When it comes to work dresses, stick with solids or play with prints. Venture into the panache of floral or leaf patterns. Bring on abstract design with blotted prints, or stay more in the realm of geometric creations, with circles or polka dots. Square off in zigzag or straight-laced stripes, or stay on-trend with color blocking. Another fashion-forward design is the global inspired pattern. Discover the beauty in exotic prints, like those formed from ikat dying. Revert to the traditional with paisley, the familiar pattern of tweed, or the ever-trusty animal print.
Pattern is only half the presentation when it comes to work dresses; choose the optimal cut. Knee length dresses are ideal for work. A short dress that comes just above the knee can work beautifully as well, especially when accompanied by sheer tights. Explore women’s dresses in an array of necklines, too. Long sleeves or three-quarter length sleeves make for fabulous work attire. Short sleeve dresses look lovely alone, but paired with a cute cardigan they conquer not only style but also the chilly office AC. Cover sleeveless dresses with sweet sweaters or sharp blazers, too.
The silhouette itself can dramatically differ among a clothes rack full of work dresses. Experience the fitted look of a sheath dress—flawlessly finished with a belt. Loosen up the styling with a shift dress, or expand into the slight flare of an A-line. Cinch the waist, while letting the skirt flow out freely, creating a sophisticated look with a faux wrap dress. Always keep two classics at the front of the closet; shirtdresses and sweater dresses can go to work any day of the week. Ready your wardrobe for the week ahead with work dresses from Macy’s.