5 office-ready plus-sized looks to try now
Sexy and comfortable
As a body confidence coach, Alison Leipzig is not one to shy away from flaunting her figure. “I definitely don’t hide in my clothes,” she says. “I wear lots of tailored and fitted pieces, but I’ve never been too adventurous. I always assumed certain cuts or prints wouldn’t work on me.” By giving her some new styling tips, we took Alison out of familiar territory and introduced her to new, ultra-flattering looks that suit both her shape and her chic, feminine style. The result: “I feel sexy and confident—but still totally comfortable!”
Showing off an hourglass shape
Red ankle-strap pumps highlight the narrowest part of her legs, while a high-waisted pencil skirt shows off an hourglass shape. Stretch "Agnessa" Top, $62 (Sizes 12 to 32), Igigi By Yuliya Raquel, Igigi.com. Stretch Cotton "Dimention in Detail" Skirt, $80 (Sizes XS Tto 4X), Bettie Page, Modcloth.com. Earrings, $580, MiriamHaskell.com. Bangle, $42, BerryJewelryshop.com. “Starstruck" Ring $59, Stelladot.com. Suede "Glamoroso" Pumps, $385, Stuartweitzman.com. Hair-calf Clutch, $165, Clare Vivier, Piperlime.com
With shapewear underneath, an untucked top seamlessly skims her body. Shapewear shorts = way more denim options.
Lace “Smitten” Top, $68 (Sizes 0X to 5X), Kiyonna, Sonsi.com. Skinny Jeans, $80, Denim and Supply by Ralph Lauren, Macy's.com. “Dew Drop” Necklace, $32, Baublebar.com. Bracelet, $26, Hive and Honey, Piperlime.com. “Star Attraction” Bracelet, $55, R.J. Graziano, Hsn.com. “Aurora” Ring, $49, Stelladot.com. “Brittany” Platform Pumps, $60, Solesociety.com
Full Slipcotton-lined "Flexees Easy-Up," $59, Maidenform.com. Compression Tank "Trust Your Thinstincts," $58, Spanx.com. Waist-cinching thong "The Embracer," Victoriassecret.com
Black pointy-toe pumps elongate her legs. Polyester-Blend Dress, $28, Mossimo for Target, target.com. Faux-Patent “Jelly Bean” Pumps, $48, Restricted Footwear, Restrictedshoes.com. Faux-Leather “Louisa" Clutch, $70, Street Level, 213-614-7877
A tailored skirt adds professional polish to a drapey top while a silky button-down glides over her bust, without any gapping.
Polyester Blouse, $79, DKNYC. Select Bloomingdale's, 800-232-1854. Cotton “Spot On” Skirt, $100 (Sizes 4 To 24), Coldwatercreek.com. Necklace, $38, Berryjewelry.com. Gold-tone Bangle, $58, Kenneth Cole. Select Macy's, 800-289-6229. Gold-Plated Bracelet, $48, wwww.TandJdesigns.com. Gold-Plated Bracelet, $40, Avmaxaccesories.com. Leather and Cotton Platform Heels,$325, AliceandOlivia.com. Faux-Leather and canvas "Pembrook" tote, $120, Guess.com