Looking great at work is something we should all strive to do – but it’s even more important for women who are sporting ample sexy curves. When you’re searching your closet for what to wear to work keep the following fashion tips in mind.
Think Long Vertical Lines
When you’re pulling together an outfit for the office, remember that blazers, jackets and cardigans can help to create a long, unbroken vertical line.
This visual trick works best with long (hip length) jackets, blazers and cardigans. Wear them unbuttoned – or with just a single top button as shown to the left – for maximum vertical lines.
If you opt for the cardigan sweater to create long vertical lines – be sure to avoid clingy fabrics. Make sure the sweater does indeed create a LONG vertical line. There’s nothing less figure flattering than a poorly fitted cardigan sweater which clings to your bulges and ends at your widest part.
Remember – the key is you want to create LONG VERTICAL LINES.
Think Mono- Monochromatic that is.
Pick a color and run with it when it comes to the outfit you’re wearing to work today.
It’s well known that dressing mono chromatically in black is slimming – but it works for other colors as well.
When you’re dressing mono chromatically – remember that choosing various hues of a single color also counts when it comes to creating a sleek and slimming silhouette.
This is good news for plus size women who don’t want feel like they’re trying to channel Morticia Adams on a daily basis.
Monochromatic is generally slimming for all colors – so don’t be afraid to experiment with various colors and hues.
Think open necklines to elongate your neck.
V-neck sweaters, sweetheart necklines and vertical cowl neck sweaters are just a few of your “plus size fashion friends”. Open necklines are another way to create the long vertical lines that every business woman – big or small – should be seeking
When you opt for a V-neck sweater – and pair it with a monochromatic blazer as shown at the left – you’re doing triple plus size fashion duty with a single outfit.
The V-neck sweater at the left helps to create a visually appealing “long vertical” line as is peeks out from under the blazer which is also helping to create a long vertical silhouette. Because both the V-neck sweater AND the blazer are the same color (mono-chromatic) – there is no “break” in the vertical lines created by the two individual elements.
When you choose visually slimming V-neck sweaters – make sure you avoid “breaking” the visual line with a choker style necklace.
Stay tuned – we’ll be bringing you more plus size business wear fashion tips as our editor finds them.