In this edition of Curvy Career Wear we are moving to one of the most versatile pieces in a curvy girls wardrobe, a skirt. Skirts can easily become statement pieces in your wardrobe. Since we are talking about what will be appropriate for a professional setting those will be the only types of skirts I will talk about today.
In case you are wondering what the inspiration for this series is check out the first post, bookmark this category, and follow along as I walk through moving your wardrobe into a more professional setting without it being boring.
Types of Skirts
- Straight line
- Box Pleated
- Fix box pleat
- 8 Panel
- 4 panel
- Button straight
- Fixed box pleat
- Knife pleat
While most of these terms may be foreign to you if you have been wearing a skirt at all over the past hundred years you have probably worn one of these styles. The styles in bold are the ones you are probably the most familiar with. The A-line, pencil or straight sheath, and wraparound are probably the ones you are the most familiar with, have seen the most often and probably have lots of them in your closet.
Based off suggestions from ladies on the Full Figure Plus Facebook page I looked at Ashley Stewart, Dillards, Macys, ASOS Curve, and NORDSTROM’s for a few skirts that would be perfect for any day at the office.
FYI: A smart rule to live by is if you think a skirt may not be appropriate for the office you probably don’t need to wear it to the office.
A skirt can be dressed up or down depending on the shoes, top, jacket and accessories you pair with it. Since we are talking about skirts for the office as long as you stick to an appropriate length you should be fine. While it is safe to say that wearing black will not get you into trouble, don’t fall into the “fat girls only wear black” pit. If you wear black be sure to add as much color as you can with the other pieces so even if you are playing it safe with your skirt you will not fall into the pit of frumpiness.
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