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what is your definition of a work dress?

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NippyDrips Fri 05-Apr-13 22:47:59

I work in ab office and want.to get some smart dresses. There is a fine line between what is appropriate and what's not so what is your definition of a work/office dress?

tigerdriverII Fri 05-Apr-13 22:52:19

What sort of job do you do? General rules: not something you would wear to a nightclub. Otherwise, modest colours, not too much norkage, shortish length, plain not patterned, can wear a jacket over it. <<faints, having worn patterned dress with a cardigan to work>>.

Why does it have to be formal?

MagratGarlik Fri 05-Apr-13 23:33:21

Usually knee length. Shift dress type style. Nothing tight, nothing which shows too much boob or leg, neutral colors or black.

I don't think there's too much of a fine line (but then I usually wear trouser suits to work, not dresses).

tigerdriverII Fri 05-Apr-13 23:39:56

envy would like to wear trouser suits. One in the wardrobe which I hope to get into in two month's time.

LovelyBigBertha Sat 06-Apr-13 04:59:23

Shift style, plain or plainish. Definitely, nothing floaty or halterneck.

NippyDrips Sat 06-Apr-13 08:23:17

I work in accounts for a construction company but not their head office. The dress code is shirts and ties for men and smart for ladies but the last couple of years have seen a shift to a more relaxed look.

The fine line may only exist in my head actually, some of the dresses I have been looking at, shift style, plain colours have looked like office Dresses but would then I realise I have seen people wearing similar on a night out.

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