I get so many people asking me where to find plus size workwear that I thought I’d scout out some ideas for you. As you know, I work from home and my days of dressing for the office are over, but I do really enjoy helping other people finding clothes they feel confident and awesome in, so let’s do this.
There are a lot of different dress codes out there when it comes to office outfits – some people have to have their shoulders covered; some must wear a suit; some can be as out there as they like. Then there’s the combination of what you want to wear – a blouse and tailored trousers, a skirt with a top, a blazer, a matching suit, a dress, with stockings or without? I’m going to group them into categories and you can mix and match from there to put together an outfit that you feel fabulous in.
Blouses, tunics, shell tops, button ups … wear them alone or with a cardigan or blazer, pair them with trousers or a skirt or even culottes. Make sure your tops are comfortable, give you a good range of movement, and feel nice to wear – you’re going to be wearing them for a whole day after all! Even if you’re going for a classic white button up, you can still bring in interesting details with different fabrics, textured detail, buttons or cufflinks.
Row 1 L-R: Sara Cross Over Tunic, $59.99 from EziBuy; Wild Child Pleat Back Top, $59.99 from Farmers; Arched Eyebrow x Navabi Pussybow Blouse, AUD $122.99 from Navabi; Geo Print Longline Shirt, AUD $99.95 from 17 Sundays; Junarose Classic Shirt, AUD $64.00 from ASOS. Row 2 L-R: Kate Madison Hi Low Tunic, $20.00 from The Warehouse; Alexia Bell Sleeve Top, $17.00 from Kmart; Eterna Straight Fit Shirt, AUD $137.99 from Navabi; Kate Madison Tie Sleeve Top, $25.00 from The Warehouse; Alexia Long Sleeve Step Hem Shirt, $17.00 from Kmart. Row 3 L-R: ASOS CURVE Sleeveless Blouse with Ruffle, AUD $68.00 from ASOS; Aglae x Navabi Fluted Sleeve Blouse, AUD $170.99 from Navabi; Wild Child Horse Print Shirt, $69.99 from Farmers; Sara Hi Low Tunic, $69.99 from EziBuy; Smooth Criminal Shirt, AUD $229.00 from Harlow. Row 4 L-R: ASOS CURVE Tea Blouse With Embroidery, AUD $72.00 from ASOS; 17 Sundays Basic Longline Shirt, AUD $89.95 from The Iconic; Sara 2 For Sweater Top, $79.99 from EziBuy; Blaze Tank, AUD $59.95 from Taking Shape; ASOS CURVE 3/4 Sleeve White Shirt, AUD $28.00 from ASOS.
Midis, maxis, a line, pencil skirts; plain, print or patterned? You don’t have to just stick to black and white, let your office attire express your personality while you work!
Row 1 L-R: Hideaway Skirt, AUD $129.95 from Taking Shape; Sweetest Taboo Skirt, AUD $139.95 from Harlow; Sara Workwear Skirt, $59.99 from EziBuy; Linear Skirt, AUD $149.95 from Taking Shape; Super Stretch Skirt, AUD $39.99 from Autograph. Row 2 L-R: Alison Dominy Audrey Pleat Skirt, AUD $149.00 from The Iconic; Mandy Skirt, $52.50 from SWAK Designs; Just This Sway Midi Skirt, USD $59.99 from ModCloth; Sara Metallic Pleat Skirt, $79.99 from EziBuy; Cher Plaid Skirt, USD $59.99 from Society+. Row 3 L-R: Mat Jersey Pencil Skirt, AUD $102.99 from Navabi; Arched Eyebrow x Navabi Flared Midi Skirt, AUD $157.99 from Navabi; Chocolat Etiquette Picnic Skirt, $377.00 from Zebrano; Zoe Bulldog Skirt, $239.00 from Zebrano; Miss Mono Skirt, $89.99 from City Chic. Row 4 L-R: The Kate Midington Polka Dot Skirt, USD $59.99 from Society+; Ikebana for All A-Line Midi Skirt, USD $69.99 from ModCloth; Jersey Mock Wrap Maxi, AUD $49.95 from Crossroads; Gingham Belted Skirt, USD $49.99 from Lane Bryant; Streak of Success Midi Skirt, USD $59.99 from ModCloth.
Do you go for plain black trousers or something a little more lively? Colour, print, patterns, cropped or wide legs? Don’t be afraid of stepping outside the box – a classic white button up can be the perfect partner for a bold pair of pants.
