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    28 Comfy *And* Work-Friendly Things For Anyone Going Back Into The Office

    Let's leave "hard pants" in 2019 where they belong.

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    Unless otherwise specified, all sizes in this post are listed in women's.

    1. A ridiculously cute dress with a stretchy high-waisted design that's so comfortable you might still reach for it on your work-from-home days. It also has a unique bow-tie neckline and ruffled sleeves to help it stand out from the rest of your go-to dresses.,

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this dress. I have recently gained a lot of weight due to health issues, so finding clothes I feel pretty in is not easy. As soon as I put this dress on, I felt amazing. My husband and I went out for dinner, and almost every employee at the restaurant complimented me. I felt so beautiful!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $28.99+ (available in sizes S-XL and 31 colors).

    2. A classic blazer with a classy plaid pattern and slightly oversized fit so you can quickly throw it on over basically anything when you're running late in the morning.

    Beginning Boutique

    Promising review: "This blazer is lovely! Such nice quality and looks very professional. It is lightweight, so perfect for wearing throughout the day." —Jessica M.

    Beginning Boutique is a woman-owned business based in Australia.

    Get it from Beginning Boutique for $79.95 (available in sizes 2-8).

    3. A pair of dress pants that prove dress pants can be flowy, relaxed, and elegant all at the same time. The bootcut fit and moisture-wicking fabric makes them feel more like yoga pants and less like "hard pants."


    Promising review: "It's been six months and these pants are still fantastic! No loose seams. No pillage. No shrinkage. I've served tables in them. Currently work at a hotel in them since they are professional looking. Also wear them around the house like normal leggings. The pockets are amazing. Very sturdy. Back pockets hold my iPhone 11 without issue. The front pockets are DEEP - never have to worry about stuff falling out." —Cynthia

    Get it from Amazon for $35.99+ (available in sizes XS-2XL, various lengths and inseams, and three colors).

    4. A relaxed dress with a flowy empire waist and perhaps the most important feature a dress can come with — SNACK POUCHES! ... I mean POCKETS!,

    Promising review: "I love this. I started out with one and found myself wearing it so often that I have now purchased three more patterns. I’m working at home because of COVID and the dresses are a perfect way to look nice in video meetings but as comfortable as if I am wearing a nightgown. I would wear them to church once that starts happening again. They will look nice with a sweater once it cools down, but are great as summer dresses." —RPaxman

    Get it from Amazon for $19.98+ (available in sizes S–XL and 27 colors).

    5. Or! A similar knee-length flared sundress with a unique buttoned skirt design that comes in so many different color combinations. You could pretty much just buy one for every day of the week and have a much more stylish version of a work uniform.

    Reviewer wearing Berydress in black-green

    Promising review: "This is dress is prefect for work, casual events, etc. I absolutely loved it and it’s really comfy. The material is soft and not too heavy but heavy enough. I reside in Arizona and it’s prefect for the summer! A lot of people confused it for a skirt, so I think of it as two outfits in one. I wear a size medium in women’s shirts and blouses, so I ordered a medium, which fit perfect everywhere. Thus, I would say it’s true to size." —Robert G.

    Get it from Amazon for $28.90 (available in sizes S–XL and 22 colors).

    6. A V-neck blouse with a ruffled design that's so breezy and flowy you'll probably have to fight the urge to twirl around in it all day — especially once the free office coffee finally kicks in.,

    Promising review: "This gave me great coverage around my stomach, the fabric was loose and flowy in a delicate way. I usually hate floral print, but this shirt looks great on me. Most tunic-style shirts hang on my hips weirdly and make them look lumpy, but this shirt cuts perfectly around my hips. I also love the neckline and the style of buttons that make it slightly open at the middle of the neck. I would buy five more in different prints." —Renee

    Get it from Amazon for $16.86+ (available in sizes XL–4XL and 20 colors).

    7. A chic pair of high-waisted pants that will easily take you from the office to the after-work happy hour now that those are starting to become a thing again.

    Beginning Boutique

    Get it from Beginning Boutique for $59.99 (available in sizes 2-10).

