Dress Spotlight: Donna Karen Layered Jersey Dress

I came across this HOT Donna Karen jersey dress while shopping on Net-A-Porter today.  The black is inline with the conservativeness of Wall Street.  But, the layered red and white trim makes it a little more fashionable.  This body-con dress isn’t too tight and will ‘perfectly skim your silhouette.’ If you are willing to splurge, even after the outcry over bonuses this past week, it’s well worth the $1,295.00.

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A Working Woman’s Staple: Black Sheath Dress

Every working woman should have a simple black sheath dress in their closet.  It should be simple and classic.  This is not a little black dress (LBD)!  It should be right above or right below your knee.  A kick pleat in the back allows you to walk effortlessly.  You can wear it with a blazer or long sweater in the winter time  or rock a sleeveless one in the summer.  You can also get creative by adding simple jewelry, like pearls, to accessorize.  Pair it with a pair of classic Christian Louboutin pumps to really make a statement!

The dress pictured above is the new Black Halo “Jackie O” Belted Sheath Dress.  If you are looking to splurge, it’s definitely a great buy.

Dress Spotlight: BCBGMaxazria Donna Scoop Dress

I absolutely love BCBGMaxazria pieces! I came a cross this dress while shopping the after Christmas sales and think it’s FABulous.  It has enough color to add variety to your wardrobe and can be worn during the day at work paired with a conservative pump.  You can transition this dress for an afterwork event by adding a pair of bright, sexy heals to bring out the colors.

How Tight Should Your Work Dress Be?

This is a question that I read about all the time and I feel a lot of women ask when joining Corporate America.  Let’s face it, if you are like me, I’m sure you’d like to be fashionable when going to work.  But we should remember to remain fashionably conservative =)!

Unfortunately, there isn’t a clear cut answer to this question.  It depends on the context: the length of the dress, the cut of the dress, and the woman wearing the dress.  The same dress won’t fit the same way on every woman.  I’ll never forget this.  One day, I wore a cream, ruched, Ann Taylor dress to work with one of my colleagues.  And, the dress looked completely different on her than on me.  I am curvier than she is, and as a result, the dress looked ‘tighter’ on me.  To downplay the fact that the dress looked tighter and accentuated my hips and derrière, I just wore a blazer.

So when deciding if the dress is work appropriate or not, ask yourself the following questions? Continue reading