Women want pretty work clothes that fit. We want them to be reasonably priced and comfortable too. In addition, society needs to realize women have changed proportions. Instead of the size 6 or 8 women wore in the 1950’s, today’s average woman wears a size 14. With better nutrition and health care, we have grown taller and heavier. We have nothing to be ashamed of!
As a woman who has spent over 30 years in the work world, requiring decent clothing doesn’t seem too much to ask of manufacturers. Thankfully, some companies have answered the call of today’s woman, a woman who spends 40 hours each week at work, and who isn’t a size zero! Read this post for three of their best creations.
My number one pick for office wear features the wrap front. Whether you buy a wrap shirt or a wrap dress in a material that “forgives,” the item will look great and feel great. I love the v neck, plus the fact that each individual woman decides how tight to tie the piece together. This is especially handy for one whose weight fluctuates.
Follow this link to see an example of the wrap front concept.
My next favorite pick for pretty plus size office fashion is the Bermuda dress. When I think of this dress, I envision Adele – a classy plus sized woman to say the least! What makes this dress great is the details: sleeves that brush the elbows, a tie belt, and a notched neckline. Purchase the dress in an up to the minute material, and you’ll look particularly chic.
Click here to see a gorgeous Bermuda dress that would be sure to wow at the office.
Finally, a woman can’t own too many of today’s cardigans. They come in virtually every color and style, and they flatter every woman’s shape. I especially like the flowey versions so popular with young and old ladies alike. Click here to view a perfectly priced, short sleeve cardigan from Kohl’s Department Store. And follow this link to a lacy, race engine red version – perfect for a business reception at night.
Over the years, many manufacturers have come to realize that to sell clothes, they need to make them complement the average woman’s figure. They have also grown smarter about the fabrics they use to make these clothes. (Thank God the non-breathable rayons of the 1970’s are dead!) With more comfortable and trendy items to choose from, the plus size woman of today will certainly look beautiful while on the job. It’s about time! And it’s time for society to realize: the average woman of today IS “plus” size.