Button-down blouses can be great — if they fit you and don’t gape in the bust. Some companies specialize in creating non-gaping dress shrirts for women with large breasts (e.g., The Shirt) but sometimes you just want a DIY fix for a shirt you’ve already got. Guest poster Kathryn Rubino — one of my good … Read More about Mind the Gap: Some DIY Options for Gaping Blouses
2016 Update: See our newer post on the best work clothes for different body types! Reader S wonders which are the best stores and brands for different body types, which is an excellent question: Could you do a run down of what different shops work for different people? I just started as a summer associate, … Read More about Which Are The Best Stores and Brands for Different Body Types?
Reader A has a great question about having a differently sized top and bottom: I am a second-year lawyer at a big law firm in New York, and my largest problem in terms of dressing professionally, rather ironically, is my small bust. Most dresses and blouses appear to be made with at least a B … Read More about Dressing Professionally When Your Top and Bottom Are Different Sizes
Reader H has a great question about how to dress professionally if you’ve got a killer body like Salma Hayek’s: One thing that I’m still wondering about (and moreso lately, as my summer internship looms) is if different rules of professional dress apply for different figures. Is it ever necessary – or desirable – to … Read More about Curvy and Competent: Dressing Professionally With a Salma Hayek Body
Reader E has a question that should take us into an interesting discussion of how low the bar can go in terms of professional dressing if circumstances require it… I broke my leg — in 11 places– over the weekend. I have been on bed rest for almost a week, and probably have another week … Read More about Dressing Professionally with a Cast
It’s been such a long time in general since we talked about plus-sized workwear, that I thought an open thread would be great. The places that I know of include: Nordstrom’s Encore section Saks’ Salon Z ASOS’s Curve section Other department stores’ unnamed plus-size selections: Lord & Taylor, Macy’s, Dillards Jones New York Eloquii Talbots … Read More about Plus-Sized Workwear and Suiting
2018 Update: We still stand by this advice on dressing for your body type, but you may also want to check out our more recent discussion on the best work clothes for different body types. I’ve been interested in Stacy London’s new venture, Style for Hire, for a while now — so when one … Read More about Guest Post: Dressing For Your Body Type
Today’s guest post is from Jenny Hamilton, who is a senior in-house lawyer at a Fortune 500 company and the mother to a 5 month-old little girl. Jenny explores the world of fashion, dressing for the corporate world, and motherhood daily at JennyHamiltonStyle.com. Just as you don’t pack on the baby weight overnight, once you … Read More about Guest Post: How to Make the Transition from Maternity to Post-Baby While Dressing Professionally
How do you hide a baby bump? This struck us as a great question… I’d love to see some suggestions on hiding a baby bump while dressing appropriately for the office. Hiding my growing belly wasn’t hard with my first baby. It just wasn’t that big. Now I’m pregnant with my second and, true to … Read More about Open Thread: Hiding a Baby Bump
2017 Update: We still stand by this advice on how to keep a working wardrobe while losing weight, but you may also want to check out our more recent discussion of how to shop for clothes while losing weight. (Congrats!) We’re still behind on reader mail (sorry, ladies!) and catching up… Today’s question is about … Read More about How to Keep a Working Wardrobe While Losing Weight
What are the best ways to save money on bras, particularly if you’re an unusual size like 32DD? Today’s reader wonders… I am a first year in law school, consequently I am broke. In reading your advice about dressing professionally for busty ladies, I met the same problem I always do. I am aware Neiman’s … Read More about How to Save Money on Bras if You’re Busty and on a Budget
2018 Update: We still stand by this advice on where to get suits for short women — you may also want to check out our recent roundup of where to find petite-friendly clothing for work, or our work fashion tips for petite women. We’ve had several requests from readers on where to get great suits … Read More about Reader Mailbag: Where to get suits for short women?