Aussie Curves {Work}

Aussie Curves

This week’s Aussie Curves Theme is Work… and I’m going to tackle an issue that comes up on the AC wall all the time… Where to find great work pants.

Plain Black Work Pants are an absolute staple of my work wardrobe. Like a great canvas for a bold cami or statement necklace, great black pants are an essential wardrobe piece… But finding the right style can be very hard… I struggled for years finding great plus size work pants, but i think I’ve finally got the formula right, so I’m going to show you my three favorites.



These are my favorite pants *in the world* and I wear them to work all the time. I actually own three pair of these pants – one I keep for ‘good’ occasions, and the other two get worn weekly. Dorothy Perkins Supersoft Eden Skinny leg Jeggings are available up to a size 22. Size down for a great long lasting fit. I’ve had these 16R for months and months – still no bum sag! My ‘good’ pair are 14R and are the newest pair. They also come in Tall – not required for me, but I know it’s important info for some of you!


They are the least corporate of my work pants, and often get a run on days I have a lot of internal meetings (or those rare gems when I have no meetings!). I pair them a-lot with my slouchy Best & Less Blazers (yes, I have them in all the colours) or patterned/coloured blazers for a funky yet professional look. In these pictures, I’m wearing them with a plain black singlet, statement necklace from New Look, and my collarless Ombré blazer from Suzanne Grae…




A few weeks ago I was sent these gorgeous Wide Leg pants from Christine Kardashian after being named their In-betweener Blogger of the Week. The cut and fit of these pants are impeccable and they have quickly become a wardrobe staple. I love how dressy they are – and I can effortlessly look corporate, stylish and comfortable at the same time. I’m wearing a size 2.


The high waist is uber stylish – I tend not to wear a jacket with these pants – and if I was going to, it would have to be crop length to emphasis the great cut and line of the pants. Heels are a must for me in Wide Leg pants – the higher the better to elongate my shape.

To show these pants off properly, I always wear something tucked in – like my Dorothy Perkins Alphabet Shirt with cut out shoulders, and I’m also wearing a blingy necklace from eQuip.




The City Chic TDF work pants range coped a lot of flack – but I’m not sure why – I love them! And because they were unpopular – I got them for only $10 at the City Chic Factory Outlet in Campbelltown (naturally I bought a few). I’m wearing the pear shape, size 14. They are vanilla – easy to wear, easy to style, but a bit bland and safe. But, play a very important role in my work wardrobe, and regularly are paired with a peplum top for an easy no-thinking-required outfit (usually Monday morning!) that always looks good.


Here I have gone with a plain black singlet and this cute City Chic pinstripe jacket with suede elbow patches.


There you go – that’s my round up on Plus Size Black Work Pants or Trousers. I know it used to be something that I struggled to find, so I hope I’ve been able to show some different looks and you can find one that works for you!

What cut do you prefer… Skinny? Wide Leg? Or Bootcut?

Make sure you check out all the fabulous Aussie Curves ladies and look out for the #aussiecurves on Instagram.
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17 thoughts on “Aussie Curves {Work}

  1. I LOVE the wideleg – they look so classy!

    I purchased a pair of wideleg ASOS curve work trousers but the quality wasn’t awesome and there seemed to be too much material in the crotch and that meant they were always bunching which was a pain (and embarrassing to adjust!). I think you may have found my replacement pair from Christine Kardashian.

    I also have the Dorothy Perkins page open right now for the skinnies… love me some skinny pants. Question – do they stay up? I have had skinny black work pants and every time I stood up I would be hiking them back up as they would droop around my waist and fall down to my lower hips (problems of an hourglass)!

  2. Like the white shirt, the perfect pair of black pants are a must. And I have found my nirvana in the Black Cigarette pants from Wonderlust. Like you – I bought multiple pairs of my favs. I tend to only wear skinny leg for work – and I guess life. Might have to expand my horizons and my wardrobe.

  3. All of these trousers look fab on you! I must admit to owning only one pair of pants because I can never find any that sit “just right”, but I might head in to City Chic to try on some of theirs…

  4. Lovely! My aim in life is to fit those CK wide leg pants. I tried to fit the largest size when they came out but they didn’t fit {being a size 22 didn’t help}. Haha. I ADORE wide leg for an easy but dressy look but opt for a skinny leg most days. Great post Jo.

  5. Hi Jo, love all your looks and esp. love the CC pinstripe jacket in the last photo. Is that current season? I wear black work pants as a staple to my CBD office job. I wear a fabulous pair from IGIGI (US) that I have had three pairs of the same style (Trina pants) that I have literally worn out of (hence the 3 pairs) as well as an awesome pair I got from Chelsea Girl (Chelsea). I wear them with a multitude of jackets and shoes to vary the look. In summer I wear 3/4 length pants from CC (sadly they have never repeated this style) which are lighter weight that the IGIGI Trina pants. Love your posts!

  6. I love these looks Jo!! I wish i could pull off wide leg pants like that, but with the figure i have at the moment they would look terrible!! But i must invest in some more black work pants, my staple black pants from Target basically fell apart a couple of weeks back!! I do love my Moda Ponte skinny legs to wear with tunics though. Love your work!!

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