10 Weekend Dresses You Can Easily Turn Into Office-Friendly Outfits

by Hidayah Idris
LIFESTYLE  |  March 10, 2018
  • Nothing new to wear to work?
    1 / 11 Nothing new to wear to work?

    Here’s an idea: Instantly transform your casual dresses into something work-appropriate just by wearing a shirt under it for the office. Unfortunately, this doesn’t work for all dresses, but scroll through the gallery for 10 that would look fab with shirts – and yes, it works if you own something similar too.

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  • Duenda Cutout Tweed Dress, $49.90, Love, Bonito
    2 / 11 Duenda Cutout Tweed Dress, $49.90, Love, Bonito

    Don’t have a long-sleeved shirt? A sleeveless shirt is enough to make this dress office-appropriate.

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  • POMELO SOHO Agatha Mini Slip Dress, $39, Pomelo Fashion
    3 / 11 POMELO SOHO Agatha Mini Slip Dress, $39, Pomelo Fashion

    A white shirt like what the model wears may look good, but you can also opt for pastel shades for a girly look.

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  • Corduroy Pinafore Dress, $79.90, Topshop
    4 / 11 Corduroy Pinafore Dress, $79.90, Topshop

    Pair this with a bright-coloured shirt for a pop of colour.

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  • Vesper Sierra Colorblock Strapless Dress, $106.90, Zalora
    5 / 11 Vesper Sierra Colorblock Strapless Dress, $106.90, Zalora

    Take your love for colour-blocking to the office by pairing a shirt in a complementary colour under the dress.

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  • Barenda Pinafore Buckle Dress, $43.90, Love, Bonito
    6 / 11 Barenda Pinafore Buckle Dress, $43.90, Love, Bonito

    Pair it with a short-sleeved shirt for a retro-inspired look, or a long-sleeved shirt for a more meeting-ready outfit.

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  • Molly Side Button Slip Dress, $89.90, Topshop
    7 / 11 Molly Side Button Slip Dress, $89.90, Topshop

    Going from work to date? Simply take off the shirt under the dress to look more casual.

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  • Strappy Dress with Stripe Detail, $59.90, Zara
    8 / 11 Strappy Dress with Stripe Detail, $59.90, Zara

    This dress might look casual with the side stripes, but just pull on a long-sleeved shirt under it for an instant formal update.

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  • MISSGUIDED Stretch Crepe Sleeveless Fishtail Maxi Dress, $81.90, Zalora
    9 / 11 MISSGUIDED Stretch Crepe Sleeveless Fishtail Maxi Dress, $81.90, Zalora

    Bought a dress that’s too dressy to be worn to the office? Just don a white shirt under it to make it boardroom-ready.

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  • Midi Strappy Dress, $59.90, Zalora
    10 / 11 Midi Strappy Dress, $59.90, Zalora

    A shirt with embroidered collar would look fab with this dress.

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  • Sunnydaysweety 2017 F/W Blue Striped Long Sleeves Coat With Sleeveless Mini Dress, $110
    11 / 11 Sunnydaysweety 2017 F/W Blue Striped Long Sleeves Coat With Sleeveless Mini Dress, $110

    If you’ve been pairing your striped dress with a tee for the weekend, time to swap that with a shirt for the office!

    (Also Read: These Pastel, Glittery & Metallic Sneakers by New Balance Go With Anything in Your Wardrobe)

    A version of this story first appeared in CLEO. Offering an insider perspective on everything a twenty-something woman in Singapore wants or needs to know, CLEO Magazine is now available in both print and digital formats. Visit www.CLEO.com.sg to subscribe.

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