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    28 VERY Cute Office-Appropriate Dresses To Wear On Your Next Date Night

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    1. A stretchy knit A-line dress designed with a scalloped hem that's laser cut to give it an expensive-looking detail (but not an expensive-looking price tag).

    Promising review: "Love this dress! If you follow the sizing chart that they provide it's easy to get your correct size. For the amount you pay, you get much more than expected. The material is soft and not scratchy or cheap. The detail towards the bottom is crisp and clean. I’m 5’1" and the dress hits above the knee which is a perfect size for me. The sleeves also reach my wrists. To compensate for my chest I had to get a large. I would definitely purchase again if anything ever happens to the old dress. EXTREMELY HAPPY." —Valerie

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and in six colors).

    2. A delightful pleated fit-and-flare midi dress that'll take you from office-appropriate to happy hour with just the change of a shoe.

    Promising review: "This red dress is thick yet has a beautiful drape to it. The sleeves are lantern-shaped and have a cute ruffle detail on the edge. The pintucks in the front and back are placed in the perfect spot to accentuate the waist. The dress fits like a glove. It is a bit longer on me than the model (I am 5'2" for reference). A perfect dress for Valentine's Day or the holidays!" —ruth maldonado

    Get it from Amazon for $31.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and in 10 colors).

    3. A comfy and totally cozy turtleneck midi dress easily worn alone or layered's a chic dress you can throw on in a million ways.

    Promising review: "As others have mentioned, this fabric is soft, stretchy, and lovely. I ended up ordering a second one of these because it was nicer than expected." —P. Bennett

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in sizes XS–2XL and in 13 colors).

    4. A decadent cashmere swing dress designed with an elegant pleated skirt and a wraparound belt to complete the look.,

    Promising review: "I love this dress. It fit like a glove. My husband gave me the 'wow' reaction that I'm always hoping for when I show him a new outfit — so that's always a bonus. I have to talk about how soft it is, this dress material is so so cozy and it seems very high quality. It seems as well made if not better than my designer clothes that cost a lot more. I love the pleated skirt and the tie around, it's different but classy and attractive. This is my go-to winter piece." —SVandy

    Get it from Amazon for $45.99+ (available in sizes S–L and in eight colors).

    5. A ruched and totally versatile T-shirt midi dress you can layer with a blazer or pair with some sneakers for a classic look you'll be comfy in all day long.,

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL, in 15 colors, and with long and short sleeves).

    6. A collared midi dress that, if you pair it with the right accessories, is gonna look like you paid WAY more than the $30 price tag suggests.,

    Promising review: "Nice dress! It's somewhat small in the bust area and is not really what I consider a maxi. — more tea length. The design is beautiful, the one I ordered has grasshoppers." —Maxi Dress lover

    Get it from Amazon for $29.98+ (available in sizes 4–12 and in five prints).

    7. A puff sleeve shift dress you can easily rock with booties, flats, sneakers, or your comfiest pair of heels.,

    Promising review: "I HAVE NEVER GOTTEN MORE COMPLIMENTS ON A DRESS IN MY LIFE. I wore this to a rehearsal dinner and it was PERFECT. It's not baggy and flowy like the item images portray. It's a heavier, soft material. It's very comfortable and could easily be worn year-round (unless you live in the south like me and then it might be a little too heavy to wear during the fiery inferno of late summer). Sleeve poofs are not weird, just a great fun detail. I recommend dry cleaning it. I washed it on cold/delicate and it shrunk a little bit. Still fit fine though, just a little more fitted than I would normally wear. I am 5'2", 220 lbs., 38DDD, apple-shaped, and the 3X fit perfect. Oh and did I mention, IT HAS POCKETS! Like, real ones! ENJOY!" —Mary B.

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99 (available in sizes 2–22 and in 11 colors).

    8. A belted midi dress with some dramatic lantern sleeves to help you make a serious statement.,

    Promising review: "I love this dress, very comfy — love the material. It fits me just right. I am typically between a small and a medium. I ordered the small and it fit me just right. Not too tight at all. I will be ordering another color. The pink was a slight bit see-through but as long as you don't wear black undergarments, you'll be fine." —Aguy

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

    9. A tiered hem A-line dress that'll be the classic, everlasting addition your wardrobe needs.


    Get it from Walmart for $55.25 (available in sizes 14–24).

