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How to Werk It at Work in ALL Body Shapes & Sizes

Angelina Peña

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

Hidden Placket Button Down Blouse by APC

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


You can feel and be confident, no matter your body type! Check out our blog post on self-confidence through fashion statements by clicking HERE, and follow us on our socials for more fashion, beauty, and lifestyle hacks!


By Olivia Zisman


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