In the world of plus size fashion, workwear is one area that often gets overlooked. Although I took the decision to quit the 9 to 5 world after my last office job, it’s hard to forget the lengths I had to go to for coordinating a different outfit everyday with the contents of my wardrobe. Luckily for me, none of the places I worked in enforced a strict dress code, so I had quite a bit of leeway in my choice of officewear. This, however, is not the case with most workplaces.

Finding plus size officewear that works for you becomes even more difficult when workplace dress codes insist on formal or business attire. Within those constraints, it takes a good deal of effort to wear something smart without repeating the same outfit everyday. I’ve teamed up with Tahari ASL to style three work appropriate looks that would suit any professional setting.

Lady Boss: An update on the 80s power suit, this would work best for corporate and business dressing. The zip details add an element of interest, while the tote lends a contrasting pop of colour to the monochrome.

Tahari ASL Golden Zip Front Sheath and Angled Hem Open Jacket, ASOS Unlined Leather Shopper, New Look Wide Fit Court Shoes

Elle Woods: I’ve recently discovered the perfection of blush paired with black, and it works so well with all the super femme details in this look. Great for rocking that plus size Elle Woods vibe!

Tahari ASL Button Front Jacket and Textured Straight Skirt, ASOS Scalloped Satchel and Embroidered Flat Shoes

Casual Friday: This is a more dressed down style for summer with a bit of pattern mixing to keep things fun. You could also add a draped jacket for a bit of snugness on chilly evenings.

Tahari ASL Ruffle Trim Floral Blouse and Denim Pencil Skirt, Modcloth Tried And Altruistic Heel and Stop, Rock, and Roll Convertible Bag