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This is the kind of dress that another site or magazine will tell is you is a perfect desk to dinner dress — and it may be that, if you’re the kind of person who wants to wear one dress to the office and then to dinner. I think it’s a really sexy, cute navy dress, and I like the sort of halter neckline, the asymmetrical hemline, and the faux wrap style (which looks a little low in the front — something to be aware of if you’re considering this for work). This is from a new line I’m not familiar with called Cooper St, which looks like it has some fun clothes. The dress is $159 at Nordstrom in sizes 2-12 and is hand wash cold, line dry. Imperial Asymmetrical Dress

Two plus-size options are here (with an even lower neckline than the dress pictured) and here.

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Frugal Friday’s Workwear Report: Printed Short Sleeve Sheath Dress

Our daily workwear reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

Target used to have some amazing dresses that readers would recommend, and in fact, I still have one from a thousand years ago — but right now, I’m sorry to say that half of their work dresses make me wonder, “Did she forget to put pants on?” This one looks great, though. There are a lot of things to like (even with the slightly odd sleeves): the length, the black and white, the tie at the waist, the neckline, and the price too, which is $27 on clearance. It’s machine washable and has a bit of spandex for comfort. If you have any favorite workwear at Target, do let us know, because I’d like to do a post on how to build a work wardrobe there. This dress comes in sizes 6-16. Printed Short Sleeve Sheath Dress

Two plus-size options are here and here.

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Coffee Break: Audrey Jana Work Tote

Readers have always loved Lodis Accessories totes, and we’ve featured many of them over the years. This tote looks lovely because it’s a great size (15″ x 5.5″ x 12.75″) and I like the little details like the red piping. There are other Lodis totes that look very similar that have a laptop pocket, which this one does not. It does have interior zip pockets and flip pockets and also a magnetic snap closure. This looks like a great basic bag if you’re looking for something for work, and it’s $284 at Zappos, available in toffee, red, and black. It’s also at Nordstrom and AmazonLodis Accessories Audrey Jana Work Tote

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Thursday’s Workwear Report: Chelsea Suiting Flared Skirt

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First of all, I should say that yes, as shown on the model, this skirt is too short for work. But I haven’t seen a flippy skirt like this from a younger brand like French Connection in a while, so this might be a great choice to add some dimension to your collection of skirts. I think you’d have to be a lot shorter than the model to wear this to the office, but I think most of us are — it says the model is 5’10”. It’s on a killer sale — the skirt was $148, then marked down to $59.99, and with promo code FSALBR it’s just $42. Chelsea Suiting Flared Skirt

Two plus-size options are here and here.

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Suit of the Week: Ann Taylor

For busy working women, the suit is often the easiest outfit to throw on in the morning. In general, this feature is not about interview suits for women, which should be as classic and basic as you get — instead, this feature is about the slightly different suit that is fashionable, yet professional.

We’ve talked before about winter tweed vs. tweed in summer, and this suit from Ann Taylor looks like a perfect summer tweed suit. I like the sleek, collarless jacket; the shorter length for the pants; and the fact that the pants have functional pockets (although if you’re like me and feel a little hippy sometimes, you may prefer to have the pockets sewn closed). The suit comes in regular sizes 00-18, petite sizes 00-16, and tall sizes 0-18. The jacket (Tweed Collarless Jacket) was $169 but is now $139 (with an additional 40% off at checkout to bring it to $83), the pants (available in two fits) were $98 but are now $69 (with an additional 40% off at checkout to bring them to $41), and there’s also a matching skirt and vest (not pictured; also on sale with an extra 40% off).

Here’s a plus-size option that’s also good for summer.

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Wednesday’s Workwear Report: Slim Cutaway Blazer

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Whistles is a British brand that I often forget about, but they always have interesting workwear and weekend wear with a kind of grownup/mid-20s kind of vibe. If you’re having trouble finding something that’s between Express and Talbots or you’re looking to upgrade your professional clothing brands, do consider Whistles. This just looks like a great basic blazer, and it comes in gray and navy. Because it’s cotton, it’s a good lightweight blazer for summer, and I also like the crisp, British structured look to it. It’s $169 at Bloomingdale’s and is available in UK sizes 4–16 (U.S. 0–12). Slim Cutaway Blazer

Two plus-size options are here (although it’s from the abovementioned Talbots!) and here.

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