Professional, Smart & Chic – Command Attention in a Red Dress – Commandress

Wear to Work Dresses

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  Just as every woman should have a LBD in her wardrobe, I think every woman should have a properly professional red dress as well. Red exudes confidence, and confidence is an attribute it is useful to convey through color. To make shopping for a red dress effortless […]

Mad Men Style – Series Finale – Six Professional Dresses with Peggy Olson Style

Mad Men Style - Modern Floral Peggy - Boden Annie Dress #commandress

The Commandress feature “Mad Men Monday” spotlights fashion that channels the 1960s style of the show’s leading ladies. Today’s post includes a couple spoilers in the most sweeping sense of the word – i.e., a certain character has a happy ending and a reference to the closing scene that relates more to the show’s theme(s) […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – BCBG Adele Print Wrap Dress

BCBG Adele Print Wrap Dress - Dark Ink Combo - professional fashion - office style - wear to work dress #commandress

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  We’re always excited to see the BCBG Adele Wrap Dress in a new print, and this navy woodblock print is just as chic as it is office-friendly. The print is interesting, understated and modern – and reminds me of DVF prints for half the price and with […]

Mad Men Style Season 7 – The Milk and Honey Route

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The Commandress feature “Mad Men Monday” spotlights fashion that channels the 1960s style of the show’s leading ladies. Oh, Betty. Without going into specifics, it’s finally clear that Betty is very aware of how readily she uses her perfectly “just so” beauty and style as a suit of armor. Betty’s appearance has often seemed like a […]

Mad Men Style Season 7 – Lost Horizon

Floral Blue Print Tie-Front Blouse

The Commandress feature “Mad Men Monday” spotlights fashion that channels the 1960s style of the show’s leading ladies. Both Peggy and Joan sport long-sleeve bow front blouses that were de rigueur in the 1960s. If you want to channel your inner Mad Men woman, take a look at Glamorous’s Bow Front Blouse in Purple at […]

Mad Men Style Season 7 – Time & Life

Mad Men Season 7 - Peggy in  Mustard Sheath

The Commandress feature “Mad Men Monday” spotlights fashion that channels the 1960s style of the show’s leading ladies. Last night’s Mad Men included several scenes in which a woman had to revisit a decision she had made long ago and recognize the impact that the decision was still having on her personal life and career. I loved […]

At Ease, Smart & Chic – White Lace Summer Dress

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Something that you’ll love to wear when you’re not in the office.  Last year Amy wrote a post about white summer dresses for work and after hours that helped me get over my fear of staining lovely white clothes. I found myself craving a white summer dress, and found a new summer favorite that I’m looking forward […]

At Ease, Smart & Chic – Lilly for the Lilly-less

Lilly Pulitzer Tumbler Set #commandress

Something that you’ll love to wear when you’re not in the office.  The Lilly for Target launch on Sunday left many people feeling disgruntled and dissatisfied – including Commandress readers (and authors!) who were not able to buy the items on their wish lists. Between online woes and brick-and-mortar mayhem, a lot of fans were […]

Smart, Chic & Made in the USA – KUT from the Kloth Chiffon Shirtdress

KUT from the Kloth Navy Chiffon Shirtdress - professional fashion - office style #commandress

“Smart, Chic & Made in the USA” spotlights American-made clothing for professional women & their families. One of my favorite pairs of jeans is by KUT from the Kloth, so I’ve been excited to see the brand start making casual separates and dresses – including a lot of pretty prints. Today I was doubly excited […]

Mad Men Monday – Three Blue Cocktail Dresses Inspired by Joan

Carmen Marc Valvo  Short-Sleeve Floral Jacquard Sheath Dress #commandress

The Commandress feature “Mad Men Monday” spotlights fashion that channels the 1960s style of the show’s leading ladies. I had mixed feelings about last night’s episode of Mad Men (more Sally, please!), but there was a moment of sartorial perfection that made every care in the world disappear: Joan’s blue and silver cocktail dress. Wow – what […]