10 Plus-Size Friendly Workwear Picks For Going Back To The Office
Working 9-to-5 comes with enough challenges. Finding work-appropriate clothes that fit plus-size folks well shouldn't be one of them. With the prospect of going into the office becoming a not-so-distant reality, you may be realizing your work-friendly wardrobe needs a refresh. But you also don't want to don a new button-up only to realize mid-race-for-the-subway that your boobs have caused the buttons to pop open.
Forget the nightmare of unflattering stretch material and gaping button-ups. With the growth of plus-size clothing options, it actually isn’t completely impossible to find a great work outfit that’s equally cute and functional. From blazers to button-ups to comfy professional dresses, these workwear picks are exactly what you need to beef up your professional wardrobe. They'll keep you looking cute even on days when your 9-to-5 is more like an 8-to-7-or-later.
At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission.
Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?
Medical examiners in North Port, Florida, were scheduled to conduct an autopsy on Tuesday on a body found in Wyoming, seeking to determine if it is Gabby Petito, the 22-year-old "van life" traveler whose disappearance has gripped Americans. The examination of the remains, which were discovered Sunday in a remote area of Bridger-Teton National Forest, in western Wyoming, takes place as police and FBI agents search for her fiance, Brian Laundrie. Investigators have called Laundrie, 23, a "person of interest" in the sensational case.
The White House condemned U.S. border patrol agents on Monday who were seen using a whip-like cord to block Haitian migrants carrying supplies into the U.S. from Mexico.White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said she had seen “some of the footage,” calling it unacceptable.“We just saw this footage. It’s horrible to watch. I just have to get more information on it...FLASH. I can’t imagine what the scenario is where that would be appropriate. I’m certainly not suggesting that. But we’ve just seen the footage earlier this morning.”Reuters drone footage captured hundreds of mostly Haitian migrants crossing back and forth between Ciudad Acuna in Mexico and the sprawling camp across the border in Del Rio, Texas to buy food and water that was short in supply on the U.S. side.Reuters witnesses saw mounted officers in cowboy hats blocking the paths of migrants, and the apparent use of horse reins swung to threaten the migrants.At the White House, Psaki was pressed over whether disciplinary action would be taken.Reporter: “Is it the President’s stance, or the White House’s stance that whoever these border agents are using what seems to be whips on migrants, that they would be fired, or at least never be able to do that again?”Psaki: “Of course they should never be able to do it again. I don’t know what the circumstances would be, it’s obviously horrific the footage.”U.S. Border Patrol Chief Raul Ortiz said the incident was being investigated to make sure that there was not an "unacceptable" response by law enforcement.While visiting Del Rio on Monday, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said the long reins are used by mounted officials to "ensure control of the horse,” but also vowed to “investigate the facts."The camp under a bridge spanning the Rio Grande has become the latest flashpoint for U.S. authorities seeking to stem a flow of migrants fleeing gang violence, extreme poverty and natural disasters in their home countries.Hundreds of migrants have been turned around on the Mexico side, leaving uncertainty about whether they’ll be deported on flights organized by U.S. authorities.Mayorkas said he expects between one to three daily repatriation flights back to Haiti, and stressed in a news conference that if individuals try enter the U.S illegally they will be returned.
LONDON (Reuters) -British Prime Minister Boris Johnson discussed the issue of taxation when he met Amazon's founder Jeff Bezos in New York, Downing Street said. "The prime minister raised the issue of taxation, and hoped progress could be [made] in implementing the G7 agreement on tax," a Downing Street spokesperson said in a readout of the meeting. Bezos pledged on Monday to give away $1 billion in grants this year to focus on efforts around conservation.
With the future of Evergrande hanging in the balance, global markets have plunged on fears that one of China's biggest developers could collapse and cause a contagion throughout the world's number two economy and beyond.
Drone footage shot on September 20 shows streams of migrants crossing back and forth over the Rio Grande near Del Rio, Texas.Auden Cabello, who shot this video, told Storyful some migrants were crossing “from Del Rio to Acuna to buy food”. He also provided footage showing mounted border officers allegedly preventing people from re-entering the United States.Storyful could not independently confirm the claim, however news outlets reported instances of migrants crossing back to Mexico “to stock up on essentials they say they are not receiving on the American side.”Texas Governor Greg Abbott released a statement on September 20 requesting the Biden Administration issue an emergency declaration for the Lone Star State due to “the escalating crisis at the Texas-Mexico border.”The mayor of Del Rio, Bruno Lazano, issued a local disaster declaration on September 17, while the Department of Homeland Security announced a strategy on September 18 that includes deploying 400 additional agents to Del Rio to “ensure that irregular migrants are swiftly taken into custody, processed, and removed from the United States consistent with our laws and policy.” Credit: Auden Cabello via Storyful
British prime minister Boris Johnson once worried that his friendliness with Donald Trump would leave him out in the cold when Democrat Joe Biden took over the White House. Instead, he can expect a warm welcome in Washington on Tuesday, as the trans-Atlantic leaders meet for wide-ranging talks intended to deepen ties that are expected to focus on security, climate and economic regulation in the run-up to Britain hosting a major environmental conference at the end of October. It is a moment Johnson's team regards as a triumph: validation that "global Britain" can thrive on the world stage after its divorce last year from the European Union.
A trio of men in Canberra rescued a kangaroo stranded in the shallow waters of Lake Burley Griffin in the Australian capital on September 21.The kangaroo was spotted in the lake as the sun was rising on what was a very cold morning.Video taken by David Boyd shows two of the men cautiously venture into the water to pick up the kangaroo, while another helps it back onto the land.“Well done to these two guys absolute champions – bloody freezing – good news the kangaroo came good,” Boyd wrote in a Facebook post. Credit: David Boyd via Storyful
Cryptocurrency prices bounced off 1-1/2 month lows on Tuesday as a heavy selloff overnight linked to concerns about a possible loan default by property developer China Evergrande eased slightly, but investors braced for more volatility. Bitcoin, the biggest and the best known cryptocurrency, traded around $43,000, recovering from a fall to $40,192 earlier in the session. Global markets started the week on a turbulent note after fears that Evergrande's troubles could lead to a fallout for the Chinese and global economies prompted a selloff in riskier assets.