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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+.
Size 6 to 24W.
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. Linen career pieces are a sure bet here during the warmer months. Trend conscious and moderately priced with frequent sales and discounts available directly from the website.
Size 12 to 26W.
Bedford Fair carries value-priced, classic work apparel including both pant and skirt suits and separates. Select styles available in petite to 20P. Size 6 to 28W.
offers a selection of budget-priced separates including pants,
jackets, blazers, skirts and sweaters appropriate for the office.
Petites available to 2XL. Size S to 5X.
Bon Ton carries better moderate to upscale pieces appropriate for working women, including tailored separates, dresses and accessories. Labels like Calvin Klein, Kasper, Laura Ashley and Alfred Dunner frequently turn up here in jackets, career separates, and dresses. Styles range from classic to contemporary. Sales and mark-downs are frequent and deep, with Free Shipping on $75+. Size 0 to 24W.
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. Size 16 to 34W.
Coldwater Creek offers modern classics with a contemporary twist. This is a good resource for quality separates such as no-iron shirts, travel knits, cardigans and sweaters, dresses, tailored trousers, and blazers. Prices are moderate. Petite to 16P, Size 4 to 24W
Editor's Pick Dillard's regularly carries labels at a variety of price points like Karen Kane, 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. Size 2 to 24W.
Draper's & 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. Jones New York offers
a core basic suit separate system here and is a wonderful resource
for modestly priced tailored interview suits in classic black,
charcoal, and navy. Larger
inventory available on-line than in most locations. Prices are
moderate. Flat rate shipping.
Petite to 16P. Size 4 to 24W.
Editor's Pick Eloquii offers on trend contemporary work styles designed exclusively for fuller figures. Many unique separates with more pizzazz, in addition to classic, tailored black pieces including jackets, silk blouses, sheath dresses, and midi skirts. Prices are moderate with coupons and free shipping offers available directly from the websites. Size 14 to 28W.
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, pants, 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
All styles can be adjusted for petite and tall in every size. Size 0 to 36W.
Foxcroft is one of the best spots for classically tailored no-iron shirts and blouses that work well under both suits, and alone coordinated with career separates. A sure bet for those who are looking for a high quality, simple white shirt, in addition to contemporary colors and patterns. A selection of sweaters and cardigans are also available. Prices are moderate to upscale, with free shipping and returns on all orders. Misses size 4 to 18, Petite size 0 to 16P, Women's size 14 to 24W.
Just My Size is an excellent resource for hosiery, shapewear and foundation garments in addition to offering a small collection of value-priced work clothing appropriate for more casual business environments.
Size XL to 6X.
Karen Kane offers contemporary, upscale style in fine fibers such as heavy gauge knits with excellent hand and drape, silks and cottons. Many items are suitable for creative work environments in addition to a selection of good core basics like black jackets, skirts and trousers. Regular sales and Free Shipping on $100+ helps make this line available for investment pieces to tighter budgets. Size 2 to 24W.
Kiyonna is best known for their better quality chic, contemporary knit dresses that are stylish office alternatives. Wrap and faux-wrap knit styles are a specialty in classic black, red and jewel tones. They occasionally offer tailored suiting separates including jackets, pants and pencil skirts. Sizes 10 to 32W.
La Redoute brings contemporary, fashion forward French chic to the American market. Hundreds of styles from European labels are available in extended sizes, expanding curvy fashionista shopping choices to include some of the most fashion forward trends available. Clean modern classics mix with more contemporary trends for fresh looks appropriate for both more relaxed and formal office environments. This is a good spot for stylish jackets and blazers, outerwear, and dresses. Prices are moderate to moderately upscale, with low cost, fast shipping to the U.S. Sizes 6 to 30W.
Lands End offers classic to contemporary style including tailored separates, dresses, cardigans and jackets appropriate for work. Natural fibers like cotton, linen, wool and cashmere are used in most garments. Many pant styles are available hemmed to different, custom lengths. Excellent source for both core basics and pieces with a more fashion forward edge. Very good quality for moderate prices. Frequent coupon codes, sales, and free shipping offers available directly from the website. Plus Petite and Plus Tall also available in some styles. Regular misses sizes are available to 18. Size 2 to 26W.
