business clothes

Started 11 years ago. There are 2 replies by 2 different members. The latest reply was from sreese75.
  1. I am a body type C and really struggling to find conservative work appropriate clothes. I work in a setting where either a jacket or sweater is needed to add polish to an outfit. Any suggestions?

  1. Are you asking for suggestions where to shop? If so, Ann Taylor is good for sizes under 12. Loft has a few fairly conservative suit separates. New York and Co. skews young, but has some well designed and well priced tops. If your budget is higher, try the Nordstrom department called "Individualist". Macy's has a mid priced house line, too. If you enjoy the hunt for clothes, try TJ Maxx and Ross Dress for Less. In my area of the US, you can find twenty or so jackets on the rack, ten of which will be black, and one to three might fit you nicely. If you are over 40, try Chico's or Coldwater Creek. Some of their things are more conservative in style than their ads show.

  2. Hi! I'm a C as well and dress professionally for work. I wear a LOT of skirts from Loft and Ann Taylor, many of them have a slight A line. I steer away from the ones that are very straight. Also, Boden has some cute A line skirts. I'm always on the look out for a good A line. My favorite pants are from CAbi (which is kind of like Tupperware for fabulous clothes). They can be pricey, but if you only buy one pair a season, it works. I glean through Goodwill and The Hanger (the thrift store for Working Wardrobes), especially for jackets. Gap, Express and Limited also have some good stuff for Cs. It took me about a year to pull it together, so do the MSP thing of sticking to a color scheme. Have FUN! It's all about the TREASURE HUNT!

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