The Best Brands for Washable Workwear

machine washable workwear2017 Update: We still stand by this roundup as the go-to brands for washable workwear — links have also been updated below!

We’ve been doing our Washable Workwear Wednesdays for a while now, and I’ve learned there are a few brands that one can reliably look to for washable clothes. So if you’re on the hunt, I thought we’d round them up:

Pictured, top row: green dress / black blazer / black dress
Pictured, bottom row: navy dress / suit / black dress

  1. MM.LaFleur: A lot of dresses and tops from this workwear startup are washable. Pictured: one of their best selling dresses (top left)
  2. Boden: Not only is this one of Corporette readers favorite places to shop on the Internet, but a TON of their dresses are washable. Pictured (bottom right). Bonus: they sell kids’ clothes too, so you can do one-stop shopping. 2017 Update: check out our roundup of how to build a work wardrobe at Boden.
  3. Halogen: Many of this affordable, in-house-to-Nordstrom brand’s clothing is a great source of washable workwear, including dresses, blazers, and more — and much of it is available in regular, petite, and plus sizes.
  4. Lands’ End: Corporette readers love their washable ponte dresses, but do note that their suiting pieces (pictured, bottom middle) are mostly machine washable as well.
  5. Ming Wang: You can get this brand’s stretchy, travel-friendly pieces — all of them washable — at Nordstrom. Pictured (top right).
  6. Eileen Fisher: Not only does this brand focus on the human rights aspects and environmental impact of its supply chain through Vision 2020 (and is otherwise friendly to ladies who prefer slow fashion workwear), but most of the pieces are machine washable. Another pro: most pieces are also available in petites and plus sizes. Pictured (top middle).  
  7. Ellen Tracy: These affordable, cute dresses are great for desk to dinner, and the brand makes a ton that are machine washable. (You can also find their washable workwear on discount on places like Amazon or 6pm!)
  8. NYDJWhether you’re a mother or not, Not Your Daughter’s Jeans (aka NYDJ) has a ton of washable workwear, some of it with a bit of secret shaping power, including blouses, dresses, pants and more.
  9. BCBG: Whether you like wrap dresses for pumping or just general wear, do note that this BCBG wrap dress has been around forever, and comes in new colors and prints every year — and it’s machine washable. The brand has a lot of other machine washable clothes for workwear and weekend.
  10. Betabrand: As Betabrand explains on its website, “Brand-new ideas spring to life on our site every day [and] our fans co-design and crowdfund them into existence.” The brand (or “online clothing community,” as it labels itself) became known for their yoga pants for work, but they’ve expanded heavily — their WorkIt collection has a TON of dresses, blazers, and more, all of them blending athletic performance fabrics with traditional workwear shapes. (If you’re a new customer, use this referral link to get $15 off your first order!)
  11. Karen Kane: This affordable brand offers dresses, skirts, blouses and more for work, many of them machine washable and available in regular and plus sizes. This $108 dress — often on sale for even lower! — has been a reader favorite, and comes out in new prints and colors in long-sleeves and short-sleeves every season (pictured bottom left).
  12. Pivotte: There’s less selection at this workwear startup, but I must say I’ve been living in the drapey washable wool cardigan I bought for myself — I highly recommend.
  13. 2017 Update: Note that Hobbs London has a ton of washable workwear, available at Bloomingdales as well as at Hobbs.

Ladies, have you found any other reliable brands for washable workwear? What are your favorites?

Psst: if you’re looking for washable pants for work or stylish travel dresses for vacation and beyond, check out our roundups over at Corporette.  

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Top row: green dress / black blazer / black dress. Bottom row: navy dress / suit / black dress.


  1. ashley says:

    the best washable workwear shirts are by pink tartan! They are so soft and the price is justified as the fabric does not wear out in the wash or over time. Highly recommend.

  2. I submitted a design idea for a dress that is appropriate, is machine washable, wrinkle-resistant, is fully lined, and has big POCKETS.

    You can vote for it here if you feel like:

    Because Mitch Hedberg was right, “This shirt is dry clean only…which means it’s dirty.”