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How to Dress for Work

23 January, 2020

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Navigating workwear dress codes can be confusing. Here your top workwear questions answered.

Are dresses work appropriate?

Dresses are the perfect option for women's workwear. Midi dresses are a lovely option for work, especially when the weather is warmer, adding a feminine feel. If shorter hemlines are best for your silhouette, ensure that your dress length ends just above the knee, not any shorter.

Shift dresses and shirt dresses are other shapes which are chic as a workwear option. Plus, they’re perfect for desk to date night outfitting.

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    Sophia Belted Wrap Midi Dress
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    Alana Tiered Maxi Dress
    As low as $104.99 Regular Price $149.99
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    Sandy Flutter Sleeve Skater Dress
    As low as $159.99
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    Maya Frill Wrap Midi Dress
    As low as $99.95 Regular Price $179.99
Work Dress
Work Dress

What is considered women's business attire?

Women’s business attire can vary greatly in terms of formality between workplaces. Follow these easy styling tips to ensure you are workplace appropriate.

Suiting is a classic, business formal option. There are styles to suit everyone, from on-trend checks to wide leg linen suits perfect for the summer season. Not wanting to suit-up everyday of the week? Mix and match your jacket and pants with different pieces other days of the week.

If a suit is too formal, opt for tailored pants and a collared shirt or soft blouse for a relaxed workwear outfit.

Remember dress shoes are required unless it’s casual Friday, then your denim jeans and sandals are acceptable.

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    Jackson Boucle Jacket
    As low as $149.99
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    Jackson Double Vent Boucle Mini
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    Zoe Wrap Blazer
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    Zoe Pleated Elastic Back Pants
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Workwear suits
Workwear suits

Are skinny pants work appropriate?

Work pants should be a tapered rather than a skinny fit. Opt for slim tailored trouser such as the Grace Pant for a flattering pant choice for work. Another slim leg style which suits all shapes is our high-waisted Georgia Pants.

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    Grace 7/8th Slim Pants
    As low as $99.99
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    Carrie Cigarette Pants
    As low as $69.99 Regular Price $99.99
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    Georgia High-Waist Full Length Pants
    As low as $84.99 Regular Price $99.99

What type of work tops are good for the office?

Blouses, shirts, camisoles and tank tops are perfect options for the office. For more formal workplaces, choose tops that cover your shoulders. For a more casual workplace, a light camisole or t-shirt silhouette can look effortless and chic under a tailor jacket.

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    Elisa Puff Sleeve Tee
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    Pauline Puff-Sleeve Wrap Top
    As low as $89.99
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    Roxy Tie-Front Poplin Blouse
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    Harper Rib Layering Knit Tee
    As low as $55.99 Regular Price $79.99
Work tops Forever new
Work tops Forever new