12 Work-Appropriate Sleeveless Dresses You Can Wear To Any Office

by Hannah Marsh

12 Work-Appropriate Sleeveless Dresses You Can Wear To Any Office
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To us, there seems to be much bigger fish to fry in our country than female employees and reporters showing up to parts of Capitol Hill with bare shoulders, but apparently Speaker Paul Ryan thinks differently. If you don’t find yourself visiting Congress’ workplace, however, check out these 12 sleeveless dresses to get you through these hot summer months.



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Women’s Jennifer Lopez Mockneck Asymmetrical Sheath Dress


Of course Jennifer Lopez has our back (and our fronts) in the fashion department with one of sheath sleeveless dresses. Slipping into that comfortable of fabric will feel like you’re spending the day in a nightgown, but the mock neck and asymemetrical fit will make you ready to take on even the most grueling meeting.

2 of 12 Image Credits: The Outnet

Vivienne Westwood Anglomania Duo Draped Crepe Dress


If you’re going for chic, but effortless, this Vivienne Westwood Anglomania Duo Draped Crepe Dress is calling your name. The medium-weight fabric will make you feel secure enough for work, yet light enough to not constrict that creative mind of yours during long days.

3 of 12 Image Credits: Zappos

Andress Fringe Trim Dress


Every single thing about this Andress Fringe Trim Dress from BB Dakota is a yes. From the zigzag print to the straight-fit cut, you can go straight from work to happy hour. Work hard, play hard is the name of your game.

4 of 12 Image Credits: Cue

Cue Textured Check Zip Front Dress


This textured check zip front dress from Cue is for the girl who isn’t afraid to take a risk. One look at you in the A-line hem, high collar, and dark plaid will let people know that you mean business.

5 of 12 Image Credits: TopShop US

Gingham Slash Back Midi Dress


Choosing a workplace-friendly dress doesn’t mean you can’t be fashion forward. This trendy Gingham Slash Back Midi Dress from TopShop will let you work this season’s gingham trend both in and out of the office.

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BCBGMAXAZRIA City Fit & Flare Dress


This City Fit & Flare Dress by BCBGMAXAZRIA is all about the details, and so are we. The geometric shapes and stripes alongside an uneven, flared hemline and a fitted waist let your trendsetting flag fly, while still being office appropriate.

7 of 12 Image Credits: Modcloth

Patio Polish Shirt Dress


This patio polish shirt dress from Modcloth stays sophisticated and cool with a collar and a flattering self-tied waist, but we really only need one word to describe it: pockets.

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Closet High Neck Midi Dress With Keyhole Detail


Going sleeveless means making a statement with the rest of the dress. We are loving the high neck and keyhole details on this stunning dress. Plus, the neutral beige won’t attract as much of that warm summer sun!

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Drape Knot Windowpane Dress In Irish Linen


Meet your new summertime power dress. The black-and-white checkered print is appropriate for even the most important of meetings, the cinched waist keeps it flattering, and the twisted detail at the top lets you still bring out your personality. You’ll be ready to take on any task the day throws at you.

10 of 12 Image Credits: ASOS

Sleeveless Pencil Dress with Oversized Eyelet and Tie


You can really never go wrong with a black office-friendly dress. This jersey knit pencil dress keeps it chic, classy, and comfortable!

11 of 12 Image Credits: Amazon

KENDELL + KYLIE Stripe Midi Dress


While this multi-colored, body-con dress might not be totally embraced at all workplaces, it was too cute to not include. We’re loving the classic stripes and the comfortable material to carry you through a long day in the office.

12 of 12 Image Credits: Revolve

L’Academie The Sleeveless Midi Dress


This button down, sleeveless midi has the whole look of being dressed in your office best with none of the stiffness that typical business dresses normally bring. The lightweight feel keeps it breezy for those warm, summer days, and the tie cinched waist makes it flattering and fun.