Back To Business: The Ultimate Office Look!

As some of us start to return to the office post-lockdown, we have had to trade in our comfortable casual clothes at home for smart office wear. For many of us, ‘Work From Home’ wear consisted of throwing on a suitable shirt or blouse for a Zoom Meeting on top of pyjama bottoms (we know you’ve been there!) and with the addition of the lockdown weight gain (did you know the average person put on 15lbs?!), the thought of being in uncomfortable workwear all day can be daunting!

So, here at the Perfect Dress Company, we have compiled a guide to help you create the ultimate back-to-work outfit, that will provide comfort, class, and hide the extra pounds you’ve put on from that afternoon glass of wine and snacks.  

Our Drop-A-Dress Size Dress:

Available in three colour ways, this Secret Slimming Dress is the ultimate back-to-office dress as it provides the perfect balance of a sophisticated but flattering look, and can be worn for a day in the office, for work drinks, or for an important board meeting. Designed to make you look like you have ‘dropped a dress size’ the side knot helps to sculpt your waist and the double layer fabric hides any lumps and bumps, so you feel confident heading back to the office! The bespoke 4 way stretch material means this dress won’t even need to be ironed if you hang it up the night before, making your morning routine much easier (enjoy that extra 10-minute lie in!).

We know that accessorising an outfit can often be time-consuming, especially first thing in the morning and when you have to choose items that look smart and professional at work. We have included some accessories and footwear below which we think would look great with this dress in black, burgundy and navy:

Black: Look Chic in A Little Black Dress

The classic LBD can be worn with many things!

For the everyday work dress code, pair with simple black ballet pumps from Russell & Bromley and our Silver Triple Star Studs, a simple yet classy look that is bound to get you compliments.

If you’re heading out for work drinks or an after-work date, you could style this dress with classic court shoes (we’ve chosen some from Dune below), along with our Gold Multi Hoop Earrings!  A look that oozes elegance and sexiness.

Burgundy: The Perfect Autumn Colour

Our burgundy Drop a Dress Size dress is great for when you want to add a splash of colour to your workwear wardrobe, especially in the darker months of autumn and winter. It can be dressed up or dressed down, worn for an event or day-to-day in the office. We recommend styling this dress with a pair of simple block white heels from Jones’s and our Burgundy Tassel Earrings which are designed to create the wow factor.

Navy: It Goes with Everything!

Our navy Drop a Dress Size dress is a must-have for your wardrobe, as navy goes with everything! It’s easy to accessorise and can be dressed up effortlessly. This dress is great for when you just want to put on something that you know looks good, without wanting to think too much about it. Our model Jordana styles hers with a cream cropped jacket (you can find one at Reiss) and a pair of black court heels – and we think she looks like a total boss!


If you want to add a touch of glamour to this dress, we have recommended our Gold Sparkle Drop Earrings and a stunning navy clutch from L.K Bennett - the perfect after work outfit!


The Drop a Dress Size dress is available in sizes 6-8 to 20-22.

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