Maybe you work in an office environment where your Monday-through-Friday wardrobe doesn't cross over into your weekend. Maybe you work in a casual office but still need fresh options for when everything else feels dull. Either way, when spending upward of $200 on pieces for your professional wardrobe isn't an option, there are so many cool and affordable dresses for work that are versatile enough to make their way into your off-duty wardrobe, too.
For those mornings when you hit snooze a few more times than you should, a shirtdress will be your best friend. In colorful stripes or a classic neutral, the shirtdress is a work-wardrobe staple that's easily taken to nighttime by swapping out shoes and a bag. Shift dresses are another work-attire mainstay, and with subtle updates to the simple silhouette, like ruffled sleeves or a tie waist, they feel like just the little refresh that your closet needed.
For all your 9-to-5 wardrobe needs, shop these 20 affordable dresses you'll wear for work and maybe even on the weekend (yes, they're that cool).
The longer the belt, the cooler the dress.
The print of the season.
Defining easy, throw-it-on-and-go style.
Graphic prints that pop.
A fishnet overlay adds a little edge to your work wardrobe.
Go for a dark green shade when you're bored of all your black dresses.
A shirtdress that feels so fresh.
This also works with heels for a holiday party or sneakers for a casual vibe.
Checked patterns make everything look more professional.
Figure-flattering but so effortless.
A shift dress that's anything but boring.
Mix it up with metal detailing.
A wrap dress gets toned down in a neutral blush shade.
The ideal day-to-night dress.
A flirty take on the shirtdress.
Let your sleeves do all the talking.
Fall's moody florals and a midi-length dress are great for work.
Simple but classic.
Pick up this wardrobe essential in every color.
For more conservative office environments, this little black dress brings just the right amount of personality.