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Styled With knee-high boots

I love wearing the Banana Republic Ribbed Button-Down Dress ($99) with my favorite knee-high boots ($178) to the office.

This Flattering Dress Is the Best Investment I've Made All Year, and It Doubles as a Cardigan

For years, I've always wanted a chic sweater dress, but every time I tried one on, I found they weren't flattering on my body type. A lot of silhouettes almost fit like bodycon dress and are supertight around my stomach area, which I don't like. On a recent shopping trip at Banana Republic, I finally found the choice of my dreams. I spotted this Ribbed Button-Down Dress ($99) across the store, quickly tried it on, and was instantly sold.

The main selling point for me was the tie belt and front buttons. Because I can tie it around my waist, it almost creates a ruching effect on my stomach area and doesn't make me feel like I'm wearing a skin-tight piece. The buttons add some dimension and make it look so flattering. The soft and lightweight material feels like I'm wearing pajamas, yet it's thick enough to be covered and supported. It comes in tall and petite sizing options, too.

My favorite styling tip: it's not just a dress! I can simply unbutton the front of the dress and rock it with jeans and a t-shirt; it looks like a cool '90s-inspired cardigan. This investment piece is totally worth it, because it's easy to style so many ways, with all my favorite shoes.

The best part: Banana Republic is constantly having great sales. I got it for 40 percent off, and if you hurry, so can you! What are you waiting for? Keep reading to shop both colors and snag your favorite.

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