Breathing Room Business Apparel

I expanded my "Breathing Room" collection (clothing made specifically to fit the wide shoulders and muscular bodies of female swimmers) to include business clothes for professional environments.

It can be difficult for female athletes to find clothing that fits properly because standard sizing does not account for muscular proportions. It can be especially hard to find business clothing that fits well because business clothes often have sleeves and are generally made in fabrics that do not stretch, which can make clothing even more restrictive in the shoulders. I drafted original patterns for each piece based on body measurements of female swimmers. I designed shirts, blazers, dresses, coats, pants, and skirts, and am continuing to design more outfits, such as blazer-style dresses and different styles of shirts and jackets.

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Breathing Room Business Apparel

Dark purple square-neckline long sleeve dress
Dark purple square-neckline long sleeve dress
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Dark purple square neckline long sleeve dress
Dark purple square neckline long sleeve dress
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Navy blue satin shirt (this fabric is so difficult and gets wrinkled so quickly)
Navy blue satin shirt (this fabric is so difficult and gets wrinkled so quickly)
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Navy satin shirt and black velvet pants
Navy satin shirt and black velvet pants
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Green velvet shirt and white skirt
Green velvet shirt and white skirt
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Green velvet shirt and white skirt
Green velvet shirt and white skirt
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Dark green velvet shirt and white skirt
Dark green velvet shirt and white skirt
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Blue/black coat with metallic sequins
Blue/black coat with metallic sequins
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Navy/black metallic sequin jacket and skirt
Navy/black metallic sequin jacket and skirt
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Navy blazer over purple dress
Navy blazer over purple dress
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Navy blazer and blue/black skirt with metallic sequins
Navy blazer and blue/black skirt with metallic sequins
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WHite jacket with metallic details over black shirt and pants
WHite jacket with metallic details over black shirt and pants
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Navy blazer over dark purple dress
Navy blazer over dark purple dress
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Light blue square neckline button up shirt
Light blue square neckline button up shirt
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Assorted shirts, blazers, etc.
Assorted shirts, blazers, etc.
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Navy suede blazer
Navy suede blazer
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Light blue blazer
Light blue blazer
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Navy blue extra-long blazer
Navy blue extra-long blazer
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Black long sleeve shirt
Black long sleeve shirt
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Navy velvet blazer
Navy velvet blazer
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Green short sleeve dress
Green short sleeve dress
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Navy long sleeve dress
Navy long sleeve dress
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Blue eyelet sleeveless top with white bias bound edges
Blue eyelet sleeveless top with white bias bound edges
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Royal blue shirt and white skirt
Royal blue shirt and white skirt
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Light blue square neck button up with lace neckline
Light blue square neck button up with lace neckline
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