Ralph Lauren designs more than fitted polo shirts. The Lauren collection -- one of the company's five lines for women -- focuses on the modern woman who craves sophisticated style, at an affordable price. This isn't your weekend loungewear collection, ladies. Get ready to slip into classic-colored, fitted blouses and pants destined to accentuate your curves. Lauren adds a creative flair to business casual for the fashion-conscious woman.
Sophisticated on Top
The tailored fit and splash of personality in Lauren blouses span from sweaters to tanks. Ruffled neckline details, silk insets and flared cuffs give each classic-shaped top its own style. Why wear a plain scoop-neck tank when you can amp up your look with an embellished-neckline tank? You're not in high school anymore, you know. The collection offers comfortable, common fabrics including cotton, silk and linen.
All About Bottoms
Many of Lauren's skirts and pants make transitioning from day to night a breeze. Office-ready, knee-length skirts and linen pants look fabulous at an evening business social hour. If your after-hours plans take you to a trendy club, just slip on a pair of weekend-only strappy pumps and own your look. You don't have to wear a miniskirt every time you step onto a dance floor. And just for casual Friday, slip into Lauren's classic denim collection or sassy Bermuda shorts.
Fit and Style
The Lauren collection offers three fitting categories: petite, Lauren and women. The petite collection suits women 5 foot 4 inches in height, or shorter, and ranges from size 2P to 14P. If you generally buy off the rack without the need for alterations, the Lauren sizing suits you best. This collection offers clothing for sizes 2 to 16. If you're curvy, peek at Lauren's women sizing -- perfect for gals size 14W to 24W. The Lauren collection offers a solid array of neutrals with navy, black, khaki, white and blue dominating. For those who like patterns, check out the florals, nautical stripes and playful paisley designs. If you love pastels, vibrant hues and bold asymmetrical patterns, you won't find them in this collection.
Ralph Lauren -- the actual man behind the clothing -- started his fashion adventures in 1967. His first creation? Men's ties. Over the years, the clothing portion of the Ralph Lauren company has evolved to include designs for women, men, children and babies. You can find the Lauren collection at the Ralph Lauren company website, Macy's, Nordstrom and other department stores.