October 16 is National Boss’ Day! Whether you’re an entry-level employee, a mid-career professional or the CEO of a multimillion dollar enterprise, you can celebrate this day by showing off your plus size professional style with pizzazz.
Absolutely nothing commands attention and communicates power like a well-tailored suit. While suits are available in a variety of colors and styles, many options for the plus size professional come in neutral tones like black, navy, brown, and gray. However, corporate mavens can still add some pop to what would otherwise be a boring outfit by adding a bold camisole in a bright color. We love this blue suit from Elie Tahari because it adds a somewhat vintage flair to the modern boss lady. Stand out from the crowd!
Another key piece for the plus size professional look is a pair of black or nude pumps. The ideal shoe should be two- to three-inches and, in keeping with current trends, have a pointed toe. Afraid of heels? Not to worry – a sharp pair of flats, particularly in patent leather or an animal print, would work great as well.
Plus size professional women can further heighten their look by donning some fabulous statement jewelry. A dazzling chunky necklace or unique brooch is not only a great accessory, but also a great conversation piece to break the ice at a meeting or networking event. We love this example from Kenneth Jay Lane because it’s the perfect combination between modern and classic.
The last essential to any plus size professional look is a sharp, structured handbag. When you’re a lady on the go, you must have no nonsense bag that looks good and compliments your outfit. Many handbags are designed to accommodate not only your folders and papers, but your laptop or tablet as well. This one from Ralph Lauren will even fit makeup, flats for later, and maybe even a change of clothes.
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