How to Werk It at Work in ALL Body Shapes & Sizes•
Posted on October 26 2016
Getting dressed for work, curves or none, is now easier than ever with Mulberry Muse's foolproof guide!
For the woman with an hourglass figure, highlight your curves by accentuating your waist! Either play up bust and hips with a belted blouse or cinched waist. Or, try on a body con (body conscious) combo of a curve-hugging top and pencil skirt.
(from left to right, top down)
Casey Dress in Wool Crepe by J Crew
Irene Silk Chiffon Blouse by Hunter Belle
Casper Pant by Hunter Belle
Sooke Dress by Obakki
Collection Gilden Paisley Pencil Skirt by J Crew
For the woman with a non-curvy, rectangle-shaped figure, a blouse with either ruffles at the bust or a gathering neckline will make your breasts look larger and your waist smaller and, in comparison, shapelier!
Or, create the illusion of more a proportionate bust-to-hips ratio with a V-neck or print, like the fair isle print below, on a cardigan or blazer, which elongates your neck, broadens your shoulders, and accentuates your bust! Keep an eye out for accents like wide pockets or belts at the waist, which better define your hips.
Raglan Blouse by Zoa
Box Pleat Cotton Twill Skirt by Jason Wu
Fair Isle Belted Cardigan by J Crew
Casper Pant by Hunter Belle
Crochet Trim Zipper Jacket by St. John Collection
Knit Pencil Skirt by St. John Collection
For the woman with an inverse triangle figure, this classic A-line skirt is a staple for fall: the dark color and the tweed texture is perfectly autumnal; plus, the flap pockets below the waistline will draw attention to your hips, not your shoulders! Also, opt for raglan sleeves to minimize the length of your shoulders!
Crewneck Sweater by J Crew
Rose Vermeil Quill Necklace by Renee Sheppard
Season Skirt by Sail to Sable
Zavia Boot by Louise et Cie
Front Sweatshirt by J Crew
Oversize Amber Teardrop Necklace by Yannis Jewelry Designs
Pencil Skirt in Double-Serge Wool by J Crew
Dutch Pump by Butter Shoes
For the woman with a pear-shaped figure, fit-and-flare, A-line dresses or skirts are always a sure-fire way of feeling confident in your body, as they generously flare out to conceal thicker thighs or wider hips!
Suiting Dress by Graham & Spencer
Pearl Disk Silk Cord Necklace by Yannis Jewelry Designs
Pleated Stretch Flannel Dress by J Crew
Oversize Paisley Print Scarf by Subtle Luxury
Fallon Satin Ribbon Silk Blouse by Hunter Belle
Maddy A-Line Skirt by Hunter Belle
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