Bronwyn Isaac
February 07, 2018 11:54 am

Building a versatile wardrobe for the workplace often proves itself to be a daunting task. All too often, it feels like we’re forced to choose between dressing in the expressive cuts and colors that make us look our best, and the professional styles the office demands. Luckily, plus-size brand Universal Standard’s new workwear line manages to straddle the lines of fashion and function in all of the ways we want and need.

The new 13-piece Universal Standard capsule is appropriately dubbed “The New Executive Class,” as a double entendre that references the booming rise in female CEOs as well as the classy styles available in the collection.

Alex Waldman, the cofounder and COO of Universal Standard shared their vision of creating a gorgeous plus-size workwear capsule for women on the go.

“Quality workwear hasn’t been available for a vast majority of American women. We want 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."

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The New Executive Class capsule includes everything you need, including meticulously crafted dresses, tops, a blazer, and pants, all between $80-230.

There’s even a killer jumpsuit to get your head into the workplace game.

Enza Jumpsuit, $190

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Indra Blazer Coat, $230

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Sheryl Pants, $110

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Mary Dress, $160

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If you’re loving the looks but feeling overwhelmed by the options, there’s a four-piece workwear kit.

For $450, you get a blazer, dress and top, and then gifts you a free pair of pants. Separately, these items would cost you $560.

You can shop the whole collection on the Universal Standard website.

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