Thursday’s TPS Report: Calvin Klein Belted Ponte Knit Dress

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

iconNordstrom’s Anniversary Sale continues through this weekend, including this lovely knit dress from Calvin Klein.  We love the royal blue color (it’s also available in a muted gray patterned print) — it’s bright, fun, yet professional.  We’d wear it with a boyfriend cardigan (perhaps putting the belt on top of the sweater), or perhaps a long pendant necklace that hits above the belt.  The dress is now $78 (from $118) and was available in plus size as well (though only 20W is left).  Calvin Klein Belted Ponte Knit Dress
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  1. That shape works PERFECTLY on me.

    Found your blog via Working Girl. Am going to add you to my reader now!

  2. beautiful, but only in a 12 and 14 now. BLAH. It looks like the patterned one is only available in petites! I really love this shape. Sad!

    BUT, since I”m shopping….what do we think of THESE?


  3. This is lovely, but only available in 12 and 14.

  4. Just a heads up the Marshalls has been getting some great Calvin Klien dresses including the one featured. They usually sell them for $49.99 or $59.99.

  5. If they don’t have your size online, you can call or go to any Nordstroms and ask them to find it for you at any of their stores. I think if you go to the store and they don’t have it, they will ship it for free also, but I’m not entirely sure of that.

  6. I bought this dress – very comfortable and great fit!! Glad to see it on this site.

  7. HK – I think the first one would be great but not at work – bright color + a couple of inches too short. I think you can get away with one or the other of those elements, but not both at once. Great summer dress outside of work, though. The second one works, though.

  8. HK- I’m not into the first one at all, but maybe all it needs is a nice belt. It does seem a bit too short it may be fine on a non-model. I love the second one, though.

  9. Delta Sierra :

    Love this dress. The color, the neck, the skirt. Does anyone know if ponte knit bags out in the behinder after a while?

    HK: #1, nice dress but too short for most workplaces. #2, beautiful.

  10. Love this dress, the color, and the fit. I’m a big fan of bright colors and I wish more women would wear them in the workplace. Black/gray/brown is so drab.

  11. Another Attorney :

    I just purchased this dress in black at TJ Maxx for $49.99. It’s nice thick stretchy material – doesn’t wrinkle and flattering fit. The blue is a bit bright for my taste….

  12. Lovely vibrant blue. This dress would look great with black tights. You could even throw on a blazer to break up the color, but still display the interesting pleating at the neck.

    I like the Donna Morgan Belted Ponte Knit Dress in the sidebar a bit better, actually. Love the neckline. Too bad both are sold out in my size!

  13. Hah, I ordered this last week even before I saw it on Corporette! Hopefully it fits as well as you ladies say it does. I think it’s a great professional dress and will totally wear it with a black blazer or cardigan through the winter.

  14. Love the Donna Morgan–so Mad Men!

  15. housecounsel :

    Beautiful! Calvin Klein makes fantastic work dresses.

  16. Kathryn–yes! I love wearing dresses that make me feel like Joan, even if I do lack her assets. Can’t wait for Season 3!

  17. Yea, I was going to buy this one or the Donna Morgan one but they both say fitted through the hips…so I don’t think they will work for me since I am a bit pear. Beautiful dresses though!

  18. Just marked down to $69!

  19. I bought this when it got marked down to $69 and the full range of sizes was suddenly available online again. It came yesterday, and I tried it on this morning. LOVE it. There is some sort of magical quality to it that makes me look longer in the torso.

  20. I bought this dress, in purple, from TJ Maxx for $49. It’s very nice but the belt is cheap. Will need to replace it already, and that’s just from trying it on.

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