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Please be advised that all of the "Editor's Picks" featured in this section are hand-selected by Elegant Plus. Although every effort is made to keep featured products current, retailers can sell out of popular styles before the Editor has had an opportunity to update the page. All selections are available at time of posting and purchases can be made directly from the retailer on the associated shopping link. All of the shopping guides include designer selections which are noted with the designer's name in descriptions.
 


Last Update: February 3, 2017

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Size
14 - 24W

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Size 1X - 5X

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Size 0 - 28W

Although still not as popular as dresses, skirts are a common part of many working wardrobes, and a nice alternative to pants. Paired with either matching jackets or complementary blazers they can make a chic suit, or a less formal outfit with a simple career top or cardigan sweater.  As offices evolve more contemporary styles are coming to the fore including prints and bolder colors, although classic neutrals and black are still popular.

Styles can be very structured and tailored, with pencil skirts a work classic.  Alternatively, softer styles are common in less formal offices.  A-line style skirts that flare gently away from the body are universally flattering for all figure types, with most doing well with lengths that fall just to or just past the knee. A growing number of designer looks are available in larger sizes, especially for full-figured women size 12 to 16.

Longer and midi length styles are also coming back into fashion.  Younger women often prefer shorter and trendier skirts, although many work environments require a skirt at or below the knee.  

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Floral Border
Pencil Skirt
Size 6 - 24W
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Size 2 - 24W
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Size 12 - 32W

 

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Size 14 - 28W

 

 

Shopping Resources for PROFESSIONAL SKIRTS for WORK

Classic work style skirts in core basic colors such as black that coordinate with suit jackets are generally available at price points from value to designer from the major department stores.  Dillard's  and Lord & Taylor are particularly good for classic basics in size 14 to 24W. 

Nordstrom in recent months has been actively expanding their contemporary plus size options which have included more youthful styles for working women in size 14 to 24W.  They also are a good resource for upscale designer labels for size 12 to 16 in the main collection.

Polished career label Tahari is available through many of the better department stores, but a selection of their tailored extended size collection is available directly through their company website in sizes up to 24W.  Other designers regularly available through the department stores such as Nic + Zoe, Ralph Lauren, and Karen Kane also make their extended size collections available directly.

Upscale professional clothing retailer Talbots offers both tailored suiting separates that mix and match with jackets, in addition to more relaxed contemporary style skirts for office casual looks in size 4 to 24W, in both women's and petites.  Coldwater Creek offers styles, often in natural fibers, that are good for more relaxed contemporary offices in size 4 to 24W, and petites to 16P.

 

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Size S - 3X
Petite to XL

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Size 6 - 26W

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Size S - 3X

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Size 0 - 36W
Avg - Petite - Tall

 

Those looking for designer at a discount will want to stop by Neiman Marcus Last Call for labels such as Lafayetter 148, Misook, and Eileen Fisher.  Meanwhile designer work appropriate styles from brands such as Calvin Klein, DKNY, and Michael Kors turn up on flash sale website 6PM.com in size 14 to 24W.

Moderately priced skirt options appropriate for work in styles ranging from classic pencil skirts to softer chiffon and print looks can be found at Dress Barn in size 4 to 24W.  Christopher & Banks is similarly priced with skirt options for less formal contemporary work environments in size 4 to 26W and petite sizes to 16P.

Meanwhile, Willow Ridge serves as the aggregate shopping site for an entire moderately to moderately upscale catalog group with especially good choices from Norm Thompson, Appleseed's, Blair, and Bedford Fair.  Everything is available in size 14 + with the  upper size range around 28W, with plus petites as large as 20P.  Styles range from classically tailored in natural fibers to more relaxed contemporary looks.

 

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Long Contrast Trim Skirt
Size S - 3X

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Size 8 - 26W
Petite to 20P

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Size 14 - 24W

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Size 14 - 28W

 

Home Shopping giant QVC also carries a large range of labels with constantly changing inventory.  Many of their brands are geared to working women, with skirt styles ranging from classic to contemporary.  Prices are moderate, with extended payment plans available for certain items. Most are also available in their full size range of 0 to 28W.

Those looking for trendier looks appropriate for work will find a good selection at Monroe and Main which offers it's entire catalog in their full size range of 6 to 24W.  Australian plus specialty retailer City Chic has a contemporary, trend conscious vibe with skirts frequently part of the mix. Pricier, but well worth a stop for women who like trendier looks, is fashion newcomer Eloquii.  Much of their inventory is geared to upscale but youthful working women in size 14 to 28W.

 

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Tailored Skirt
Size 8 - 24W
Petite to 16P

Column Skirt
Size 14 - 24W

Floral A-Line Skirt
Size XS - 4X

Pleat Chiffon Print Skirt
Size
12 - 30W

 

 

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