Just Throw On and Go
DailyWorth has offered tons of great, useful fashion tips on dressing for work, if we do say so ourselves. But thus far our focus has been on the traditional office. When we started talking about our next fashion story, we looked at each other — and our outfits — and realized that we, like many of you, don’t work in a corporate atmosphere.
While business casual can be freeing, it’s no less difficult to dress for. So this go-round, we stripped back, quite literally (good-bye, blazers). With that in mind, our newest fashion piece highlights 13 easy-to-throw-on dresses.
We chose looks that range in price and style to fit various salaries and silhouettes. And we stuck with classics that can be worn again and again — meaning this Monday and next Thursday — by adding another layer, switching shoes or swapping accessories. Dive on in.
Eliza J Stripe Bodice Fit and Flare Sweater Dress
The sweater dress: one of the best parts of fall. This simple striped version easily transitions from fall to winter. And the flared bottom flatters any body type.
Dolan Grenalda Cowlneck Dress
For days when you’re dragging yourself out of bed, roll right into this neutral cowl-neck dress. The oversize pullover is as close as you can get to wrapping yourself in a blanket.
Kate Spade Saturday Good Times Dress
Kate Spade Saturday is the less-expensive, equally stylish line from Kate Spade. This simple frock is the dress equivalent of your favorite jeans: It’s comfortable, can be worn all year long and pairs well with everything from a pullover sweater to a denim jacket.
Zara Boatneck Tube Dress
No matter how casual the office, there are days when you need to step it up, whether for a client meeting or an after-work affair. This classic boat neck dress means business.
Plenty by Tracy Reese Eliza Dress
Tracy Reese proves that a day-to-night dress can exist without the addition of a blazer with this sweet pick from her cost-conscious line, Plenty.
Steven Alan Atlas Shirtdress
No need to borrow from a fella; pinstripes are twice as nice on Steven Alan's shirtdress. Designed with a cinched front and a slightly curved hemline, this one is clearly for the ladies.
Club Monaco Chantay Dress
Make your way up the corporate ladder to the tippy top in a navy tunic that’s both professional (HR loves you!), but not stuffy (note the leather trim on the shoulders).
Nasty Gal Leslie Knit Dress
Nasty Gal’s tea-length, turtleneck knit dress is chic, demure and office-appropriate. Just ask the company’s founder, CEO and take-charge #GIRLBOSS, Sophia Amoruso.
Chalk Saddle Colorblock Dress
Chalk turns business-as-usual on its head, remixing the classic oxford shirt into a colorblock dress. With its short (and split) hemline, make sure to pair it with opaque tights and oxfords (or other flats) for the office.
Reiss Rio Dress
From U.K.-based label Reiss, the prim and proper silhouette in blush and mauve is ultra feminine without being overtly girly. Bonus: The thoughtful Brits added a coiled chain to the neckline, so no need to worry about accessorizing.
Gap Plaid Shirtdress
Skip pants — and clingy, wet fabric — on rainy days. Instead, pair this cozy flannel dress with boots and an umbrella. It’ll quickly become a stormy-day favorite.
Diane von Furstenberg Julian Two Jersey Wrap Dress
The price tag is a bit steep, but the classic, figure-flattering DVF wrap dress is an investment piece that will take you from meetings to parties, and everything in between, for years to come.
Banana Republic Gemma Chevron Wrap Dress
If you’re not ready fork over the cash right for the original DVF wrap dress, you can still take advantage of the figure-flattering silhouette in Banana Republic’s under-$100 version.