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Career Chic: Work Dresses Do the Job

What to Wear to Work


The ease of putting on a one-piece outfit for work every morning is only part of the appeal of dresses for the office. You'll also look polished and professional in a great work dress (did we mention slimmer and chic, too?) Not just any dress will do the job, though. Save frilly or sexy dresses for the weekend and opt for structured looks instead.

Sheath Dress

Nothing beats the fitted sophistication of a sheath dress. In a not-too-girly color like gray, navy or black style, this silhouette can even feature add-ons like a pretty neckline without looking frivolous. Wear it by itself for warm weather; add a belted cardigan and tights for cooler weather.
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The button-front, belted shirtdress is almost universally flattering: it creates a strong vertical line to lengthen and slim the body, a belt creates or accentuates the waist and the collar brings your face into focus.
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Wrap Dress

Announce your fashion status on the job with a classic wrap dress that flatters all figures.
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Jersey Dress

Look as good as you feel in a jersey dress for the job. This essential work dress is a great travel basic that you can take out of the suitcase and top with a jacket; it can be dressed up or down depending on accessories and shoes.
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Red Power Dress

Forget the "power suit" of decades past: today's working woman knows that strength comes from powerful colors like red and clean lines.
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