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Wednesday’s Workwear Report: Zip Trim Jacket

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This cotton/rayon/modal moto jacket comes in both regular sizes and plus sizes. I go back and forth with moto jackets, but this one seems graceful and elegant and edgy all at the same time. Note that it has front pockets and doesn’t require dry cleaning, just hand washing (which, if you’re careful, can mean the hand-wash cycle on your machine, of course). Right now, both versions are 40% off: The regular/petite is $130, down from $218, and the plus is $142, down from $238. NIC+ZOE Zip Trim Jacket

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Tuesday’s Workwear Report: Stretch Wool-Twill Little Black Dress

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Red Fleece is a great line is to check out if you’re looking for preppy clothes that are more affordable than the rest of Brooks Brothers’ offerings and have a slightly more youthful edge than you might normally think of the brand as providing. I like the sleeves here, the seaming details, and the belt that defines the waist. And — huzzah! — it does not have an exposed back zipper (and the seaming on the back is really great). It’s $148 at Brooks Brothers — and the Red Fleece shoes it’s styled with are $178. Stretch Wool-Twill Little Black Dress

Right now, Brooks Brothers is offering up to 50% off select fall and winter styles as well as an additional 15% off clearance.

Here’s a plus-size option at Nordstrom.

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Splurge Monday’s Workwear Report: Gypsy Rose Dress

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Black Halo’s Jackie dress is very popular, but I’ve always liked this V-neck version — I think it’s more flattering and easier to wear. Note that it has a concealed back zipper. Amazon has some lucky sizes (in black, “cruise,” and “wildfire”) as low as $237, and full-price it’s $375. Black Halo Gypsy Rose Dress

This plus-size V-neck sheath dress looks lovely, and it’s 40% off.

Ann Taylor Flash Sale: Through tonight only, you can get an extra 70% off sale styles!

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Frugal Friday’s Workwear Report: Ribbed Merino Wool Skirt

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I wanted to post this back when it was at Madewell, but then it sold out. Now it’s at Nordstrom, and it’s on sale. This does look like an actual sweater knit, so it’s going to be fairly clingy. If you’re not familiar with clingy sweater skirts I’d definitely wear a slip underneath or perhaps Spanx or Jockey slipshorts. But it does look like a nice change from the usual sleek pencil skirt for work. Madewell Ribbed Merino Wool Skirt

Update: Unfortunately, now the skirt is sold out at Nordstrom too.

Two plus-size options are here and here.

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Thursday’s Workwear Report: Seasonless Wool Layla Dress

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We’re featuring this dress in black, but you can also get it in a very pretty teal called “night sky.” I like the v-neck, and I like the sleeveless style because you can layer it with a blazer or cardigan. I also like the faux wrap and the fact that the fabric resists wrinkles. The sale doesn’t hurt, either! You could make a suit out of this if you wanted — but only in the blue — as there’s a blazer (and skirt) available. Note that the description says dry clean, but not dry clean only. The dress comes in misses, petite, and plus sizes and is on sale for $99 from $199. Pendleton Seasonless Wool Layla Dress

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Wednesday’s Workwear Report: Twirl Seamed Dress

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We’ve featured this twirl dress before, and it’s one of these things that they just keep making in different colors and different sleeve lengths, etc., from season to season (it’s always highly rated), and now they have a skirt made from the same fabric. This is sort of a classic U-neck sleeveless look, and it’s in a really pretty dark blue. I think it’s very flattering, I think it’s easy — it’s just a hall of famer. They do make a petite if you’re worried about it being too long. The dress is $118 (from $198) at Bloomingdale’s in sizes XS-XL. NIC and ZOE Twirl Seamed Dress

Nordstrom has several options for the twirl dress in plus sizes, as does Amazon.

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