Be more stylish at work – women's business dresses from Esprit
Dresses are the perfect attire for an easy-going office look. Whether you are in a meeting, interview or presentation, wearing elegant clothes at the office means you look the part. You will look good in that sheath dress in the evening at the after work party or at celebratory functions. With us you will find a variety of different cut styles, colours and patterns. Let yourself be inspired and find a new business dress to meet your dress code, whether in a discreet work environment or a relaxed agency setting.
Business dresses that do the job for you
A viable alternative to business skirts and trousers or suits: business dresses. Above all, the shift dress ensures a stylish appearance without being intrusive. This classic office dress is persuasive with its tight, figure-hugging cut and usually has a horizontal neckline. Pair it with a narrow belt to emphasise your waistline.
Figure-flattering A-line dresses are also suitable for a chic office look in the summer months. They are characterised by a narrow cut on the waistline of the dress, which becomes expansive and trapezoidal – just like the letter A.
The shirt blouse is based on the classic blouse, with a button panel and shirt collar. Its minimalist style is the perfect complement for a business casual dress code.
If you are not sure of the dress length you should go for, choose a midi dress. You are definitely right because you do not show too much, but also not too little leg.
You have to consider this when buying a business dress
The most important tips for you at a glance:
- Do not show too much bare skin
- Do not choose a business dress that is too tight
- Your shift dress should not be too short
- Opt for muted colours
- Make sure that you have a good fit that does not wrinkle and that you feel comfortable in
How do you wash your shift dress properly?
The best thing is to leave your business dress to the professionals and take it to the dry cleaners. This is practical, as it not only gets it clean, but also ironed. If the sheath dress is not actually dirty, we recommend regular and extensive ventilation. If it is machine washable, be sure to stick to the care label. A gentle cycle and mild detergent are always a good decision.
What colours are suitable for dresses with a business look?
As far as darker shades are concerned, the main shift dress contenders are black, anthracite and dark blue. Light colours such as white and beige or delicate pastel shades are particularly popular in summer. But patterns are also allowed for your business dress at the office. Check patterns like a glen check look particularly chic. If the dress code is not so strict, opt for colour blocking or a shift dress in a bolder colour – you will also make a good impression at the after-work party.
Expressive extras: accessories for your business dress
Accessories are an important part of your business attire. Fashion jewellery, for example. What matters here is: less is more! Decide on some subtle earrings, a sophisticated elegant watch, girly rings or delicate bracelets. Your office outfit is perfectly accented with some fine silver jewellery. A matching bag can also make the grade: larger tote bags are good to take to business meetings, in the evening you would take a clutch bag or a modest small shoulder bag to go with your shift dress for the business dinner.
Which jackets go with a chic business dress?
If you have formal office environment or an appointment, you would best wear a tailored blazer with your shift dress. You can leave the blazer on for presentations over your business dress and take it off during the general discussion section. A light cardigan always looks the part. For your summery journey to work and those appointments you can wear a light trench coat to go with your sheath dress, and in winter an elegant woolly coat.
Shoes: it's all about the height!
Pumps with a small heel, no higher than 6 or 7 centimetres are perfect for your shift dress and for a long day at work. When it comes to colour, it is advisable to pay attention to the colour of the dress and to choose single-colour models. Simple ballerina pumps or loafers are ideal for your business look. If you go to a party after work, open high heels go perfectly with your business dress.
You will find the right pair of tights
Tights are essential when it comes to dressing for business. If you want to emphasise your legs, then use the shiny designs. For a subtle effect, we recommend matt tights. However, you should avoid patterning of any kind on your stockings. Whether opaque or thin depends on the weather and your taste.
Business Dress without Stress – Business clothes from Esprit
A partner you can rely on: our business dresses benefit from 51 years of experience with casual dress patterns, long-lasting quality and responsibly-minded manufacturing. You benefit from high-quality products that you can buy in global stores in over 40 countries. And for collections that are created with social and ecological responsibility: we use organic cotton and recyclable fabrics for our sustainable and fairly produced clothes, with the aim. To make that our standard. To make that our standard. Order your business clothes online and they will come to you quickly and using climate neutral shipping.