Because many of us spend more time at work than we do at home, it's imperative we have work outfits that make us feel powerful, comfortable, and of course, like our best selves. That means they have to fit well, be made well, and preferably won't break the bank. Universal Standard is, once again, giving curvy career women some new workwear choices so they, too, can dress to impress.
Its recently released collection features sleek, minimalist dresses, jumpsuits, blazers, slacks, and more, in sizes 00 to 32. According to Universal Standard's cofounder and CCO, Alex Waldman, the brand's workwear line hopes to "remove the stress of dressing for success."
"Our consumer has always been burdened with ill-fitting, poorly made clothing. I want these brilliant women to have the same tools their straight-size peers have, so they too can feel empowered in the workplace," Waldman told InStyle last year.
Check out some of our favorite items below, and be sure to shop the entire Universal Standard workwear collection online at UniversalStandard.com.
Enza Jumpsuit in Black ($190, Universal Standard)
This polished one-piece gives a brand-new take on workwear. It's made of a luxe satin-back crepe material with a V-neck and side pockets, and it comes in sizes 6 to 32. Pair it with a blazer for a more professional look, or rock it on its own for an effortless after-work outfit.
Isabelle Luxe Twill Sheath Dress ($150, Universal Standard)
This little black dress is a classic shift in a sophisticated silhouette that transitions seamlessly from work to play. It's made from a luxe twill with hidden stretch, so it drapes beautifully across any body. It's available in sizes 2 to 32.
Cambria Luxe Twill Top in Navy ($110, Universal Standard)
This chic and modern all-occasion top can easily be elevated, so you can seamlessly go from work to play. Made from a luxe twill, with a loose fit and a deep V-neck, this shirt looks as good as it feels. Get it in sizes 6 to 32.
Avenir Dress in Red Dahlia ($160, Universal Standard)
This satin-back shift dress is minimalist in design, but bold enough to transition from work to play. Featuring a combination of shiny and matte crepe that feels as good as it looks, the Avenir Dress is the ultimate dress up/dress down staple. It's available in sizes 6 to 32.
Crosby Caftan Dress in Kelly Green ($130, Universal Standard)
The Crosby Caftan is an easy way to instantly look polished yet still feel comfortable. Made from a lightweight brushed satin-twill, with a wool-like hand-feel and lots of hidden stretch, it's just as comfortable as it is gorgeous, and you can get it in sizes 00 to 32.
Acer Cupro Pants in Red Medallion ($120, Universal Standard)
If you ever wanted to wear pajamas to work, these Acer Cupro pants are an excellent alternative. They're lightweight and cool to the touch with a subtle sheen, beautiful drape, and comfortable fit, making them the easy-to-wear essential your closet is craving. They're available in sizes 6 to 32.
Priscilla Tie-Back Dress in Black ($160, Universal Standard)
The Priscilla Tie-Back Dress is somehow both casual and elegant. With a flirty style that'll take you from your desk to date night, the dress is perfectly versatile and ideal for any occasion you can imagine. It comes in sizes 6 to 32.
Rio Blazer in Black ($190, Universal Standard)
Tailored to perfection and fit for boss bitches everywhere, this blazer is the one piece that elevates everything else in your closet. It features classic lines, refined finishes, and expert tailoring and is made in a soft wool suiting fabric with hidden stretch. It comes in sizes 6 to 32.
Morgan Coat in Grey Plaid ($210, Universal Standard)
Just because it's cold outside doesn't mean you shouldn't look chic. This long jacket is a sleek and stylish work-to-weekend option with a bold, versatile pattern, asymmetrical front opening, and perfect tailoring. It comes in sizes 6 to 32.