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    34 Dresses To Wear To Work That Aren't Boring

    Turn the halls of your office into your own personal runway.

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    Note: Everyone works in different types of offices with different types of dress codes. It's up to you to decide what's appropriate for your office.

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    1. A striped bodycon for people with unparalleled taste.

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    Promising review: "Wow — this dress is great. I was worried the white portions might be a little see-through, but not at all. I love how the back is low but doesn't show bra straps! This was absolutely work appropriate; I work at a professional firm and got great feedback from co-workers. This is absolutely a steal!" —Demyan

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in sizes XS–XXL and three colors).

    2. A breezy fit and flare perfect for wearing to work and whatever you decide to do afterwards.,

    Promising review: "I am so glad I bought this dress. The material isn't see-through; it's actually rather heavy. It's also very soft. The dress can be worn casually or dressed up with a belt and some wedges, making it perfect for both lounging around or wearing to an event." —Chloe

    Get it from Amazon for $7.49+ (available in sizes S–XXL and 30 colors).

    3. A windowpane work dress everyone will be gazing at with the same longing they have when they look out the window.


    Get it from Eloquii for $64.95 (available in sizes 14–28).

    4. A patterned button-up you can wear with heels on the weekday and sneakers on the weekend. Or if you're me, sneakers every day.,

    Promising review: "Very cute. Fits as expected. Looks better with a belt. Have gotten tons of compliments on it the couple times I've worn it to work." —JBiebs

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL).

    5. A tapestry-inspired maxi so your coworkers know this job is just a pitstop on your way to becoming an Insta-famous world traveler.

    Promising review: "First time I wore this dress to work, I received two compliments within an hour. I ordered larger than normal because I like dresses to be looser and longer, and I belt them at the middle. I heard that the sleeves were a bit tight but by sizing up, my arms fit perfectly, and it allowed me to roll the sleeves up." —joy

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and nine colors).

    6. A best-selling swing dress that seems like a winner for everyone.,

    Promising review: "This dress exceeded my expectations! I'm always hesitant to purchase clothes online, but I'm glad I did for this one. The top is a thick material that holds everything in place. The bottom is a breathable, flowy material that hits right at my knees. I wore it to work for the first time today and got so many compliments." —Jess R

    Get it from Amazon for $18.98+ (available in sizes S–3XL and 18 colors; also available in plus sizes 14–26).

    7. A quarter-sleeve cutie almost too good-looking to wear to work because your co-workers will be too distracted admiring it.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and two colors).

    8. A patterned shirt dress with flowers or cats that comes with a free belt.,

    Promising review: "Great, light-weight dress. The material is thin so it's great for Phoenix summer weather. It is slightly shorter than I wanted — it lands several inches above the knee, but it's still fine for work. Comfortable. I've tried a LOT Of clothes from Amazon and probably send 80% of them back (due to not fitting right) but not this, it's a keeper!" —Addicted2Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and seven clothing).

    9. A two-toned pencil dress that will have interviewers penciling you in for a follow-up.,

    Promising review: "The dress fit perfectly. Beautiful shades of teal and green are as shown. It's a lightweight but quality feeling fabric for summer and I was able to put a blazer over my arms to save me from the frigid temperatures in my office. The price is very reasonable, and I'm considering another purchase." —IllbeBri

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and seven colors).

    10. A simple sleeveless dress affordable enough to buy multiples, just in case the Keurig spits coffee at you again.


    Promising review: "The picture does not do this dress justice. The material is quality and it can be worn to work or a casual dinner!! Highly recommend!!" —Linda

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and eight colors).

    11. A blazer dress for taking all the best parts of the suit (cool buttons, a powerful lapel game) and none of the bad parts (pants).


    Get them from Boohoo: the left one for $30 (available in sizes 2–10 and three colors) and the right one for $25 (available in sizes 12–24 and three colors).

    12. A fun retro piece sporting a built-in neckerchief for a cool '70s vibe.

    Promising review: "I adore this dress!! Everyone was correct. It fits like a dream! The green color is beautiful. I got soooo many compliments from folks. It’s a bit loose in the chest area, but not terribly so. Hips and butt were perfect. I love it. And pockets, girls!!!! It has pockets!" —Tori Strick

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in sizes S–2XL and 16 colors).

    13. A pinstripe option with embroidered flowers that will do in a ~stitch~.,

    Promising review: "Love this dress! It's a classy length for a shirt dress. The embroidery is cool and gives it some added flair. It would be perfect for going out to brunch with your friends." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99 (available in sizes XS–XXL and two colors).

    14. A faux-layered fit and flare to trick your coworkers into thinking you spent a long time planning your outfit when you really just threw it on.

    Unique Vintage

    Get it from Unique Vintage for $78 (available in straight sizes XS–XL and plus sizes 1X–4X).

    15. A shift dress that comes with a collar so everyone knows you mean business.


    Get it from Amazon for $20.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and three colors).

    16. A denim pinafore made for layering so you can make it as work-appropriate as you'd like.

    Forever 21

    Get it from Forever 21 for $29.90 (available in sizes 0X–3X).

    17. A shift dress with mesh sleeves and fun embroidery that will bring you joy even when the 4 pm slump hits.,

    Promising review: "Ordered this on a whim and was pleasantly surprised. Got it in a size medium and it fits just right. I’m 5 ft 4 in and 139 pounds. The arms are a bit weird feeling but I’m sure once I’m wearing it throughout the day I’ll start to ignore it. I’m so excited to wear this dress to work!" —Abbey Newell

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and 10 styles).

