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Okay, so today, my blog post is ALLLLL about where to shop for plus size clothes as a plus size lawyer. I, myself, am NOT a plus size lawyer, but I’m sharing this roundup for my career coaching clients who also need styling help and resources.
I got you!
Below, I talk about where to shop for plus size clothing as a lawyer, sharing more conservative styles as well as styles for my media and tech babes who want to push the envelope!
Note: This blog post was originally published on August 25, 2022. It was last updated on July 26, 2023! While I do my best to keep my posts up-to-date, brands do switch things up!! Pls doublecheck all outfit info with the brand!
This post is about where to shop for plus size clothes as plus size lawyer.
Okay, so before we get into where to shop for clothes, I wanna be sure to make sure YOU are aware a few super important things:
- Tip #1: TAILORING! My darling friend, not all clothes will fit off the rack. You can make a $300 suit look like a $1200 suit if it’s TAILORED properly
- Tip #2: Foundational garments are KEY!!! Make sure you’ve gotten a fitting, and be sure to invest in underthings that are high quality and supportive!
- Tip #3: Buy off season! It can be hard to train your brain to do this, but I’ve done it! By buying winter clothing in March (when it’s on sale) and spring/summer items in September && October, you can save major! Most plus size lawyer clothes should be wearable for the next 3-5 years, so be strategic, bb!! <3
Alrighty, with all of that shared, let’s get into it!
#1 Plus Size Clothing for Lawyers: Universal Standard
Universal Standard is a FAVORITE of my clients who work in the legal profession. The brand goes up to a size 40, which is great! They also have a variety of suiting and separates that make it easier to put together a professional wardrobe. The brand was actually founded by 2 women who worked in finance, who were tired of not having classic and upscale pieces to wear while working on Wall Street!
- Up to a size 40
Plus size lawyer wardrobe staples include:
- Plus Size Trousers
- Plus Size Blazers
- Plus Size Dresses
#2 Plus Size Clothing for Lawyers: 11 Honoré
OK, so next up, I *NEEEEED* to be sure you know about 11 Honoré! This is a fashion company that was recently acquired by Dia & Co, and they specialize in offering plus size clothing from well-known designers. This is THE place to shop for high end and luxury plus size clothing.
The 11 Honoré team also employs stylists, so if you have questions about fit or need help — I def encourage you to reach out to them!
- Plus Size Suits
- Plus Size Corporate Dresses
- Clothing in up to a size 24, many styles stop at a size 20
#3: Plus Size Clothing for Lawyers: Jessica London
Ok, next up on my guide to where to shop for plus size clothing for lawyers, we have to talk about Jessica London! This is a brand that does traditional corporate workwear well, and also adds in little details to make one more fashion forward.
Jessica London goes up to a size 32, and has a lot of options for suiting and separates (ex: jacket and longer midcalf plus size skirt). While you can shop for Jessica London on their website, I recommend shopping them through Amazon — I think the return policy is better (be sure to double check that!).
- Up to a size 32
Check out all of their plus size clothing for lawyers here!
#4: Plus Size Clothing for Lawyers: City Chic
If we hang out on Instagram or TikTok (and if not, we should be!!), then you know I am City Chic’s #1 fan! I am so impressed with the construction quality of their clothing, and the pieces just fit really well — especially if you are apple shaped or carry your weight in your stomach, like me! I also love their pieces because they have stretch and other just genius construction moments.
Heads up, I’ve found that shipping usually take around 1-2 weeks! I don’t recommend ordering from here if you need clothes IMMEDIATELY! (I’d go with Eloquii for that, honestly!)
- City Chic is available in sizes 12-24!
#5: Plus Size Clothing for Lawyers: Refinity at CoEdition
CoEdition is a website that carries different smaller and more independent brands, making it easier to try new clothing brands without having 17 tabs open, lol.
Oh, who are we kidding? We’ll still have 17 tabs open, but you can be smart about shipping and save time on returns (if needed!) shopping through CoEdition. I haven’t had a chance to test Refinity out myself YET, but I have a package en route — and I will be testing and sharing soon on my Instagram and TikTok!
- The brand has pieces available in up to a size 24.
