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Please be advised that all of the "Editor's Picks" featured in this section are hand-selected by Elegant Plus. Although every effort is made to keep featured products current, retailers can sell out of popular styles before the Editor has had an opportunity to update the page. 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. All selections are available at time of posting and purchases can be made directly from the retailer on the associated shopping link. All of the shopping guides include designer selections which are noted with the designer's name in descriptions.
 


Last Update: September 14, 2017

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Persona Marina Rinaldi
Knit Midi Pencil Skirt

Size 12 - 22W

Polka Dot Midi Skirt
Size
14 - 32W

Tahari
Ponte Knit Pencil Skirt

Size 14 - 24W

Although still not as popular as dresses, skirts are a common part of many working wardrobes, and a nice alternative to pants. Paired with either matching jackets or complementary blazers they can make a chic suit, or a less formal outfit with a simple career top or cardigan sweater.  As offices evolve more contemporary styles are coming to the fore including prints and bolder colors, although classic neutrals and black are still popular.

Styles can be very structured and tailored, with pencil skirts a work classic.  Alternatively, softer styles are common in less formal offices.  A-line style skirts that flare gently away from the body are universally flattering for all figure types, with most doing well with lengths that fall just to or just past the knee. A growing number of designer looks are available in larger sizes, especially for full-figured women size 12 to 16.

Longer and midi length styles are also coming back into fashion.  Younger women often prefer shorter and trendier skirts, although many work environments require a skirt at or below the knee.  

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Black Faux Leather Pencil Skirt, Size 12 - 32W | ElegantPlus.com Plus Size Career Skirts Editor's Pick Pleated Skirt, Size 14 - 24W | ElegantPlus.com Plus Size Career Skirt Editor's Pick

Plaid Pencil Skirt
Size 14 - 24W

Crepe Skirt
Size 2 - 24W
Avg - Petite

Faux Leather Pencil Skirt
Size 12 - 32W

 

Pleated Skirt
Size
14 - 24W

 

 

Shopping Resources for PROFESSIONAL SKIRTS for WORK

Classic work style skirts in core basic colors such as black that coordinate with suit jackets are generally available at price points from value to designer from the major department stores.  Dillard's  and Lord & Taylor are particularly good for classic basics in size 14 to 24W. 

Nordstrom in recent months has been actively expanding their contemporary plus size options which have included more youthful styles for working women in size 14 to 24W.  They also are a good resource for upscale designer labels for size 12 to 16 in the main collection.

Polished career label Tahari is available through many of the better department stores, but a selection of their tailored extended size collection is available directly through their company website in sizes up to 24W.  Other designers regularly available through the department stores such as Nic + Zoe and Ralph Lauren also make their extended size collections available directly.

 

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Poplin Midi Skirt
Size 0 - 36W
Avg - Petite - Tall

Knit Crepe Skirt
Size S - 3X
Petite to XL

Navy Blue
Faux Leather Skirt
Size  8 - 22W

Faux Suede Boot Skirt
Size 6 - 24W
Petite to 18P

 

Upscale professional clothing retailer Talbots offers both tailored suiting separates that mix and match with jackets, in addition to more relaxed contemporary style skirts for office casual looks in size 4 to 24W, in both women's and petites.  Coldwater Creek offers styles, often in natural fibers, that are good for more relaxed contemporary offices in size 4 to 24W, and petites to 16P.

Those looking for designer at a discount will want to stop by Neiman Marcus Last Call for labels such as Lafayetter 148, Misook, and Eileen Fisher.  Meanwhile designer work appropriate styles from brands such as Calvin Klein, DKNY, and Michael Kors turn up on flash sale website 6PM.com in size 14 to 24W.

 

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Lace Pencil Skirt
Size 14 - 28W

Linen Blend Godet Skirt
Size
12 - 28W

CHAPS
Pleated Skirt
Size 1
X - 3X

Boucle Gauchos
Size 6 - 24W
Petite to 20P

 

Moderately priced skirt options appropriate for work in styles ranging from classic pencil skirts to softer chiffon and print looks can be found at Dress Barn in size 4 to 24W. 

 Women who like trendier looks will want to stop by fashion newcomer Eloquii.  Much of their inventory is geared to upscale but youthful working women in size 14 to 28W. 

 

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Size
XS - 4X

Nic + Zoe
Asymmetric Knit Skirt
Size
1X - 3X

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Floral Pleated Skirt
Size 14 - 24W

Paisley Chiffon Skirt
Size
14 - 32W

 

 

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Plus-size clothing featured is 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.