    8. A flowy yet formal skirt for the days when the mere thought of putting on real pants is enough to make you want to crawl back in bed.


    Promising review: "I love this skirt. I wear a 6/8 in American Eagle jeans and the medium fit me perfectly. It has some stretch and the pattern, leopard, is beautiful. It will be cute with a tank top or T-shirt this summer, would also be cute with a denim jacket and boots in the fall. Would definitely recommend." —Karen H

    Get it from Amazon for $19.90 (available in sizes XS–2XL and 10 colors).

    9. A long-sleeve dress with a floaty button-up design that is so casual-chic it might just become your new favorite house dress as well.

    Reviewer wearing button-up polka-dot dress

    Promising review: "Great simple casual dress to throw on in the summer and look put together. Fabric is soft and stretchy. I love that it has front pockets where I can safely put my phone while chasing around a kid on the move. I typically wear a 10–12 and a large fit fine. Good quality, has held up to several wash/dry cycles. Would recommend and purchase again." —APC

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in sizes S–2XL and 38 colors).

    10. A breezy blouse with a chic cut-out design so you can give your annoying co-worker the cold shoulder even when it's 90 degrees outside.,

    Promising review: "I ordered this shirt after my sister wore it on our girl's trip last summer. It looked great on her and I loved the style. This top fits and looks great! It fits as expected, even maybe a little loose. I don't like form-fitting tops, so this fits amazingly! I definitely recommend this top and am considering order another!" —Danielle D.

    Get it from Amazon for $18.96+ (available in sizes XL-4XL and 28 colors).

    11. A long-sleeve button-up dress shirt that's made of super lightweight cotton so you won't feel stifled and restricted after spending a whole year wearing T-shirts.

    Kirrin Finch

    Promising review: "Love this shirt! It fits in all the right places and is very comfortable and high quality." —Kathy B.

    Kirrin Finch is a queer-owned, woman-owned, family-owned small business based in the US.

    Get it from Kirrin Finch for $105 (available in sizes 0-24).

    12. A pack of supremely soft socks that are so comfy they might just make you excited about having to make your morning commute again. This special pack for Pride Month supports The Trevor Project's mission to provide safe spaces for LGBTQ youth, so you can give back and treat your feet at the same time!

    Conscious Step

    Promising review: "Purchased these for my older sister for Christmas. They appear to be very high quality, and the colors are beautiful! She’s going to love them, and the fact that they help a good cause is icing on the cake." —Eric M.

    Conscious Step is a POC-owned business based in New York.

    Get a pack of three from Conscious Step for $39.95.

    13. This genius cardigan that has the work-friendly look of a blazer but the couch-friendly feel of your favorite sweater.,

    Promising review: "This is like a fusion between a jacket and a cardigan, it's definitely more structured and the material is more fitted. To me it's the perfect balance because it looks like a jacket and brings your outfit up a notch, but it's super comfortable and way softer than an actual jacket." —Kim

    Get it from Amazon for $21.19+ (available in sizes 4-22 and 22 colors).

    14. A bestselling pair of Amazon Essentials flats – they've become a favorite of over 16,000 reviewers. They're super flexible right out of the package and extremely lightweight, so you'll basically be reaching for them all the time.,

    Promising review: "These shoes are pretty much the fanciest ones I've worn since the pandemic started. I'm usually in slippers, flip flops, or sneakers. And I have to say, these are just as comfy as any of those. I've probably owned 50 pair of ballet flats over the years, and I'd rank these right up there with shoes that cost three or four times as much. They fit perfectly (I love that they come in wide!) and are so comfortable to wear, even if you're doing lots of walking. Even though they're not leather, they do have some give to them. I'm so glad I bought multiple colors and will probably buy more!" —CaliGirl89Top

    Get it from Amazon for $21+ (available in sizes 5-15 and 33 colors).

    15. These jeggings from Uniqlo which truly look so much like real jeans that it's making me question everything I've ever known about denim.

