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Guide to Work Outfits for Plus-Size Women

In a world where fashion often seems exclusive and unattainable, it's essential to empower every woman to feel confident in her clothes without breaking the bank. In this article, we're excited to bring you the ultimate guide to work outfits for plus-size women, with a twist - we're diving into the world of resale fashion. It's time to redefine your work wardrobe, save some money, and help the environment while you're at it. Let's explore how to curate the perfect work outfits for plus-size women without compromising style or sustainability.

Have Hips Ultimate Guide to Work Outfits for Plus-Size Women

Think Of Your Work Environment:

The first step to building a versatile work wardrobe is to consider your work environment. Do you work in a business casual setting or is it more formal where dressing up is a daily requirement? Your workplace attire can significantly influence your clothing choices. Think about the dress code, and whether it's more conservative or open to creativity. Knowing this will guide your selections and help you find outfits that strike the right balance between comfort and professionalism.

How to Style a Plus-Size Work Outfit:

Now, let's get into the nitty-gritty of styling plus-size work outfits. Here's a rundown of key wardrobe pieces to consider:

Plus Size Women’s Blazers:

A well-fitted blazer can instantly elevate any outfit. Opt for versatile colors like black, navy, or gray that can be easily paired with different bottoms and tops. At Have Hips, we carry a variety of plus size women's blazers. Some of our favorites at the moment include:

Lane Bryant The Bryant Blazer Size 22

Sergio Hudson x Target Oversized Single Button Blazer size 2x

Inc Double Breasted Blazer Size XXL

Plus Size Women’s Pant Suits:

Pant suits are a powerful choice for making a statement at work. Look for tailored suits that accentuate your curves while providing comfort.

Plus Size Women’s Skirts:

A-line or pencil skirts can be both stylish and office-appropriate. Pair them with blouses or sweaters for a polished look. At Have Hips we are excited about the following skirts!

Future Collective Graphic Print Pleated Skirt sz 16/18

Draper James Square Dot Side Slit Skit sz XXL

Torrid Faux Leather Skirt Size 4x

Plus Size Women’s Dress Shirts:

Crisp dress shirts are a must-have for any professional wardrobe. Choose button-downs in various colors and patterns to mix and match.

Plus Size Women’s Pants:

Invest in well-fitting trousers in different cuts, such as wide-leg or straight-leg, to suit your style and body type.

Armani Collezion Straight Leg Stretch Side Zip Trousers sz 14

Torrid Signature Ponte Trouser size 14t

Hunter for Target Snap Bottom Track Pants sz 1x

Plus Size Women’s Dresses:

Don't shy away from dresses. Opt for structured or wrap dresses that accentuate your waist and provide a flattering silhouette.

Old Navy Windowpane Stretch Sheath Dress Size XXL

Eloquii Petal Pusher Floral Tie Neck Midi Dress Size 18

Chic Soul Ruffle Prairie Dress Ditsy Floral Size 1x

Plus Size Women’s Coats:

A good coat can complete your outfit while keeping you warm during the colder months. Choose a versatile style that complements your work attire.

Plus Size Women’s Shoes:

Comfortable yet stylish footwear is crucial. Invest in closed-toe flats, heels, and ankle boots to match different outfits.

Frye Eleanor Suede Booties Size 8

A New Day Faux Leather Clover Flats Size 9

Sam Edelman Rudie Saddle Suede Booties Size 11m

Why Shop Resale for Plus Size Women’s Work Outfits:

Now, you might be wondering why we're advocating for resale fashion. Here are some compelling reasons:

Saves Money:

Resale shops offer high-quality clothing at a fraction of the cost of buying new items, allowing you to build a versatile work wardrobe without emptying your wallet.

Helps the Environment:

Choosing pre-owned clothing reduces the demand for new production, helping to minimize the fashion industry's environmental impact.

No Packaging:

Resale shopping generates less waste, as you're not contributing to the packaging and shipping associated with brand-new clothing.

Supporting Local Businesses:

Many resale shops are small, local businesses. By shopping with them, you're supporting your community and contributing to its growth.

Chance to Find Unique Items:

Resale stores often carry one-of-a-kind pieces that can add a unique touch to your wardrobe, allowing you to express your personality through your clothing.

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