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Today’s Coveted Working Look: Madewell Silk Playa Dress

by Anne Dreshfield | June 23rd, 2014   

Madewell‘s name is well-deserved; every time I walk into their store, I just want to pet everything.

Really! Their clothes, from their coveted denim to their cotton dresses and even leather jackets, are incredibly well-made and durable. I’m a big fan of their denim (so many styles! So many choices!), their relaxed cotton dresses (hello, Afternoon Dress), their infamous tote, and their gold jewelry.

Imagine my surprise this past weekend when I stumbled upon an incredible silk dress in Madewell. Known for their laid-back, California style, infused with just a touch of je ne sais quoi, Madewell didn’t immediately strike me as a store that would use a fabric like silk. Boy, was I wrong.

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There are few things I love more than a shirtdress, and when you elevate that timeless style with an incredible fabric? Well, it doesn’t get much better than that. Madewell’s spin on the shirtdress with their Silk Playa Dress is typical: a bit relaxed, a bit French, a bit Californian, and a whole heck of a lot of cool.

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I’d love this dress for Casual Fridays in the office if you can bare you arms; if not, I’d hunt for a slightly structured cardigan or modern blazer to temper the dress’ natural movement. As for the color – well, that’s for you to decide! I love the unexpected bite of the red, and the blue’s incredibly calming and chic. That decision, my friends, is all yours!

Do you wear silk dresses to the office? What about shirtdresses? Are you inspired by the Madewell Silk Playa Dress?