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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…
How much do you rely on easy-care clothes for your work wardrobe, especially now that you’re a parent? What are your favorite brands with washable workwear? (Any laundering tips to share?)
Our Latest Favorite Brands for Washable Workwear
Some of our favorite brands of washable workwear as of 2023 — where many of the pieces are machine washable — include NYDJ, Vince Camuto, Halogen, Quince, Everlane, Summersalt, Banana Republic, Banana Republic Factory, Lands’ End, and Karen Kane. On the fancier side, check out M.M.LaFleur, Hobbs, Ming Wang, Boden and Eileen Fisher.
The Best Brands for Washable Workwear in 2023
Not only is Boden one of Corporette readers’ favorite places to shop on the Internet, but a TON of their clothes are washable. (Sad trombone for their discontinued line of ottoman dresses, which were great for work and washable.) Bonus: they sell kids’ clothes too, so you can do one-stop shopping. The brand offers sizes up to 22, as well as short and tall styles. Pictured. (Note: Nordstrom sells the brand as well!)
Corporette readers love Lands’ End washable ponte dresses, but do note that their suiting pieces are mostly machine washable as well. The brand also offers plus, petite, and, occasionally, tall sizes. Pictured.
Not only does Eileen Fisher focus on the human rights aspects and environmental impact of its supply chain through Horizon 2030 (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. Corporette readers love this pair of pants so much they call them the magic pants for work. Pictured.
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 and you can sometimes find dresses, blazers, and more.
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Karen Kane 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 (you can often find previous seasons on Amazon!).
Banana Republic and Banana Republic Factory both have a ton of washable workwear — not just pants, but suiting as well! In fact, in addition to Hobbs and Lands’ End, BR is one of the few places you can find washable suits for women at all.
Brooks Brothers isn’t the brand that first comes to mind when you think of washable workwear, but they do have some options! Their line of non-iron blouses is a great place to start — it has a variety of options, including feminine details like ruffle-necks and ruffle plackets to more classic choices like pinstripes. The pictured shirt is $118.
Yes, Summersalt has lots of NON-office-appropriate offerings (swimsuits, loungewear, PJs, and so on), but a wide selection of washable workwear pieces is in the mix, too — including plus sizes. The brand makes button-front shirts, trousers, sweater blazers, cardigans, short-sleeved sweaters, and more! And while many of the dresses are too casual for work (think sundresses), some could work in business casual settings. The pictured short-sleeved, cotton-cashmere sweater is $41.25 on sale.
Among Everlane‘s washable workwear options is their washable silk blouse, pictured, which is $150. Beyond that, Everlane has washable cardigans, sweaters, pants, blazers, dresses, and more (mostly basic styles in neutral colors), and you can find some of them in their featured workwear picks, which are definitely worth a look.
Quince is another good bet for washable workwear (and over at Corporette, Elizabeth is a big fan of their blouses.) Quince is known for washable silk at affordable prices, and in addition, their bestsellers, including the Core Collection, feature many washable styles in organic cotton and linen. The pictured organic blazer is $69.90 and available in seven neutral colors.
Ann Taylor is one of your best bets for machine washable suiting! (Over on Corporette last year, we discussed their best suiting lines.) The website has a helpful Suiting Guide that details each of the five suiting lines — seasonless stretch, double knit, bi-stretch, fluid crepe, and lightweight — and notes that they’re all machine washable. Their suiting is available in petite, curvy, and tall, in sizes 00–18. The pictured blazer is $198.
Readers, have you found any other reliable brands for washable workwear? What are your favorites?
Washable Suits for Women
Check out our full post on Corporette for all the washable suits for women — in general, note that these brands have had great options lately:
- Ann Taylor – in fact almost all of their basic suiting styles are washable! (Here’s our last discussion on the best Ann Taylor suiting line…)
- Banana Republic
- Banana Republic Factory
- Brooks Brothers
- Hobbs (also at Bloomingdale’s)
- Lands’ End (regular and plus sizes)
- Madewell (regular and plus sizes)
- M.M.LaFleur (select styles up to size 20) — their OrigamiTech line is all washable, but note that many of their blazers are not washable
- Ministry of Supply
- Paul Smith
Washable Pants for Work
Washable Winter Coats
N.B. This post was originally written in August 2016 by Kat, but substantially updated as indicated.