Plus-Size Office Party Clothing, Trend Report: Oct 5, 2014 @ Elegant Plus, Sizes 12 +



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Elegant Plus Plus-Size Office Party Trends Report
Holiday Plus-Size Office Party Fashion 2014
15 Looks for Curvy Professionals
October 5, 2014

While social dresses are still an important aspect of the professional holiday party scene, the story of 2014 is evening pants.  Skinny silhouettes are still an option, but the newest looks are wide leg and palazzo pants styles.  Jumpsuits and culottes are twists for the trend conscious.  Meanwhile, sleek modern curvy fashionistas may want to choose black leather for an edgier look.  Luxury designer looks can add extra glam.

Jackets can be free flowing kimono styles or more structured, tailored looks in keeping with working professionals. Visual texture is achieved through both patterns and fabrics. Beading, lace, and velvet remain classic mainstays of festive holiday attire.  Rich jacquards are an integral part of some of the most sophisticated and upscale styles this year.

Classic black and red are joined by blue, purple, teal, and winter white in the holiday palette. Gilt lace in silvery and antique gold tones are adding more subtle shine.

Some parties are more formal and may require cocktail dresses, with black cocktail dresses the classic favorite.  Meanwhile, New Year's Eve styles may also be appropriate.


Click here for shopping resources.   The most recent Elegant Plus Style Editor's Picks are listed below.


Elegant Plus Editor's Picks:  Plus-Size Office Party Looks in Sizes 12 +

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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. Although Elegant Plus earns a small fee on all purchases, it is a completely free shopping resource for the consumer, and many times we are able to provide links that offer consumer discounts and free shipping offers upon landing on the partner retailer's site. 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!  Professional lifestyles often include social events after hours.  This collection of hand selected plus-size dresses and separates combines professional polish with evening party style.

Let's Shop! Macy's

Plus-Size Jersey Sequin Trim Jumpsuit, Designer: Calvin Klein, Size 14 - 24W | Editor's Pick
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Sequin Trim Halter Jumpsuit

One of the hottest trends for 2014, this evening jumpsuit is party perfect with just the right touch of sequin bling.  Available in classic black or teal green.

Designer: Calvin Klein

Size: 14 - 24W

Retail: $159.50

Available from: MACY'S

$99 +

Let's Shop! Nordstrom

Ruched Sleeve Stretch Velvet Jacket, Plus-Size 1X - 3X | Editor's Pick

Velvet Evening Jacket

Classic black velvet with a hint of stretch for ease of movement layers over any party outfit. Ruched sleeves add just a touch of trend conscious detailing.

Size: 1X - 3X

Retail: $98.00

Available from: NORDSTROM


Let's Shop! Kiyonna

Faux Wrap Jersey Dress with Contrast Sash, Plus-Size 10 - 32W | Editor's Pick
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Faux Wrap Dress with Contrast Sash

A rich holiday print in sizzling red with black contrast sash makes this jersey dress a head turning option for the holiday office party.

Size: 10 - 32W

Retail: $118.00

Available from: KIYONNA

$150 +

Let's Shop! Lane Bryant

Designer: Isabel Toledo, Foiled Chantilly Lace Top, Plus-Size 12 -24W | Editor's Pick

Metallic Lace Evening Top

Gorgeous foiled Chantilly lace with a hint of stretch makes this asymmetric hem top with split back extraordinary.  Layer over a sexy cami.

Designer: Isabel Toledo

Size: 12 - 24W

Retail: $188.00

Available from:  LANE BRYANT


Let's Shop! Pyramid Collection

Sheer Mesh Overlay Evening Palazzo Pants, Size 2 -28W | Editor's Pick

Dot Mesh Overlay Evening Palazzo Pants

Stunning, easy-to-wear palazzo pants in deep amethyst purple with a black mesh overlay are the most in-demand pant silhouette for the 2014 holiday party season.