    10. A floral print, bell sleeve fit and flare dress you can twirl around the office in until 5 p.m. — when you will proceed to twirl your way out the door.

    Promising review: "Love!! So pretty. I got the navy one with the orange flowers. As others mentioned you’ll want a slip. It’s very thin. I have an hourglass figure, 5’3”, 145 lbs., 34DDD. The large fits perfectly (with an unlined bra, if it had any padding it might be too tight on chest). Perfect addition to my work wardrobe. Can’t wait to wear it on Monday with my nude peep-toe pumps!" —JHD

    Get it from Amazon for $6.59+ (available in sizes S–2XL and in five colors).

    11. A cinched-waist maxi dress you can easily transition from cold winters to warmish spring.

    Promising review: "Great dress for the price! Very stylish, modern, and sophisticated. The colors are nice and the cut is flattering. I'm 5'6" and it's the perfect length, definitely longer than the picture though. It doesn't touch the floor even with flat boots. I ordered a large, I'm usually a size 8–10 or a medium and the fit was perfect on me. So I would say order a size up. Buttons don't look cheap. Overall the dress looks a lot more expensive than it is." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and two prints).

    12. A vintage-inspired V-neck swing dress for anyone who wants that Mad Men style (but not the Mad Men workplace).,

    Promising review: "Sexy but classy which is a tall order for some of us with extreme hourglass figures. I bought the plus size small. I loved it so much I thought if it was too big, I'd spend the money to get it taken in. Imagine my surprise when it fit right out of the bag! I'm 5'2", 135 lbs, and have an extreme hourglass shape. It is very hard to shop because I'm a full DD, sometimes E. This dress has ample room in the chest and actually a little more. For once my boobs look like they have the proper fit and don't look strangled, uni-boobed, squeezed in, or like they're trying to escape. There is still a bit of modest cleavage which is great. A little stiff-stretchy, not really flouncy. It does retain wrinkles and if you travel with it, you will need a garment bag or plan to leave time to press it. If you aren't at least a full C, this top might be a bit too big for you. (But there's always wonder bra right?)

    This dress is super stretchy everywhere except for the arms, unfortunately. I have waifish non-buff chicken arms so it fits me perfect but I was kind of struck by how small the arms are for a plus size dress." —Jenna

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

    13. A fit-and-flare floral print dress almost too pretty for words.


    Get it from Nordstrom for $109 (available in sizes XS–2XL).

    14. A comfy, ruffled-hem wrap dress everyone will want to borrow.

    Promising review: "The dress is very pretty. I got the dark green and didn’t think it was see through at all. However, I purchased the L size and I was able to put the dress on but it fits a bit snug on the butt/hips area. So I am sizing up to an XL since I really like the dress. I am 5’8" and approx. 152 lbs." —Esmeralda Todorova

    Get it from Amazon for $16.98+ (available in sizes S–XL, in four colors, and with short sleeves).

    15. A knee-length striped wrap dress that kinda looks like the wrap dress version of your favorite button-up blouse.


    Get it from H&M for $19.99 (available in sizes 0–18).

    16. An absolutely perfect ruffled, tie-neck little black dress you can also get in red or yellow — because maybe you have enough LBDs.,

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this dress. My favorite part about it is the double ruffle detail on the hem. Perfect for a date night or holiday party." —The Fabulous

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99 (available in sizes XS–XL and in yellow, red, and black).

    17. A flowy vintage-inspired chiffon dress designed with bell sleeves and tie-waist for a boho vibe.

    Promising review: "I wear size 10 (or large) depending on manufacturers. Originally I ordered the XL in the black dress — based on my experiences. But it was like a blanket when put it on (huge and boxy). I loved the style and fabric. So, despite me being lazy, I returned the XL and reordered a medium. Now it is just right (roomy and a loose fit like the model in the photos). Very cute yet comfortable and breezy. I love love love the style. It will be nice just as it is in summer, great with a cardigan in the spring and fall." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and in brown and black).

