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) […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 – 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, […]