Revamp Your Return to Workwear

With more and more people returning to the office, it seems as though work from home season might finally be coming to an end. Our living rooms will no longer haphazardly function as our home offices. And the casual dresses we wore like sweatpants will no longer fit the workwear criteria. 


Acclimating back to a life without your comfy every dress or cozy casual jumpsuit can be rough. Whether you took advantage of your work from home freedom and leaned into all things stretchy and bra-less, or you continued to style cute workwear outfits for those 9-5 Zoom meetings, your return to the office is the perfect time to try something new.


This season is all about the workwear dress. We loved our easy Summer jumpsuit moments. And you can still utilize our How to Wear A Jumpsuit At Any Age blog for styling tips on any transitional or Fall jumpsuit. But we’re focusing on reclaiming your office style with four style tips that will help you rethink your workwear wardrobe through chic work dresses!


Tip #1: Be Bold

Remind your coworkers who you are with a bold print midi dress or wrap dress. Not only are these trending prints super flattering to your figure, but the pop of color and fun patterns will lift your spirits. Prints can be a great way to express yourself, so have fun choosing a vibrant fall floral pattern or alternative stripe print that reflects you!

Say hello to your new favorite dress for fall. Tonya’s Hunter green color is the perfect bold color for the season, and the floral print is sophisticated yet fun.

You’ll forget all about your three piece suit with this dress. Kori’s unique print is eye catching and powerful, and sends the message that you’re ready to work. Made from stretch jersey knit, you’ll be comfortable and cool all day long. 


Tip #2: Play With Dress Lengths 

Loved by women of all ages, the midi dress is a workwear staple. The below the knee hem on a midi dress elongates your legs making you look taller and slimmer. Pair with your favorite heels or flats and transition your new workwear dress to an evening cocktail dress fit for post-Covid celebration cocktails!

With a cowl neckline that accentuates your shoulders and a cinch in the waist, Tina flatters your every part of your body. Combined with the fun teal color and trending zebra print, this is the perfect midi dress!

Our favorite midi dress Tina, but this time without sleeves. Made with stretch mesh material, this dress is super flattering without being constricting. 


Tip 3: Add A Fun Statement Sleeve

Leave boring, simple long and short sleeves in the past! Our favorite way to elevate a work dress is by adding a chiffon sleeve. Chiffon sleeves add movement and flow to a dress while complimenting your upper arms. Whether you prefer a ¾ length sleeve or long, chiffon sleeves are elegant and breathable! You’ll be surprised when they become your new workwear staple


The Carrie 2.0 does it all. The chiffon sleeves add elegance that can be carried from day to night, desk to dinner. 

The Betty Rosewood dress is the perfect feminine dress for fall. The chiffon sleeve elongates your arm and adds movement, while the print gives the dress a fresh, youthful feel. 


Tip #4: Layer Up

Fall weather is here. And that means layers! Rethink jacket and dress separates. Rediscover how light chiffon can layer material and add eye-catching detail. Jacket dresses are the easiest outfit for hassle-free layering! When paired together, a long sweater creates length and dimension while keeping you extra cozy. Choose a chiffon cape dress and you’ll add movement and style! We designed chiffon capes in fun fall prints that spice up plain little black dresses. Adding a layer is a fun way to rethink your Fall workwear wardrobe.

Lori is the perfect sophisticated work dress that is also cozy. The long sweater and belt add dimension and the material is comfortable enough to wear all day and night. 

Level up your classic black work dress with Carole. The flowy chiffon cape adds movement and accentuates your shoulders and upper arms. Not to mention the print is perfect for fall. 


No matter which style tip and workwear dress you go with, you are sure to look fabulous this Fall. Reworking your work style can be fun and exciting. Even if returning to the office is a little daunting!


Show off which Connected Apparel style tip you’ll be using to revamp your fall workwear style! Share a photo of you in your new fall work dress on Facebook or Instagram, and don’t forget to tag us with #InMyCA!


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