extensive collection of styles and sizes available on-line than in their stores. Styles are classic to contemporary with many options available for the less formal office. Excellent resource for classic, tailored button up shirts, cardigans, and career pants. Prices are moderate. Free shipping on orders of $50+, free returns on all orders. Petite to 14P and Tall sizes to 16T. Misses sizes to XXL (20/22).
House of Fraser is a premier U.K. department store now shipping to the U.S. Styles are European chic with many work appropriate options for stylish women in both creative and corporate fields. Dresses are particularly worth a look here, but suiting, and separates are also well represented. Prices are moderate to moderately upscale with very reasonable flat rate shipping rates to the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Australia. Sizes are listed in UK, but most size charts also include conversion charts to European and U.S. sizing. Sizes to 28W.
Igigi offers a chic collection of contemporary knit dresses, tops, and tailored suiting separates designed exclusively for fuller figures. Luxury, tailored outerwear is also often available in the winter months. Made in the USA, prices are moderate to upscale. Sizes to 32W.
Kiyonna is best known for their better quality chic, contemporary knit dresses that are stylish office alternatives. Wrap and faux-wrap styles are a specialty in classic black, red and jewel tones. Occasionally offer tailored suiting separates including jackets, pants and pencil skirts. Sizes 10-32W.
Lands End Business Outfitter carries an extensive collection of work uniforms from simple button down shirts and khakis to suiting separates. Add logos if you need. Buy one or large quantities in a variety of sizes for your employees. Women's sizes to 34W.
Lord & Taylor offers tailored suiting options, dresses, cashmere cardigans, blouses and career trousers from better and upscale labels like Tahari, Albert Nipon, Anne Klein, Evan Picone, and Calvin Klein. Excellent resource for conservative interview suits and core business basics. Younger career women will appreciate more contemporary offerings from quality labels like Michael Kors, Ralph Lauren, and Jessica Simpson. Free Shipping on $99+ with discount codes and frequent weekend sales available directly on the website for additional savings. Sizes to 24W.
Marisota carries a variety of British brands that are hard-to-find on the American market. Styles are a mixture of contemporary to trendy, with options available for both more casual and more formal working environments. Choose from separates, jackets, dresses, and undergarments. Prices are moderate. Petite & Talls available in selected styles. Sizes 8 - 28W.
Metro Style offers youthful, fast fashion styles for the working woman. Prices are affordable and styles on-trend. Small collection of dresses, suiting, tops and bottoms in easy care fabrics, often with some stretch. A resource mainly for the smaller plus woman with misses sizes available to 18, a selected collection is available up to 24W.
New York & Co specializes in versatile, affordable fashion for working women who like style conscious clothes appropriate for the office. Offering inexpensive suiting options, dresses, and separates, shoppers will save even more with frequent promotional codes, sales and free shipping offers promoted directly on the website. A destination for smaller plus women only, they also carry petites and talls in their full size range. Sizes to 18.
Neiman Marcus Last Call is an excellent resource for well-known designer clothing at a deep discount with a good range of work appropriate options. Designer shoes, hand bags and accessories can also be found here. Free Shipping offers are also frequently available directly from the website. Size to 24W.
Pendleton carries classic, tailored career suiting, dresses, and separates mainly in natural fibers. Wool in weights appropriate for all seasons is a specialty. Outerwear appropriate for business women is also available in season. Prices are moderately upscale Petite to 18P. Misses to 18. Women's sizes to 24W.
Peter Nygard offers work clothing with an artistic to contemporary flavor. Options good for more creative office environments mix with edgier and tailored looks. They have a particularly good selection of blazer and jackets in hard-to-find styles available in plus. Career pants, tops, and skirts are also available. Prices are moderate. Free shipping on orders $75+. Petite to 18P. Women's to 24W.
Rafaella offers a collection career appropriate separates and dresses with a contemporary flavor. Prices are moderate. Free shipping and free returns on all orders. Sizes to 24W.
Rent the Runway is an excellent spot for high-end designer cocktail dresses and formalwear suitable for upscale corporate events and parties. Instead of purchasing, customers are able to rent for a fraction of retail. Labels in plus-sizes frequently include Carmen Marc Valvo, Kay Unger, Theia, David Meister, Badgley Mischka, and MC Monique Lhuiller. Sizing guides are for individual garments, with a second back-up size of the same dress shipped for free, making ordering with confidence easier. Once the dress is returned, they take care of the dry cleaning so customers are guaranteed perfectly maintained clothing. Some longer and shorter lengths available in select gown styles. Sizes to 22W.
Saks Off Fifth is where you'll find the upscale and luxury designers and brands regularly available from Saks at discount prices. Sizes and availability are limited so act fast if you see something you like. Upscale looks suitable for both corporate and more creative office environments. Shoes, bags and accessories for completing you polished professional look are also available. Sizes to 24W.
Simply Be is the home of more affordable line of plus-exclusive contemporary designer Anna Scholz. Look for her dresses and separates, particularly in the prints for which she is well known. A deep selection of styles from other labels range from contemporary to trendy, with work appropriate options for both the more casual office and more creative working environment. Prices are moderate. Some petite and tall sizes, in addition to tops cut to accommodate especially ample busts. Sizes 8-28W.
Spiegel has a chic, contemporary aesthetic with tailored lines that is popular with working women. Stylish separates mix and match, with dresses and the occasional suit also available. The style conscious Newport News line is also available here. Prices are moderate to moderately upscale. Misses to 18. Women's to 24W.
Tanjay is a collection of contemporary work apparel with a creative edge. Good selection of separates, including jackets and blazers. Both natural fibers and easy care fabrics are available here. Prices are moderate. Free shipping on $75+. Petite to 18P. Women's sizes to 24W.
Wallis is a UK High Street retailer with chic, contemporary fashion suitable for modern offices. An especially good resource for tailored jackets and work appropriate dresses with flair. Free shipping offers for US customers are frequently available directly from the website. Prices are moderate. Sizing is U.S. Petites to 14P. Misses to 16.
Women's Suits is a suiting specialist endorsed by Oprah. Styles are contemporary to trendy with unusual panache and flair. Labels include Vinci Couture and Lisa Rene. Many evening, church and special occasion suits, but some are also appropriate for creative professional environments. Prices are moderate to upscale. Sizes to 30W.
Woolovers is an excellent resource for classic to contemporary sweaters in British wools, cashmere blends, and cotton at straight from the mill prices. Choose from cardigans, pullovers, or knit shells and tops. Prices are moderate. Sizes to XXL (22/24).
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department stores, a few national chain stores, and
designers are often the few resources available off-line meeting
the demand for plus-size business attire.
While some work environments permit more casual clothes, suits, dresses and good looking classic and contemporary clothing styles are often required by many professionals.
Executives with busy schedules also frequently need tailored business clothing that either travels well or is versatile enough to go from the boardroom to dinner without missing a beat.
career clothing directory is here to help reduce your shopping
listing a range of apparel to meet business needs from classic suiting to stylish career separates and dresses that fit a variety of budgets.
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