10 Plus-Size Friendly Workwear Picks For Going Back To The Office

Working 9-to-5 comes with enough challenges. Finding work-appropriate clothes that fit plus-size folks well shouldn’t be one of them. With the prospect of going into the office becoming a not-so-distant reality, you may be realizing your work-friendly wardrobe needs a refresh. But you also don’t want to don a new button-up only to realize mid-race-for-the-subway that your boobs have caused the buttons to pop open.

Forget the nightmare of unflattering stretch material and gaping button-ups. With the growth of plus-size clothing options, it actually isn’t completely impossible to find a great work outfit that’s equally cute and functional. From blazers to button-ups to comfy professional dresses, these workwear picks are exactly what you need to beef up your professional wardrobe. They’ll keep you looking cute even on days when your 9-to-5 is more like an 8-to-7-or-later.

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Eloquii Plaid Longline Blazer & Miniskirt Suit Set

This plaid suit with the longline blazer and mini skirt set is perfect for the creative professional. The classic glen plaid pattern is easy to mix match and provides many options for wear. It’s hard to go wrong with this set. For chillier temperatures, throw on a pair of tights and boots. Also, layer a turtleneck under the blazer to fight those gnarly gusts of wind.

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Eloquii Long Line Plaid Blazer, $, available at Eloquii

Eloquii Plaid Mini Skirt, $, available at Eloquii

Universal Standard Eco Rio Blazer

This black blazer from Universal Standard is the only one you’ll ever need. It’s a classic that can be dressed up and down. And its not surprising: The brand is very good for elevated basics like these that you’ll wear over and over again.

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Universal Standard Eco Rio Blazer, $, available at Universal Standard

Who What Wear Button Hem Ankle-Length Pants

Target is known for killing the casual clothing game with impressive designer collabs. That means you can snag sophisticated pair of paper bag pants for less than $50.

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Who What Wear Women’s Button Hem Ankle Length Pants, $, available at Target

Mango Check Baby Doll Neck Dress

This checked dress is the perfect amount of comfy and stylish. Pair this with chunky black loafers for a completed “cool girl” work outfit.

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Mango Check baby doll neck dress, $, available at Mango

Mango Double-breasted Gilet

A black vest is the perfect way to top off a sleek pair of black pants. Layer with a white button-down or turtleneck, depending on the temperature.

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Mango Double-breasted gilet, $, available at Mango

Eloquii Rib Collar Sweater Dress

Knits are having a moment! This killer collared number from Eloquii is just a taste of the amazing lineup of dresses they have that can go from work to happy hour drinks.

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Eloquii Rib Collar Sweater Dress, $, available at Eloquii

Eloquii Kady Fit Double-Weave Pant

The Kady pant is one of Eloquii’s most popular styles. It’s available in tall, short, and regular inseams. If you need a little more room in the stomach or hips than regular fitting styles call for, the Kady pant comes in the Genna and Viola fit to accommodate all body types.

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Eloquii Kady Fit Double-Weave Pant, $, available at Eloquii

Asos Design Curve Jersey Slim Kick Flare Suit Pant

Who said workwear had to be uncomfortable? These jersey-knit flare pants from ASOS would insist otherwise.


ASOS DESIGN Curve ASOS DESIGN Curve jersey slim kick flare suit pant, $, available at ASOS

Madewell Plus Tie-Waist Military Jumpsuit

A pair of coveralls in a natural color like these are a versatile wardrobe staple — and can totally be worn to work. Cuff the legs, throw on a cute pair of pumps, and slide on a small neck scarf to really make this outfit work for you.

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Madewell Plus Tie-Waist Military Jumpsuit, $, available at Madewell

Athleta Midtown Shirt

Athleta’s take on the classic work button-up gives you the best of both worlds: a polished cut that’s just the right amount of relaxed.

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Athleta Midtown Shirt, $, available at Athleta

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