Ideas for Vintage Style Work Wear Separates Featuring Plus Size Bright Color Print Skirt and Magenta Top

Plus size workwear separates in bright colors - magenta top for work and print skirt for work

Stylish Separates: Magenta Top for Work with Bright Patterned Skirt for Work, a Pretty Plus Size Outfit Idea for Workwear with Vintage Style Elements

Here's the story: I ordered a bunch of dresses from that were on sale for less than $5. However, I assumed the 39" bust was for under bust and I assumed that fabric would be of stretchy material. I was wrong on both assumptions. The bottom fit quite well, but sadly the top half was no bueno. Regardless, like a modern day MacGyver of Bargain Hunting, I simply cut the top off of the bottom and turned my dress into a skirt. 

Why It Works as Vintage Style Workwear for Plus Size 

Despite the hiccup with the dress top, the bottom fit well, so I turned it into a skirt. I wore a thick white belt over the waist, so you can't see where I cut off the top of the dress. I like it better this way, in fact, because I like being able to use it as a skirt separate for work. It goes really well with the magenta top I purchased from Target with the very nice wooden bead embellishment along the neckline. with so much color going on in the outfit, I kept the accessories to neutrals: navy headband, navy shores, black leggings, white belt.

Cheap Pin Up Fashion Elements

The top was from Target. I found it in the the clearance section. The skirt, as I mentioned above was from and was actually a $5 dress that I turned into a skirt. The polka dot headband was from CVS, made by scunci.

Plus Size Pin Up Styling Tips

Not only does the thick white belt in the middle help hide my dress-to-skirt transformation, but it also helps add an hourglass pin up style silhouette to excentuate curves. The bright pattern skirt separate also helps in the tummy area.

Vintage Style Workwear Separates in Bright Colors Plus Size Outfit Details

  • Bright color skirt - actually a dress,
  • Magenta top with wooden bead embellishment - Target
  • Polka dot navy headband - CVS
  • Navy loafers - thrift store in Maine (can't remember...)
  • Leggings - Old Navy
  • Belt- Old navy