12 Tips to Dress Up Your Office Wear : Plusify Plus Size Fashion

12 Tips to Dress Up Your Office Wear : Plusify Plus Size Fashion

Hey everyone! Thank you for dropping by my little blog. I’ve decided to come up with a video and blogpost on the best tips to dress up your office wear. I’ve noticed that many of my Plusify Fashion customers often need help with putting together a killer office outfit so I thought why not do some research and lay out some useful tips to help fellow plus sizers look good and feel good strutting their rockin’ plus size office outfits at work! Let’s avoid some awful fashion disasters and bring out that Plusify power office woman in all of us!


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Here are 12 ways to avoid that office outfit fashion disaster :

Office Wear : Plusify Plus Size Fashion Tips

1) Roll it up!

I’m pretty petite and my limbs lean towards the shorter side. I’ve learned along the way that long sleeves actually make my arms look shorter (and that’s a huge no-no!). So yes, it would be incredibly fashion forward to roll up those sleeves to achieve a more proportionate look. Truly, it’s all about playing with proportions =)



Office Wear : Plusify Plus Size Fashion Tips

2) Tuck it in!

Want to look a little leaner? Want to accentuate that waist of yours? Yes, tucking in our tops really pulls that Plusify power office look together! Applicable to all sizes truthfully. So yes, don’t forget to roll your sleeves up and tuck your tops in. Trust me, it’s the small things that make a huge difference. Now on to tip 3.



Office Wear : Plusify Plus Size Fashion Tips

3) Heels: Go Nude/Get Vibrant!

Heels were definitely made for walking, and walking tall! Ditch those plain boring black heels and opt for nude or vibrant coloured heels. Not only does it give you added height, it elongates your legs. Legs for days ladies, legs for days! One step forward to being that super chic #girlboss =)



Office Wear : Plusify Plus Size Fashion Tips

4) Accessorise, accessorise, accessorise.

A handful of us have the impression that adding accessories makes our office look less formal. Rest assured ladies, the right accessories go a long, long way in changing a drabby and dull work outfit into an interesting and inspiring one! Don’t be afraid to clinch that waist with a belt. Let’s all learn to accentuate.



Office Wear : Plusify Plus Size Fashion Tips

5) Never Shy Away from Patterns And Prints

Find patterns and prints overwhelming? It’s definitely a misconception that prints over or under-emphasis the best bits of our figure. I feel your pain ladies, I definitely do. Although, I’ve learned along the way (and with the help of the glorious internet), you can definitely wear prints by using some nifty “tricks to the eye”. It’s all about optical illusions. Tuck in your blouse and opt for the right accessories to pull your office look together.



Office Wear : Plusify Plus Size Fashion Tips

6) Alterations can make an outfit!

Ever have the issue of ill-fitting outfits, our outfits that accommodate your bust but does absolutely nothing to accentuate your waist? Well, this is where we might have to call in the tailor calvary! Adjusting and snipping off sleeve, pants and skirt lengths can help you achieve a leaner look and makes you look taller and proportionate.



Office Wear : Plusify Plus Size Fashion Tips

7) Learning to shift.

I love shift tops! I find it to be one of the most versatile fashion pieces to have in your wardrobe. You’d be surprised how even a basic casual shift can be made formal and interesting with the right accessories. One shift dress, many versatile looks.



Office Wear : Plusify Plus Size Fashion Tips

8) Blazin’ up!

Blazers are incredibly handy in creating that powerful and sharp look especially when it comes to giving presentations or when you are headed for meetings. Wearing the wrong blazer could end up making you look frumpy and figureless (which again, is a huge fashion no-no). Try opting for a well tailored and smaller sized blazer. It’s alright if it can’t be buttoned up, it actually gives you a slimmer silhouette.



Office Wear : Plusify Plus Size Fashion Tips

9) Maxi-fying your office look!

With using the right accessories, you can turn maxi dresses into a vibrant and fresh office look. Use matching statement necklaces, replace the maxi dress sash with a simple black belt, pop on a well tailored blazer and you are absolutely good to go!



Office Wear : Plusify Plus Size Fashion Tips

10) Blazers : The Shorter The Better

A shorter blazer helps a lot if you are like me, a little vertically challenge. Choosing a smaller blazer gives the illusion of a smaller waist and balances out the length of a long dress, if you are in the mood for maxi dresses in specific. Try finding a blazer which is a little longer up front and shorter in the back, it makes a huge difference and helps elongate your legs. Again ladies, it’s all about playing with proportions =)



Office Wear : Plusify Plus Size Fashion Tips

11) Pencil it in! 

This is an absolute fashion must. I can’t stress enough the importance of having pencil skirts as part of your work wardrobe. It is by far the most versatile piece of clothing I’ve ever owned and it can be mixed and matched with pretty much anything throughout the work week. One pencil skirt to rule them all?



Office Wear : Plusify Plus Size Fashion Tips

12) You Only Live Once

Dare to be fashion forward. Life’s way to short to wear boring and frumpy clothes. In true project runway fashion, let’s make it work. Stay fabulous =) Walk with your head high, bust out and hips sexy!

If you are ever in doubt, don’t hesitate to contact me or drop by the Plusify Fashion private boutique in KL! We have changing rooms, a myriad of fun accessories and plus size outfits to get you all prepped up for not only work but also fun and play!



