Getting dressed in the mornings and navigating the tricky transitional weather is tough. Trying to find something that will carry us through from 9-to-5 is even tougher. Comfort and warmth are obviously a no-brainer, but we're not willing to make style sacrifices either. More frequently than we'd like to admit, we have those days where nothing is quite right, and before we know where we are, we've wasted a good 15 minutes (read: an hour) trying things on only to relegate them to "the chair" where they'll probably stay for the rest of the week.
On days like these, we can't begin to tell you just how utterly overjoyed we are when we remember our collection of fail-safe dresses. Solving a myriad of problems, they're not only comfortable (no tugging hemlines down here), but all they need are a great pair of shoes, an on-trend bag and a sleek coat—minimal styling input necessary for days when your head just can't compute and the weather won't play nice either.
You'd be forgiven for thinking that this means we have rails of LBDs or "plain Jane" pencil skirt shapes hanging in our wardrobes, but everyday workwear doesn't have to mean boring—far from it, actually. Catwalks and high-street stores are awash with dresses in all kinds of textures, prints and bright colours, and we're firm believers that even office attire should sing about your personal style. To give you a helping hand in doing this, we've rounded up 15 of the best work dresses. We'd even forgive you for posting a bathroom selfie from the office. Go through the gallery below to get started.
If you're not a fan of block colours, why not try a subtle floral print?
Just add block heels, a tan tote and a classic trench.
For work or wedding guest dressing—you'll get so much wear out of this statement option.
Extend the gingham trend to your workwear with this form-fitting midi.
You can always rely on Topshop for chic and affordable workwear.
Style this sleek shirtdress with flat loafers and a gray checked blazer.
Sleeveless and striped with a nipped-in waistband? There's nothing here we don't love.
For statement shapes, head straight for Rejina Pyo.
Brighten up your 9-to-5 wardrobe with his pretty pink option.
This easy-going option comes courtesy of & Other Stories.
This belted design is so flattering.
Just add black loafers and a top-handle tote bag.
Think shirtdresses are boring? Think again.
Elegant silhouettes are ideal for the office.
Made with minimalists in mind.
Consider your work wardrobe instantly updated.
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This post was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.