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If you’re still trying to master this thing called shuffling your workweek with your wardrobe, you’re not alone. In the footsteps of the pandemic and the world, some of us have to go back to the office and then put in store and blouses for Zoom meetingsMaybe it’s time to revamp our plus size apparel for the needs of the job.
For those of you who have returned to the corporate world, finding options that fit and wear to work can be a struggle with the ideal plus size. No one is immune to these challenges! Even the most seasoned among us curvy boss can fall victim to office wear fatigue from time to time. Serious.
So, what should a girl do? Wear? To manage through it all? She updated her plus size wear to work necessary.
For now, Mother Nature doesn’t care what the weatherman says and will quickly change everything in a heartbeat. Seriously, mornings can require a full coat and scarf and by lunch you wish you had a decent pedicure, because you just want to slip on some sandals, to feel saw a light breeze.
Now that’s what we know, it doesn’t have to be this way. So instead of reaching the back of your closet and looking for last week’s old looks, why not reach for that new one? It’s an updated version of the power suit. Which is the top?
Listen, we’ve rounded up 10 plus size work outfits that you need to add to your wardrobe so you dress well for success… and to listen, a few even under $100!
10 must-have outfits for work
Now, before we get started, there are a few things to know and keep in mind… We’ve picked a few of these looks to gauge how fashionable they are. If your office or your personal style doesn’t match our selection, don’t worry! These important items are still relevant and core to building the essentials for your work.
first. Power suit
It’s like all plus size brands recognize (at the same time) that they forgot the plus size expert.
But thanks to this need and awareness, we now have some more plus the right size options to play, with various ways to make this look like it’s all yours. One key thing when it comes to having an outing set is choosing to wear them together or break out to mix and match with the rest of your wardrobe.
It’s all about flexibility here, right?
2. Updated pencil skirt
Pencil skirts have purposefully entered the fall season. With and without jacket coordination, presented in a variety of textures and lengths (hello midi)the pencil skirt is here for fall to make a statement of its own… trust us on this one!
You can team a plus size pencil skirt back with your blazer or team it with a matching cardigan as pictured above. Depending on your comfort level, you can choose to have a longer length or build.
One great thing about this silhouette is the ability that the pencil skirt can be worn in so many ways, all depending on your mood and emotions. Re-paired with a plus size bodysuitYou can take this dress from day to night, seamlessly.
3. The button-up shirt is not too classic
If your work allows for more creative expression or you run your own business and set your own rules, then have a little fun with your vintage button. If cold shoulders aren’t your style, then why not try with textures, sheer options, shadows and prints!
Basically, you have more options than the classic white button down. Thanks to technological advancements, we have more brands that are addressing the uncomfortable void that occurs whenever we press a button on our chest area.
4. Classic motorcycle jacket
Sometimes, work demands something with a little more attitude, and leather jackets give us a few ways to make it our own. Wear a sheath dress, combined with wide leg pants or a midi pencil skirt, and you’ve got a whole new ensemble.
Oh, and we’re no longer relegated to just black leather jacket options! If your style and work allow it, get your oversized leather jacket in a new color, NOT black. Add a pop of color to your jacket!
Live the natural life…just a little bit!
5. Wide shorts
Whether cropped or layered, high-waisted wide-leg pants will be the ubiquitous silhouette. Expect to see defined waistlines, full length and cut options, in different builds…even in denim!
Find a pair of your sleek trousers and have a little fun with this style that will keep you seamless from work to play. You can pair these with a button down or your favorite oversized jacket, or even a moto leather jacket, all depending on your style and needs.
This is a timeless wardrobe essential that is sure to be worth the money to wear!
6. Perfect Badass Tote
We all need a great bag or handbag… but who says it has to be boring? Add a few metallic touches, one that transforms from a shoulder bag into a roomy tote bag and you’re ready to start your day…
7. The Cozy All in One Cardigan
The tried-and-true cardigan is the one you’ll need to add to your oversized work outfit. You know, one that you always keep in your car or on your desk? That cardigan is the catch-all for anything and everything?
If you’re going to have fun with your cardigan, buy one inspired by the fun graphic prints that have dominated the runways. Interesting thing about cardigans? You can get one doubles as a dress. A longer cardigan also goes well with other items that work outside of work.
8. Chic small office dress
There are many ways to update your classic black coat. Why not pick up a few fun navy shades? Who said your chic office dress HAS to be black? Sure, black is a great choice, but what about other options?
This one, by Loud Bodies, is 10 times the size.
9. Classic apartment
Yes, we all have a pair of classic black pumps (or we should… otherwise, a great piece of work will wear flat!) But what about a pair that just adds a bit of interest, can be worn with many options, and is nice on our feet?
A block heel pump is where you’ll find a few more options to add a bit of style to your work attire! If you can’t wear heels, then find yourself a great pair of fancy loafers to add to your office essentials!
10. Refurbished Trench Coat
When it comes to pulling your plus size outfit to work to look the same, you definitely need to polish it all up with a great trench coat. Think fit, function and fashion. Why not choose a track that makes a statement on its own.
Yes, you have the classic faucets that make it work, but why not a leather groove? Love this light pink? You can also grade this with a deep yellow, if you’re feeling a bit bold!
I guess you can say goodbye to your old office suits and enhance your workwear! Put these important items on your must-have agenda. No more boring skirts and pants for you! Thanks to how designers and large-scale retailers have innovated and listened… we have options!
What’s your favorite outfit to wear to work?
I love the pale pink Cher Trench, it’s the perfect mix of modern and old classic. Serve a cautious cut in a sweet color.
How perfect would it be for those desk-to-dinner dates?
But wait! My office is a bit more conservative….
Now though you may not feel comfortable with some of these options or they may not work in your work environment. What you have is a reference point of where to see!
If you take a look at the sites where we pick out our favorite pieces, you’ll find that there are tons of other options that you can add to your wardrobe and hopefully won’t get lost!