When people ask me what I've done over the pandemic, I can proudly say that I've perfected the cinnamon bun (it's all in the proving), learnt how to use a sewing machine, and I have also managed to create the ideal working from home wardrobe. Yes, that does consist of a lot of stretchy denim and chunky knitwear, but it might surprise you to know that some of my favourite WFH outfits are dresses.
There is, of course, one big box that any home office frock must tick: it has to have a bit of give. While I don't imagine any of us are reaching for the Hervé Leger, some fabrics and silhouettes can be a little restrictive and uncomfortable so when I go for a dress to wear all day at my desk, I need it to be comfortable. That being said, it also needs to look Zoom appropriate, for internal and external meetings, as well as being ideal for quickly nipping out the house to the shops or opening the door to the postman.
Good news then, as the knitted dress trend is huge this autumn/winter, with Staud and Nanushka's versions being ideal for feeling super comfortable but also smart. I'd also recommend a shirred dress as that will also allow you movement but there are also some great shirtdresses that are stretchy too. Finally, you can't beat an oversize frock, such as a ruffled collar version from Ganni. Keep scrolling to see 25 dresses that are perfect for working from home.
Nanushka Lee Cream Plissé Faux Leather Shirt Dress (£600)
Mango Fine Knitted Dress (£36)
H&M Merino Wool Dress (£70)
Zara Long Knit Dress (£50)
Vince Tie-Detailed Twill Shirt Dress (£390)
Ghost Luella Floral Print Midi Dress (£120)
Free People Lydia Midi Dress (£88)
Iris & Ink Aeonium Pleated Printed Crepe Midi Dress (£49)
Monki Maxi Cotton Dress (£30)
Karen Millen Button Detail Knitted Rib Dress (£56)
Kitri Sylvie Green Polka Dot Shirt Dress (£145)
Arket Plissé Dress (£89)
COS V-Neck Cotton Dress (£59)
Joseph Dicha Silk Wool Flannel Dress (£695)
Ganni Ruffled-Collar Smocked Chiffon Dress (£255)
The Row Aprile Side-Slit Cotton-Jersey T-Shirt Dress (£460)
Jw Anderson Tie-Front Wool Midi Dress (£495)
Three Graces London Peppa Cotton-Poplin Midi Shirt Dress (£470)
& Other Stories Wrap Midi Dress (£85)
& Other Stories Smocked Button Up Midi Dress (£95)
Mango Fine Knitted Dress (£50)
Stine Goya Joel Striped Stretch-Jersey Midi Dress (£190)
Rixo Mimi Printed Dress (£255)
Staud Shoko Two-Tone Ribbed Stretch-Knit Cardigan (£145)
Aaizél Asymmetric Ruffled Ribbed-Knit Midi Dress (£390)
Next up, the biggest autumn/winter 2020 fashion trends to know.
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