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Elegant Plus Shopping Guides & Editor's Picks:  Plus-Size Career and Business Pantsuits, Size 12 +

All Editor's Picks and plus-size clothing featured are hand- selected by the Elegant Plus Fashion Editor from our extensive network of plus-fashion business partnerships. Elegant Plus has a size-inclusive policy and makes every effort to include stylish selections in every category for our full size range of 12 to 34w!  Looking polished and professional is a must in most business environments. Plus size women's pant suits can be extraordinarily difficult to find. The Elegant Plus Style Editor has hand selected a collection of tailored pant suit looks especially for full figured career women sizes 12+.  Special occasion pant suits are becoming increasingly popular, along with jumpsuits.
 

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Tahari, Classic Black Pantsuit, Size 14 - 20W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
Size 14 - 20W

Suit Separates, Sizes 14-24W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
Sold Separately

Kasper, Long Jacket Color Block Pantsuit, Plus-Size 14-24W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
Sold Separately

Double Breasted Capri Pantsuit, Plus-Size 12 - 32W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
More Colors Available

Suit Separates
Size 14 - 24W

Kasper
Long Jacket Color Block Suit
Size 14 - 24W

Double Breasted
Capri Pant Suit
Size 12 - 32W

Plus-Size Pant Suits for Working Women Report
[Shopping Resources & More Editor's Picks Below]

Tailored pant suits are a favorite with working women in many fields that don't require the formality of skirt suits but still require a more professional edge.  In some situations they are even preferred to skirt suits for the social signaling qualities still necessary for women working in some male dominated professions. Modern classic, tailored styles are still favorites but fashion conscious, contemporary colors and styles are also popular in more creative fields. 

Better quality, more upscale, and designer pant suits are worth taking to a tailor for final alterations and the perfect fit.  No two bodies are shaped exactly the same way and large scale manufacturing and sizing can only get so close to anyone's body.  Find the size that fits correctly on the broadest point of your body (bust, shoulders, tummy, or hips) and have the rest taken in.  Most experienced fashionistas and well-dressed working women have a tailor that they use regularly to help make their first impression flawless.

 

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Designer: Eileen Fisher, Striped Linen Poncho Pant Set, Size 1X - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
Poncho & Pants Sold Separately 

Designer: St. John, Suiting Separates, Size 2 - 16| ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
Jacket & Pants Sold Separately 

Vince Camuto, Pantsuit Separates, Plus-Size 14 - 24W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
Jacket & Pants Sold Separately

Gingham  Pantsuit, Sizes 0-18 | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
Jacket, Pants Sold Separately 

Eileen Fisher
Striped Linen Poncho Set
Size 1X - 3X

St. John
Suiting Separates
Size 2 - 16

Vince Camuto
Pantsuit Separates
Size 14 - 24W

Gingham Pantsuit
Size 0 - 18

 

Individualized suits that don't require exact matching are growing in popularity, allowing women to purchase tailored jackets and blazers separately and mixing and matching with career pants in their wardrobes. Better quality suiting is often sold as jackets, pants, and skirts separately so that customers with different fit requirements are best served.

As palazzo pants and jumpsuits trend into style, working wardrobe choices are expanding.  Those who are not required to wear more structured blazer styles will sometimes opt for a cardigan or duster topper instead of a jacket in these combinations.

Classic black, grey, or navy blue are versatile and favorites, especially in interview situations.  They can be livened up with bold accessories, shoes, and jewelry providing a perfect foil for personal expression.  Other neutrals such as camel and white are also popular choices. Pantsuits in the red family can be some of the most powerful suiting options. Career appropriate tops and blouses worn under suits can be solid or prints, with both fine fabrics such as silk and chiffons and sturdier cottons frequent choices. Depending on the year, punches of red, yellow, and bright blue are popular.  Suiting in other colors in trendier cuts and silhouettes make for easy work styles that are practical, polished, and professional.

Evening and special occasion pantsuits are gaining popularity as alternatives to skirts and dresses. Jumpsuits are also trending as 70's style is felt.

 

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Louben Designer Plus Size Pant Suit Separates, Sizes 14-24W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
Jacket & Trousers Sold Separately 

Calvin Klein, Longer Jacket Suit Separates, Plus-Size 1X - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
Jacket & Pants Sold Separately

Designer: Tahari, Denim Pantsuit, Sizes 14-24W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Classic Suit Separates, Sizes 14-28W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
Jacket & Pants Sold Separately

Louben
Classic Designer
Suit Separates
Size 14 - 24W

Calvin Klein
Longer Jacket Suit Separates

Size 1X - 3X

Tahari
Denim Pantsuit
Size 14 - 24W

Classic Suit Separates
Size 14 - 28W

 

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Designer Plus-Size Pantsuits

Designer suits are most easily found at the better department stores. Lafayette 148 is one of the premiere upscale brands favored by full-figured executives in sizes to 24W. Saks Fifth Avenue and Bloomingdale's are the most likely to carry suiting options from them. Bloomingdale's will often carry some of the more moderately priced designer lines such as DKNY, Calvin Klein, and Michael Kors, as well.

