Dressing for work can be tricky for anyone, regardless of your body shape.
It’s common that companies have their employees adhere to a dress code of some sorts, just to ensure the professionalism of the particular business. Whether it be business casual or formal, it’s likely that we’ll all have to abide by an employer’s dress code at some point in time.
Dressing professionally not only shows your employer that you care about your position, it shows your clients and co-workers that you care and are serious about your job. And, let’s be honest…who doesn’t feel a boost in confidence when you put on your power blazer and heels?!
With some inspiration from our favorite curvy blogger, The Curvy Fashionista, we’ve got some tips for you to make sure you’re always looking poised and polished at work.
Going the conservative route is always the way to go when it comes to office attire. Always limit the amount of cleavage you show.
Make sure your tops fit properly around your bust, and that you never show any midriff. The crop top trend should definitely be one that stays out of the office.
The number one rule of thumb here, leggings are NOT pants, especially for the workplace. Your pants for work shouldn’t swallow you, but should fit appropriately.
It’s also important to make sure that your pants don’t look like you just pulled them out of the wash without any ironing. Pressing your slacks really doesn’t take that much time!
If your pants are dragging the floor, even when you’re wearing high heels, you must find a seamstress — immediately! That’s another one of those things, like wrinkles, that will make you look unprofessional.
SKIRTS & DRESSES
The length of your skirt or dress should always be to your fingertips or lower, never shorter.
Also, make sure that your dress or skirt isn’t too tight for work. Pieces like that can easily slide up, which is definitely not office appropriate!
Some places have a closed toe shoe policy, while some aren’t as strict. Regardless, comfort is key for the office.
If you prefer heels, make sure you keep a pair of flats in your bag or at your desk. You never know what might be on your agenda, so keeping an extra pair handy can save you the pain.
Not everyone is a huge fan of hosiery and tights, but in the professional world, it’s something that has become a necessity. Most employers now encourage women not to go bare-legged when wearing a dress or skirt.
And nowadays, tights and hosiery aren’t just your typical nude or black pair from the drugstore. Fun colors and prints, that can also be appropriate for the workplace, are now available!
We hope this helped you out and gave you some encouragement to revamp your workwear!
We have a lot of great pieces that are workplace appropriate, including some longer dresses and skirts. Stop in this week and let us help you look and feel your best at work.
Have a great week!