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Summer Office Dress Options

  1. Dress for Success

    Dress for Success

    Summer is around the corner, which means it's time to update your dress wardrobe. Hit all the right sartorial notes this season with these versatile frocks for every style. Pair them with a flat or kitten heel for the office--and with a sky-high wedge at night--and you're in business.
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  2. In Living Color

    In Living Color

    Price: $595

    Roy’s silk faille dress has an asymmetrical hem and ­flutter sleeves. It has the look of a wrap dress without the hassle of wearing one—­making it perfect for work.
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  3. The Trendsetter

    The Trendsetter

    Price: $450

    Striking a balance ­between ­elegant and playful, this ­poppy-hued dress from Porter Grey is the best way to hit all the season’s trends: bold color, sheer cap sleeves, and an ­accordion-pleated skirt.
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  4. First Resort

    First Resort

    Price: $440

    Embrace the maxi-dress trend with this printed piece from Alice + Olivia by Stacey Bendet. Pair it with platform sandals for an alternative to the ­ubiquitous minidress.
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  5. The Prepster

    The Prepster

    Price: $350

    The classic preppy shirtdress by Tory Burch is freshened up in navy and accented with gold buttons. With wedges or flat sandals, the overall effect is clean and sporty yet professional.
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  6. The Gray Lady

    The Gray Lady

    Price: $250

    Gryphon New York gives a standard gray sleeveless frock an update with neon-yellow contrasting trim and slit pockets. The universally flattering cinched waist offers instant shape.
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  7. Sea Suite

    Sea Suite

    Price: $300

    The nautical stripe—a summer staple—is updated in dress form by the Finnish fashion house Ivana Helsinki. For a more formal look, wear it with a wide belt.
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  8. Playing it Cool

    Playing it Cool

    Price: $458

    A quick fix for the over-air-conditioned-office plight is the three-quarter sleeve. Tibi’s silk and viscose shirtdress comes with a removable leather belt for a billowy or a more polished look.
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  9. Midcentury Modern

    Midcentury Modern

    Price: $395

    Socialite and art collector Peggy Guggenheim’s eccentric style inspired this Milly cotton jacquard dress. The scoop neck shows an office-appropriate amount of skin while a belt lends sophistication.
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