 

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Draped Twill Cropped Pantsuit, Sizes 14-28W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
Jacket & Pants Sold Separately

Plus Size Washable Wool Classic Pant Suit Separates, Sizes 0-34W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
More Colors Available
Jacket & Pants Sold Separately

Sateen Suiting, Plus-Size XL - 5X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
More Colors Available
Jacket & Pants Sold Separately

Boucle Suit Separates, Plus-Size 16 - 24W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
Jacket & Pants Sold Separately

Draped Twill Cropped Pantsuit
Size 14 - 28W

Washable Wool Suiting
Size 0 - 34W
Petite to 16P, Tall to 20T

Sateen Lapel
Suit Separates
Size XL - 5X

Boucle Suit Separates
Size 16 - 24W

 

Neiman Marcus will sometimes offer options from luxury knitwear designer Misook and European plus specialty designer Marina Rinaldi and New York executive wear label Lafayette 148.  Easier, less structured sets from Eileen Fisher, Caroline Rose, and Joan Vass in size 1X to 3X are also frequently in stock. 

An interview suit and core basic black investment dressing designer label, Louben, is often available from Nordstrom in larger sizes.

Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue are two of the best sources for very high end designer suits from labels such as Escada, Akris Punto, Max Mara, Gucci, Albert Nipon, Armani Collezioni, and St. John in sizes up to a misses size 16 /18.

Finally those wearing larger than size 24W, will want to drop by indie designer Igigi.  Although mainly specializing in dresses, they very often have a small selection of tailored jackets and pant suit separates in size 12 to 32W.

 

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Short Sleeve Pantsuit, Size 8 - 26W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Miami Chiffon Kimono Jacket Pantsuit, Sizes 6 - 26W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Peplum Pantsuit, Size 6 - 24W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
 

Marina Rinaldi, Shimmer Pantsuit Separates, Plus-Size 14 - 22W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
Jacket & Pants Sold Separately

Short Sleeve Pantsuit
Size 8 - 26W
Petite to 20P

Miami Kimono Jacket
Pantsuit

Size 6 - 26W

Peplum Pantsuit
Size 6 - 24W

Marina Rinaldi
Shimmer
Suit Separates
Size 14 - 22W

 

Moderate Priced Plus-Size Suiting

More moderately priced mid-tier designer options from Tahari, Calvin Klein, DKNY, and Evan Picone are frequently offered at Lord & Taylor, Macy's, and Dillard's in size 14 to 24W.  Meanwhile, Bon Ton and JC Penney offer modern classic to contemporary options. In house, exclusive private labels at all these department stores extend options for full-figured women further.

Bargain hunters can sometimes find past season's style designer suits at Saks Off Fifth and Last Call

Cataloguer Willow Ridge can often carry modestly priced classic styles in easy-care fabrics with sizing occasionally as large as 28W.  Monroe and Main offers more contemporary options appealing to trend conscious working women in size 6 to 24W.  Contemporary plus specialty retailer Eloquii offers tailored and fashion forward suiting separates for size 14 to 24W, although a few styles have been available as large as 28W.

 

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Tailored Stretch Pantsuit Separates, Plus-Size 14 - 24W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
More Colors Available
Jacket & Pants Sold Separately

Contrast Trim Pantsuit, Size S - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
More Colors Available

Eyelet Suiting Separates, Size S - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
More Colors Available
Jacket & Pants Sold Separately

Floral Chiffon Duster Pant Set, Plus-Size 12 - 34W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Tailored Stretch Suiting
Size 14 - 24W

Contrast Trim Pantsuit
Size S - 3X
Petite to 2XL

Eyelet Suiting Separates
Size S - 3X

Floral Chiffon Duster Pant Set
Size 12 - 34W

 

 Jones New York  offers their more moderately priced tailored, basics line good for young professionals and those needing interview suits which is available through Dress Barn in size 0 to 24W, while their better quality career suits and separates are available from department stores such as Lord & Taylor and Macy's.

 Ashley Stewart often has linen suiting at moderate prices in contemporary to trendy styles during the spring and summer in size 12 to 26W.

Lane Bryant remains one of the best sources for women who wear extended plus-sizes larger than 24W.  Other options can sometimes be found at Ulla Popken (12 - 38W) and on Amazon (0- 44W).

Finishing Touches

Many women find structured, tailored looks work best with shape wear and body smoothing under garments.  Some hosiery with built in control tops is all others prefer.

 

 

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