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10th Commandment: January 16

This season, designers are spicing up dresses with slits, keyholes and cutouts.  Some brands are even adding these details to otherwise-professional sheath dresses.  Depending on your office, your body type and your comfort level, you might be able to add a hint of skin to your work attire.

Elected Official

Black Halo Eddie Sheath (Piperlime, $390)

Hill Staffer

Anne Klein Fitted Sheath (Bloomingdale’s, $139)

Also comes in plus size.

Paid Intern

Dorothy Perkins Teal Cut Out Dress ($27)

Personally, I love every.single.one of these dresses.  I also love this cut out sheath dress with 3/4 sleeves.  I think it balances the cut out a bit better, and it’s a beautiful royal purple.  Nordstrom also has a similar dress for under-$100.

For plus size ladies, this asymmetric slit dress is more appropriate for cocktai, but it’s definitely a stunner. 

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    2 comments

  1. AO says:

    Thanks for this post! I have this dress with a similar style from Banana Republic but have always been afraid the slit at the top was too revealing for work. Perhaps it just depends on the bust size.

    https://www.tradesy.com/banana-republic/banana-republic-color-blocked-dress-pink-navy-and-black-17195

    January 16, 2013/Reply
  2. Kay says:

    How would you suggest styling these, besides adding a blazer? I know my office gets quite cold and I'm constantly alternating between the few blazers I own.

    January 16, 2013/Reply