Truth: Most of us spend more time at work than we do at home. And while we may be ok relaxing on our couches in our favorite ratty old sweats (we all have a pair!), in the workplace, that just won't fly. It's important to find pieces to wear to work that make you feel strong, powerful, and of course, show off your personal style.
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All women deserve well fitting, well made, and cost-friendly fashion no matter their shape or size. After learning that plus-size women not only have to fight against negativity surrounding their weight but that the gender wage gap deepens further for plus women, Universal Standard (already a favorite for its sleek silhouettes and staple separates), has taken a stance by creating a new workwear 13-piece capsule dubbed The New Executive Class.
“Quality workwear hasn’t been available for a vast majority of American women," says Alex Waldman, Cofounder and CCO of Universal Standard. "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.”
In this capsule, you'll find beautifully crafted dresses, a blazer, top, pants, all in the range of $80-$230. There's even a knockout jumpsuit that's sure to make you feel like the boss! “When women wear The New Executive Class I want them to feel confident in knowing their clothing complements their abilities,” says Polina Veksler, Cofounder and CEO of Universal Standard. “Her clothing should be an asset. Not a liability.”
Scroll down to check out some of our favorite power looks from the campaign, then head over to universalstandard.com to view the full collection, dropping today.
1. The Streamlined Jumpsuit
Talk about statement making! Forgo a power suit for an equally striking jumpsuit that's sure to turn heads.
2. The LBC (Little Black Coat) You've Been Waiting For
Nothing says classic quite like a streamlined coat. But add in the belt detail, wrap style, and new ankle grazing length and you have a polished go-to.
3. Separates with Shape
Go for jazzed up separates that feel special. The curved front closure on the cardigan and slit on the skirt feel refreshing.
4. All in the Details
This neckline is so cool! It's interesting while still be appropriate for the workplace.
5. The Perfcet Day Combo
This stone top and pants combo packs a punch with it's fit and intricate details.