    Model wearing Uniqlo stretch denim leggings

    Promising review: "I’ve only had these for a week but I can’t stop wearing them! So comfortable, nice and warm, dark denim look is great, really can’t fault them." —Debcb

    Get it from Uniqlo for $29.90 (available in sizes 2XS–2XL and three colors).

    16. Adjustable ankle strap wedges that are so comfortable you'll never again think to yourself, "Ugh, I can't wait to get home and take these shoes off!" Plus, the low wedge will add just enough height to pull your spring-chic look together.

    model wears ankle strap wedges in coral nubuck

    Promising review: "I want one in each color! I struggle to find comfortable sandals because I have wide and flat feet with not the best circulation, but these make me feel like I'm barely in heels....comfort all the way!" —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $20.29+ (available in sizes 5–11 and 27 colors).

    17. A oversized yet lightweight duster cardigan you can drape over literally anything to make it seem more work-appropriate.,

    Promising review: "These sweater/dusters are just what the doctor ordered. I bought two in neutral colors (gray and dark red) to throw on at work when it gets chilly (i.e. nearly all the time). They are soft and drape beautifully, and they let people see most of what I'm actually wearing underneath — but they still keep me just warm enough. A surprise bonus: They are even softer after washing! Very happy with this purchase." —xtsigs

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes 4-26 and 20 colors).

    18. A long-sleeve T-shirt dress with a fit so loose and flowing you'll be reaching for it all year long. Just pair it with a chunky scarf and boots once fall rolls around and it'll seem like an entirely brand-new outfit.,

    Promising review: "LOVE LOVE LOVE this dress!!!! The fabric is incredibly soft, like a really worn-in T-shirt. Not too thick or thin, it's just perfect for fall. The wine color is beautiful and I can't wait to wear this for work. Everyone in my office will love this! And the price?! This dress is just perfect all around and now I need it in all the colors!!!!" —April

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes XS-2XL and 29 colors).

    19. A relaxed fit, short-sleeve button-down for the days when you want to feel extra dressy, but don't want to feel trapped by long sleeves.


    Promising review: "Another Daily Ritual 'holy grail' item, I have this shirt in both the olive green and light denim wash and I LOVE them both, and will be getting other colors. Fabric is a really high quality tencel blend that may be a little on the heavier side, but it eliminates the need for a camisole (esp. in the lighter fabric), drapes beautifully, washes well and requires minimal ironing (I just hang as soon as it's out of the dryer). The fit is on the generous side, and I sized one up so I could wear with leggings and still have enough coverage in front and back. If you wanted something more fitted, definitely size down. I am constantly wearing these shirts-- whether at the office paired with a skirt or slacks or over the weekend with leggings-- and i still feel chic and put together." —Kitty LeNoir

    Get it from Amazon for $26.90 (available in sizes XS–2XL and seven colors).

    20. A pair of trendy bestselling pumps to prove you don't have to sacrifice style when shopping for wide-width shoes. The pointed-toe pumps have a stretchy asymmetrical strap and a cut-out on the side so your feet will have a little extra room.

    Reviewer wearing LifeStride Suki Pump

    Promising review: "I have wide feet and broke a bone in my foot a few years ago. Ever since then, anything with a heel has been my enemy. I got these shoes because I needed heels for an event, and I’m so glad I did! They’re comfortable and cute, functional and flirty. I was able to comfortably wear them all day. Would highly recommend." —Priscilla Oddo

    Get it from Amazon for $29.98+ (available in sizes 5.5–11 and three colors).

    21. A V-neck dress with an adjustable twist-tie waist that comes in tons of adorable polka dot designs to add some much-needed spring vibes to your office wardrobe.,

    Promising review: "For me, clothes pay for themselves based on the number of compliments that are received when an item is worn. I already liked the dress the moment I put it on, but all day long women commented about what a lovely and pretty dress it is (ooh, I like the color, ooh it’s so pretty, ooh, that dress looks like the start of a whole new wardrobe). The compliments made the reasonable dress price feel like a bargain deal. I guess I’m a sucker for polka dots and the power of hearing something positive during the day." —Isadelle Mercedes

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and 15 colors).

