a week of work wardrobe basics: jersey dress.

continuing on with this week of work wardrobe basics, it's essential to have one good dress. for mornings when you don't have a lot of time, a dress is an instant outfit. i couldn't decide between an LBD, a wrap dress, or a jersey dress since they all weigh equally, in my opinion, but i figured an LBD and wrap dress could both be found in jersey material, so jersey dress
made the list.

the idea behind the jersey dress is that it's a comfortable fabric that doesn't wrinkle easily. with heels and a blazer it's appropriate for that boardroom meeting, but it also works with flats and a cardigan for casual fridays.

two things to consider:
style: choose one with sleeves or at least two-inch straps, but no spaghetti straps. ideally, the dress should be office appropriate as is, otherwise it defeats the purpose of being an instant outfit. a wrap style is always flattering, and the length should fall at or just above the knee.
color and print: a dark solid color is a safe bet for a basic, although any color works. solids have endless re-mixing possibilities. print is more of a concern as it should be subtle and small. a dress with huge skulls all over it, for example, is recognizeable, and you wouldn't be able to get away with wearing it twice in a week if you had to.

(miss tina dress via qvc; justfab uptown tote c/o; victoria's secret shoes)

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in case you missed it:
monday's black pants
tuesday's pencil skirt


Susan said...

First comment? Go me!
I love jersey. Totally wore a jersey jumpsuit on the blog today. Most comfortable thing ever.

Love, Iris said...

Jersey dresses are absolutely amazing plus you are looking gorgeous! !! (:


StyleIDnet said...

Looks gorgeous, of course you had the awesome idea of adding the leopard print heels and you look like a doll. Jersey dresses are very comfortable and yes, versatile so its definitely a must have in my wardrobe. they are so helpful in summer when you need to dress up for something in the morning and then 'under-dress' a little for something different in the afternoon. I totally agree with you, a basic color is completely helpful.
Again and as always you look gorgeous.

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Samantha Mariko said...

you wear the dress so well! loving the leopard print heels <3


Sybil said...

love those leopard heels!! FIERCE!

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welldressedmaker said...

that dress is gorgeous. And fits you to the t, becks! I love that you've leopardized the look too! So you!
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Anonymous said...

The dress goes so well with your hair. : ) I love your frequent updates!! X

Rakel said...

love your bracelet ^^


Mrs C said...

Stunning dress! Can go from work to play anytime this one.

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Shybiker said...

*sigh* I know we're strangers but you dress so well that you make me want to be you. Or at least look as good as you do. Your tips are helpful in that regard.

TheOtherSideofCool said...

Jersey dresses are perfect, so soft and comfortable they sit nicely and are just so easy to wear :) xx

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A Very Sweet Blog said...

Becks, that is the perfect dress doll! Can I steal it? LOL I love the neckline, details on the sleeves and how it gathers in the waist. Looks so good on you doll!

Halie said...

Great dress. Love the details.

Jessica said...

I do not own a jersey dress. I really need to make it a goal to purchase one soon.


Helena Oops said...

Hello my dear!
lovely dress!
I like the bag too!
Nice post!

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oomph. said...

thanks, samantha!

oomph. said...

thanks, laura :)

oomph. said...

kind words. thanks, A!

oomph. said...

yes! it's a must-have :)

oomph. said...

sure, kim! haha!

oomph. said...

yes, very easy to wear!

oomph. said...

thank you :)

oomph. said...

thank you :)

oomph. said...

thanks rakel.

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oomph. said...

woohoo! jersey is the best! will check yours out!

oomph. said...

thank you!!

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