Level Up Your Office Style This Summer With These Smart Dresses
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When it comes to dressing for the office, the sky's the limit. You can go the traditional route with a sharp pantsuit (or a elegant skirt suit a la Princess Diana), you can keep things more on-trend with a white button down and maxi skirt and blazer, or you can do what we like do and throw on the ultimate workhorse: a dress.
Whether you work in a more formal environment or your office has a more lax dress code, there are a myriad of silhouettes geared towards every taste, personality, and style. From classic sheath styles to flowy maxis and patterned picks, here are the best work dresses to shop and wear for your 9-to-5.
Embroidered Shift Dress in Admiral Crepe
A basic black dress need not be boring, as proven by the subtle tonal embroidery this Theory number is lined with.
The Emily Dress - Recycled WonderTex
With a square neckline, elbow-length sleeves, and an A-line skirt, this modest mini will make you feel put together, comfortable, and ready for business. Oh, and it's machine washable!
Resume Dress in Stretch Linen Blend
This aptly-named frock is great for interviews, meetings, presentations, and whatever else your job throws your way.
Contrast Trim Novelty Tweed Knit Midi Dress
Want to up your style game at the office this summer? Go for a punchy tweed style—it's pure elegance in dress.
The Havana Dress
This maxi can go from breakfast meeting to the boardroom to happy hour without a second thought. And the fact that it comes in a rainbow of colors is a cherry on top.
Emerald Green Tweed Jackie Dress
On days when you want to stand out in a sea of suits, this preppy number with chic braided details has you covered.
Tory Burch Silk Claire McCardell Dress
The corset-like waist, the sumptuously soft silk, the unique checkered print—there's a reason this Tory Burch dress is a cult favorite. And just to give you an idea of how perfect (and practical) it is for work: Not one, not two, but three T&C staffers are often seen wearing it to our Midtown office.
Side Ruched Midi Dress
The side ruched on this simple midi flatters the waist and adds interest to an otherwise understated silhouette.
Melissah Knit Long Sleeve Midi Dress
A sweater dress is a must for the colder months, and this belted midi is as flattering as can be. Pair with mules in fall and transition into boots during winter.
Danica Belted Sheath Dress
This sleeveless trench-style dress was made for a woman in charge.
With perfectly puffed shoulders, a tie belt that molds the waist, and tiered skirt with darling lace details, here's a dress you'll wear well into the colder months. Pair with ballet flats or style with boots—it'll look great no matter what.
Belted Striped Cotton Shirtdress
There's nothing more classic than a striped shirtdress. Wear with sandals or white sneakers—you'll look chic either way.
Buttoned Linen-Blend Dress
We love a dress that you can wear beyond the office, and this charming button down number from Mango is exactly what we had in mind.
V-Neck Pleated Dress
Prim and proper is the name of the game with this elegant pleated frock.
A spotted, form-fitting dress that will score you compliments left and right all day at the office.
Mock-Neck Sleeveless Mini Dress
Proof that workwear can be both playful and professional.
Squareneck A-Line Dress in Stretch Linen Blend
On sweltering summer days in the city, this linen mini will come in handy.
Linen Blend Glen Plaid Sheath Dress
When in doubt, go for a classic—and by that we mean a knee-length dress in glen plaid.
The Louisa Nap Dress
A smocked dress with pretty floral details makes this a great office option during the warmer months.
Abigail Silk Jersey Midi Wrap Dress
When it comes to easy office styles, Diane von Furstenberg's signature wrap dresses are the move.
Pleated Poplin Midi Shirt Dress
Workwear shouldn't feel blah. Consider going for a sophisticated pleated dress but in a zesty hue to brighten up your look (and the office).
Daria Silk Blend Midi Dress - Hot Pink
A fit-and-flare silhouette with a pussy bow detail adds polish, while the punchy color and subtle leopard print adds a wow-factor.
Textured Knit Dress
Maje does indeed make some of the classiest cardigans around, but don't overlook their dresses, like this sweet textured style with a round neck and two frontal pockets.
Andiamo Merino Sweater Dress
A sleeveless ribbed sweater dress in a sandy hue has fall written all over it. Top with a cream blazer and pair with brown riding boots to channel the quiet luxury trend.
Eva Wool Round Neck Dress
Slight balloon sleeves and button details at the shoulder give this simple knitted number flair.
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