Fashion Closet: Workwear For Your Shape

ESSENCE Editors show you how to werk your shape in the workplace.

ESSENCE.COM Aug, 15, 2014

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"Now that I've checked tailored blazers in basic colors off the 'to-buy' list, it's time to experiment with fun masculine styles. The right 'boyfriend' cut should be slightly oversized but not overwhelming. Rolled up sleeves and tapered trousers balance the look." ––Celia L. Smith, Fashion Editor @celia.smith

Stretch-wool check wool double-breasted blazer, Stella McCartney, $2,495,

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"I love the look of a classic button down for the office, which is why this DKNY color block top is perfect. It gives a professional look without dealing with the challenge of buttons gaping at the center of my bust. Another solution is layering a crew neck pullover over a button down blouse, still exposing the crisp collar and cuffs. " –– Reneise Francis, Market Editor @rayfrancie

Contrast crepe top, DKNY, $160,

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"Sans buttons and lapels, this blazer drapes perfectly over the hips, yet is tailored enough at the top. ––Yolanda Sangweni, Entertainment Editor @yolizama

Blazer, Zara, $129,

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"Curvy girl 101: We were born to wear wrap dresses! I feel fierce and professional every time I slip into one. They come in all colors and patterns these days, so I like to throw in a little color-blocking too, to add some extra style. This dress from IGIGI is my most recent find for late summer/early fall. Love it!” — Charli Penn Relationships Editor @manwifedog

Wrap dress, IGIGI, $98,


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