Thursday’s Workwear Report: Penelope Stretch Wool Pencil Skirt

Navy Skirt: Elie Tahari Penelope Stretch Wool Pencil SkirtOur daily workwear reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

This simple navy pencil skirt at Bloomingdale’s looks awesome — it’s highly rated, from a quality brand (Elie Tahari) on a pretty deep discount (50%), and there are lots of sizes left. Alas, it looks like the matching blazer is sold out, but if you really like it you can pay full price over at ElieTahari. The pictured skirt is $99, available in sizes 0-14 at Bloomingdale’s. Elie Tahari Penelope Stretch Wool Pencil Skirt

Here’s a lower-priced version, and here’s an option with petite and plus sizes.

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Wednesday’s Workwear Report: Carolyn Ponte Dress

Yellow Dress for Work: Boden Carolyn Ponte Dress Our daily workwear reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices. 

Pockets and sleeves, and available in black as well as a fun mustard color? Sign me up. We just went on a hunt for work dresses with pockets and sleeves, and it’s always great to add to the very short list of dresses that fit the bill! I like the semi-’60s vibe to the dress in mustard, but I also like that the vibe is more subdued in the black version. The dress is $138 at Boden, available in sizes 2-16 in regular and tall sizes. Boden Carolyn Ponte Dress

Two plus-size options are here and here; the latter is available in petite and tall sizes as well.

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Tuesday’s Workwear Report: Jo Fitted Dress

Tailored Short-Sleeved Sheath Dress: L.K. Bennett Jo Fitted Dress Our daily workwear reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

L.K. Bennett always makes drool-worthy work clothes, and this lovely dress is no different. I love that neckline and the seam detailing, as well as the slightly longer length. I do wish it came in black, but both the blue and red are strong colors for bold women. It’s $350 at L.K. Bennett, available in sizes 2-14. L.K. Bennett Jo Fitted Dress

Here’s a more affordable option and a plus-size alternative.

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Splurge Monday’s Workwear Report: Ribbed Merino Wool Cardigan

Black Cardigan with Detailing: Brooks Brothers Ribbed Merino Wool Cardigan Our daily workwear reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

This merino and faux-leather sweater from Brooks Brothers looks like it will be great for fall — it feels edgy but patrician at the same time. (The matching shell is pretty cool too, although I think I prefer the pieces as separates.) The sweater is available in XS-L sizes for $398 at Brooks Brothers. Brooks Brothers Ribbed Merino Wool Cardigan

For a lower-priced alternative, try this or this. There doesn’t seem to be a close plus-size option, but here’s an open-front cardigan with faux leather and a “sweater jacket” with faux-leather trim.

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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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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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