Monday, May 25, 2009

Summer Fun and Work Appropriate! For woman of all sizes!

A few days ago, one of the readers of I Wore It Better, Sara, left this comment suggestion:

"I would love to know how to put together a nice outfit for work. I would like to wear a nice pair of gladiator sandals, or any pair of cute sandals, with a dress. It has to have some sort of cover up for the arms though. I always have an issue putting together something like this for work. I would appreciate the help. Also, I am a size 14, so I would need a "plus size". Up for the challenge?"
I took Sara's suggestion to put together todays Look of the Day. While I did not go for gladiators for this dress, that doesn't mean you can't dress a pair up for work. If you do decide to go with gladiators, I would try to find ones with a heel. Some office settings are more conservative than others. If most of the woman don't wear sandals or open toed shoes, opt for a high heel gladiator to give the look of being more dressed up. Also, go for a more neutral color so they don't draw attention away from the dress and to the fact that you are in fact, wearing sandals at work!
I tried to find an outfit that would fit many shapes and sizes. Some great stores, such as NY and Company and Talbot's carry a very wide range of sizes from petites to plus!

City Style Graphic Print Sleeveless Dress - $34.17 NY&CO (on sale now!)
Open-stitch flyaway cardigan - $89 Talbots *Splurge
Small and Sexy Beige Pleated Bag - $59 Etsy
Madden Girl Women's Koctail - $42
Brick Texture Hoop Earrings - $3.80 Forever21
Floral Toggle Bracelet - $8.80 Forever21
Total Cost of Outfit: $236.77 including cardigan splurge


  1. Love the dress! Thank you so much. I love the whole outfit. You really have a talent. :)
    Hopefully I can get this dress soon!
    Thank you so much.