Wednesday’s Workwear Report: Adalyn Blouse

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

equipment blouses on saleColor me crazy, but I don’t believe I’ve seen Equipment’s silk blouses on sale at Zappos’s sale site, 6pm.com, before — but not only do they have a bunch of nice silk blouses, they have cashmere sweaters 50% off, and they have a ton of super cute (if casual ) shirt dresses. Note that they’ve made some other changes over there also — instead of always having to pay for shipping, you now get free shipping if your item is over $50; unlike Zappos though their return policy remains only 30 days. This particular blouse was $258, but is now marked to $125; it’s available in sizes XS-L. Try code SHOWERS10 to get another 10% off. (Note that Saks also seems to have a pretty good selection of Equipment blouses on sale right now.)  Pictured: EQUIPMENT Adalyn Blouse

For plus-sizes silk blouses, note that Nordstrom Rack has a ton of Classiques Entier blouses for up to 70% off today (regular sizes are in the sale too).

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Tuesday’s Workwear Report: Megan Dress

Work Dress with Sleeves: Hobbs Megan DressOur daily workwear reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

I’m crushing hard on a number of dresses over at Hobbs right now, including this lovely number with flattering darting details, elbow-length sleeves, a work-appropriate hem, and a wide, graceful ballet neck. (I also like the Aria dress, the Josefina dress, the Athena dress, the Jessie dress, and the Elenore dress!) The pictured dress is $290, available in UK sizes 8-18.  Hobbs Megan Dress

Here’s a lower-priced option available in regular and plus sizes.

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Splurge Monday’s Workwear Report: ‘Grayson’ Belted Mixed Media Sheath Dress

Belted Work Dress: Lafayette 148 New York 'Grayson' Belted Mixed Media Sheath Dress Our daily workwear reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

Yasssssssss. This also comes in a pretty rose, but I of course like the black the best. (The rose shows the contrasting fabrics better, though.) Sometimes this kind of faux wrap dress looks a bit like a sloppy robe, but something about this one makes it look sleek and cool. Gorgeous. The black is sold out in the smallest and largest sizes; the rose still has all sizes from 2-16. The dress is $498 at Nordstrom. Lafayette 148 New York ‘Grayson’ Belted Mixed Media Sheath Dress

Two lower-priced alternatives (lucky sizes only, alas) are here and here; here’s a plus-size option.

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Frugal Friday’s Workwear Report: Fit and Flare Dress

Fit and Flare Work Dress: Merona Fit and Flare DressOur daily workwear reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

I mentioned this dress in our work dress roundup earlier this week, but: look how purty! Fit and flare dresses can be difficult to find for work, but this one isn’t too short, too wide a circle, too twee — it just looks like a great dress for $29 (minus 40% with code MERONA40!). It’s available in burgundy and black sizes XS-XXL. Merona Fit and Flare Dress

Here’s a similar dress without any ratings yet — fewer details on the dress and less of a flare, but more color choices.

Two plus-size options are here and here.

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Update: Ooh, Brooks Brothers is having a pretty good sale, online only –up to 70% off clearance. One of the first things I saw was this pretty twist on a classic gray skirt suit (blazer, skirt) — both pieces have lots of sizes left in regular and petite, and would have been almost $800 full price; the whole suit can be yours for just over $200. Wow, and a lot of the Black Fleece pieces (the last of the collection, I believe!) are suppppper discounted, like this lovely wool dress we featured a while ago — it was $650, but is now $195 (lucky size BB4 only, which is similar to an L I think.)

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Thursday’s Workwear Report: Sleeveless Colorblocked Sheath Dress

Colorblock Sheath Dress: Calvin Klein Sleeveless Colorblocked Sheath DressOur daily workwear reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

This $89 colorblocked sheath dress caught my eye when we were rounding up basic work dresses the other day, and I like it — there’s a cool, calm vibe to the dress. Contrast that with these two bright yellow sheath dresses (both of which I like very much also, and think would look fab with a gray blazer or long gray cardigan), and even I have to admit, the pictured dress has more of a “the grown-up in charge has arrived” look to it. It’s $134, but using the 15%-off code SAVE brings it down to $114. Calvin Klein Sleeveless Colorblocked Sheath Dress

Here’s a plus-size option.

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Wednesday’s Workwear Report: Peek-a-Boo Back Ponte Sheath

Work Dress: Talbots Peek-a-Boo Back Ponte Sheath DressOur daily workwear reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

I’ll admit it: when I saw that the name of this dress was “Peek-a-boo back,” I laughed out loud. “Hahahaha I don’t think sssssss—” I cut myself off when I clicked through and said “Oh, that’s kind of nice.” So. Forget the dumb name, or images of godawful sheath dresses from a year or two ago with cutouts exposing the lower back or something — the back of this dress just has a nice little detail sized slightly bigger than a keyhole slit. I like that the dress comes in petite, plus sizes, plus-sized petites, and regular sizes 00-20, and is only $109. We’ve pictured the purple (try it with navy or gray, or olive if you’re feeling adventurous), but it comes in five other colors. Talbots Peek-a-Boo Back Ponte Sheath

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