Row 1 L-R: Zizzi Striped Wide Leg Trousers, AUD $85.99 from Navabi; High-Waisted Wide-Leg Trousers, USD $74.99 from ModCloth; ASOS CURVE Woven Peg Pants with Obi Tie, AUD $50.00 from ASOS; River Island Plus Tapered Leg Pants, USD $76.00 from River Island; High-Waisted Wide-Leg Trousers, USD $79.99 from ModCloth. Row 2 L-R: Wild Child Formal Pull-On Pants, $79.99 from Farmers; Love Your Wardrobe Cuffed Pull On Pant, AUD $99.95 from The Iconic; Wild Child Straight Leg Ponte Pants, $79.99 from Farmers; Adrift Linen Pants, AUD $99.99 from The Iconic; Wild Child Bengaline Straight Pants, $69.99 from Farmers. Row 3 L-R: Kate Madison Skinny Bengaline Pants, $29.00 from The Warehouse; Straight Pant, AUD $29.95 from Crossroads; Sallie Sahne Checked Trousers, AUD $402.99 from Navabi; Super Stretch Pants, AUD $39.99 from Autograph; Charlie Straight Leg Pants, $15.00 from Postie+. Row 4 L-R: Glamour x Lane Bryant Wide Leg Gingham Crop, USD $49.99 from Lane Bryant; ASOS CURVE Lace Hem Culottes, AUD $44.00 from ASOS; River Island Plus Tapered Leg Pants, USD $76.00 from River Island; Wide-Leg Culottes with Pockets, USD $59.99 from ModCloth; Super Stretch Crop Pant, AUD $29.95 from Crossroads.
JACKETS AND BLAZERS
A smart jacket or blazer is the perfect finishing touch to your workwear wardrobe. Get one with a matching skirt or trousers to make a suit, or pick something that you can mix and match with different outfits.
Row 1 L-R: Peplum Back Blazer, USD $79.95 from Lane Bryant; Cropped Button-Up Peplum Jacket, USD $89.99 from ModCloth; Atmos&Here Curvy Raquel Ponte Fitted Blazer, AUD $69.95 from The Iconic; Sara Stretch Blazer, $89.99 from EziBuy; Love Your Wardrobe Classic Blazer, AUD $149.95 from The Iconic. Row 2 L-R: River Island Plus Ruched Sleeve Blazer, USD $110.00 from River Island; Electrify Me Jacket, $139.99 from City Chic; River Island Plus Longline Blazer, USD $120.00 from River Island; Samoon Blazer, AUD $265.99 from Navabi; River Island Plus Fitted Blazer, USD $120.00 from River Island. Row 3 L-R: Fine and Sandy Blazer, USD $69.99 from ModCloth; Sara The Blazer, $99.99 from EziBuy; Striped French Terry Blazer, USD $69.95 from Lane Bryant; Advocado Deana Wide Collar Jacket, AUD $129.00 from The Iconic; Sara Classic Blazer, $99.99 from EziBuy. Row 4 L-R: Sara Boxy Jacket, $99.99 from EziBuy; Aglae x Navabi Pinstripe Blazer, AUD $290.99 from Navabi; Advocado Willow Blazer, AUD $99.00 from The Iconic; Portrait Blazer, AUD $199.95 from Taking Shape; Sara Bolero Jacket, $89.99 from EziBuy.
Personally I prefer dresses for the office because they’re super easy to throw on and go. Perfect for someone like me who would rather sleep longer in the morning than fuss about styling the ideal outfit!
Row 1 L-R: Frill Shoulder Dress, $109.99 from City Chic; Embody Denim Royal Wrap Dress, AUD $229.95 from The Iconic; Dreammaker Sweater Dress, AUD $199.00 from Harlow; Atmos&Here Curvy Forever Wrap Dress, AUD $69.95 from The Iconic; 17 Sundays Cross Back Dress, AUD $99.95 from The Iconic. Row 2 L-R: Sara Stretch Shift Dress, $89.99 from EziBuy; Cleo Shirt Dress, $199.00 from Alison Dominy; Vintage Veronica Dress, $109.99 from City Chic; Tinley Solid Skater Dress, USD $59.99 from Society+; Sleeveless Sheath Dress, USD $79.95 from Lane Bryant. Row 3 L-R: Refined Ruched Dress, USD $112.00 from Kiyonna; Closet London Curves Polka Cap Sleeve Flare Dress, AUD $129.95 from The Iconic; Round-Collared Sheath Dress, USD $89.99 from ModCloth; Sara Workwear Dress, $89.99 from EziBuy; Just My Typist Long Sleeve Shirt Dress, USD $89.99 from ModCloth. Row 4 L-R: Sleeveless Peplum Knit Sheath Dress, USD $59.99 from ModCloth; Has a Mind of Its Flown Dress, USD $79.99 from ModCloth; Sara Workwear Dress, $89.99 from EziBuy; The Asymmetric Green, USD $168.00 from Eleven60 by Kierra; Pin-Up Stunner Sheath Dress, USD $89.99 from ModCloth.
What does your ideal office outfit look like?