The Refinity line is a European brand, making plus size fashion that’s perfect for plus size lawyers — especially those that can be more fashion forward and FIERCE.
#6: Plus Size Clothing for Lawyers: Isolde Roth at CoEdition
Another plus size Euorpean brand you can shop for plus size outfits as a lawyer is Isolde Roth! This brand has more relaxed options that are still very chic.
- The brand goes up to a size 26-28.
#6: Plus Size Clothing for Lawyers: Manon Baptiste at CoEdition
YET another plus size clothing brand that could be great for lawyers is Manon Baptistet! This brand has your traditional navy and black suiting, as well as some POWER SUITS (like this pink one) that are gorgeous!
From CoEdition: “Opt for opulence with a little something from Manon Baptiste. You’ll be the talk of the office in this bold range of classic cuts and sleek suit tailoring, made especially for your curves. From jackets, to tops, bottoms and dresses, this premium collection offers both versatility and timeless style.”
- This brand goes up to a size 24.
#7: Plus Size Clothing for Lawyers: Eloquii
Ok, next up on my guide to shopping for clothing as a plus size lawyer is Eloquii! This brand goes up to a size 28, and they do an excellent job of offering both SUPER on trend pieces and wardrobe staples.
If you’re interested in the Eloquii suiting section, be sure to check out Petites if you’re a shorty like me! (I’m 5’4″!)
#8: Plus Size Clothing for Lawyers: Lane Bryant
WAIT, before you keep scrolling – Lane Bryant has really amped up their online offering in recent years! I think many folks don’t realize the good stuff is ONLINE!
Shopping in-store is smart if you’re looking for basics, but if you’re looking to make a SPLASH then I recommend shopping online. I ship my order to the store, so I can have that “in store try on experience” AND return items that don’t work on the spot! No need to wrangle withpackages and return deadlines.
As a plus size apple shape person ,I *adore* the Lane Bryant blazers and suits. I loooove the stretch in their blazers and suit jackets across the shoulders and arms. They’re very wearable (Editorial shoot I did in one of their suits HERE.)
- The brand goes up to a size 30/32 in most pieces, with some available up to a size 40.
#9: Plus Size Clothing for Lawyers: BAACAL
Rounding out our list, we have BAACAAL, a high end plus size clothing brand that is available in sizes 0-4. I haven’t personally tried this brand, but I’ve heard great things from my blogger besties!
#10: Plus Size Clothing for Lawyers: NY&CO
I grew up shopping at NY&CO with my mom (my career woman role model)! I have loved this brand for years, and I was stoked to recently try their new plus size lines. As someone who carries my weight in my stomach, I was a little nervous their pieces wouldn’t fit well — and they totally did! I got so many compliments on the pieces NY&CO sent to me to try.
- Up to a 4X
#11: Plus Size Clothing for Lawyers: Nuuly
From talking with various plus size lawyers over on my Instagram, many have shared that they find trying new brands daunting and frustrated. You’re a busy babe, lawyering it up!
If you’re wanting to try new brands in a fun and easy way — I really recommend trying Nuuly. I NEVER would have tried brands like HUTCH, Eva Franco or Daisy Street UK without the subscription box. For around $99, you order 6 pieces to try out. No need to worry about returns, as it’s a subscription box! You can buy what you love (for a discount) and send back what doesn’t work!
Nuuly makes it a lot easier to play dress up, as an adult! Use my link for some $$$ off your first Nuuly (I’ll get money off my next order, too! So it’s a win/win!)
#12: Plus Size Clothing for Lawyers: Wildfang
If you prefer a more masculine cut to your workwear, and/or you want a little bit more FUNK in your wardrobe, then you simply must check out Wildfang, an LGBTQ+ owned fashion brand.
- Up to a 4X
Check out plus size lawyer clothes here!
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What to Read Next!
Omg, I’m so glad that you made it to this point in the post! If you’re looking for more plus size workwear resources, check out these posts below:
- Where to Shop for Plus Size Workwear
- Where to Shop for Plus Size Business Suits
- Where to Shop for Plus Size Formalwear – That’s NOT Prom!!!
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