I couldn´t wait to round up my ultimate list for must-have fall dresses for work. I waited until it´s officially fall over here. The gloomy sky, chilly temperature and rainy days seemed like gave me the permission to go ahead, create a list of dresses that will make my girls comfortable + warm in the office while still looking seriously sophisticated.
This post is inspired by the round up list I did last summer, 28 Irresistible Bold + Bright Summer Dresses for Work.
So what are to expect from this list? Quarter to long sleeve dresses, fabulous prints to offset the warmness of dark hues, cute belts and wrap dresses, as well sleeveless for desk to date layering.
1. long sleeve sheath dresses
1) Maggy London Jersey Midi, 2) Karen Kane Snake Print Sheath, 3) Maggy London Jacquard Texture Midi
We can´t deny that shadow hues continues to be the go-to colors in fall and winter. But you don´t want to wear gloomy clothes when the sky is already gloomy.
Thankfully, there´s a better way! Look for sheath dresses with shadowed prints such as filagree morris, snake print, or jacquard texture. They bring prints to work in a very professional manner, never like hippie-boho kind of thing.
2. quarter sleeve sheath dresses
4) Nine West Ditzy Petals Printed Sheath, 5) London Times Printed Midi Sheath, 6) Lark & Ro Lace Sheath
An alternative to long sleeve sheath dresses are quarter sleeves, seriously elegant. They´re your best options when it´s not too cold in the office. Keep it cool with color block edging, overt prints or dark laces.
3. desk to date belted sheath dresses
7) Kasper Sleeveless Belted Sheath Dress, 8) Kasper Sleeveless Sheath Dress with Belt, 9) Kasper V Neck Belted Simple Sheath Dress
Tell me if you´re not in love with these beautiful dresses from Kasper. They have that figure flattering sheath silhouette, adorable belts, and sleeveless or cap sleeves that make it so easy to transition from a power office look to a romantic sweet girlfriend look.
Layer with a warm jacket if it’s cold at work, or wrap with this season´s cocoon coat when it´s freezing outdoor.
See: 12 Sleek and Easy Desk-to-Date Dresses
4. a hint of black
10) Sangria Cut Out Neckline Textured Sheath, 11) Lark & Ro Ponte Color-Block Sheath, 12) Maggy London Crepe Scuba Sheath Dress
13) London Times Printed Crepe Sheath Dress, 14) Nine West Split Neck Detached Bi-Stretch Sheath
Black dresses remain unbeatable, of course. But that doesn´t mean you only got one single black look. There is a wide variation of black dresses for work—from printed dresses with black contrast panels, to color black side panels and solid color blocking, going black is never as creative as ever!
5. sweater dresses for work
15) Gabby Skye Stripe Fit and Flare Sweater Dress, 16) Calvin Klein Colorblock Sweater Dress, 17) Vince Camuto Sleeveless Colorblock Ribbed Sweater Dress
18) Gabby Skye Stripe Sweater Dress, 19) Ivanka Trump Animal Print Fit and Flare Sweater Dress
And here comes my favorite, the sweater dresses! They are made to keep you warm without appearing bulky. We have fit and flare shapes, body con, and the classic sweater style shape.
If you´re into monochrome, take advantage of the black and white stripes (which also comes in a plethora of options). Or you can opt for the more cheerful bright color blocking. Wear the dresses with black tights and black pumps or pointed toe ankle boots.
See: 12 Hottest Fit-and-Flare Dresses
6. fall´s shift dresses
20) Taylor Stripe Shift Dress, 21) Ark & Co Lace Collar and Cuff Shift Dress, 22) Taylor Abstract Shift Dress
Yesterday I chatted about the affordable shift dresses from Boohoo. Today I´m showing these three shift dresses for fall and winter that are work appropriate. All you need is layer them with black tights and complete with some black high heels.
7. Fall´s Wrap Dresses for Work
23) MSK Floral Wrap Dress with Tie, 24) Karen Watercolor Cascade Wrap Dress, 25) Anne Klein Lisboa Print Wrap Dress
You will never go wrong with a wrap dress featuring gorgeous + sophisticated prints and quarter sleeves for work. You can go for the classic self-sash or the cascade wrap style. From water color to floral and lisboa print, you´ll surely have a hard time choosing which one to invest on.
See: 12 Hottest Wrap Dresses for Summer
8. gorgeous quarter sleeves
26) Ivanka Trump Sleeve Dress with Zipper, 27) Ivanka Trump Printed Dress, 28) Ivanka Trump Printed Dress with Belt
And then here comes the dresses with different styles and silhouettes but with a common denominator—the elegant quarter sleeves. Remember that this type of sleeve is the most elegant sleeve you can ever have. So it´s like hitting two birds. You keep your arms warm while you look totally sophisticated.
So which fall dress are you?