20 Office-Friendly Autumn Dresses I'd Happily Wear All Day, Every Day

The season of balmy getaways is drawing to a close, and as we return from our holidays and pack away our sundresses, it's natural to slip into a "back to work" mentality. In preparation for autumn, we're turning our attention to the gaps in our wardrobes; identifying those pieces that make getting dressed for colder weather a quick and stress-free process. If you work in an office, you'll know that professional-looking dresses definitely sit in this category. After all, many of us spend most of our weeks working, so it's smart to stock up on appropriate attire. And what better time than a brand new season to freshen up your workwear?

With a roster of polished dresses, you'll cut down your getting-ready time significantly—which, as the mornings get darker and the temptation to stay in bed mounts, can only be a good thing. No more rushed 7am attempts to match your tailoring in low lighting.

It's only the start of September, and already the choice of office-friendly autumn dresses is overwhelming. Crafted from slightly thicker fabrics than our summer picks, the 20 dresses we've deemed worth your attention are suitable for the range of temperatures September and October generally throw at us. Simply tweak your accessories and layering pieces accordingly. Whether your budget is two, three, or four figures, we feel confident you'll find your new favourite uniform below.

The Best Work Dresses Under £50

Simple and sleek—you can't go wrong with a dress like this.

We raved about this dress when it dropped last year, so you can imagine how happy we are that it's back.

Houndstooth always feels like a professional print.

Style this mini option with tights and boots.

The Best Work Dresses Under £150

You'll also reach for this on weekends.

So striking! Prepare to be the talk of the office in this striped dress. 

Layer a cream turtleneck underneath on chillier days.

The Best Work Dresses Under £300

Once Friday rolls around, take this one from desk to dancefloor.

You can easily layer this tailored design over shirts and long-sleeved tops.

The Best Work Dresses Under £1000

Elevate this with gold-toned jewellery and court shoes.

You'll be grateful for this cheerful style on gloomy autumn days.

This is a dress you can rely on for myriad occasions.

Keep this one close by for extra-cold mornings.