We’re staring out our review of Fashion week with one of our favorite designers, who’s classic wrap dress is an office staple. For Spring 2011 we saw a fresh take on prints that were bold yet still subdued enough for the office. Plus the colors had a subtle vibrancy that has us looking forward to a fresh palette in the Spring.
There was structured tailoring but I personally leaned toward the Goddess draping. It was the perfect mix of bold pattern and feminine shape.
Can’t wait till Spring to score a classic DVF frock? Shop these Workchic pieces and wear them to the office now.
To catch up on Diane von Furstenberg’s line for Fall, check out our previous review DVF Fall 2010. Stay tuned for more coverage of New York Fashion Week.
(photos from Style.com)
A simple sheath dress is the perfect staple for any office. With a few accessories you can take a basic dress and give it a new style.
Hourglass-Business Office by Workchic featuring Jil Sander dresses
Here we took a pleated dress and added 3 different styles of shoes to update the look. It’s a perfect example of how shoes can change the look and feel of an outfit. For a business office we recommend adding a blazer and utilizing the high stakes heels from modcloth.com. We had some fun with a statement necklace in lavender hues that goes perfectly with the smoke print heels and peep toe style.
Pleated spot print dress, 1,000 GBP
K Karl Lagerfeld Wool-blend tailored blazer, $213
High heel pump with Smoke Print, 370 GBP
Ravel Chaussures Peeptoe Courts, 45 GBP
High Stakes Heels in Smoke-Mod Retro Indie Clothing & Vintage Clothes, $38
Lanvin Strass crystal necklace, $2,730
Our friend Yvonne just loved the flattering neckline and empire waist on this dress, so she set out to find the perfect accessories. She played on a natural color palette featuring the neutral dress, gold jewelry, and black handbag. Subtle hits of color were added in the animal and leaf print wrap along with burgundy trimmed pumps. You can pick up this dress and the chic accessories following the links below.
Spiegel V-Neck Sheath Dress in Linen
Hidden Painted Animal Ruana
Champagne Dish Necklace
Kenneth Cole New York Layered-Circle Ring
Kathy Van Zeeland Monte Carlo Belt Shopper
Both of these examples featured accessories that can mix and match back to your work wardrobe with ease. Have fun adding accessories and creating your own personal style.
Just because it’s Casual Friday doesn’t mean you have to wear denim. Why not try a shirtdress as a casual chic alternative for summer.
We found this silk cargo dress while shopping at J. Crew. Neutral color makes it very versatile. How would you style it for the office?
Sheath dresses are a quick and simple way to create a Workchic look during the summer.
This dress takes on a style all it’s own with a origami ruffles along the neckline. It’s polished, professional, and the perfect canvas to accessorize with bracelets, earrings, or fun pumps. What would you add to this Talbots Sheath Dress?
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Dress shown in Champagne, also comes in Apricot Ice and Black. Order it in regular or petite sizes.