FASHION-FORWARD PLUS SIZE WORK WEAR | Natalie in the City - A Chicago Plus Size Fashion Blog, by Natalie Craig
Natalie in the City - A Chicago Plus Size Fashion Blog, by Natalie Craig

A PLUS SIZE LIFE + STYLE BLOG

October 9, 2018

FASHION-FORWARD PLUS SIZE WORK WEAR

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I am constantly on the hunt for fashion-forward, well fitting, and comfortable clothing that I can wear to work. Sure, my go to black top, black blazer, and black pants never fails, but sometimes, I want to switch it up and sport a bold look into the office. But here is where I run into issues: A lot of plus size clothing is made for tall, plus size women. Everything I find from blazers to pants runs long on me, which means I either have to get things altered, roll up sleeves or pant ankles, or get creative with how I style the pieces.

I recently got word of a new plus size brand that was making its debut, and what did it specialize in: work wear! I figured I would run into the same problems I did with other workwear when it came to sizing. But when I got my first package—which included jumpsuits, skirts, pants, blazers, and blouses—I was astounded. Not only did the pants and jumpsuits fit me absolutely perfectly, but I didn't have to get them altered. This has never happened.

You're probably dying to know which brand I'm talking about by now. MarĂ©e Pour Toi made its entry into the plus size fashion world via CurvyCon in New York this past September. And I'm so happy to share the first look I've created from the brand's fashion-forward, work appropriate clothing line. I had two thoughts when I saw these stripe pants: "OMG. I have nothing like these in my closet." and "OMG....these will be too long." However, I ordered them anyway—I couldn't resist. I wanted to pair it with a simple blouse as the pants were already loud by themselves—and I knew my coworkers would already think I was crazy for sporting the pants into the office. So I chose this beautiful Washed Silk Charmeuse Poet Blouse, and it didn't disappoint. Not only does the blouse feel like a dream, but it looks like one, too.

Wondering where I took these cool photos? I recently visited the wndr museum, which is Chicago's new art & science pop up experience, and I had a blast! Not only do each of the rooms provide an Instagram worthy photo opportunity, but they truly immerse you in the wonders of the world. The next block of tickets will be released this week. So if you want to attend the museum, you should sign up for the newsletter to get 24-hour advanced access to the upcoming four-week block of tickets. Updates are also shared on their Instagram @wndrmuseum.

SIZING INFO: I am wearing a size 18 in The Stripe Pants and the Washed Silk Charmeuse Poet Blouse, which is my usual size, and they both fit perfectly. I cannot rave enough about the fit of Maree Pour Toi clothing. It's unlike anything I've ever experienced when it comes to sizing. 


Photography by: Denise Kokinis 
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Maree Pour Toi sent me this outfit to review. All opinions are my own!
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