When You Mean Business
Even in the midst of COVID-19, for many women, there is still the occasion to dress your best in sophisticated and classy business attire. Whether you are going for a job interview or running a board meeting, dressing for success will never go out of style. I love Kasper for tailored well designed professional plus size business suits. This off white black piping Kasper suit that I am wearing was purchased from Dillards. Sold out online, buy a similar jacket at Nordstrom.
Go for Unconventional Business Looks
You don’t need to go for a traditional business suit to look professional and polished. Try different fabrics and shapes to add spice to your look. Here, I am pairing a faux leather zipper jacket and pearls for a dynamic duo. Wearing a Seth Aaron peplum style jacket with a long pencil skirt by Kasper offers a chic and stylish option. Purchase the skirt HERE.
Plus Size Pantsuit
Pants suits are back. Don’t limit your choices to basic blue or black. To stand out in the crowd, consider a hot red hue. This suit can be purchased from Macys in separates and features a two-button blazer. PURCHASE HERE.
Consider Denim for Comfort and Super Chic
Think denim can’t look chic? Think again. The Calvin Klein plus size denim pants suit is one look that is sure to provide many compliments. This suit is tailored made for today’s business environments. With added stretch and slight padding in the shoulders, the jacket is lined, which helps give it crisp tailoring. Oh, how I love love love lined jackets. PURCHASE HERE.
Eloquii Great Blazers to Mix and Match
One of my go-to stores for plus size blazers and suits is Eloquii. They have a super wide variety of blazers from longline to crop to double-breasted to belted. Many of the blazers have matching pants or complementary choices for skirts. Create your own suit with their chic options. The belted and tie blazers look great on any body shape as they define the waist for apple or banana-shaped bodies and further accentuate a pear or hourglass body shape. Their Kady pants come in numerous sizes for three kinds of body shapes. See my post HERE on Eloquii’s Kady pants.
Crop Pantsuits for Fall
For a super modern look year-round, pair a crop pantsuit with boots in the fall and winter. You want to invest in one great suit that will last for years and look great. Consider the Italian Luxe Houndstooth suit available at Talbots by clicking HERE. Sizes are available up to 24. Because the materials are high end, expect years of wear.
How to Shop for a Plus Size Suit
Plus Size Business Suit Do’s and Dont’s
- Do opt for a lined jacket for more structure. Unless I am wearing a knit, I always opt for a lined jacket. For plus-size women, the lining will provide great structure to the fit of the suit. The lining also provides a smooth glide over the butt, which can limit the jiggle.
- Do buy separates. If you have a larger top than bottom or vice versa, you will want to purchase each piece in different sizes for the best fit for your body shape and type. See my post on keys to proper fitting clothes.
- Do buy jackets with darts for shaping. We are women who have curves. Look for business jackets with darts along the bust and back. They serve to accent our curves.
- Look for skirts with a smooth front but elastic back. If you need a little extra room in the middle, an elastic back will provide a great stretch. As a result, you get ease of movement.
Plus Size Stores to Consider When Suit Shopping
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Invest in a great business suit. You will thank yourself later when you are required to show up in uber style.