Office Chic – Slimming Office Wear
Up your confidence and your office style with our top tips
Image from Reiss Lookbook 2016
Feeling your best in the office or in a professional environment is key to your confidence and self-esteem. When choosing a work outfit many women choose the same safe but dull combinations without a lot of thought to body shape or fashion basics. Stylish work outfits for women are a key component of any fashionistas wardrobe. Learning to put together a killer work outfit can be a tricky business but with a little thought and some help in the form of our top office dressing tips, you can rock it at the office.
Stylish work outfits for women
Tailor yourself Slim
Tailoring is a slim dressers absolute best friend, so embrace the structure and shape defining benefits of traditional wear. This doesn’t mean dressing in the old shapeless black suit you have owned for hundreds of years. Pick an amazing structured jacket with volume in the shoulders and a defined waist to create a narrow, balanced frame and a really good pair of trousers that are well fitting, slim but not tight fit and show just a little ankle for a feminine finish. Good tailoring doesn’t need to mean solid black. A dark charcoal or navy finish adds an edge to your tailoring that will keep it fashion forward.
Try a tailored waistcoat or gilet to add interest and style to your summer work wardrobe. Look for belted long line styles that will slim your stomach and emphasise your waist! Brilliant tailoring is definitely key to an outfit that makes you look slimmer.
Express yourself with Colour
There seems to be an unwritten rule that office wear has to be bland and boring. We say this is utterly against our fashionista code. Pops of colour not only add emphasis, interest and style to your outfit the can also be used to clever slimming effect. By adding a colourful silk blouse or top to a darker suit you actually create an elongating effect with colour blocking. This is one clever outfit that makes you look slimmer. Or add colourful statement jewellery or shoes to a darker outfit for a contrasting effect.
Perfect Business Dress
A knock out dress should be central to your work wardrobe and can be paired with different jackets and accessories for a versatile office look. A good office dress should embrace structured fabrics and be able to take you from a day to night event with a slick of lipstick and a change of accessories. We love the classic look of a straight necked tailored midi dress that narrows at the waist. For extra slimming power try a V necked style with a fuller skirt that will create the classic hour glass shape.
So when choosing stylish work outfits for women take note of our key rules for gorgeous office dressing. You can cause quite a stir by the photocopier with some killer work wear and feel like an absolute boss while you are at it. Remember quality pays with work wear that you are likely to wear over and over. So buy a few key, versatile pieces that you can mix up with belts, blouses and jewellery. So what are you waiting for? Go get office gorgeous.