Here are seven great places to buy women's plus-size business suits, with all pieces costing less than $125. Every businesswoman should budget for at least one high-quality "power suit," and these stores offer suits that present a professional image without killing your bank account.
Lane Bryant's brick-and-mortar and online stores both offer affordable business (and casual) clothing for women who are size 14 and up. When visiting their retail stores, you can mix and match jackets, skirts, and suit pants, which is especially helpful if you wear one size on top and another on the bottom. Some of the items are trendy, but Lane Bryant also offers staple, traditional business suits.
As a side note, some of Lane Bryant's jewelry and hosiery can be costly; therefore, you may want to shop around for those items. Lane Bryant does provide free bra measurement services in-store to help you find the perfect fit.
This is a great store for women who wear sizes 12 to 44 and want generally modest but attractive business attire. This online merchant offers many cuts without plunging necklines, too-tight bodices, or super-short hemlines.
Roaman's website has several pages dedicated to business attire: pant suits, skirt suits, blazers, blouses, sweaters, and dresses. The choices of colors and prints range from bold and beautiful to subdued yet stylish.
Catherines boasts affordable attire exclusively for women in sizes 16 through 34 and 0X through 5X, with select pieces in size 6X. In addition to its namesake brand, Catherines' Black Label and AnyWhere brands feature many items suitable for work, including gorgeous dresses and skirt-and-jacket combos. Like Lane Bryant, Catherines is part of Ascena Retail Group.
Torrid has brick-and-mortar stores in South Florida and a website devoted to women who wear sizes 10 through 30. Torrid's products run the gamut from super casual to special occasion dresses, but the company has a good number of reasonably priced skirts, blouses, pants, and jackets that would be right at home in a professional workplace.
Charlotte, North Carolina-based Belk sells clothing for everyone—women, men, juniors, and kids—at its stores in 16 states. On the company's website, plus-size women from across the country can find an impressive number of business suits and separates from fashionable brands, with almost nothing over $100. Belks also sells fashion and fine jewelry and a large collection of handbags.
This site is worth mentioning because it regularly runs specials and offers deep discounts. Some of Woman Within's pieces may be too casual for the workplace, but WW offers pant suits, skirt suits, and dresses that are on point for a businesswoman. Stocks of suits vary considerably, but it's worth checking out the website periodically to find items to supplement your business wardrobe, because they are so affordable.
Finally, Jessica London provides a selection of pant suits and skirt suits in a spectrum of colors as well as "career pants," "career skirts," and "career tops" options to pair up. And as with JL's sister companies, Roaman's and Woman Within, everything costs less than you might expect.