I’m excited to introduce you guys to another great workwear brand: Of Mercer, specializing in desk to anywhere clothes. I’m even more excited to share that one lucky reader will win a $250 gift card from the brand! The brand — started by two women who met at Wharton Business School — specializes in workwear for professional women who want to look and feel their best in the office.
The brand uses the same luxurious Italian wool as high-end designers, yet their dresses all sell for less than $200. (They also have classic black wool suiting — check out their classic blazer ($235) and sheath dress ($165).
The Rules: Readers enter the giveaway by entering their email address at this link: http://www.ofmercer.com/pages/corporette-giveaway. One winner will be chosen the morning of Tuesday, April 28 (chosen at random by the ViralSweep software), and the winner will win one gift card worth $250 to spend at Of Mercer. Please note that, due to legal reasons, this contest is only open to adult residents of the United States. The winners will have one week to respond to claim their prize or a new winner will be chosen.
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This is interesting, this brand has almost the same backstory as Quincy, a brand I desperately loved and then went under after just about two years. Maybe it’s Quincy in disguise, and I will jump with glee…
Love this brand! I’m actually wearing Of Mercer’s Ludlow dress today in black! It is definitely one of my closet go-to’s for a day like today where I have a morning meeting with my MD and drinks immediately post work. Who could ask for more than a stylish but professional dress that fits well and also can survive numerous dry cleanings? Also have the tweed crosby blazer, which nicely toes the polished / trendy line (I also get a compliment on it legit every time i wear it, which isn’t too bad either…)
I think that these dresses and jackets are lovely. Does anyone know how they fit (relative to BR would be great)? I am a bit of a pear (or a coke bottle, if Zelda is reading) and usually have to order a 4, 6, and an 8 in dresses (BR 4P often fits in dresses, but last week 4 curvy in suit pants was a hot mess) to see if anything works in new brands.
Beautiful clothes, wish they came in larger sizes.
Wish they were longer, too.
I agree. Too short so that our rear-ends are very noticed.
The length on those dresses is stressing me out. Just like two more inches, please!
Of Mercer here! Thanks so much for the feedback. We are working on introducing longer styles to our collection, so stay tuned! Our longest style is the Bryant Dress (http://www.ofmercer.com/collections/office-dresses/products/bryant-dress) which is 42″ long at a size 8. The Hudson Dress (http://www.ofmercer.com/collections/office-dresses/products/hudson-dress) is 39″ long at a size 8.
If you want specific information on a style in your size, please don’t hesitate to drop us a note at [email protected]!
Thanks for caring!
Alternatively, consider allowing a generous (2-3″) fabric hem, so those of us that need the extra length in the skirt can have a relatively painless alteration. I fully recognize that not everyone needs as much skirt as I do to reach the knees, but so often there is just no way to let a hem down.
Longer is great, how about wider? Fat people have fancy office jobs too.
The Hudson dress is great, though if it is 39″ at size 8, it’s probably 1 1/2″ shorter in my size which is a deal killer for me.
I KNOW!! Almost there.
+ 1 re the larger sizes (a lot of them stop at 12) and I really wish they would show the length of the dresses. Their size guide doesn’t help at all. Ugh.
The fashions are absolutely lovely though.
I have become such an Of Mercer fan after discovering them last year and wear this dress (http://www.ofmercer.com/collections/office-dresses/products/madison-dress) ALL the time! It’s my go-to client meeting/conference dress. I’d say they run pretty true to size, which is probably the same as Theory and slightly smaller than BR or JCrew, who I think are running a little larger lately. That is, from what I hear anyway, since I am now an OM convert and have stopped buying work dresses from anywhere else..!
Ruby, thanks for the sizing info. I’m placing my order now!
When I look at that blazer, all I can think of is the Tardis. Anyone else? ;)
Haha yes, me too :)
My first thought was that everything looked nice but way to short for law. Would never wear to court. Will check out the longer items if they come out.
too short, doh.
Agreed, too short for a law office or court. I echo the poster above that suggested generous hems for those of us who cannot wear above knee dresses to the office. Or offering dresses in regular and tall, like some brands. I’ve looked at Of Mercer a number of times. I like the styles and the price points. The shortness of the dresses is what has caused me to pass on buying anything.