The change of seasons also means finding new things to wear. While this may come easy for some women, finding the appropriate attire to wear for plus-sized women in and out of the office can be difficult and expensive. As most corporate environments have strict dress codes, you’ll need to be creative to avoid breaking the bank. Fortunately, there are a few tricks to the trade that could help you save a few bucks while looking fabulous doing it.
If you don’t have the funds to purchase a spring wardrobe for on and off the clock, you can get a bit creative by investing in dress extenders. Designed to go under short spring dresses, this unique piece can add a few inches to your dress. This would allow you to wear the dress with the extender during the day and take off the extender after work for an easy wardrobe change.
The office can be a pretty cold place to work in the spring and summer as the air conditioning is turned up to the max. Not to mention, most offices prefer women not wear sleeveless dresses to work. To kill two birds with one stone and still look fashionable this spring pair a coordinated cardigan with your plus size dresses without sleeves. You can take a sleeveless maxi and dress it up to wear at the next staff meeting or wear at a casual lunch with friends.
Though you may have seen a bunch of above-the-knee cute spring dresses for sale, it is best to steer clear of those when dressing for work. As dresses tend to rise up on curvy women, this could make a typically approved dress look inappropriate. Stick to style trends that will keep you out of the watchful eye of human resources. Maxi dresses, for instance, are a great alternative. The ankle or floor-length dresses come in plenty of patterns and colors and would pair well with a leather cropped blazer or raincoat and sandals.
Shoes Make a Difference
Believe it or not, the type of shoes you wear with an outfit can tie into whether it is or isn’t appropriate for the office. When shoe shopping this spring, be sure to pair shoes that don’t give too much height with shorter dresses so your dress doesn’t appear shorter than it really is. If you want a versatile shoe that you can wear to the office and after you’re done, try shoe options like wedges or ballet flats. Both are easy to stand on for several hours and should pass any dress code.
Shopping for plus size spring fashions that you can wear to work and to play doesn’t have to mean purchasing two separate wardrobes. Instead, it simply means finding versatile pieces that can help transform an outfit from day to night!