Last week, I shared with you tips for plus size professional work wear, kind of like an overview of what to wear to work. As promised and much requested, today we will go over what items are your essentials for work, how to wear them, and tips when rounding out your work wear wardrobe!
Before I delve into this, understand that different industries and positions can be more lax or stringent upon dress code, these tips will give you a starting point and from there you can play within the lines of your company’s dress code!
Shopping for a work ensemble can be tricky, especially if you are just entering the workplace-either just graduated or re-entering. Even if you are looking to spruce up your look, it is quite easy to get lost in it all! So before you go and buy all the trendiest pieces and items, let’s go over what items you should have in your closet!
Tips when shopping for Plus Size Wear to Work Essentials:
So key, when trying on your items, if it restricts movement, pulls or tugs at the seams, outlines one of your body parts, or shows too much leg or cleavage, leave it. If I can see the outline of your underwear, it is too tight. Get my point?
I kept referencing lining, and for wear to work options, lining allows your garments to lay on your curves without tugging or pulling, and allows your body and curves to breath comfortably. This is also a great alternative at times to the slip or shape wear!
Dependent on what you already have in your closet, it is always best to start out with great neutrals for your work wardrobe. Black, navy, gray, and different shades of brown and tan will help provide you a great foundation to your ensemble. Bold hues serve as a great accent color!
Shopping for wear to work essentials can be confusing and at times frustrating, but have no fear, there are places you can go that cater to your wear to work needs Without looking frumpy, dowdy, or boring! I promise!
Eloquii, Lane Bryant, ASOS Curve, Lafayette 148, Rafaella, Nordstrom, Macy’s, Bloomingdales, Target (The Merona Line), Dorothy Perkins, and Lord and Taylor are great places to start!
What are your wear to work essentials? Where do you go to buy your plus size work wear? Sharing is Caring!
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