Plus-Sized Professionals, These Workwear Brands Will Change Your Life

There’s this lie that keeps going around in the retail sector: that plus-size women don’t need a professional wardrobe.

We know that’s not true, of course, but if you were to spend any time scrolling through the web, you’d think the only jobs plus-size women have are nurses, dental assistants, or by the looks of the latest H&M drop, professional boho pixie. We’ve got you covered, sis.

Keep scrolling to find the best brands for workplace outfits for plus-size women. It’s a list that focuses on quality, fit, and affordability. So whether your budget is $50 or $500, we’re confident there will be something here that’ll make workday dressing easier than ever before!


Universal Standard

Social media darling Universal Standard is…well…the gold standard for plus-size clothing (not just workwear). Start exploring their work-ready options and you’ll see you have plenty of choices. The crisp cotton Peyton shirtdress would be at home in just about any office; the Rivers wrap dress would shine in a creative business.

Alice Alexander

A one-stop-shop for creative professionals, Alice Alexander offers basics in bright colorways and fun patterns. Not in a creative industry? Not to worry. The linen Ina blouse would look great peeking out from underneath a suit jacket, and the coordinating belt (available separately) would look fantastic against a black or gray dress.


From one of Spain’s best-known high street brands, Mango is the place to go for European chic. Shop the classic-but-trendy frill cotton shirt dress or a similar version of the same dress in super chic faux leather.

Mara Hoffman

Mara Hoffman has expanded its range of sizes – up to a 3X and size 20 in pants. Check out the Dita hemp pants…they’d be perfect for any office setting. 


Yes, Anthropologie is best known for their boho offerings, but there are some workplace gems to be found. Wear the Somerset mini dress in a more casual office setting, or wear with slim pants or  in a conservative office environment. The Alani cashmere sweater is the sweater you wear with everything: a pencil skirt, denim, even loungewear.


M.M.LaFleur is a bit spendy, but the classic construction will last FOREVER. The Rowling top is work-ready without being stuffy while the Peggy top will go with everything in your closet.


Halogen, Nordstrom’s in-house brand, has an impressive range of clothing in a full size range. While (frustratingly) not every item is available in plus, there is quite a bit to choose from. If you need to spruce up your wardrobe, go for no-fuss basics like turtlenecks or the balloon sleeve sweater

J. Crew

Crew doesn’t mess around when it comes to work clothes. Check out the stunning Resume dress, which can go from the boardroom to cocktails without looking out of place in either setting. The full-length Cameron pants are made of a three-season material, so you can wear ’em all year round.


Which brands have your favorite plus-size work clothes? Leave a comment below!

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