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Elegant Plus 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+.

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Size 14 - 24W

Washable  Classic Suit Separates, Sizes 14-24W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
Matching Pants & Skirt
Sold Separately


Tahari, Faux Leather Trim Pant Suit, Plus-Size 14-24W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick


11 Colors Available

Washable Suit Separates
Size 14 - 24W

Faux Leather Trim
Two Tone Suit
Size 14 - 24W

Double Breasted
Women's Pant Suit
Size 12 - 40W

Plus-Size Pant Suits for Working Women Report
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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.

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.

Shopping Resources for Plus-Size Pant Suits on the Internet

Better quality, tailored classic pantsuits are often sold as jacket and career trouser separates that are designed to match. Two of the most stylish and reliable sources are Jones New York and Pendleton.  Seasonlesss wool, washable wools, and other fabrics are regularly featured in modern classic, timeless styles in size 4 to 24W with select styles also available in petite sizes.  Jones New York also offers a more moderately priced basics line good for young professionals and those needing interview suits which is available through Dress Barn in sizes to 24W.

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.  

Neiman Marcus will sometimes offer options from luxury knitwear designer Misook and European plus specialty designer Marina Rinaldi with easier, less structured sets from Eileen Fisher, Caroline Rose, and Joan Vass in sizes up to 3X.

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.

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.

Trendier, budget friendly pantsuits appealing to stylish young professionals in sizes up to 18 / 20 are easily found at New York & Co and MetroStyle.  More moderately priced modern classic options are also regularly available through Chadwick's of Boston with select styles available as large as 24W.  All three offer petite and tall options.

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 and on Amazon.

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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Designer: Lafayette 148, Faux Leather Trim Suit Separates, Sizes 16-24W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
Jacket & Pants Sold Separately
 

Designer: Escada, Cropped Pant Suit | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
Jacket & Pants Sold Separately
 

Pant Suit Separates, Size 4-24W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
More Colors Available
Jacket & Pants Sold Separately
 


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

Lafayette 148
Faux Leather Trim
 Pant Suit Separates
Size 16 - 24W

Escada
 Cropped Pant Suit
European Size 34 - 46
46 = US 16

Single Breasted Pant Suit
Size 4 - 24W
Tall to 18T, Petite to 16P

Striped Women's Pantsuit
Size 0 - 18

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Let's Shop! Elegant Plus:  Plus Size Career & Business Clothing @ Jones New York

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

Contrast Collar Pantsuit, Sizes 4-20 | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
More Colors Available

Designer: Tahari, Stitched Pant Suit, Sizes 14-24W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
 

Plus Size Washable Wool Suit Separates, Sizes 14-24W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Jacket & Pants Sold Separately

Louben
Classic Designer
Suit Separates
Size 14 - 24W

Contrast Collar Pantsuit
Size 4 - 20

Tahari
Stitched Pant Suit
Size 14 - 24W

Washable Wool
Suit Separates

Size 14 - 24W

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

Plus Size Washable Wool Classic Pant Suit Separates, Sizes 12-34W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
More Colors Available
Jacket & Pants Sold Separately

Plus Size Pant Suit Separates, Sizes 12-34W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
More Colors Available
Jacket & Pants Sold Separately

Pendleton, Collarless Long Jacket Wool Pantsuit, Sizes 4-24W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
More Colors Available
Jacket & Pants Sold Separately

Stretch Suit Separates
Size 14 - 28W

Washable Wool Suiting
Size 12 - 34W
Petite to 16P, Tall to 20T

Suit Separates
Size 12 - 38W

Pendleton
Collarless Long Jacket
Wool Pantsuit
Size 4 - 24W
Petite to 18P

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Plus size business women at all levels of management wear suits.  Some fields require more tailored classics while others leave room for more signature personal style.
Pant suits have not only become more acceptable, but are favored by many women in the working environments.

 

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