Mad Men Monday – Season 7

Plenty by Tracy Reese Tabitha Print Gathered Fit & Flare Dress - professional fashion - office style #commandress

The Commandress feature “Mad Men Monday” spotlights fashion that channels the 1960s style of the show’s leading ladies.  It’s not often (ever?) that you see Peggy in a floral print at the office, so it doesn’t surprise me that she would choose a bold color scheme and graphic print when she does wear a floral […]

Class It Up – The Classic Wrap Dress

Boden Wrap Dress in Navy Scallop - professional fashion - office style #commandress

In the Commandress feature Class It Up, contributor Amy (Bergsma) Schwarzenbach shares ideas for taking your wardrobe to the next level. Does your wardrobe include a wrap dress? Maybe ten? The only wrong answer to this question would be “none.” Wrap dresses are universally flattering and versatile. From work to a cocktail party, from a […]

Mad Men Monday – Three Professional Dresses with Mad Men Style

NYDJ Gracelyn V-Neck Crepe Sheath Dress in Punch - professional fashion - office style #commandress

The Commandress feature “Mad Men Monday” spotlights fashion that channels the 1960s style of the show’s leading ladies. Last night’s midseason premiere marked the beginning of the end for Mad Men. Sigh. The episode was notable for several stomach-turning moments of sexism – including a client meeting from hell for Peggy and Joan. It always […]

Smart, Chic & Made in the USA – Karen Kane Spring Prints

Karen Kane Painted Canvas Body-Con Dress - Made in the USA #commandress

“Smart, Chic & Made in the USA” spotlights American-made clothing for professional women & their families. Karen Kane has some gorgeous new prints out for spring and summer! You can also save 20% off right now with code EASTERWEEKEND. I went to the website looking for this adorable Karen Kane Ruffle Shoe Print Halter Top ($98). […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Classiques Entier Notch Neck Ponte Sheath Dress

Classiques Entier Notch Neck Ponte Sheath Dress

A work appropriate look you can get excited about.  We’re not far from the return – and ultimate end – of Mad Men, and I’ve got classic sheath dresses on the mind in preparation for next week’s Mad Men Monday post. This Classiques Entier Notch Neck Ponte Sheath Dress is an office basic and a great […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Under $100 – Ellen Tracy Pink Print Jersey Sheath Dress

Ellen Tracy Pink Print Sheath Dress - professional fashion - office style #commandress

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  Ellen Tracy has been making so many cute dresses lately! We featured a couple bright spring dresses by Ellen Tracy last month, and now this pretty pink watercolor print dress has caught my eye. Yes, it’s pink! But I think the dark color mix and simple dark […]

Top Picks for Spring 2015 – Bloomingdale’s Friends & Family Sale

LK Bennett Floraita Midheel Slingback Pumps - how to wear floral prints to work - professional pumps #commandress

Bloomingdale’s Friends & Family Sale starts today and I’ve been having way too much fun browsing the selection. You can save 25% off most items with code FRIENDS. Today I’m rounding up my top picks – I’ll add more of my favorites via shop the post after today’s newsletter goes out. I’ve admired these L.K. Bennett Florita […]

At Ease, Smart & Chic – Nanette Lepore White Sands Dress

Nanette Lepore White Sands Print Fit & Flare Dress #commandress

Something that you’ll love to wear when you’re not in the office. It looks like Nanette Lepore is on a roll with beautiful knit dresses. Earlier this month, Commandress featured a black and white deco dress by Nanette Lepore. Now I’m dazzled by a new Nanette Lepore dress that features an intricate – and on-trend […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – NIC+ZOE Utopia Print Jersey Dress

NIC+ZOE Utopia Print Jersey Dress - professional fashion - office style #commandress

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  I was surprised to realize how long it’s been since I’ve featured a dress by NIC+ZOE. It’s a great brand to check out for wear-anywhere washable print dresses – like this NIC+ZOE Utopia Print Jersey Dress. I love how the print combines a watercolor botanical with geometric […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Ivanka Trump Tulip Floral Side Drape Jersey Sheath Dress

Ivanka Trump Tulip Floral Print Side Drape Jersey Sheath Dress

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  Here’s a sleek new sheath dress with an understated floral print from Ivanka Trump. The abstract print, subdued colors, and conservative cut make this dress very office-friendly. The Ivanka Trump Tulip Floral Print Side Drape Jersey Sheath Dress is $118 from Nordstrom. If you’re looking for bold color, […]