Where to find dresses for work?

purseonal

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So I normally wear pants to work, but I decided that I want to incorporate dresses into my wardrobe this year. Does anyone have suggestions on where to find dresses that would be appropriate for a business casual environment without making me look matronly? I'm 29 yrs old and basically sit in a cubicle all day. Most people I work with are pretty blah with what they wear, so I don't want to look too over-dressed. Also, I don't have a problem spending money for quality, but since I'm not sure if I'm going to stick with the dress idea, I don't want to be shelling out major money at first. At the same time, don't want cheap dresses that don't fit/hang well.
 

CivicGirl

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I think sheath or wrap dresses would work well for work. Ann Taylor, Ann Taylor Loft, J.Crew, Banana Republic has some cute ones.

Good luck with your search!
 

juneping

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i think theory have dresses....CK has very nice tailored dresses...
theory is okay price...CK can be pricey but worth the money.
 

mielikki55

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Theory, Burberry, and JCrew...I think it's easier to wear dresses during late spring, summer and early fall to work. Even with tights and a long coat, it's too cold for me to wear a dress during late fall, winter and early spring. I get cold really really easily. Have you thought about skirts too? You could incorporate that into your wardrobe with existing tops/sweaters. Some items from DVF and Loeffler Randall could work as well.
 

Echoes

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TJMaxx has some names for discount prices.

I don't know if Talbot's is your style or not.
 

grayxie

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TJMaxx has some names for discount prices.
I second that, along with Marshall's. I have found some really basic well made Calvin Klein work dresses for $40-50. Banana Republic outlet is a good one too, especially when they have sales. I wear my dresses with the Assets tights from Target in the ultra opaque, they are heavier than the Hue ultra opaques. Do you have a basic black pencil skirt?
 

purseonal

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Thanks for all the great answers! It was 70 degrees here last week, so I think that's why I'm thinking about dresses and spring clothes already.