Work Dresses for Women

Selecting work dresses for women can be daunting. As more businesses adopt business casual as acceptable business attire, and fashion magazines insist that “showing skin is in,” some women fail at balancing the “casual” with the “business,” The important rule of thumb to remember when dressing for work is, while casual at work may be optional, looking professional is not. Exercising poor work attire choices can convey an unfavorable message to your superiors and colleagues and ultimately stunt your growth within an organization. There are several appropriate work dresses for women. And some of them are mentioned below.

Warehouse Gauged Belted Wrap Dress

A Wear Wrap Dress
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One of the best work dresses for women to wear to work is the shift dress. It is a timeless and classic style and is flattering on all body types. The shift dress became popular in the sixties and is a kind of sleeveless dress that does not have a definite waist and hangs down straight from the shoulders. The shift dress generally ends just below or above the knees. The best shift dress that you can opt for work are the basic ones in a neutral color like black, white, gray and navy blue. You can then dress them up with a pair of heels and a leather handbag without any embellishments. Another good thing about a solid colored shift dress is that you can wear it with a tailored jacket in board meetings and inject a bit of color with a printed scarf wrapped around your neck or go for the minimalistic look with a string of pearls. If you are working in sectors like media and interior design, then you can choose printed shift dress in a subtle pattern for work. Remember to keep accessories at minimum while wearing a printed shift dress for a neat look. Just add a pair of gold earring or a gold bracelet with a pair of Mary Jane shoes or pumps. Printed shift dress by Diane von Furstenberg or a solid shift dress by DKNY and Stella McCartney are your best bet. Another good dress design to wear to work is the wrap dress. It enhances your bust, whittles your waist and slims big hips and at the same time makes you look thoroughly professional. This kind of style is great for plus sized women as it makes them look shapely and hides any flabby bits. Wraps dress in solid colors like sage green, navy and black are appropriate dresses to wear to work. Printed wrap dresses too can be worn to work, provided that the print is not too big or the colors too loud. A silk wrap dress can be worn with court shoes or satin pumps accessorized with a good leather shoulder bag.

Nanette Lepore Lace Dress – Disco Jazz Peplum

Plenty by Tracy Reese Dress – Patchwork Lace Shift
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Besides these two, there are still other work dresses for women that great to wear. Such as; sheath dress, the two-in-one dress, peplum, knit dress and A-line dress. You can add your own personnel touch to these dresses by pairing them with different accessories. Avoid wearing accessories like chandelier earring, bracelets that jangles, slouchy bags and peep toed shoes to the office. Choose work dresses with care and you are sure to project a professional image at work. After all,  work dresses for women should be appropriate in office, therefore, try your best to think ahead. Think about the required and how exactly you want to look like. When you are building your wardrobe, stay away from buying trendy clothes. Stick to classic designs which you can use over and over for different occasions and easily and perfectly pair with other pieces. Moreover, they must be comfortable enough to allow you to work with ease. So, consider some work dresses above to try, and choose the best for you. Good luck!