Size: 2 - 28W

Retail: $79.95


Let's Shop! Neiman Marcus

Designer: Carmen Marc Valvo, Floral Jacquard Cocktail Dress, Plus-Size 14 - 24W | Editor's Pick


Jacquard Cocktail Dress

Stunning rose print jacquard in teal and purple is a chic party option for the stylish executive. Gorgeous designer sheath dress construction flatters every curve.

Designer: Carmen Marc Valvo

Size: 14 - 24W

Retail: $550.00

Available from: NEIMAN MARCUS


Let's Shop! Monroe & Main

Cream Jacquard Evening Suit, Size 6 -24W | Editor's Pick

Cream Jacquard Evening Suit

Gorgeous pencil skirt suit in a rich jacquard has a modified portrait collar and jewel button trim. Asymmetric jacket is tailored to sculpt curves.

Size: 6 - 24W

Retail: $139.95 - $149.95

Available from: MONROE & MAIN

Let's Shop! alight

Faux Wrap Lace Blouse, Plus-Size 1X - 3X | Editor's Pick

Lace Faux Wrap Blouse

Beautiful, stretch lace blouse in light dove grey, with chiffon belt enhances hourglass curves.  Perfect when paired with a pair of stylish palazzo pants and sparkling statement necklace.

Size: 1X - 3X

Retail: $148.00

Available from: alight

$100 +

Let's Shop! Dillard's

Faux Leather Trim Long Premium Knit Jacket

A perfect choice for the creative professional, give your evening party look a modern, edgy look with this faux leather trim knit jacket.  Wear with slim leather pants and a bold red lip.

Designer: Ming Wang

Size: 1X - 3X

Retail: $350.00

Available from: DILLARD'S

Let's Shop! Metro Style

Genuine Leather Straight Leg Pants, Size 4 - 20 | Editor's Pick
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Genuine Leather Straight Leg Pants

Urban sophisticates in creative fields can go with the luxurious glamour of genuine leather combined with sensuousness of a silk blouse, or mix with the femininity of lace for a stunning party look.

Size: 4 - 20

Retail: $99.99

Available from: METRO STYLE

Let's Shop! Draper's & Damon's

Asian Garden Burnout Kimono Holiday Party Topper, Plus-Size | Editor's Pick

Beaded Burnout Kimono Topper

Stunning Asian garden design in holiday red with just the right amount of sparkle for evening parties is an easy topper to dress up simple core black basics.

Size:  Misses / Plus

Retail:  $119.95 - $129.95

Available from: DRAPER'S & DAMON'S

Let's Shop! Lord & Taylor

 Anne Klein, Belted A-Line Dress, Plus-Size 14-22W | Editor's Picks

Belted A-Line Dress

Stun in a beautiful blue patterned a-line dress that skims curves.  Add sparkling earrings and metallic dress sandals for a classy holiday party look.

Designer: Anne Klein

Size: 14 - 22W

Retail: $149.00

Available from: LORD & TAYLOR

$99 +

Let's Shop! Asos

Crepe Culottes

Wear one of the newest trends to the holiday office party this year.  Stylish crepe culottes paired with a sequin or lace top and strappy heels is trendy, professional chic.

Size: 14 -24W

Retail: $57.13

Available from: ASOS

$ 25 +

Let's Shop! Bloomingdale's

Designer: Eileen Fisher, Silk Wide Leg Trousers, Plus-Size 1X-3X | Editor's Picks

Wide Leg Black Silk Pants

Nobody does simple, luxury core basic blacks in natural fibers better.  A beautiful pair of wide leg trousers in silk to combine with your favorite holiday party top.

Designer: Eileen Fisher

Size: 1X - 3X

Retail: $268.00

Available from: BLOOMINGDALE'S


Let's Shop! Ulla Popken

Beaded Plus-Size Evening Pant Suit, Size 12 -38W | Editor's Pick

Beaded Chiffon Pantsuit

3 piece evening pant set combines a long, mandarin collar duster style jacket with slim leg pants.  Sequin and bead trim adds holiday sparkle. 

Size: 12 - 38W

Retail: $169.95 - $179.95

Available from: ULLA POPKEN

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