    22. A short-sleeve button-up dress that's long and fluttery yet lightweight and breathable, so you'll probably still be reaching for this in the fall.,

    Promising review: "I bought this dress on a whim and was a little skeptical about it. I have never received so many compliments on a dress before. I wore it on a trip to the Biltmore Estate with my husband and in laws and we honestly couldn't get through the day without someone stopping me every few minutes to ask where I got my dress or to tell me how gorgeous it was. It flowed beautifully on that windy day. I'm obsessed with it, I even bought two more in different colors. I highly recommend!!!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $33.99+ (available in sizes XS-2XL and 26 colors).

    23. This extremely popular jumpsuit that's become a bit of a viral sensation — and for good reason. Reviewers say it's stylish enough to run errands in yet soft enough for curling up on the couch, so you'll probably be wearing this 24/7.


    Promising review: "Made very well. Nice breathable fabric that isn’t too thick/heavy but also isn’t cheap or too thin. It’s very soft, lightweight, flows nicely. Nice quality.

    I’m always extremely skeptical about elastic waists because they can kill a look and be terribly unflattering; I was ECSTATIC to find that this isn’t your average elastic waist. It gathers just enough to give definition between torso and hips and isn’t even close to being too tight or snug around the waist....heavenly turnout. Seriously, I was so excited.

    The off-shoulder neckline is sexy and feminine, and living in Arizona, between having a shoulder exposed and putting my hair up, it makes me feel 50% cooler in the hot temps. Love it." —Holly

    Get it from Amazon for $20.99+ (available in sizes S-3XL and 31 colors).

    24. A short-sleeve dress that's way too cute to not wear on a weekly basis. You'll feel dressed up enough for an important meeting, but you won't mind lounging around in it once you get back home.,

    Promising review: "Material is light but I love that I can wear a slip, tights and a cardigan in the fall or winter to make this dress last year round. Great buy!!!" —FOUR UR Review

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99+ (available in 14–26 Plus and 33 colors).

    25. A stretchy long-sleeved dress with an eye-catching floral cutout pattern at the hem that brings on a subtle spring vibe — even in black!,

    Promising review: "Beautiful dress and great quality for the price. I received lots of compliments and I’m tempted to buy it in every color! Material has a bit of stretch that makes for a flattering fit." —Wineymama

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in sizes XS-XL and 17 colors).

    26. A pair of jeggings to give you the look of jeans without having to put up with a stifling denim prison around your legs in the spring heat. Let's just leave real jeans in 2019 where they belong.,

    Promising review: "These are great jeggings! They are so comfortable, just the right amount of stretch and do not lose their shape. They wash up well without shrinking. Jeans or any pants for that matter, are tough for me to buy. I have a big caboose and athletic but not thick thighs. Usually jeans are too big in the thighs if they fit my butt, not these! They hug every curve wonderfully without making me feel like a sausage and no gaping material!" —Lisa

    Get it from Amazon for $20.90 (available in sizes XS–2XL, three lengths, and 15 colors).

    27. A chunky-style cardigan that will get you so many compliments from all of your co-workers. "Wow, you look so cozy!" — Literally everyone once you step in the office.

    Reviewer wearing cardigan in the shade contrast-gray

    Promising review: "OMG is it comfortable and soft. I am a plus-size woman and normally wear a 2–3X. I got the XXL and it’s comfortably large. I love wearing oversized sweaters so it’s perfect for me." —Jessi

    Get it from Amazon for $20.79+ (available in sizes S–XL and 26 colors).

    28. And a bestselling bralette if you realized you haven't upgraded your collection since the pandemic started. This style is super popular for being specifically designed for smaller chests, meaning you won't have to deal with that awkward gap in the middle or any uncomfortable "push-up" padding.


    Promising review: "I am in love with this bra! It's so comfortable and actually fits my boobs! I love that it was made by people with smaller chests so they actually knew how to make a comfortable and flattering bra that still makes me feel like I have boobs!" —Sarah S.

    Pepper is a woman-owned, Asian-owned small business based in the US.

    Get it from Pepper for $49 (available in band sizes 30–38 and cup sizes AA–B and five colors).

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