Business Casual Superstar: An A-Line Dress and Printed Flats

by Rachel Yeomans | August 25th, 2011   

By Huma Rashid

Few things are as easy to wear as a dress. You slip one on, and it’s breezy and comfortable, and as long as it’s long enough and not too revealing up top, you can slip on some shoes and head into the office, and chances are, you’ll be among the best dressed there! Yup, dresses are a great, easy, nearly fool-proof choice for the workplace.

So for today’s outfit, I decided to put together a sweet, pretty outfit that’s easily appropriate for work, and so very comfortable and functional.

huma rashid business casual superstar tww 825 Business Casual Superstar: An A Line Dress and Printed FlatsSleeveless Boatneck Belted Dress ………. $44.99
Gwyneth Shoes in Navy ………. $37.98
One Button Cardigan ………. $15

This navy dress is a great choice for work. The neckline is a lovely boatneck, and it’s got a flattering A-line skirt. Plus, the waist is cinched with a belt, which creates a nice, feminine silhouette.

I paired the dress with flats, which are a great way to take a more conservative (or fancy) dress and make it a good work choice. Sometimes heels cause a dress to look too formal, too stuffy, and cute flats (like these printed ones) are comfortable and casual and low-key. (On the flip side, if the dress itself errs on the side of casual, but still work appropriate, heels are probably going to be a better choice, but it all depends.)

Since the dress is sleeveless, I threw in a little white cardigan just to be safe. Some offices allow sleeveless tops and some don’t (even if it’s not expressly provided for in the rules). Use your best judgment, and you’ll be fine!

 Business Casual Superstar: An A Line Dress and Printed Flats