5 brands that do workwear dresses really well 


Dressing for the office in the heat is no mean feat: while your go-to printed maxi might feel too casual, a tailored shift dress is too stuffy in warm temperatures. So what to do when a heatwave strikes and you need to tick the workwear box?

An in-between, smart yet floaty style is the solution, though they’re not as readily available as you might think. Floaty often means sleeveless, backless or strapless, all of which might not be considered modest enough for the workplace. Smart, on the other hand, often reads as structured, which isn’t necessarily what we need in the sun. 

There are a handful of excellent brands that manage to toe the line. These 5 labels always have great summer work dresses, so put them at the top of your shopping list. 


As Net-a-Porter’s more affordable sister outlet, The Outnet might be infamous for designer bargains, but it’s own brand shouldn’t be overlooked. Iris & Ink is its in-house label that excels at fresh workwear. This gingham dress will look great with tan espadrilles and a navy linen blazer for the office. 


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