Washable Workwear Wednesday: Swing Dress

This is highly rated (even if it doesn’t look super-flattering online) and readers have been really singing its praises. I can see it being a great dress if you’re coming back to work from maternity leave and want a more casual look (especially if you want pockets), or if you’re dealing with weight gain, or if you’re in your second or third trimester — because it’ll definitely fit a baby bump. This can also be a really easy layerable dress, and you could add a scarf and sleek pumps to make it a little bit dressier, or wear it with knee-high flat books and a longer cardigan for a more casual look. It’s machine wash cold, line dry, and it’s only $48 at Nordstrom. Soprano Swing Dress

Here’s a plus-size option.

Looking for other washable workwear? See all of our recent recommendations for washable clothes for work, or check out our roundup of the best brands for washable workwear.

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Washable Wednesday: Vee Neck Dress

Happy Wednesday, ladies! Today I’m liking this washable sheath dress from Banana Republic — the notch neck, sleeves, and simple fit and flare design are lovely! It’s available in blue, red, and black in regular, tall, and petite sizes for $138 full price.  Short-Sleeve A-Line Vee Neck Dress

Looking for other washable workwear? See all of our recent recommendations for washable clothes for work, or check out our roundup of the best brands for washable workwear.

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Washable Workwear Wednesday: Henley Top

We just rounded up workwear with hidden shaping powers over at Corporette, and one of the brands we included was NYDJ. Readers were singing its praises and, FYI, noted that taller women can get NYDJ pants in tall sizes at Long Tall Sally. This machine-washable henley from NYDJ is available in sizes 1X-3X (here are other size and color options) and is on sale for $58 right now at Nordstrom (was $98). NYDJ Henley Top

Looking for other washable workwear? See all of our recent recommendations for washable clothes for work, or check out our roundup of the best brands for washable workwear.

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Finally Friday: Nora Pull-On Stretch Skinny Corduroys

These pants are a reader favorite, and they’ll be warm and comfortable this season. They are pull-on, which can be good if you’re avoiding a c-section scar, etc., but they can also be a little too loose in the waist. So, unless you’re wearing a lot of tunics, if you’re bending down with your kids you may end up with your underwear showing. Except for the “artichoke” color, these are only available in lucky sizes right now (petite and regular) because they’re on sale for $48 from $74. However, there’s a really great teal that’s not marked down and still available in all sizes 0-16. JAG Nora Pull-On Stretch Skinny Corduroys

Here’s a plus-size option.

Update: note that Amazon has some options as low as $13!

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Washable Wednesday: Iced Floral Tab Sleeve Blouse

I noticed that Loft has a ton of beautiful patterns right now, including several designs with a very art deco feel. A lot of their stuff is easy to wear because it’s machine washable — and it’s affordable, too. I like the wide neckline here and I think it would work well in a variety of outfits. The top is available in regular and petite sizes in XXS-XXL and is $59 full price at Loft. Iced Floral Tab Sleeve Blouse

Here’s a plus-size option from Sejour at Nordstrom.

Looking for other washable workwear? See all of our recent recommendations for washable clothes for work, or check out our roundup of the best brands for washable workwear.

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Washable Wednesday: Ponte-Knit Swing Dress

washable-swing-dress-for-work-old-navyThis dress from Old Navy — just $22! — looks like a great basic. You could wear it with tights and booties, or you could even dress it up with a statement necklace. The swing style is a good one for postpartum bodies, and in general this just looks like a nice, flattering dress. I will say this about Old Navy clothes — they wear really well. I have some Old Navy pieces that I’ve been wearing forever, and they hold up to machine washing and they just last. This dress is on sale for $22 (from $37 full price), and it comes in regular sizes XS-XXL, tall S-XXL, and petite XS-L. Ponte-Knit Swing Dress

Here’s a plus-size option, also at Old Navy.

Looking for other washable workwear? See all of our recent recommendations for washable clothes for work, or check out our roundup of the best brands for washable workwear.

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