It can be tough to find appropriate clothing for a conservative office environment, especially during spring and summer, when sleeves disappear and hemlines rise dramatically. I went in search of work-ready dresses with sleeves, modest necklines, and hems that hit at the knee or below. Obviously if you work at a super conservative office, you’ll need to stick to suits and separates, but if dresses are acceptable attire at your workplace, check out these 10 simple, flattering options in an array of colors and sizes, starting at just $25…
I fell instantly in love with this red lace dress Emma Roberts wore to a party in Beverly Hills. It’s fun, flattering, and since I’m going through a red period right now (not as menstrual as it sounds), I’m especially taken with the color. Emma’s dress is by Style Stalker and costs $189, which is practically free in celebrity money, but still about double what I usually spend on a dress. I dug up three other pretty red lace dresses for $70 or less, from size 3 to 2X. Shopping details after the jump! Keep reading »
I have no idea why, but I’ve noticed that “casual” plus-size dresses are often, well, not that casual. And while I’m really glad designers are making gorgeous silk sheaths in larger sizes, what are curvy girls supposed to wear out to brunch? Or to the library? Or the farmers’ market? Or, like, mini golfing? To solve this conundrum, I tracked down 10 plus-size dresses that are really, truly casual and really, truly cute. Click through to the gallery to check ‘em out!
A flirty mini dress in a stunning galaxy print, for less than $50: perfection. Add black tights, pointy toe pumps, a cropped blazer, and this astronaut necklace to really complete the look. [$44, ROMWE]
Mark our words, you’re going to be seeing a lot of silver in the coming year. We’ve just got a feeling about it. So why not get a jump on the trend — and get a perfect holiday party dress — with one of these ten snazzy silver numbers? These dresses will get you through every Christmas and New Year’s Eve party thrown your way.
ModCloth is now selling The Cheryl Dress, a garment named after the current recipient of my fangirl writer worship, Cheryl Strayed. “This sleek frock is perfect for a confident, successful woman like you, who has found wisdom in the journey and not the destination,” says the item description.
Or as Sugar, Cheryl Strayed’s advice-giving alter ego would put it, this dress is for the woman who wants to dress like a motherfucker.
I don’t know if you could wear this one for Pacific Crest Trail hike, but it’s certainly a tiny beautiful thing you could add to your wardrobe for the super affordable price of $49.99.
Non-Sequitur: I think having a dress named after you means you’ve made it in life. Or maybe a sandwich. New goal. [ModCloth]