    18. A pleated-waist dress perfect for all my petite sisters out in this tall girls' world.


    Some reviewers say this dress is better suited for those with a small chest.

    Get it from Nordstrom for $128 (available in sizes 0P–12P).

    19. A faux layered A-line dress (designed to almost look like two pieces) so you can look like royalty.,

    Promising review: "My coworker wore this to work and I had to have it. When she said she bought it on Amazon I didn't believe her! It's stunning! I listened to my coworker and ordered a size up (I am normally a size four in women's dresses and I bought a size six which fits perfectly. I am 5'7", 143 lbs.). It is SO GORGEOUS! I bought the royal blue and plan on buying one in black. This should be a staple in everyone's closet. It's very Duchess Kate. :)" —Kara Stetson

    Get it from Amazon for $39.90 (available in sizes 2–22 and in six colors).

    20. A show-stopping Reformation dress with a va-va-voom slit in the front — maybe it's a bit too much for work but with some thick tights and cute boots you could totally rock it, then come date night take those tights off and BAM!


    Reviewers note that this runs small.

    Get it from Nordstrom for $218 (available in sizes 0–12 and in four prints).

    21. A tres magnifique corduroy button-up cocktail dress with le pockets that looks as expensive as it is cozy.

    Promising review: "I ordered a L based on the bust measurements, even though my waist is smaller, and I'm glad that I did. The large fits perfectly. I agree that the buttons are kind of chintzy, but they honestly look cute. I had planned to replace them when the dress/coat arrived, but I think that I will wait a while. I didn't realize that the slit continues all the way down the front, so this truly is a coat. However, I do think that I will wear it as a dress sometimes with bicycle shorts underneath and maybe tights because it is cute as a dress as well." —Anna

    Get it from Amazon for $48.98 (available in sizes 2–12).

    22. A bodycon midi dress I already envision you wearing and walking in through the halls of a high powered legal office.

    Promising review: "It's the perfect office/date dress! I love the elegance and simplicity of this dress. I will be purchasing it in the other colors. I would definitely suggest to order one size up from your normal size." —Sabrina Joseph

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in sizes 4–16 and in four colors).

    23. A stretchy A-line ruffled-sleeve party dress, because this dress is just too cute not to own — plus it comes in 14 colors so you can literally have a different one for every day of the week!

    Promising review: "This dress is so nice for the price, it's kind of a steal. Fits so well. Soft, nice material. Beautiful and classy. As one reviewer mentioned it can look a little broad in the shoulders but it's also part of the vintage flutter-sleeve style so I don't mind it. I'm 5'2", 140 lbs., 38-33-40. Usually fit size 6–8, medium. The dress was true to size." —Kaela

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and in 14 colors).

    24. A splurge-worthy pleated skirt Coach dress for when you have nothing in the world to wear and your apartment is a mess and you're digging through your piles of stuff — this dress will be your go-to dress.


    Get it from Coach for $650 (available in sizes 0–10)

    25. A flowing boho-inspired wrap dress that'll beautifully transition from season to season.

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this dress! I used it for a shoot up in Malibu and both the other model and photographer asked where I got the dress. I am 5'3" and it fits me well. It flows nicely as I walk and in the wind. It's super comfortable to wear and the fabric is good quality." —Kaila Yu

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in sizes XS–2XL and in 17 colors).

    26. A classic and casual pencil dress, because you need a chic dress (with pockets!).

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in sizes 0–14 and in 34 colors/styles).

    27. A printed faux-wrap A-line dress everyone will think is from a much fancier designer whose name rhymes with Lion Tom Burstin' Heard.,

    Promising review: "My new favorite! I will definitely be ordering a few different colors. Fit as expected, I'm 5'7", 150 lbs, and I purchased a medium. Great length for work — a little tank top under to cover the bust is perfect for the office, or no tank and sexy heels for date night. Very pleased with this dress." —A

    Get it from Amazon for $35.18 (available in sizes XS–XL and in 43 prints).

    28. And a belted shirt dress so classic, so chic, so posh you're gonna have all those street style photographers chasing you down.


    Get it from H&M for $49.99 (available in sizes 0–14).

    You transforming into your date look after a long day of work.


    The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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