Frugal Friday’s Workwear Report: Sleeveless Solid Fit and Flare Dress

Flattering Work Dress:  ANGVNS Sleeveless Solid Fit and Flare Dress Our daily workwear reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

Reader L wrote in to recommend this dress, noting, “I’m obsessed with this dress and wanted to recommend it. It’s incredibly cheap but super flattering even on my size 14-ish frame, especially since it has vertical AND horizontal darts at the bust and fits perfectly. It’s not lined, but the fabric is not too revealing and also not too hot in the summer. I have it in all three colors and hope they come out with more!” Considering it’s $19-$26, eligible for Prime (and for free returns on some size/color combos), machine washable, and available in black, red, and blue (in M-XXL), that’s pretty awesome. ANGVNS Sleeveless Solid Fit and Flare Dress

Here’s a plus-size option.

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Coffee Break: Mixed Gemstone Y-Chain

Trendy Pendant: Feathered Soul Mixed Gemstone Y-Chain  I’ve seen tons of iterations of this trendy Y-chain pendant, from high to low, but I’ve always seen it photographed by itself or styled on a Boho twenty-something with ripped flares and a flower headband. I never quite envisioned them for work until I saw this one styled with a crewnecked, heavyweight dress. It looks solid, stylish, professional — and hey, isn’t it great to know you can also wear it with ripped flares and flower headbands? This one at Barneys is pricey, but you can find similar styles here and here. Feathered Soul Mixed Gemstone Y-Chain

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Thursday’s Workwear Report: Crepe Side-Tie 3/4 Sleeve Sheath

Stretch Knit Dress for Work: Tahari by ASL Crepe Side-Tie 3/4 Sleeve Sheath Our daily workwear reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

This Tahari by ASL dress is only $49, which is a price I usually only associate with lucky finds at TJ Maxx or Century 21 — but this has tons of sizes left (2-16) in normal, solid colors. What what? It’s even eligible for Prime shipping. Nice. Happy Thursday! Tahari by ASL Crepe Side-Tie 3/4 Sleeve Sheath

Here’s a plus-size option.

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Suit of the Week: ASOS

Washable Black Suit: ASOS Black Crepe SuitFor 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.

ASOS is a trove that, admittedly, I haven’t explored as much as I should. They have a TON of products, and it’s very easy to take a few quick looks around and walk away feeling intimidated in that “this store is only for free-spirited college girls” kind of way. Still: I like to check them every so often, and I think I’ve finally been worn down, because this more casual cigarette pants and blazer combo looks lovely. I’m intrigued to see that they have three different lengths in the pants (they also come in plus sizes), and that both the pants and the blazer are machine washable. (Who knew?) The set also comes in other colors like light blue and a salmon pink. The blazer (ASOS Slim Tailored Jacket In Crepe) is $68, and the pants (ASOS Ankle Grazer Cigarette Pants in Crepe) are $46.

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Wednesday’s Workwear Report: ‘Going Places’ Dress

Linen-Blend Work Dress: J.Crew 'Going Places' Dress Our daily workwear reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

Huh: I actually like this dress. It’s kind of a work-appropriate crop-top/popover kind of dress, which are not words I would have thought would go together — but it looks great on the model and it’s one of the bestsellers at J.Crew right now. And it has pockets? Sign me up. It’s $148 full price, available in regular, petite, and tall sizes. J.Crew ‘Going Places’ Dress

Well, it’s linen rather than linen blend, and it’s peplum rather than popover, but this sale dress from J.Crew looks interesting as a lower-priced option. Here’s a plus-size alternative.

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Coffee Break: Audrey Milano Tote With Laptop Pocket

Big Red Work Tote: Lodis Accessories Audrey Milano Tote With Laptop Pocket Lodis’s Audrey line is a reader favorite, but I don’t think we’ve ever done a separate Coffee Break just for them. This laptop tote has has an interior snap closure, a flat bottom, tons of organization inside, and a really discreet logo (on the lower RH corner). It’s available in red, black, and toffee over at Nordstrom and Zappos for $298. Lodis Accessories Audrey Milano Tote With Laptop Pocket

Here’s a lower-priced option.

Psst: Check out our recent roundup of professional tote bags!

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