    18. A tied scuba dress so stunning, a hush will fall over the office every time you get up to get some water.


    Get it from Eloquii for $59.95 (available in sizes 14–28 and four colors).

    19. A dynamic, two-toned bodycon dress for looking like a fashionable superhero — and duh, you are one. Who else can save the copier from paper jams?,

    Promising review: "If I could give this dress more than five stars, I would!!!!! I have a banquet to go to for work in a few weeks and the colors for the banquet are black and pink. The material is stretchy and hugs my curves beautifully. I also bought a pair of black tights to go with it and it looks great together. This is one of the best purchases I've ever made on Amazon, and that's saying a lot because I always order stuff on Amazon! I want all of the colors now!!!!!!! So, so happy with this purchase!" —Taylor

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99+ (available in sizes S–5XL and 16 colors).

    20. A simple midi dress so comfortable, you'll be able to sneak a nap in your cubicle.

    Promising review: "I had been searching for a cute casual dress and this is the perfect one. The fabric is soft/breathable, the fit is perfect, and the silver color is so pretty. I highly recommend this dress for anyone looking for a comfy dress to lounge around in." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in XS–XXL and eight colors).

    21. A sundress that looks like a top and skirt, because why wear two things when you could wear just one?


    Promising review: "Cuter in person! I wasn’t expecting too much from this dress because normally when I’ve bought online, I’m disappointed with it. Not this dress! I just really loved the colors. Very cute fit and good quality." —Audrey Bawden

    Get it from Amazon for $19.90+ (available in sizes S–XL and 12 styles).

    22. A bold contrast pencil dress so beautiful, it's sure to get you an instant promotion.,

    Promising review: "Perfect dress for work or after work networking. So comfortable." —Heather weiss

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99 (available in sizes S–XXL and 13 styles).

    23. A sleeveless sheath with a glitzy necklace so you don't even have to worry about accessorizing.


    Get it from Avenue for $60 (available in sizes 14–24 and two colors).

    24. A striped pencil dress to wear when you're bestowed your best dressed employee of the year award.,

    Promising review: "This dress is awesome. I work in a professional environment and received compliments all day. It is cotton-feeling, kind of like a soft T-shirt, and I liked that the arms were not too tight. The blue was very true blue — not navy at all. I wore with bright red/coral pumps and felt very colorful! :)" —Demyan

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and 24 colors).

    25. A circle dress from Reese Witherspoon's brand, Draper James. The red poppy design will look great against the blue coastline of Monterey.

    Draper James

    Get it from Draper James for $135 (available in sizes 0–14).

    26. A tie-sleeve dress so commandingly chic, everyone will assume you're the boss (and maybe you are?).


    Promising review: "OMG!! I absolutely love this dress and I plan on purchasing every color. I can wear this at work or if I am going out. The fabric is just perfect and not thick like I was expecting. Overall, I am very very pleased!!" —Emma

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in sizes 0–14 and 24 styles).

    27. A chain link shirt dress that will actually make work bearable, thanks to all the compliments.


    Get it from Torrid for $41.23 (available in sizes 10–30).

    28. A simple skater dress you can throw on and go, instead of agonizing about what blouse to match with what pencil skirt.,

    Promising review: "Love, love, love this dress! Do not hesitate to buy. I got this for work, paired it with a waist belt and some cute sandals and I got compliments all day long. It runs true to size nice material, stretchy, flowy and looks just like the picture." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99 (available in sizes S–3XL and 24 colors).

    29. A classic pleated shirt dress that can easily transition from work day to weekend. Might as well pack a picnic in your work bag and take a long lunch in the park.

    Michael Kors

    Get it from Michael Kors for $75.95 (originally $155; available in sizes 00–8).

    30. An ultra-popular swing dress for people who think fashion peaked in the '50s.,

    This stunning dress has almost 5,000 five-star reviews! Lots of people like to pair it with a petticoat for dramatic volume.

    Promising review: "This is my THIRD color of this dress this summer. I have worn all three to weddings and strangers were stopping me to compliment me on my dress. Classy, fun, and timeless. Don't skip the petticoat and you'll bring down the house!" —Jessica L Redding

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes XS–4XL and 42 designs).

    31. A metallic polka dot fit and flare you'll take a shine to immediately.


    Get it from Nordstrom for $88.80 (originally $148; available in sizes 6–18 and petite sizes 2–16).

    32. A color-block fit and flare that will have you twirling down the hallways.,

    Promising review: "I bought the dress two sizes up as suggested, it fit perfectly. The fabric was a decent quality and the dress was well made. I’m very pleased with this purchase." —Kendra Lambert

    Get it from Amazon for $20.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and four colors).

    33. A polka dot skater dress to really round out your wardrobe.

    Promising review: "I took a risk and bought this when it had a very small amount of reviews, and I’m soooo glad I did! I love how cute this dress is, the material is soft and comfy and the length is super nice! And yes, it had pockets! You will get compliments when you wear this dress. :)" —Little Leslie

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and three colors).

    34. And a sleeveless, button-up midi dress so bright and sunny, it'll bring new life to your cubicle.


    Get it from Nordstrom for $89 (available in sizes XXS–XXL and two colors).

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