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Take your style from work to weekend adventuring

Meredith Shaw shares her favourite curvy brands that can take you from the office to a night on the town!
May 13, 2022 11:55 a.m. EST
May 13, 2022 11:55 a.m. EST

Warm weather is finally about to kick in and, of course, that means the plans are, too. We’re talking about after-work drinks with colleagues on Fridays, strolling the streets with friends on Saturdays and catching up at brunch on Sundays. The tricky part is curating your closet to ensure you look to fire for all of them. Style expert Meredith Shaw shares four looks that work just as well for your workday as they do the weekend. Consider them outfits that work for you!

Office Chic

If you’re going to dress up for the office, a patterned dress is an excellent option because it works with everything–plus it can be belted and worn with a blazer to give more shape. Don’t be afraid to rock some shapewear underneath to smooth out any lines and add support. Add a pair of closed-toe shoes and an anything-but-boring bag to the look and you’re ready for the day.

SHOP: Long Sleeve Off the Shoulder Gingham Midi Dress; $119.95 at Penningtons | Seamless Long Leg Waist Cincher; $39.95 at Penningtons | T-Shirt Bra with Underwire; $65.95 at Penningtons | Double Buckle Belt; $22.95 at Penningtons | Extra Wide Width Lace Dressy Shoes; $69.95 at Penningtons | Worker White; $195 at Ai | Mini Modern Hoops; $155 at Melanie Auld | Love Lock Necklace; $225 at Melanie Auld

From Business to Casual Chic

Go from business casual to chic casual by changing into a pair of wedges and throwing on a cute headband and sunglasses to complete the look. TIP: Instead of wearing this dress with a strapless bra (which can be uncomfortable for women with bigger busts), move the bra strap down on your shoulder and tighten it and you’re set.

SHOP: Long Sleeve Off the Shoulder Gingham Midi Dress; $119.95 at Penningtons | Extra Wide Width Cork Wedge Mule; $69.96 at Penningtons | 2-pack Scarves/Hairbands; $14.99 at H&M | Round Sunglasses; $14.99 at H&M

Work from Home 

Think comfy and trendy when it comes to working from home looks. This pink set is double lined and stands out from the crowd of black pantsuits. Keep your hands free with a crossbody bag and a bright pair of sneakers that can tie into the colour of the set. Bring out your personality with some fun accessories like glasses, necklaces and earrings and you will instantly feel put together.

SHOP: Keys Seasoft Wide Leg Pant; $109 at Athleta | Keys Seasoft Hoodie; $109.99 at Athleta | Conscious Crop D-DD+; $59.90 at Athleta | Tabelya Sneakers; $170 at Geox | Panorama Puffer Large Tote; $89 at PreneLove | 15MM Pave Essential Hoops; $95 at Melanie Auld | Braided Herringbone Chain; $140 at Melanie Auld | Serge Glasses; $169 at Oscar Wylee

From the Home Office to the Weekend


People think the crop top is all about the top, but we love cropped pants. These pants are double-lined so they don’t cut in and have wide legs and pockets. Pair them with a cute oversized denim jacket and a gold strappy heel. Swap out your accessories for a pop of colour with a bright bag and earrings.

SHOP: Conscious Crop D-DD+; $59.90 at Athleta | Vintage Wash Oversized Boyfriend Denim Jacket; $128 at Pretty Little Thing | Wide Leg Trouser Crops Plus Size; $249 at Sympli | Gold Wide Fit Barely There Ankle Tie Strappy Sandals; $95 at Pretty Little Things | Beaded Hoops Set of 3; $9.90 at Torrid | Resin and Enamel Ring Set of 5; $9.90 at Torrid | Chain of Events Crossbody; $75 at Poppy and Peonies

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