Articles, Plus Size Clothing

Comfortable and Stylish Attire

In many women’s professional life, wardrobe is an essential component where first impressions count for everything and appearance and clothing are so important.  Designers, fashion stylists and other experts say women make an array of mistakes in their big size wardrobe, from dressing too casually to not paying attention to fit.

Women are advancing in the workplace, yet deciding what to wear to meetings, business dinners or just to the office is a challenge. It is important for women in business to dress professionally but at the same time express their personalities and fashion sense. Their women’s plus size clothing should reflect an intelligent, smart and organized image and above all be comfortable.

When shopping for office wear, most women discover the best strategy is to find a designer that works for you and stick with them.  Especially for big size gals, when you find an online store that provides you with timeless women’s plus size clothing outfits that are up to date, but not too trendy and fit you well – why keep looking around?  You will not be making the right impression and your comfort may also be sacrificed.

As you choose office outfits, stick to items with a contemporary cut. Wearing plus size women’s clothing that fits you well will give you that extra boost of confidence. 

Remember to dress for the company based on their corporate environment. Unless you work in the fashion industry or entertainment or marketing where creativity is rewarded, wearing ultra-trendy outfits to work is career suicide because your big size women’s clothing will overshadow your work accomplishments.  You can be a diva on weekends and after hours.  Dress codes have relaxed at many companies, and business casual is now the norm in many workplaces every day, but the problem is, many people have no idea what this means.

A plus size women’s clothing work wardrobe begins with great timeless basics. Build on one great suit and tops in your most complimentary colors. Every woman should also own a jacket and black pants and black pumps.  It is important to keep in mind you are going to a place of business and not a competition or fashion show. 

Color plays an important part in women’s plus size clothing image. Traditional colors such as brown gives an impression of conservativeness, black is chic, navy blue means trustworthy and red suggests aggressiveness. On the other hand, aqua or pale blue and pink shows feminine yet authoritative. White leaves an impression that the person has a desire for perfection.

The basic shades of black, brown, navy or white work well when selecting women’s plus size clothing in suits, pants and skirts.  Brighter colors can be worn on a tank or blouse. Add pops of color like lilac and yellow to update outfits for spring without overdoing it. Hillary Clinton is held up as a great example of this. She is usually seen in a black or dark colored suit but she was always has a pop of color in her blouse, tank or tee under it.


As for the rest of the week, if business casual means skipping the suit in favor of slacks and a blouse or sweater, just remember that you never know when a meeting with a client will pop up or when you’ll have to drop into an unscheduled evening event with co-workers. 

While it’s important to avoid looking too trendy, this doesn’t mean wearing dowdy clothes. Women can still express their own plus size women’s clothing style. Don’t be afraid to take a risk now and then with color, prints and fabrics. You’re a woman so you don’t have to dress like a man.

All fashions shown here are available at www.generousfashions.com where we are dedicated to quality and excellence.   Generous Fashions’ mission is to offer unique product, exceptional design and outstanding service in plus size women’s clothing.

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Stephen, Your Designer

“There is an amazing feeling of artistic accomplishment when all the parts come together into one harmonious aesthetic. It's a connection with who you are and the elements you choose to express yourself visually. This is what making clothing is all about for me. It's like when a songwriter hears his first written notes from a voice or a baker who has practiced a recipe and nails it or a figure skater who exceeds her own expectations. I express my sense of art in clothing. I see things in color, shape and texture. I react to the touch of silk on my skin and my eyes are aware of how color combinations make me feel. My goal is to bring all of these intuitive notions to garments that are sized for larger women. If I can accomplish this then I have reached my goal.” – Stephen

2 Comments

  1. I'm A Big Woman
    July 6, 2013 at 6:25 am

    The jacket and slacks in the top photo are perfect for where I work. Practical yet professional looking.

  2. Lisa Metcalf
    July 7, 2013 at 2:06 am

    Thanks. When building your clothing collection start with classic, simple and basic fashions.

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