In a fashion nutshell:

Office Wear : Plusify Plus Size Fashion Tips

Outfit #1

  • Use fun accessories to dress up any outfit
  • Spice up an all-black outfit with a vibrant statement necklace to add a pop of colour to your look
  • Pick a matching belt or clincher to accentuate your figure


Office Wear : Plusify Plus Size Fashion Tips

Outfit #2

  • Pairing a printed top with a simple black pencil skirt helps strike a more balanced look
  • Get a leaner silhouette by tucking in your blouse
  • Find a printed blouse with a detailed neckline and vertical black middle accent (this helps elongate your torso)
  • Accessorise with your earrings of choice
  • Don’t forget to roll up those sleeves to make your arms look longer
  • Grab a small bunch of fabric from the back of your top, pin it and then tuck it in (so the pin is not visible) for a more tailored look


Office Wear : Plusify Plus Size Fashion Tips

Outfit #3

  • Remove the existing maxi dress sash and replace it with a formal black belt
  • Add a chic well tailored blazer to pull the outfit together


p.s. This Summer Beach maxi dress at Plusify Fashion comes in four pretty colours!



Office Wear : Plusify Plus Size Fashion Tips

Outfit #4

  • By choosing a smaller blazer, it gives the illusion of a smaller waist
  • Try finding a blazer with a longer front and short in the back, it definitely does wonders to elongate your legs
  • Find a blazer, a size or two smaller which can’t be buttoned, it would give an illusion of a small figure


Hope everyone finds these tips useful =) I made a fun YouTube video to make life a lil fun for everyone. Do have a look! Do share as well and don’t forget to LIKE and SUBSCRIBE.


Till my next blogpost.

Passionately Plus Sized, Cheryn Tan

p.s. – check out my plus size apparel online store Plusify Fashion!

Office Wear : Plusify Plus Size Fashion Tips



  • Mercy Janssen Reply

    I love how you added the belt to give a shape around your waist, and it’s true. even a small detailed will really make the difference.

  • Shini Lola Reply

    Thanks for the tips! I always casual wear to my workplace XD

  • siawsiawlife Reply

    you are amazing girl <3
    love your vlog so much

  • Jane Reply

    I need to stock up some accessories for my office wear. Thanks for the idea.

  • Sharon Lee Reply

    Love the comparison you did for as Before and After the outfit being style for OL wear! Thanks for the tips =D

  • Emily Reply

    Thanks for all these wonderful tips. I can adopt them for my own (non plus) use as well.

  • Betty Reply

    I like the tips that you sharing. Sometime I also mixed my office wear with some accessories but not too much. I like to wear simple to work yet comfortable.

  • kylie cre8tone Reply

    Nice tips on wearing office dress.. U looks great and confidence in all the dresses…

  • Miera Nadhirah Reply

    You are so super inspiring… I want to dress like you too… huhuhu…

  • Shub Reply

    Perfect tips!! I think all women can use these tips not only plus size.

  • Arisa Chow Reply

    Great tips for plus size fashion lovers out there! They should learn from you, i agree that small things like tucking in or rolling up the sleeve can make a huge impact on the overall look

  • Leona Reply

    i love how you style it up and it just totally changes the look, i admit that i’m always the lazy before style type of person that wears the baju as it is, must learn more from you

  • Rane Chin Reply

    love your tips. nice to wear different colors to the office hehe

  • Qian Reply

    I’ve been reminding myself about pencil skirt. do you have any recommendation where to get a good one?

  • Amelie Yap Reply

    Thanks for the sharing! I think i can use them up too, even tho im not a plus size hehe

  • Candace Reply

    I love the maxi dress + jacket tip! Now that I think of it, I really don’t have any statement necklaces! Time for shopping. Love the video and all the looks you’ve shared!

  • Carmen Hong Reply

    I love love love how useful your tips are! I can immediately see the difference between your before and after pictures. I’ll be sharing this post for sure with my friends.

  • Hui Ying Fong Reply

    i love your outfit very very much!!! Can share to my plus size friends…

  • Hanniz Reply

    The pencil skirt and pink blouse looks lovely on you!

  • SiennyLovesDrawing Reply

    Love your dressing up tips sharing here for office wear, detailed and great! Thanks for it! Cheers, SiennyLovesDrawing

  • Gillian Reply

    These are great tips! I wish i’d read this before I started my internship back then!

  • Lee yann Reply

    Cheryn never fail to look curvy fashionable..miss you..When we wanna have next collaboration again??

  • carina Reply

    Personally think that belt is a bad idea!!! oh my. but the statement necklace, yes.it’s truly a plus point!

  • Aliza Sara Reply

    Great tips babe! Love how you know what to do 😉

  • cindy tong Reply

    lovee the print top!!make oneslook office appropriate yet not boring!!

  • Ivy Kam Reply

    Thanks for the awesome tips, now no more boring office wears for me already 🙂

  • kelly Reply

    perfect tips if you ask me…:)

  • lucia Reply

    great tips!

  • ika Reply

    This is indeed a very good tips. Mostly we can only find tips for petite size people. Thanks Cheryn!

  • Marina Reply

    Such perfect tips… 🙂

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