6 Staples for Full-Figured Women

Stock your closet with these wardrobe essentials and you’ll always have a great look ready to go, no matter what your calendar brings.


Forever 21 Flare Jeans


From the on-trend raw hems to the slightly whiskered finish and the flattering flare silhouette, it’s hard to pick a favorite detail on this pair of jeans.

To buy: $23, forever21.com.

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L.L.Bean Easy-Care Washed Oxford Shirt


You already know it as a chic, professional piece for the office, but a white button-down works for the weekend, too—just add a statement necklace, jeans, and heels. Also available in blue.

To buy: $40, llbean.com.

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Sweater Trumpet Pencil Skirt


The best of both worlds, this pencil skirt looks polished and pulled together, but feels like your favorite pair of pajamas.

To buy: $55, torrid.com.

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Dressbarn Beaded Border Blouse


Just the right length (and level of fancy) to dress up everything from your favorite pair of skinny jeans to your black leather leggings.

To buy: $48, dressbarn.com.

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Sejour “Ela” Stretch Wide Leg Suit Pants


Wear this pair with a matching black blazer for a look that’s totally #girlboss, or pair them endlessly with other pieces in your closet (a silk top, a fitted sweater, an evening jacket). Available in four colors.

To buy: $89, nordstrom.com.

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Lane Bryant Floral Keyhole Dress by Gabby Skye


A special occasion dress should be just that—special. With a subtle sheen, standout print, and universally figure-friendly fit-and-flare cut, this frock fits the bill.

To buy: $128, lanebryant.com.

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