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Now that I don't work in an office, my wardrobe has become pretty casual -- I wear either jeans or capris and a casual (but cute!) sweater or shirt most days.<br><br>
I have a couple of dressier tops that I'll wear with my darkest-wash jeans and some strappy shoes when I want to dress up a bit, but I could probably use a few more semi-dressy things in my closet. Not like dressing up for a wedding stuff, but just out to nice dinners or meeting up with coworkers kind of stuff. I'm a size 18 -- any suggestions from other plus-size mamas?
 

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I used to be around a size 16, and I would get nice dressy clothes from Lane Bryant. But I would also make sure that I would accessorize with really nice jewelry if my outfit was simpler. It helps that my best friends are jewelers<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br><a href="http://www.tenaciouslilly.com" target="_blank">www.tenaciouslilly.com</a>
 

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I have a couple of nice, but not super dressy, dresses that I got at Dress Barn 3 years ago. They are stretchy, but flattering and are easy to care for and to wear.
 

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Depends on how nice. I have some nice dress slacks, that I can pair with a sweater for a "business lunch" type engagement. I can change that to a blouse for a "dinner out". Or I have a lovely pair of velvet pants and a velvet skirt that I can put with a blouse/jacket for a night on the town (dinner/show/event).<br><br>
Sweaters and blouses I mostly get from Avenue or Catherine's. Pants/skirts I get from Harper Greer (a local clothier with locally designed/made clothes for plus sizes). I don't do Lane Bryant for clothes - around here their clothes are all teeny-bopper styles and completely unsuitable (I love their lingerie though). I also love shopping at Dillard's, they have some beautiful dress clothes in plus sizes, and they're great quality. Unfortunately we just don't have one locally.<br><br>
I did also just get a couple Enwrapture skirts that I'm looking forward to an opportunity to wear. I got them through a co-op for a really good price, which will make up for the fact I'll need to buy tops to match them.
 

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I just bought a new outfit at Cato for a dinner with (hopefully) future coworkers. I got some nice gaucho style pants and an adorable white and black top with a little tie on the side. Hard to explain but it's really cute and it worked great for the dinner.
 

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I am a 16, sometimes an 18 depending on the brand.<br><br>
I really like pieces from J. Jill's Wearever collection. (I wear a regular XL in this line) It is easy to dress the pieces up or down and the fabric has a very nice weight and drap to it.<br><br>
I would like to get some causal dresses for work and weekends but I am having a hard time finding anything that looks decent. Anyone have any dress ideas? I hate nearly all prints unless the print is small and it seems like all the dresses I find are in awful, loud prints. I do not need huge sunflowers plastered across my boobs.
 
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