Lane Bryant has a larger selection of contemporary, fashion forward clothing available on-line than at most of their retail outlets. Working women will especially like the new Lane Collection that offers limited runs of runway inspired looks interpreted for business environments. Capsule collections from upscale designers usually offered only to much smaller sizes and at vastly higher prices are a new feature with the debut collection from Isabel Toledo appealing to working women. Sales, coupon codes, and free shipping offers are frequently available directly from the website making this a budget friendly, moderately priced career style destination. Size 14 to 28W.
Editor's Pick Lord & Taylor is one of the best upscale department stores for full-figured career wear. The suit selection from labels such as Nipon Boutique, Tahari, and Calvin Klein include classic tailored styles in neutral color palettes and more contemporary looks in the latest color trends. Both pant and skirt suits are regularly stocked, along with separates appropriate for work. The dress collection includes many looks with sleeves or intended to be worn under jackets or cardigans. Size 0 to 24W.
Macy's carries a much larger plus inventory on-line than in most of their stores. Career women will find options here at a variety of price points, and appealing to many age groups and working environments. Classic, tailored suits from better labels such as Jones New York, Kasper, Calvin Klein and Tahari mix with more youthful options from contemporary to trendy labels. An extremely good selection of dresses is available on-line for working women of all ages. Frequent mark downs and big weekend sales make higher priced labels affordable, with Free Shipping on minimum orders. Petite to XLP (18P). Size 0 to 24W.
Editor's Pick Neiman Marcus offers hard-to-find upscale designer career labels appealing to creative industry executives such as Eileen Fisher, Misook, Caroline Rose, Lafayette 148, Kay Unger, and Marina Rinaldi. Unusual designers such as Melissa Masse can also be purchased here. An excellent resource for executives in more relaxed contemporary offices and work environments in creative fields. Plenty of career separates with a particularly good selection of jackets and toppers. This is one of the best sources for cashmere in the winter, and many high quality natural fibers in wool, silk, linen, and cotton are available throughout the year. Women who wear a size 16/18 will want to shop the main collection for premium designer labels. Carmen Marc Valvo, Lela Rose, Oscar de la Renta, and St. John are just a few that are regularly stocked. Free shipping and returns on all orders. Misses sizes to XXL (18/20). Petite sizes available to XLP (18P). Size 0 to 24W.
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 0 to 24W.
Nic + Zoe
is very popular with women who enjoy comfort while remaining
stylish. High quality, contemporary knits in easy-to-wear
designs are perfect for busy women on the go and work well for both
the office and around town. Choose from a collection of lean
cardigans, coordinating tops, and sleek pants, with easy toss on and
go dresses appropriate for day wear. Carried by better department
stores, price points are moderately upscale.
Size XS to 3X.
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. Home to the Eva Mendes capsule collection which has a vintage vibe to work appropriate clothes. A destination for smaller plus women only, they also carry petites and talls in their full size range. Size 0 to 18.
Nordstrom offers an exceptionally good on-line assortment of better to upscale apparel suitable for career women. Tailored suiting separates, fashion forward blazers, flowing silk toppers, and cardigans mix with a good selection of office appropriate day dresses, career trousers, and pencil skirts. Styles range from conservative to contemporary, some with a creative flair. Easy care fabrics are mixed in among natural fibers like cotton, linen, silk and cashmere. Labels here include Louben, Eileen Fisher, Ralph Lauren, DKNY, Calvin Klein, Citron, Ellen Tracy, and Vince Camuto, to name just a few. Some luxury labels such as St. John and Armani Collezioni are regularly stocked to size 16 in the misses section. Good bargains can be found on the sale rack for those on a tighter budget with the Half Yearly and Anniversary pre-season sale particularly popular with fashionistas in-the-know. Free shipping and free returns on all orders. Petite sizes available through the petite section to XLP (18). Size 0 to 26W.
carries classic and artisan edge, well made clothes, often in
natural fibers. Suitable options for more casual and
contemporary offices include dresses, separates, and jackets.
In addition to their own brand, labels such as Foxcroft are commonly
available. Size 6 to 24W.
North Style carries dresses and blouses that are often good selections for the contemporary working woman. Wrap dresses, shift dresses and fit-and-flare dresses turn up frequently. Classic shirts, contemporary and feminine blouses are also appealing work options available in this mainly casual clothing spot. A variety of unusual jacket and blazer styles and cardigans are well worth the stop. Many natural fibers are available. Prices are moderate, with saving available on the sale rack. Misses and petite sizes to 18. Size 4 to 26W.
