How to Dress for Work

26 May 2020


Navigating dress-codes for work can be confusing. Here, we answer your top workwear questions so that you can feel confident, on-trend and prepared to take on any challenge in your office. 


Are dresses appropriate for work?

With such versatility in style and design, women's work dresses are the perfect choice when it comes to office attire and dressing for job interviews. Midi dresses are a transeasonal, always-relevant option for work. Neutral colourways are ideal for mixing and matching with your favourite blazer and bag, while floral dresses can add a splash of colour to your work wardrobe. If a shorter hemline works best with your silhouette, opt for skater and wrap dresses. Structured features including high necklines, belts and functional pockets create an office-ready appeal. 


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    Callie Skater Mini Dress
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    Stephanie Rib Midi Knit Dress
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    Camille Belted Wrap Dress

What clothing is considered suitable as women's business attire?

Appropriate business attire will vary depending on your office dress-code. For a sophisticated business formal option, pair a women's work blazer with tailored pants and a work shirt. If your workplace doesn't require suiting, a blouse or knitted top teamed with a pleated skirt is one of our favourite looks. For casual workplaces, opt for the jeans and blouse combination. In warmer months, drape a blazer over your shoulders for an effortless, chic look. A longline coat and boots will elevate your office ensemble in winter.


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    Lindsay Boucle Jacket
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    Carla Self-Belt Check Pleat Skirt
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    Zoe Mid-Rise Ankle Grazer Jeans

What pants are appropriate for work?

Slim leg, tapered trousers are the best fit for officewear. Tailored pants with a mid-rise waist are the ultimate work trousers that pair perfectly with a tucked-in blouse and court heels. Wide-leg pants are also a work-ready option that will add flair to your workwear staples. 

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    Carrie Cigarette Pants
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    Grace 7/8th Slim Pants

What type of jackets are ideal for the office?

In winter, layering a coat or jacket over workwear is a necessity, especially during lengthy commutes. Fit and flare coats or double-breasted coats are ideal for formal workplaces. Faux fur-collared coats and cropped coats are our top picks for casual workplaces. No matter what the dress-code, look to subtle tonal colourways to brighten your winter wardrobe. 


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    Tori Double-Breasted Coat