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24 Sleek Work-Friendly Pieces for Curvy Women

Getting dressed for work shouldn’t be a bore. Welcome to Business Casual — here to make your weekdays easier.

An outfit that makes you feel confident can be a game changer, especially in the workplace — but if you’re above a size 12, powerful pieces aren’t always available. For years, plus-size professionals have been forced to make do with gaudy, cheaply made separates, sad sack dresses, and matronly suits — but not anymore.

Fortunately, these 24 plus-size workwear looks below are destined to impress in the boardroom and beyond. Add a few to your current closet, or create an entire work week’s wardrobe by mixing and matching your favorites.

A Base to Go With Everything

A Runway-Inspired Blouse

A Tailored Menswear-ish Top

A stellar wardrobe staple, especially with a body-conscious cut.

A Silk Top With an Artsy Print

This one’s cute, creative, and appropriate for most offices.

A Non-Boring Two-Tone Knit

A Universally Flattering Blouse

This gracefully draped top comes in a slew of fine-tuned neutrals.

An Un-basic Black Blouse

This top’s chic silk panel is meant to be worn untucked.

An Origami-esque Blouse

The graceful folded neckline looks gorgeous in slate, black, or cream.

A Boyish Black-and-White Blazer

Houndstooth and strong shoulders will sharpen up a blouse and trousers.

A Trench That Goes With Everything

A Versatile Shirt Dress

The perfect remedy for those “nothing to wear” mornings.

A Bright Dress With Biker Details

Yes, this dress looks great in black — but we think it’s even better in orange or turquoise.

One Very Twisted Dress

An elegantly asymmetrical cut + super comfy jersey = pajamas you can wear to a meeting.

A Haute High-Neck Dress

This one’s knotted-up neckline creates visual interest that you definitely won’t spill out of. Everyday blessings!

A Simply Stunning Shift

This dress comes in a range of beautiful jewel tones, but more importantly, has pockets.

A Skirt to Wear With Anything

It’s the perfect foundation piece (and check out that hardware).

A Hi-Lo Skirt That Doesn’t Look Dated

Subtle texture and asymmetry set this beauty apart.

A Colorful Yet Conservative Skirt

When you’re sick of wearing black to the office.

A Pretty, Pull-on Accordion Skirt

Available in several colors, though the sunshine yellow feels particularly spring-fresh.

The Black One-Piece That’ll Simplify Your Life

A Dramatically Draped Jumpsuit

Equally gorgeous in black or Yves Klein blue.

Silky Culottes

They’re our favorite silhouette to wear in warmer weather.

On-trend Wrap-Style Pants

For the woman who appreciates an edgier approach to workplace dressing.

Elegant Wide-Leg Pants

Katharine Hepburn-esque and completely modern at the same time, especially with heeled sandals.

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24 Sleek Work-Friendly Pieces for Curvy Women