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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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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Summer Office Dress Options

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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In Living Color
In Living Color
Price: $595
­neimanmarcus.com

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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The Trendsetter
The Trendsetter
Price: $450
­shopbop.com

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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First Resort
First Resort
Price: $440
­aliceandolivia.com

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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The Prepster
The Prepster
Price: $350
­toryburch.com

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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The Gray Lady
The Gray Lady
Price: $250
­bergdorfgoodman.com

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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Sea Suite
Sea Suite
Price: $300
­leifsdottir.com

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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Playing it Cool
Playing it Cool
Price: $458
­tibi.com

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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Midcentury Modern
Midcentury Modern
Price: $395
­millyny.com

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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