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The votes are in and stodgy rules get tossed out the window. Go Business Class all the way with plus size jackets with just a hint of new school styling, flyaway fronts instead of stuffy or traditional. Bring a curvy power look to the boardroom.

Let's Talk: Plus Size Business Attire

Let's Talk
by Bette Schmidt
PSW Contributor

Regardless of size or shape, a career woman wants to set a certain tone when deciding what she will wear.

Here's a little advice:
The best statement your business attire can make is that you are confident and can get the job done. Choose your wardrobe according to who you are in the office, and don't forget to include that little accessory that hints at who you are after hours as well.

A suit is a group of coordinated plus size separates - skirt and jacket, dress and blazer, jacket and trousers or tailored pants. The focus is on creating a professional presence.

Look for durable, wrinkle-free or wrinkle-resistant fabrics that snaps back after being packed in a suitcase, that will stand up to a full day of sitting on planes or in conferences. Look for materials that will retain their shape instead of taking on the shape of the kneecap after a long meeting. Look for neutrals in your suiting components, and focus on your blouse, shirt, accessories and shoes as color points - or if you're going to go bold, make sure you know your color season.

Did You Know This About Plus Size?

US standard clothing sizes were developed from statistical data in the 1940s-1950s. They are similar in concept to the EN 13402 European clothing size standard. However, as a result of various cultural pressures, most notably vanity sizing, North American clothing sizes have drifted substantially away from this standard over time, and now have very little connection to it. Instead, they now follow the more loosely defined standards known as US catalog sizes.

Source: Wikipedia