A well-fitting black blazer is a necessity, and this one is a classic.
The Corporette Workwear Hall of Fame
Welcome to The Corporette Workwear Hall of Fame! The products below are best-selling, reader favorites that make a GREAT starting place if you're building a work wardrobe for the first time, revamping a work wardrobe, or building a capsule work wardrobe.
(Also do check out our Wardrobe Essentials for Work if you want to see the best options in every category like sheath dresses, blazers, jardigans, comfortable heels and more!)
Hunting for plus sizes? Here are the Hall of Famers that come in plus sizes.
Wrap dresses are classics for a reason — they’re flattering, easy to wear, and appropriate for a wide variety of occasions.
12/21 Update: Select colors of this belt are on sale for $160
These pants are a classic, but there are some new, gorgeous colors this season.
If I were building a professional wardrobe from scratch on a budget, I would start with this brand’s dresses.
This cardigan is marked down to $58 in the NHYS.
This is, and always has been, one of my favorite plus-sized brands, mostly because they recognize that no two bodies are the same.
Update: This rumpled satin blouse is in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, marked down to $38 in five colors.
These Akris pants are as low as $237 in the NHYS.
A basic black sweater is never going to be the most thrilling article of clothing in your closet, but how satisfying is it when you find the perfect one?
2 Update: These pants are on sale in the 2022 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale — they’re currently marked to $84, but they’ll go back up to $128 after the sale ends. (And they have petite plus sizes!!)
As a somewhat curvy lady, I always found flared trousers to be the most flattering pants for work, so I was delighted to come across this classic-looking pair.