Professional, Smart & Chic – Best Office Dresses – Trina Turk Regal Short Sleeve Ponte Dress

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.

Here’s some exciting news for Commandress readers: classic, sophisticated and professional dresses in gorgeous jewel-tone colors are very “trendy” this fall! This is the best selection of professional dresses that we’ve seen in years, so now is the perfect time to stock up on dresses that you can wear for years to come.

Here’s a perfect example. This Trina Turk Ponte Dress – Regal Short Sleeve in Plum is so feminine and lovely – and also very business-like. The pleating above and below the waist is a beautiful detail that makes the dress special. The dress has a fit and flare silhouette, which can either create or accentuate an hourglass figure. The simple design is also perfect for displaying a statement necklace. If you’re busty, I’d recommend a longer necklace to create a vertical line under the crewneck. The Trina Turk Ponte Dress – Regal Short Sleeve is available from Bloomingdale’s for $328.

Update: The Ponte Dress in plum is also available from Trina Turk for $328.

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  1. Commandress says

    I tried this dress on last week and am pleased to report that it is even lovelier in person! The cinched-in waist is so flattering and the pleating stays flat against your body. The skirt is fit and flare as pictured, and also very flattering. The dress is lined and the skirt’s lining has pretty matching lace trim at the bottom. It’s also such a nice change to find a work-appropriate dress with short sleeves. I found that the dress ran true to size and worked well on an hourglass figure. It looks beautiful with a long necklace – neutral or colorful. A winner for sure!!