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 Plus-Size Business, Career, and Work Clothing

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.
 

Elegant Plus is a big supporter of  Dress for Success .  Always in need of plus-size business and interview suit and career separates donations in new or gently used condition, please consider contacting the national office or your local chapter when cleaning out your closet.  Plus-sizes are always in demand.

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.

Ann Taylor Loft extends their sizing on-line bringing their contemporary, tailored work style into reach of many full-figured women. Choose from dresses, jackets, and separates suitable for modern professional offices. Misses size 00 - 18, petite and tall to 16.
 

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. Popular with the plus blogging set, the styles are youthful and fashion forward. Free shipping on all orders to USA. Sizes to 24W.

Avenue has a good selection for the casual professional office. Lots of separates with a contemporary edge ranging from stretch gabardine dress pants to skirts and blouses. Many separates with a softer, less constructed silhouette, jackets, skirts, dresses and pants. Noteworthy for both their extended size range beyond 24 and the availability of plus petite and talls.  Free shipping, coupons and frequent sales available directly from  the website keep prices low and affordable. Sizes available up to 32W.


Bedford Fair carries value-priced, classic work apparel including both pant and skirt suits and separates. Plus-sizes are available up to 28w, with petite and tall sizes available up to size 20.


Blair offers a selection of budget-priced separates including pants, jackets, blazers, skirts and sweaters appropriate for the office. Full-figured options are available up to 26W with some plus petite and plus tall sizes available.

Bloomingdale's carries upscale work clothing with a contemporary to slightly edgy style appealing to younger executives.  Designer labels frequently carried here include Michael Kors, DKNYC, MYNT, and Marina Rinaldi.  Excellent resource for cashmere sweaters in the fall and winter shopping seasons. Sizes to 24W.


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+. Sizes up 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.  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.

Christopher & 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. Most women's sizes available to 26W, with a few extended plus available. Size  4 - 32W.

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. 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.

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. Size 14 to 24W.

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. All styles can be adjusted for petite and tall in every size.  Size 0 to 36W.


Evans carries a selection of moderately priced work and professional clothing with a British style including career pants, shirts and jackets. Can be more casual than corporate environments here, but if you work in a more casual or creative field some unique pieces are available. Size 10 to 28W.

Gwynnie Bee is a great resource for women on tight budgets who like great contemporary clothing.  Many work appropriate dresses and separates for style conscious women  available through a monthly subscription service.  Simply browse, add to your closet, and let the fashion arrive.  Keep as long as you want, return, and get something stylish and new. First month trial for free. Specializing in size 10 to 32W.

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.

J.C. Penney has much more available on-line in the plus-size department than in most stores. Liz Claiborne and Worthington are moderately priced classic to contemporary work labels with jackets, separates, and dresses appropriate for most offices.  The a.n.a label has a more youthful edge.  Most plus-size styles available to 24W, with select extended plus sizes to 5X.


Jones New York  is a better label for stylish working women who appreciate tailored lines, quality fabrics, and excellent fit.  Core classic pieces like basic black suiting separates mix with more fashion forward prints, colors, and cuts.  Suits can be purchased as top and bottom separately.  Cotton, silk, linen and summer and winter weight wools mix with synthetic fabrics.  Sales and deep discounts are frequent, bringing this quality line into the more budget minded shopper's range when she wants investment pieces. Everything available up to size 16, some styles available up 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.


Kohl's offers affordable options for working women including dresses, blouses, blazers, skirts, career pants, cardigans and trench coats. Styles range from classic basics to pieces with a more contemporary edge. Frequent sales with deep discounts on labels such as Sag Harbor, Chaps by Ralph Lauren, Croft and Barrow, Ellen Tracy, and Dana Buchman make this a budget-friendly work wardrobe destination. Free shipping on $75+. Sizes to 24W.



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.

 

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.


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.

 

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. Petite plus sizes are available through the petite tab, rather than women's.  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.


Magellan's has a selection of travel separates perfect for the professional woman who finds herself flying frequently. Wrinkle resistant fabrics in professional styles that look as good after hours of travel as when they first came out of the closet. Sizes up to 22W.

 

Mango is the Spanish Fast Fashion retail giant that brings high fashion runway style to the mass market at affordable prices.  Recently extending the size range for hundreds of their styles available to the U.S. market (internet only), this is a chic European style destination for style-conscious working women to size 20.

 

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. Misses, petite, and tall sizes XS - XL (18/20) with select styles extended 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. 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.

 

Neiman Marcus offers hard-to-find upscale designer career labels such as Eileen Fisher, Misook, Carolyn Rose, Lafayette 148 and Marina Rinaldi. An excellent resource for executives in more relaxed contemporary offices and work environments in creative fields. 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 to 24W.


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, Michael Kors, 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 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 24W.

 

Old Navy extends their sizing even further on-line with a collection designed exclusively for plus-size women.  More casual, value priced work options can be found here including blazers, skirts, and dresses.  Size S - 4X.


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. Most available up to 26W, select styles available up to 34W.

 

Pendleton carries high quality, 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.

 


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, George Simonton, Liz Claiborne, and Joan Rivers 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 - 28W available in majority of styles.

 

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.  Size 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 and Kay Unger are regularly found in the Salon Z plus-size collection and are very popular with upscale executives in sizes to 24W.

 

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.  Size 0 to 24W.


Sierra Trading Post is an outdoor specialist, so the last place one would expect professional clothing.  But: this is a hidden gem for some unusual styles and brands unavailable elsewhere, including both skirt and pant suits. Steep discounts on labels like Louben, Pendleton and other upscale names can often be found.  Blazers, dress pants, career blouses, and dresses are all mixed in to their more casual offerings. Size XS to 3X.


Soft Surroundings carries better quality, ultra-soft clothing with upscale designs perfect for the working woman who enjoys comfort with her style. Natural fibers such silk, cashmere and cottons are frequently available here, in addition to less common fabrics like soft modal.  Most styles have a resort or bohemian edge more suitable for creative professionals. Sweaters, cardigans, and jackets are the most unusual style finds for professional women here.  Misses, petite and tall styles up to 18, women's sizes up to 3X.

 

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.

 

Tog Shop offers mainly classic, casual clothing but can be a good resource for better quality tailored blazers, career trousers, tailored button down shirts, and occasionally items like jacket dresses. Prices are moderate to slightly upscale.  Free shipping on orders $50+.  Misses and petites to size 20. Women's to size 26W.


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. Prices are moderate. Size 12W to 38W.


Willow Ridge carries value to moderate priced classic and contemporary career apparel appealing mainly to more mature women. Offerings include suits, jacket dresses, and tailored separates.  Styles are available and appropriate for both more casual working environments and conservative office spaces.  Misses, petites and talls to size 20.  Women's size 14 to 28W.


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).


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 Michael Kors, 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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This plus-size work clothes shopping directory is here to help reduce your shopping frustrations,
listing a range of apparel to meet business needs from classic suiting to stylish career separates and dresses that fit a variety of budgets.
Serving women size 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28 and petite and tall women to size 18.