8 Great Work Dresses

By  July 02, 2008

At some point, we all have to get down to business, but that doesn’t mean that all fun is lost. Spice up the hum-drum of the workweek with one of these fashion-forward frocks; classy enough for work, but kick-ass enough for that fierce fashionista inside. These dresses will take you through the 9-5 with something to look forward to every morning, after all — all work and no play definitely makes Jane a dull girl.

Every so often, we must get back to the basics. But don’t be fooled, there’s nothing basic about Diane Von Furstenberg’s ruffled neck wrap dress with its’ perfectly tailored waist. We prefer to call it, ‘the perfect little black dress’ – for work, of course.

Casual Fridays at the office should never mean torn jeans and rock tees. Dress it down a notch with this lightweight cotton frock; exude an air of authority with a crisp collar, but still scream casual with fun pockets on top and bottom.

Every gal – especially the working gal – needs some variety in her life, but variety takes time. To get the coordinated look of the perfect skirt and shirt combination, with the unparalleled ease of throwing on a simple dress in your morning rush, try Forever 21’s pleated bodice dress — the best of both worlds.

The ultimate power dress would be boldly-colored, flatteringly cut, and would naturally help to exude an air of confidence and effortless chic. Case and point – Milly’s navy & white shift dress.

Sure, a conservative cut is more office appropriate, but that still leaves you with exotic fabrics and bold prints to play with. Paul & Joe’s Principe Tunic dress combine the best of both, in this eye-catching piece.

Things are bound to get stressful at work, but try to keep cool in this sleeveless cotton dress. No matter how awry things go, you’ll always look smart in this belted black & white number.

Show them you mean business, in this seriously-pleated but uber-stylish khaki dress by Celine. Business never looked so good.
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What better look for the modern day working-girl, than a mod-look dress? This flattering silhouette needs few accessories to make it pop, leaving you time to tend to more important details.
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~ Nadeska Alexis