Tailored & Career Plus-Size Skirt Suits, A Shopping Guide  @ Elegant Plus, Sizes 12 +

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Elegant Plus Shopping Guide &  Editor's Picks:  Plus-Size Skirt Suits for Business Professionals in Size 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. 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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Skirt Suit Separates
Size 4 - 18, Avg & Petite

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

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

Classic Tailored Black Skirt Suit, Size 14-24W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

 Pendleton

Abstract Print Skirt Suit
Size 6 - 24W

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

  Classic Tailored Black
Interview Skirt Suit
Size 14 - 24W

Plus-Size Skirt Suit Report
[Shopping Resources & Editor's Picks Below]

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.

 

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

Classic Skirt Suit Separates, Size 16-24W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
Matching Pencil Skirt Sold Separately
More Colors Available

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

Knit Skirt Suit, Size 8 - 20 | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Skirt Suit Separates
Size 14 - 24W

Classic Skirt Suit Separates
Size 16 - 24W

Animal Print Skirt Suit
Size 4 - 20

Knit Two Piece Skirt Set
Size 8 - 20W
Petite to 18P

 

In many professions it is increasingly acceptable to mix tailored jackets or even less structured 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.

 

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Houndstooth Suit, Size 6 - 22W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Tailored Suit Separates, Size 4-24W, Tall to 18T, Petite to 16P | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
Matching Jacket Sold Separately
More Colors Available 

Calvin Klein, Tailored Skirt Suit Separates, Size 16 - 24W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

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Houndstooth Skirt Suit
Size 6 - 22W

Classic Suit Separates
Size 6 - 24W
Petite to 16P, Tall to 18T

Calvin Klein
Tailored Skirt Suit Separates

Size 16 - 24W

St John Collection
Striped Knit Skirt Suit Seprates
Size 2 - 16

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 4 to 18, and select styles are extend to women's size 14 to 24W. 

Draper's & Damon's offers both classically tailored and quality knit skirt suit sets in size 4 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 size 14 to 24W.

Lane Bryant offers good quality contemporary business suiting on their website, although not in most stores, in sizes 14 to 28W. Their sister retailer Catherine's has also begun to carry more business appropriate attire with jackets and coordinating skirts available from time-to-time in size 16 to 32W, with petites in size XL to 5X.

 

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Color Block Peplum Suit, Size 12 - 28W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
More Colors Available

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

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

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

Matching Jacket Sold Separately

Color Block Peplum Suit
Size 12 - 28W

Classic Suit Separates
Size 14 - 24W

Ottoman Skirt Suit
Size 8 - 24W

Louben
Suit Separates
Size 14 - 24W

 

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.

Very high-end designer suits from labels such as Max Mara, Gucci, St. John, and Albert Nipon are regularly available through Neiman Marcus in misses sizes up to a misses 16 / 18, while suit separates and other career looks from Marina Rinaldi, Misook, Lafayette 148 and Kay Unger in size 14 to 24W are also occasionally available there.  Less structured contemporary office looks from Caroline Rose and Eileen Fisher are also regulalarly available in size 14 to 24W.

Flash sale sites such as 6PM can often be a good resource for name brand suiting at discounts with a good inventory to size 24W.  You'll find brands such as Calvin Klein, Michael Kors, and DKNY.  Markdowns on designer skirt suits from labels such as Lafayette 148 can sometimes be found at Saks Off Fifth and Last Call in sizes to 24W.

 

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Designer: Max Mara, Striped Linen Skirt Suit Seprates, Size 2 - 16 | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
Jacket & Skirt Seprates

Belted Skirt Suit, Size 6 - 26W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Tahari, Belted Skirt Suit, Size 14 -24W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Color Block Skirt Suit, Size 6 - 22W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Max Mara
Striped Linen Suit Separates

Size 2 - 16

Belted Skirt Suit
Size 6 - 26W

Tahari
Belted Skirt Suit

Size 14 - 24W

Color Block Skirt Suit
Size 6 - 22W

 

Options from luxury executive tailored clothier Lafayette 148 are often available through Saks Fifth Avenue in size 14 to 24W.  Nordstrom has a limited number of core black suit separates including skirts and jackets from labels such as Louben in size 14 to 24W.  Their main misses collection offers many higher end designer labels in size 0 to 16.  Look for Armani, St. John, and Akris Punto, among others.

Those who like contemporary to trendy styles will want to stop in at Monroe & Main  in size 6 to 24W.  Suiting is moderately priced with many in more feminine styles and fabrics, than classic tailored menswear influenced lines.  If you are looking for colors, patterns, and details such as ruffles, button details, and trendier silhouettes this is a must stop with their entire collection available in the full size range.  Metro Style also carries value priced career looks with a contemporary vibe with most available from 0 to 18, but a few extended in size 14 to 24W. 

More traditional, but equally well priced, are the options at Chadwick's of Boston which carries a few tall and petite styles to 18, in addition to extended women's sizing 14 to 24W. Traditional to contemporary styles at more moderate prices can also be found at Willow Ridge with sizes from 6 to 28W, and petites often as large as 20P.

Those able to wear extended misses sizes to 18 / 20 will enjoy the selection at Ann Taylor Loft and New York & Co. The latter offers a capsule collection from Eva Mendez that has softer work appropriate styles at value prices.
 

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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.

 

Plus size career clothing for full-figured professional business women size 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30, L, XL, 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X