ultimate work dress

(16 Posts)
moveon Tue 01-Sep-15 21:41:43

I am looking for the ultimate work dress. Needs to be machine washable, knee length, not sleeveless, comfy, doesn't make me self concious about my wobbly belly. And I intend to wear it once a week (I only go into the office twice a week) so shouldn't be too noticeable.

Can you help me find one please.

Koalafications Tue 01-Sep-15 21:43:11

What size are you?

What is your body shape?

moveon Tue 01-Sep-15 21:44:51

5ft 2 size 10 (hovering on a 12 since the summer).
No idea what body shape I am! How do I find out?

jimmybim Tue 01-Sep-15 21:51:31

phase eight

WhatamessIgotinto Wed 02-Sep-15 06:55:54

I would go for something quite plain rather than a pattern. Then you can change the look completely with different jewellery, belts etc. I would tire of a bold pattern quickly if I was wearing it once a week.

CurlsLDN Wed 02-Sep-15 07:05:39

Depends where you work. I've just bought this one
m.debenhams.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/prod_10701_10001_012010526260_-1
I work in media, so this can be worn with black tights and ankle boots for every day meetings, or bare legs and heels for events, but it's probably too casual for some industries

PetiteBateau Wed 02-Sep-15 08:05:25

I actually find sainsburys really good for work dresses.

SirChenjin Wed 02-Sep-15 08:10:41

Boden petite - brilliant for jersey dresses, with sleeves and bits to cover tummies. Go for their plain ones rather than the overly patterned stuff. Is pricey, so look for the sale stuff or ebay has a shop.

Cardilover Wed 02-Sep-15 08:15:17

I've got my eye on this - it's way nicer in real life
m.warehouse.co.uk/cupro-belted-tee-shirt-dress/work-dresses/warehouse/fcp-product/02372036

mysteryfairy Wed 02-Sep-15 09:33:00

Look at the Me and Em sale for a few dramatically reduced work dresses - I just picked a couple up for £25 each.

Koalafications Wed 02-Sep-15 10:05:11

mysteryfairy I've seen a gorgeous dress on there, but I haven't ordered from there before, what's their sizing like?

BlairWaldorfLovesShopping Wed 02-Sep-15 10:24:04

Seconding mysteryfairy - the Me+Em ruched pencil dresses are my ultimate work dress. I have 4 and wear them all the time - I'd say they tick all your criteria smile

I'm a 10-12 and M is perfect. They are so forgiving too.

hellsbellsmelons Wed 02-Sep-15 10:25:54

this sort of thing?
Plain and very flattering.
They have many similar designs in different colours etc..
this is nice
lovely but I couldn't carry it off with my belly
flattering??
nice colour
pretty wrap style

moveon Wed 02-Sep-15 21:34:01

ooh, lots of suggestions. Off to look.

lavendersun Wed 02-Sep-15 21:36:31

I bought this a couple of weeks ago - only go into work twice a month, machine washable, really flattering.

www.johnlewis.com/phase-eight-delphine-textured-dress-black/p1865874

tethersend Wed 02-Sep-15 21:43:41

I like this.

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