7 Affordable Work Dresses

These easy office options check all the boxes: polished, pretty, and professional.

1

H&M Fitted Dress

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Serious attention to detail—a textured weave, tonal piping, and a concealed back zipper—makes this classic sheath look so much more expensive than it is. Bonus: It’s made from slightly stretchy fabric, so it fits just so.

To buy: $35, hm.com.

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2

Topshop Crepe Wrap Dress

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Talk about multitasking—with its to-the-knee hemline and flounced short sleeves, this wrap dress is demure enough for any office, but flirty and feminine enough for a post-work date. Available in two colors.

To buy: $80, nordstrom.com.

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3

LOFT Mosaic Side Shirred Dress

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This sleek sheath is fitted in all the right places (and skims over all the others), thanks to subtle asymmetric shirring at the waist.

To buy: $69.50, loft.com.

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4

Target Crepe Short Sleeve Shift Dress

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This light, swingy dress may not be a traditional, workday silhouette (or hue), but the half-length sleeves and modest neckline keep things office-appropriate.

To buy: $50, target.com.

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5

Modcloth Broadcast Coordinator Dress

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Tailored at the waist, with an on-trend knee-length hem, this shirtdress looks just as good with heels and an oversized portfolio-style clutch as it does for casual Friday with flat sandals and a crossbody bag.

To buy: $80, modcloth.com.

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6

J. Crew Factory Wool Dress With Pockets

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In lightweight wool and a seasonless shade, this slight A-line frock works year-round. Added élan courtesy of a detailed neckline and a banded waistline.

To buy: $76.50, factory.jcrew.com.

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7

Banana Republic Pleated Dot-Print Dress

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A whimsical print, a tiered, pleated skirt, a flattering blouson bodice, and feminine detail at the neckline ensure you’ll have this dress in rotation beyond your usual nine-to-five. Available in two colors.

To buy: $138, bananarepublic.com.

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