Famous for great fashion, Planet has always produced ladies suits for work too in size 8 through to size 20. But times change, and so do the rules around dressing for work in many workplaces. Whereas before a smart suit was the only thing to wear for work, with men in suit and tie, a more relaxed way of dressing has emerged – so what are the new rules?
While smart and professional are still key, the rigidity of ‘must wear a suit’ is starting to change. If a suit feels a little too formal for you in terms of officewear, take a look at our suggestions for a relaxed workwear look below.
Dresses are your friend…
Jersey dresses are perfect officewear. They are flattering, they take very little ironing, and they’re almost a complete outfit in one – pull a dress on and you’re ready to go! Planet offers a range of jersey dresses for work – from classic single colour dresses, to dresses with unique prints that can be matched with a simple shrug or cardigan or a jacket depending on the formality of your office. Choose a bright coloured shrug to liven up a subdued print or colour dress, or go for a classic black, navy or white cardigan for a more formal look. Don’t forget accessories – a fabulous bag or statement necklace can really bring your outfit alive.
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Tops and trousers…
If you prefer separates for work, a smart white blouse or shirt is hard to beat, particularly when teamed back with classic tailored trousers. While bootleg trousers or straight leg trousers are more traditional shapes for the office, why not try a pair of wide leg trousers for a more relaxed workwear look? Black or grey trousers are classic colours, but why not try something a bit different for the summer? Linen trousers, or simple beige trousers can look great with a white shirt or blouse, or liven up your look with a top in a bright colour or print.
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Office casual chic…
If you’re looking for something less formal still for the office, utility shirts and over sized cardigans are key to the softer way to dress without a suit jacket while still looking smart. Over sized cardigans hide a multitude of sins too – so they’re flattering while looking good!
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The suit – still a key piece…
There are still times, however, when only a suit will do. Whether you need an interview suit, or need to wear a suit for an important meeting with a client, we still think a good suit is hard to beat. It immediately makes you look the part, and therefore feel the part – which is key to your feeling confident on the day. Although Planet still make beautiful ladies suits, our tailoring is changing – becoming softer, more feminine and easier to wear. It’s fashion that works for you. Changing the blouse or top you wear can change the whole look, so it’s an easy way to refresh your look while keeping costs to a minimum.
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Planet is famous for sophisticated fashion and workwear for women in sizes 8-20. Cut to flatter and tailored to fit, our suits for women and wider range of office wear provide the perfect work wardrobe for the modern woman. Shop the Planet Workwear Collection for fabulous ladies suits and separates – smart jackets, tailored trousers and skirts, and a wide range of work blouses and tops.