Fabrics: It’s always important to take note of fabric content for comfortability, but since work will occupy most of your day, it’s especially crucial. I would pick breathable fabrics that keep their shape till the end of the day. If you are choosing a fabric that wrinkles easily, such as linen or silk, opt for a silhouette that’s more structured and likely to keep its shape, like a shirtdress.
Length: Depending on your office’s specific dress code, the right length of a work dress can vary. If you’re unsure, I’d recommend sticking to midi and maxi lengths to play it safe. I don’t think minidresses are completely out of the picture, but styling matters. When styling a mini, a blazer or a flat shoe can keep things looking more streamlined and professional.
Silhouette: Below, I’ve listed the key silhouettes to consider when building your work wardrobe. Shirt dresses, knit dresses, wrap dresses, and sheath dresses. While these are considered traditional work styles, you can still make them feel more updated by looking for details like pleating or adding accessories like belts and jewelry.