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You've got your grunge-glam slip dress on deck, and you can't wait to unveil that new sequined miniskirt once the party circuit hits. But, if there's one area in your closet that could use a dose of happy, it's your work wardrobe. For plus-size women, it really seems that non-dowdy, well-fitting professional clothes are harder to come by than a spare vacation day, which can really cramp your style, not to mention your confidence. You know what we're talking about — when your boss-ness is being compromised by too-tight blouses that gape at each button or unflattering trousers that treat your bum like a pancake…just, ugh. You don't have time for that.
Enter DEA London, a work-wear line that's made to flatter fuller figures. The brand advertises that it concentrates on special cuts that celebrate curves — even in the boardroom. Says a DEA spokesperson, "[The] collection aims to free real women from the belief that black, uninspired clothing is the only wardrobe solution for the 9-5. Designed for successful, professional women, all garments have been created to enhance all body shapes." And, the fact that the designs are fashion-forward? Even better. Made entirely in the U.K., the collection starts from a size 18. And, if you don't see your size or fear that it won't fit? Send in your measurements using the brand's helpful guide, and it'll provide you with a custom-fit garment. Keep an eye on the site — the spring and fall collections will be available to purchase soon!
There are about five main types of jet setters out there: You've got the nervous wrecks (including yours truly), the workaholics, the airport early birds, and the messy travelers (you know, the ones who fumble through security with all their belongings and crumpled receipts splaying out of their pockets). Last, but read