Old Pueblo Trader
is a appealing to more mature working
women, and carries a wide range of value-priced suits,
skirts, jacket dresses and sets. Bendover Pants, Vickie Wayne,
Alfred Dunner, and Judy Bond are some of the labels here. Carries
both plus and plus petite sizes. Selected styles available in
petite to 20P. Size 6 to 28W.
QVC often has a very good selection of contemporary to classically tailored work separates and dresses, with designers you won't find anywhere else. Look for labels such as Isaac Mizrahi, C Wonder, Liz Claiborne, and H by Halston to name a few with work appropriate collections. Travel and soft knit styles are also available. A particularly good spot for cashmere sweaters, trench coats, and outerwear. Prices range from moderate to more upscale, with more expensive items often including a payment plan option. A good selection petite and tall sizes are available in their full size range. Size 0 to 28W.
Rachel Roy is known for her bold, contemporary style. Simple silhouettes combine with color and patterns that pop, creating style statements that combine well with more relaxed, yet polished working wardrobes. Prices are moderately upscale. Size XS to 3X.
Ralph Lauren is one of America's favorite modern classic designers. Natural fibers and clean tailored lines are hallmarks of the style. Pieces including blazers, crisp shirts, and dresses all work well in many office environments. A number of lines are offered by this fashion juggernaut, and the moderately to moderately upscale priced diffusion collection in extended sizes Ralph Lauren Woman is available directly from the brand website. Prices are moderately upscale and quality excellent. Sizes 0 to 22W.
Saks Fifth Avenue is a high end, luxury suit and work wear resource. Designers such as St. John, Armani Collezioni, Akris Punto, Escada, and Gucci can all sometimes be found up to misses size 16 /18. Labels such as Lafayette 148, Eileen Fisher, Stizzoli, Fuzzi, Marina Rinaldi, and Kay Unger are regularly found in the Salon Z plus-size collection and are very popular with upscale executives in size 0 to 24W.
Saks Off 5TH 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. Size 0 to 24W.
Simply Be is a curvy fashion mega site, filled with stylish options at moderate prices. Contemporary in style, pieces are available to suit both sleek modern classic wardrobes and those with a much trendier edge. Options abound for both more relaxed work environments and those with a need for more polished, formal work wardrobes. Although suiting is not available, many blazers are tailored and work well paired with classic skirts and dress pants for pulled together office looks. Look for labels such as Joanna Hope, Anna Scholz, and AX Paris. Fast, low cost shipping. Size 8 to 28W.
Tahari is one of the best places to find excellent
quality classic to contemporary tailored suits and career separates.
Frequently available through better and upscale department stores,
the main website gives women shopping for working wardrobes another
resource for these hard-to-find items in extended sizes.
Both pantsuits and skirt suits are available, with dresses and
pieces available to purchase separately.
Petite size 2 to 16; Size 2 to 24W.
Editor's Pick Talbots is a premium shopping destination for tailored and contemporary professional looks. Choose from classic suits, natural fiber sweaters, career blouses, dresses, skirts, and pants. Quality is impeccable. Prices are moderately upscale. Petite size 0 to 22W; Size 0 to 24W.
Ulla Popken has work appropriate separates for more casual and creative office environments. Core basic knits in black include career pants and waterfall cardigans and kimono jackets can be found here, along with options with more color, pattern and embellished detailing. An updated vibe and inventory includes pieces with a more polished and professional feel, many with a European flavor. Natural fibers such as silk blouses, cashmere cardigans, linen, and organic cotton are included in their offerings. Prices are moderate. Size 12W to 38W.
Zappos now offers clothing from better quality and more upscale labels and designers, in addition to their incredible shoe and designer handbag inventory. Professional women will find classic, contemporary and trendy styles suitable for work from brands like Calvin Klein, Jessica Simpson, Anne Klein and many more. Markdowns on-site can bring many of these quality fashions into smaller budgets, making investment career dressing easier. Known for their extra fast free shipping and returns. Size 0 to 28W.
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Big City 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, 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. This can include both suits and dresses, in addition to career blouses, pants, and jackets or blazers.
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