So you’re returning to the office…
Whether you gained weight this last year (like 61% of women in North America) and squeezing into last year’s wardrobe simply isn’t an option.
Or… You’re looking at this as the adult version of Back To School. AKA – The perfect opportunity to remind your co-workers and boss of your awesomeness.
Now is the ideal time for a closet refresh. And these 11 dresses will have you returning to work ready to conquer your career and crush your goals.
First, why dresses are ideal.
The temperature is heating up, and dresses are the perfect option to keep you feeling cool.
And don’t get me started on how much time you’ll save not dithering around in the morning mixing and matching separates. Which leaves way more time for that extra cup of coffee, get the family out the door, or to pull your brilliant ensemble together with accessories.
Whichever it is, extra AM time is always a win-win-win-win.
To make things a smidge easier, I broke the dresses down by which body shape they’ll flatter most.
If You Have A Balanced Silhouette:
You may remember from the Body Shape articles, that your goal is to simply keep and emphasize the balance. This tweed number does that beautifully with the slim silhouette and side belt.
What?!? You missed the Body Shape series? No worries, Sunshine! You can catch up right here.
The versatility and ease of this shirt dress blows my mind! Talk about a piece you can throw on, work all day, and not give it another thought to, this is it. Unless, it is to accept the gobs of compliments that fly your way.
Strong Shoulders/Voluptuous Bust With Delicate Hips:
These two skater silhouettes are sheer perfection for you. The subtle skirt volume will add balance while showing off your shoulders and bust. The light blue version below is perfection if they keep your office one degree above an ice box.
Bangin’ Bum & Hips With A Delicate Bust:
This cranberry suit is the picture elegance with it’s clean lines and geometric shape. The added volume the jacket adds will balance your shape beautifully.
The A-Line shape is perfect for you if you want to camouflage your middle, while showing off your legs and delicate bust.
I can picture this with navy accessories (shoes and earrings) to create a statement that ‘wows’.
This empire waist dress is gorgeous on women with a beautiful bust and great legs. And how fun would it be to pair with some turquoise accessories? Shoes, handbag, earrings, or bangles…
And yes, Lord & Taylor is back as the Dress Address. Honest moment, I ordered this one and can’t wait for the UPS man to deliver. The ruffle sleeves and unique draping make it a show stopper!
Because I spent a bunch of time last week chatting to Petites, I was going to skip over this category, but then I found this little shift number and had to include it.
If you missed last week’s article, you can check it out here. Petite? These 9 Mistakes Could Be Killing Your Style.
This blue number also comes in a beautiful sunshine yellow color. But it’s the sleeves that make it fresh and different. The subtle puff detail hits right at the elbow turns and camouflages any upper arm issues.
Okay! I have to admit, I am obsessed with this coat dress. That over-sized white buckle is everything! And it checks all the boxes for work – tasteful, classy, fashion forward, and soooo flattering.
Pop A Bow On It Babe:
And that’s a wrap, Sunshine. Eleven awesome dresses that’ll have you returning to the office looking great, feeling confident, and comfortable.
Now, go get ‘em, Tiger!
‘Til next week.
Hugs & happy shopping.