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Elegant Plus Editor's Picks:  Plus-Size Skirt Suits for Business Professionals in Sizes 12 +

All Editor's Picks clothing featured is hand- selected by the Elegant Plus Fashion Editor from our extensive network of fashion business partnerships. Options available in all size ranges, although we specialize in hard-to-find sizes 12 and over.  Elegant Plus Sizing Report

Nowhere is it more important to put your best foot forward than at work. Show the world what a savvy, career professional you are in these looks
suitable for both casual or artistic work environments and traditional, tailored and conservative offices.  We have options for young professionals
who are new to the work force, interview suits, and the mature, contemporary professional woman.

 

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Size 14 - 24W

Ruffle Hem Skirt Suit, Size 6-24W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Boucle Skirt Suit, Sizes 10-26W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Designer: Tahari, Two Tone Skirt Suit, Size 14-24W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Ruffle Hem Skirt Suit
Size 6 - 24W

Boucle Skirt Suit
Size 10 - 26W
Petite to 20P

  Two Tone Suit
Size 14 - 24W

Plus-Size Skirt Suits Report
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Classic, tailored skirt suits are still worn in a number of professions from banking to law, real estate to advertising. Larger cities often require more formal work attire at all levels from secretaries to executives. Plus-size career dresses and jacket dresses also fill part of the void and are a very popular alternative.

While women of all sizes are an important percentage of the work force, curvy career women can find it particularly challenging to locate tailored skirt suits at any budget level. Consequently many rely on basic black which stretches further as a core basic mixed and matched with a variety of career tops and accessories -- even in fields that allow more expression of color, trends, and personal style. This has more to do with lack of choices and has led to low consumer expectations, rather than a lack of demand for more trend conscious options. This is a significant gap in the apparel market in that 60% of women in the USA wear a size 12+ with the average in the 14 - 20 range.

In many professions it is increasingly acceptable to mix tailored jackets or even cardigans with career skirt separates, but more conservative fields and professions still require matching pieces. Since many women wear different sizes on top and bottom, it is common for better quality matched suiting to be sold as separates for the best fit. 

Even in less formal professions, skirt suits are a wise choice for job interviews and presentations.  Pant suits can be another alternative, depending on the field.

Evening, church and special occasion skirt suits have a different flavor, often with added beading and embellishments and are found in our evening wear directories.

Internet Shopping for Plus-Size Skirt Suits

Some of the best quality 4 season, tailored wool suiting comes from Pendleton. Their misses and petite lines are available to size 18, and select styles are extended to 24W.  Draper's & Damon's offers both classically tailored and quality knit skirt suit sets in sizes to 26W.  Meanwhile, career clothing specialist Jones New York offers better quality business suit separates on their main website, in addition to a value priced basics line through Dress Barn in sizes to 24W.

Lane Bryant offers good quality contemporary business suiting on their website, although not in most stores, in sizes 14 to 28W.

The best department store selections for skirt suits are at  Macy's, Dillard's, and Lord & Taylor.  Look for suits from Tahari, Calvin Klein, Evan Picone, and DKNYC.  Value priced options are available from Bon Ton which runs many deep sales, and JC Penney which carries classic suits from Liz Claiborne.

Those who like contemporary to trendy styles will want to stop in at Monroe & Main and MetroStyle in sizes to 24W.  Those able to wear extended misses sizes to 18 / 20 will enjoy the selection at Ann Taylor Loft and New York & Co.
 

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Suit Separates, Size 14-22W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
Matching Pencil Skirt Sold Separately

Suit Separates, Size 14-24W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
Matching Pencil Skirt Sold Separately

Peplum Suit, Sizes 4-20 | ElegantPlus.com Professional Skirt Suit Editor's Pick


More Colors Available 

Suit Separates
Size  14 - 22W

Liz Claiborne
Suiting Separates
Size 14 - 24W

Peplum Suit
Size 4 - 20
Avg & Tall

Knit Two Piece Skirt Set
Size 8 - 24W
Petite to 18P

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

Seasonless Wool Suit Separates, Size 4-24W, Petite to 18P | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
Matching Skirt & Pants Sold Separately
More Colors Available
 

Boucle Skirt Suit, Sizes 8-28W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Designer: Tahari, Ponte Knit Skirt Suit, Sizes 14-24W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Fluted Skirt Suit Separates
Size 14 - 28W

Seasonless Wool Suiting
Size 4 - 24W
Petite to 18P

Boucle Skirt Suit
Size 8 - 28W
Petite to 18P

Tahari
Ponte Knit Skirt Suit
Size 14 - 24W

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Stretch Suit Separates, Size 0 - 18 | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
Matching Pencil Skirt Sold Separately

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

Knit Skirt Suit, Size 8 - 24W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
More Colors Available

Louben, Skirt Suit Separates, 14-24W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Matching Jacket Sold Separately

Stretch Suit Separates
Size 0 - 18
Petite & Tall to 16

Classic Suit Separates
Size 14 - 24W

Knit Skirt Suit
Size 8 - 24W

Louben
Suit Separates
Size 14 - 24W

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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.

 

 

 

Professional, plus size career women require polished outfits for work.  Skirt suits are a popular choice for both conservative professions such as banking and law,
as well as more creative fields.  Plus size skirt suits are also required for interviews and presentations in many other job types.

 

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