For those of us who don’t wear a uniform to work, we have to create our own, and with the colder weather on its way, there’s no better time to refresh our workwear wardrobes. Blazers and tailored trousers are the obvious pieces to invest in but don’t overlook the timeless appeal of an office-appropriate dress.
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So easy to style, throw on the right one with a pair of boots, loafers, or smart trainers and you’ll look instantly put together. From luxe floaty fabrics to sleeker styles and classic black to statement prints, we’ve found 11 of the best work dresses available online. Just add a leather jacket or a longline coat and don’t forget a few accessories.
Lurex floral midi waisted dress, £49.50, M&S
Marks & Spencer’s midi dress with all-over florals will inject some colour into your workwear wardrobe, but with its draping cut and dainty tie neckline, it's still office-appropriate.
Velvet blend embellished mini dress, £120, & Other Stories
If your workwear dresses aren’t required to fall below the knee, & Other Stories’ velvet A-line mini is balanced with long sleeves and a high neck. It would look amazing worn with loafers.
Knotted wrap dress, £29.99, Mango
For a sleek black style, Mango’s knotted wrap dress can be paired with knee-high boots or heels. It’s the perfect piece to take you from the boardroom to the bar.
Floral shirt dress, £109, Arket
A shirt dress is a fail-safe and this printed midi from Arket is covered in stunning winter florals.
Haisley tailored dress, £178, Reiss
We love Reiss for chic, tailored pieces. The Haisley dress is made from a premium wool blend and has a stylish square neckline with cap sleeves.
Albaray leopard print midi dress, £71.20, John Lewis
Albaray’s trending dresses have been selling fast this season and leopard print is a great alternative to classic black. This midi is giving serious Ganni vibes.
Joseph stretch silk-blend turtleneck midi dress, £645, Net-a-Porter
With its elegant cut and silk-blend fabric, Joseph’s turtleneck midi dress is a luxe capsule piece for your winter workwear wardrobe.
Smocked cuff corduroy dress, £90, Boden
Corduroy is everywhere right now and Boden’s smocked cuff dress styled with a white shirt is a must for the office. It has a semi-fitted shape and a detachable belt.
Orla fit and flare dress, £179, Hobbs
Hobbs does workwear so well and this fit and flare midi dress comes in a playful confetti print that’s so easy to style.
Claudia burgundy spot midi dress, £89, Finery
As seen on Holly Willoughby, Finery’s burgundy polka dot Claudia dress features a smart collared neckline and pearl button detail.
Vero Moda roll neck knitted maxi dress in black, £39, ASOS
Chosen in the right cut, a cosy knitted dress can still be appropriate for the office and this one from ASOS will take you all the way through winter. Pair it with chunky boots or loafers.
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