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Corporate Office Suit Needed - Plus Size


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#1 ABabyPlease

Posted 27 April 2018 - 05:07 PM

Hi, I need to buy a new suit for work, I prefer a black pant suit or a coloured jacket to wear over black pants. Plus some tops.

Size 18 in plus sizes, I don't usually fit 18 in regular brands.

I prefer to  shop in Melbourne rather than online.

Any advice please?


#2 Mollyksy

Posted 27 April 2018 - 05:17 PM

I like the black perfect paint from beme, it has a matching jacket usually. Comes in short as well as regular and has a little elastic in the waist.

As for jackets, city chic sometimes has coloured blazers.

Good luck!

#3 Grrrumbles

Posted 27 April 2018 - 08:19 PM

Following, I tried on one in Myer last week that was the most unflattering suit I have ever seen. Ponte style is usually flattering but the pants looked like gym pants and the jacket was poorly cut.

Jacqui E has one style (2 colours) in a size 20. It was okay.



#4 canberin

Posted 27 April 2018 - 11:24 PM

Depending on your budget (it’s pricy), Towanda has good plus size corporate wear. I’ve only shopped online but I know they have a real store in Melbourne.

#5 RynandStompy

Posted 28 April 2018 - 12:01 AM

I usually get size 16-18 black trou from Jacquie E and sometimes like their jackets. I often get their tops as we are more business casual than fully corporate.
However I've not bought trousers from them in a year so cannot vouch for current season's fit or style.

#6 teaspoon

Posted 28 April 2018 - 02:28 AM

Basque in Myer have a 'Woman' range which is plus size - very generous sizing.

There's a suit on special this week

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#7 teaspoon

Posted 28 April 2018 - 02:29 AM

https://www.myer.com...CFR0ZKgod-L8PwQ

$160 down to $95

#8 Grrrumbles

Posted 28 April 2018 - 07:43 AM

Teaspoon - that’s the suit I mentioned in my post. The upside was it fitted but I didn’t find the cut good at all. Didn’t look very corporate on me at all.

#9 scooty

Posted 28 April 2018 - 08:53 AM

Not a bricks and mortar store, but marks and Spencer have corporate suits up to size 24 on some lines, for great prices. Ive bought one one and it was decent quality. As a shorty, I did need to take up the skirt a bit, but that was the only minus.

https://www.marksand...686ef11e8f.html

#10 teaspoon

Posted 28 April 2018 - 10:50 AM

View PostGrrrumbles, on 28 April 2018 - 07:43 AM, said:

Teaspoon - that’s the suit I mentioned in my post. The upside was it fitted but I didn’t find the cut good at all. Didn’t look very corporate on me at all.

Oh, that's disappointing Grrrumbles - I find Basque and Jane Lamerton are normally reasonable quality!

#11 ABabyPlease

Posted 28 April 2018 - 11:02 AM

Thanks All, I will check these out.

I find it so hard to get good corporate wear now that I’m a bigger size. Are they trying to keep bigger ladies underemployed and poor?

I really think a well fitted suit is very flattering and easy for work.

#12 teaspoon

Posted 28 April 2018 - 12:21 PM

View PostABabyPlease, on 28 April 2018 - 11:02 AM, said:

I find it so hard to get good corporate wear now that I’m a bigger size. Are they trying to keep bigger ladies underemployed and poor?

Maybe look at some separates? Have you looked in City Chic? They seem to have some plainer jacket options you could mix with pants / skirts. Just beware the sizing is quite big and you may not even fit into a XS.

Target have some decent workwear pieces, too.




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