Wear This Dress Anywhere – BCBG Adele Wrap Dress in Dark Ink Brushstroke Print

BCBG Adele Wrap Dress - Dark Ink Brushstroke Print #commandress

Have you had an argument about The Dress yet? I’ve had many disagreements about color over the years – particularly blue v. purple once you hit the dark blue / indigo /violet range – but the intensity of this debate is unprecedented. The article about The Science of Why No One Agrees on the Color of This Dress […]

Rest Your Eyes on This – Tibi Tattoo Print Sunray Pleated Dress

Tibi Tattoo Printed Sunray Pleated Dress

In “Rest Your Eyes on This,” Commandress takes a mini-vacation to spotlight something that is lovely and delightful – regardless of its practicality or its price. Yes, yes, yes – today’s dress is well above our usual price range. But the subversive in me could not resist featuring a “tattoo print” that you can wear […]

At Ease, Smart & Chic – Fresh Fashion Finds for Spring

Ranna Gill Sleeveless Multicolor Floral-Print Dress

Something that you’ll love to wear when you’re not in the office. Today’s post features Amy Bergsma Schwarzenbach’s three favorite day dresses for spring events. What special day events are on your calendar this spring? In addition to warmer weather, I’m looking forward to a baby shower and perhaps a derby party. Today we’re salivating […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Of Mercer Leopard Thompson Dress

Of Mercer Leopard Thompson Dress

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  I’ve featured Of Mercer’s very chic Thompson Dress on Commandress before, but this season’s update in black wool with navy leopard print panels is definitely worth a second look. What a fantastic dress – and how nice to see another lovely professional with sleeves! I love the combination […]

Class It Up – Three Fantastic Professional Dresses with Sleeves

Boden Betty Ottoman Dress

In the Commandress feature Class It Up, contributor Amy (Bergsma) Schwarzenbach draws on her legal industry experience – including some of the mistakes she saw along the way – to share ideas for taking your work wardrobe to the next level.  As regular readers know, Commandress recommends dresses as a professional woman’s secret weapon. They […]

Smart, Chic & Made in the USA – Under $100 – LOVEAPPELLA Wrap Dresses

LOVEAPPELLA Seamed Wrap Dress - Blue Animal Print

“Smart, Chic & Made in the USA” spotlights American-made clothing for professional women & their families. I’m not familiar with the brand LOVEAPPELLA, but this stylish, affordable, washable, and Made in the USA Seamed Wrap Dress has me eager to check them out! The LOVEAPPELLA Seamed Wrap Dress is $78 from Nordstrom in Blue Animal […]

New Year, New Dress – BCBG Butterfly Print Adele Wrap Dress

BCBG Adele Wrap Dress - Shadow Blue Combo Butterfly Print

Happy New Year! Bonnie returns to school tomorrow and I’m returning to the blog today to share a dress that caught my eye at the end of last year. I can’t think of a better way to begin 2015 than with one of my favorite wrap dresses in an eye-catching new butterfly print. This pretty […]

Smart, Chic & Made in the USA – Bailey 44 Plaid Skirt Knit Dress

Bailey 44 Plaid Skirt Knit Dress - Black & Blue

“Smart, Chic & Made in the USA” spotlights American-made clothing for professional women & their families. Plaid is a big fall trend that keeps catching my eye. I love plaid, but it can be hard to wear. Plaid prints must be worn with care or they can look frumpy (80s preppy), dated (90s grunge) or unflattering […]

Friends & Family Picks – 40% Off at Ann Taylor & LOFT

Ann Taylor Embellished Flare Sweater Dress - Dark Sky

Ann Taylor & LOFT are having their Friends & Family Sales this week – you can save 40% off at Ann Taylor with code FRIENDS40 and at LOFT with code SHAREIT. Both sales end on November 16. Both stores are great places to look for festive attire that is appropriately conservative for an office holiday […]

Smart, Chic & Made in the USA – Black Halo Marissa Black Rose Print Sheath Dress

Black Halo Dark Rose Print Marissa Sheath Dress

“Smart, Chic & Made in the USA” spotlights American-made clothing for professional women & their families.  Here’s a lovely retro-modern sheath dress from Black Halo that is loaded with Mad Men Style! I love the rich black floral print and contrast among the dress’ modest silhouette, open neckline and side slit. You could pair the […]