Dressing appropriately for work can be tricky business. For better or worse, the way you dress affects how others view you. The goal is to look polished and professional while showcasing your personal sense of style. Luckily, dresses are the ultimate power pieces. Slip one on and you’ll instantly look pulled together. Designed for fuller figures in sizes 12W and up, our collection of plus size work dresses will help you get the job done right whether you’re leading a meeting or acing an interview. From feminine fit-and-flares to tailored shifts, we have the perfect plus size career dresses for every work environment.
Even if your office doesn’t have a dress code, it’s important to know what the informal rules are and dress accordingly. One rule of thumb is to err on the side of caution and simplicity. Another is to wear clothes that fit and flatter your body type. If you’re a pear shape, you have hips slightly larger than your upper body. Draw attention to the top half of your body with wrap dresses or classic fit-and-flare styles that show off your waist. If you’re an hourglass, don’t hide your curves in an oversized suit. Highlight your best assets in fitted styles like a crisp shirt dress or a sheath. Apple shapes tend to carry weight in their mid-section. Dress to impress in A-line sheaths with a slightly boxy shape or try an office-ready LBD paired with a fitted blazer. If you’re a rectangle shape, the tailored shift dress should be your go to. Bold prints and knee-length dresses will also create depth and dimension and draw attention to your legs.
Plus size work dresses are great options when you’re not in the mood to come up with yet another 9-to-5 outfit. Classic, chic and always in style, the LBD will take you from work to cocktails with just a statement necklace and a pair of heels. A sleek shirt dress like our best-selling Kate is another smart choice. Pair it with a blazer and booties and you’ll be the most stylish girl in the office. When you want to make a statement, try a colorful dress in a bold pattern or print. It’ll be a welcome change from the sea of blacks and greys—one that signals you’re not afraid to stand out in a crowd. With so many styles and silhouettes to choose from, it’s easy to be best dressed five days a week.