Wednesday’s TPS Report: Print Ombré Sleeveless Fit & Flare Dress

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Eliza J Print Ombré Sleeveless Fit & Flare DressThe Nordstrom End of Summer Clearance sale has started, and there are a ton of great things. I’ll try to do a little roundup later today, but right now I’m loving this fun ombre fit and flare dress from Eliza J — it’s a flat polyester fabric (with 5% spandex), but almost looks like a tweed from far away. Lovely. It’s available in regular and petites, sizes 2-16, for $105.86 (was $158). Eliza J Print Ombré Sleeveless Fit & Flare Dress

Here’s a nice fit and flare dress in plus sizes.  Don’t forget: sign up for the Corporette Plus newsletter to get occasional updates with clothes, sales (like Labor Day sales), and more.  

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Tuesday’s TPS Report: ‘Lolo’ Stretch Sheath Dress

French Connection 'Lolo' Stretch Sheath Dress | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

(Gaaaah, I thought this posted hours ago, my apologies!) This sheath dress has been around for years (we included it in our 2014 sheath dress roundup), but I don’t think we’ve ever featured it as a separate TPS report.  I like the high but deep V-neck, the work-appropriate length, and the fact that it can be machine-washed cold if necessary.  If between sizes, all of the reviewers note to size up; the model is wearing it a bit too tight for work IMHO.  The dress is $188.   French Connection ‘Lolo’ Stretch Sheath Dress

Here’s a lower-priced alternative and a plus-size option.

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Splurge Monday’s TPS Report: Wool Double-Breasted Dress

Brooks Brothers Black Fleece Wool Double-Breasted Dress | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

The coat dress: yea or nay, ladies?  I got a few questions about this when it first came into popularity a year or so ago — I believe Kate Middleton wore something similar — and am intrigued. I’m not a huge fan of the double-breasted look for most things, personally, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t a professional or work-appropriate look — and as I’ve mentioned before, I am seeing more and more double-breasted looks this season in suits (and the boxy-vest-as-blazer trend, which I am also not a fan of), so it’s certainly trendy. This wool dress from Black Fleece / Brooks Brothers is one of the best I’ve seen if you’re on the hunt for a double-breasted dress: I love the flattering seams (check out the back of the dress), the work-appropriate length, and the ethereal, pretty gray. It’s $650 (available in sizes BB0-BB5.) Brooks Brothers Black Fleece Wool Double-Breasted Dress

Here’s a lower-priced alternative in regular and petite sizes up to 18.

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Frugal Friday: Long Sleeve Turtleneck

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Halogen turtleneckI’ve often suggested layering pieces beneath sheath dresses, but it’s been hard to find good pictures, so when I saw that this lightweight turtleneck not only had good reviews, was recommended by reviewers as being a great layering piece, and then Nordstrom actually SHOWED it as a layering piece beneath a sheath dress, I had to post it.  The lightweight turtleneck layer isn’t for everyone, obviously, but if it is for you it’s been hard to find recently — this Halogen turtleneck comes in black, gray and white and looks perfect.  Layer it beneath cardigans, sheer blouses, sheath dresses, vests, blazers, thicker sweaters (they’re particularly great beneath itchy ones!), and more. The turtleneck is hand washable, and $39; it comes in regular and petite sizes XS-XL. Halogen® Long Sleeve Turtleneck

Here’s a more lux version (Vince) if you’re on the hunt, and here’s a plus-size version (Lands’ End) that also comes in regular, petite, and tall sizes in a zillion colors.

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Thursday’s TPS Report: Cable Knit Sweater Dress

Eliza J Cable Knit Sweater Dress | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

OK. I keep checking back to see if this highly, highly rated sweater dress is available in black, because a hot pink sweater dress is a bit much even for me — but it is not. (UPDATE: Just this morning it’s available in gray! Huzzah!) But then I saw the picture with the jean jacket and thought, you know, it could be cute with a blazer. In the reviews, people really seem to love this dress — it holds its form, it’s soft, it’s flattering, it isn’t boxy like other sweater dresses… and on and on. All this, and it’s only $98, and machine washable. Nice. It’s available in sizes XS-XL. I’d probably get the gray now that I see that that’s available, but if the pink is calling you…  Eliza J Cable Knit Sweater Dress

Here’s a plus-size option.

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Wednesday’s TPS Report: Jeanne Wrap Dress

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DvF Jeanne Two Printed Wrap DressI’ve said it before, I’ll say it again: when you see a DvF dress marked down to $140, that is the time to seriously consider buying… and Last Call has a number of DvF dresses, marked down to $119-$209.  The blue petal print is pretty here, I think, but not overly floral, and the Jeanne dress is a Hall of Fame workwear piece for a reason — it’s a classic. The pictured dress was originally $398, but is now marked to $140, and available in most sizes. New Jeanne Two Printed Wrap Dress, Lace Petals

Saks Off Fifth also has a nice selection of DvF dresses down as low as $99 (!), including some solid colors of the Jeanne wrap dress.

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