Thursday’s TPS Report: Short-Sleeve Dress with Pleat Front

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

Reader B wrote in, gushing about this cute dress from DKNYC:

I am not normally one to recommend something to strangers, but I think this would be so perfect for your readers – it’s like the holy grail of summer work dresses – that I had to email. It does not look like all that much on the hanger or even on the model, but it’s perfect in so many ways: it has sleeves and a work appropriate neckline, it’s incredibly flattering on, it’s machine washable, it feels really great on and it virtually does not wrinkle, oh, and it’s on sale and also comes in plus sizes. I actually bought it in both colors! The red is great true red, perfectly bright for summer. The fabric is light-weight but substantial. It does not cling but is tailored just right. It is polyester, but the nice kind. Normally I am a snob about that sort of thing, but the fabric here feels truly great. Oh, and the compliments — I feel like a billion bucks whenever I wear either one!

For the record, as far as fit goes, I am a curvy hourglass, usually between sizes 6 and 8 in dresses, and the 6 fits like it was made for me. The slight pleats are a great little touch and do a great job of adding interest while also hiding a less than perfect stomach. For your plus size readers, I am sure this dress would be a great find, too. It just works on so many levels!

Wow!  I normally try to edit a bit, but when someone is that excited about a dress that, indeed, is really reasonably priced, you have to share the excitement!  The dress is currently available in black and red at 6pm for $69-$89 (in a broad range of sizes, too).  DKNYC – S/S Dress w/ Pleat Front (Salsa) – Apparel

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