Just because it’s winter (and because you are plus size) doesn’t mean you have to wear entirely black.
And yes I’m the one of those people who rolls her eyes when brands make a big deal of their new Winter range, because I know their collection is mostly all morbidly dark. This curvy gal likes to wear prints and colours!
My go to outfit would have to be a colourful print dress, and if I really needed look super corporate for a meeting it’s easy to pop a fitted blazer over the top. I like to get the most out of my clothes so anything I buy is generally trans-seasonsal. One thing you learn about growing up in Melbourne is to layer. Cardis and stockings are absolute staples.
Obviously it all depends what industry you are in as to how corporate you need to be, so these options are suited to high end corporate and can be dressed down to a more casual environment.
I’m going to start off my showing you some Aussie brands because it’s important to shop local. Invest in decent key pieces and you’ll get so many wears out of them.
Diva Slouch T-Shirt Dress
Price: $159 AUD
This dress is a chameleon, giving you numerous looks/ outfit options. Wear on its own, add a belt, tie a small loose knot in the hem for an asymmetrical look or a tight knot to make her into a top for a more casual style.
Winter Floral Shift Dress
Brand: 17 Sundays
Price: $139.95 AUD (but on sale right now for $118!)
Made from a silky sateen fabric with zip fastening at the nape and side splits at the side hem this straight through shift is painted with an original statement print. (Meaning the talented babes have designed this print)
Whilst this isn’t conventionally corporate it certainly has an edgy yet polished look. Perfect for those Fridays in the office.
Wear it with boots or heels for a versatile look.
Brand: Estelle – also stocked at Myer
Price: $129 AUD
A figure flattering dress in geometric printed knit jacquard that has some stretch making it comfortable to wear. The dress shows off an exposed silver zipper at the centre-back and mock pockets at the front. For winter layer with a cardi or a fitted blazer with stockings to keep those sexy legs warm.
Tweed Tapered Ankle Pant & Wrap Front Long Sleeve Blouse
Brand: BASQUE WOMAN exclusive to Myer
Price: $109 AUD (pants) $89.95 (top)
Basque has always been my number 1 go to brand for corporate clothing. Mainly because it’s sold in Myer across Aus so it’s handy to be able to try it on.
Nothing beats a power pant complimented with an elegant blouse. The slim fit tapered pants are 9% elastane which means they have a bit of give to mould to your shape.
Audrey JacketAudrey Jacket + Cleo Wrap Dress
Brand: Embody Denim
Price: $629.95 AUD – Jacket $229.29 – Dress
Elegant and sophisticated the trench style jacket is designed to be worn undone over your favourite outfit. With a beautiful cut away free flowing 3/4 sleeve its perfect for layering. The Cleo wrap dress has detailed panels on the shoulder with a sexy neckline to enhance the beautiful lines of your bust and waist.
Being Gorgeous Tubuh Pant
Price: $70 AUD
Gorgeous straight leg pants featuring elastic waist and sophisticated sequin embellishments on the pockets. I just adore the colour of these! And they are made from anti crease fabric.
I personally would wear a black fitted t-shirt and dress up with a fitted blazer if I had a meeting. So versatile to dress up or down.
Sext Fling Top + Midi Tube Skirt
Brand: City Chic
Price: $69.95 AUD – Skirt $69.95 – Top
The Sexy Fling Top is your new go-to for effortless office style. Wear it tucked in or loose matched with the Midi Tube Skirt, brings an element of sophistication to your outfit. I actually wore this exact top out for lunch on Sunday. For a more corporate formal look I would tuck the shirt into the skirt.