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If you've spent hours sifting through your closet and you're still struggling to find work attire that's appropriate, sophisticated and flattering, you've come to the right place. Whether you're searching for a relaxed knitted stretch dress you can sport on casual Fridays or a corporate black work dress that's suitable for corporate meetings, at Oxford, you'll find eye-catching styles and timeless designs. Our staple pieces are made from high-quality materials and will truly stand the test of time.  

 

Level up your workwear with corporate work dresses for women

For the modern, fashion-forward woman on the go, we have a huge range of corporate work dresses that add a touch of elegance and sophistication to your overall aesthetic. If you're meeting clients or dressing for a formal conference, our detailed zip dresses will elevate your chic aesthetic — ensuring you look effortlessly put together. Crafted from soft ponti fabric with a hint of stretch, the slim fit style cinches in at the waist and features metal zips that add another layer of eye-catching detail. Complete the look by slipping on a pair of kitten heels, throwing a blazer over your shoulders and draping your ears in gold jewellery. 

 

Bright and fun casual summer work dresses 


When the warmer weather hits, it's time to swap our jumpers and trousers for relaxed, breezy and casual summer work dresses. If you're looking to add a striped number to your wardrobe, our selection of apparel oozes elegance. Woven from a comfortable stretch-knit, the flattering bodycon fit features a cross-waist design that showcases your beautiful silhouette. Able to be worn from day to night with ease, elevate your aesthetic with a pair of sleek kitten heels or opt for a more casual look with a pair of chunky sandals. Whatever way you choose to style your Oxford garments, we can guarantee you'll be the best dressed in the room.
 

The Oxford difference

Since 1978, we've been known for our relaxed yet modern approach to clothing designs, our high-quality garments are constructed from ethically sourced materials, so you never have to compromise your values. 
Shop for corporate and casual work dresses online today and enjoy free shipping on all Australian orders over $75. If you have any questions about our work dresses for women or any other garments in our extensive range, please get in touch with someone from our friendly team. You can email us at reception@oxfordshop.com.au or call us on +61 2 9318 2211.  
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If you've spent hours sifting through your closet and you're still struggling to find work attire that's appropriate, sophisticated and flattering, you've come to the right place. Whether you're searching for a relaxed knitted stretch dress you can sport on casual Fridays or a corporate black work dress that's suitable for corporate ... Read more Read less

How do you wear a shift dress to work?

There are various ways you can style a shift dress — it all depends on your mood, the weather, the occasion you're dressing for and what parts of your figure you'd like to accentuate. For everyday work attire, a monochromatic shift dress pairs perfectly with a chic blazer. Given shift dresses typically feature little to no embellishment (minimalism is vital), you can dial up the professionalism with a pair of stylish kitten heels and gold accessories. If your workplace does not require formal attire on a daily basis, throwing on a loose-fitting shift dress with a pair of platform or chunky sneakers will elevate your look and add a daring edge to your style.  

What does casual dress mean for work?

Dress codes exist to provide us with guidelines for what is and isn't acceptable to wear while on the clock. Although a casual dress code places emphasis on comfort and personal style, it's still important to maintain a professional aesthetic. Casual work dresses, jeans, sneakers, and shirts with or without collars are acceptable, as are fabrics such as cotton, flannel, linen and polyester. We do, however, recommend steering clear of open-toed shoes, sweatpants, hoodies, activewear and distressed or ripped denim — it can often look ragged and untidy. While it's undoubtedly essential to feel confident and comfortable when choosing your office attire, consider who you will be meeting, where you will be working, and the atmosphere.  

How do you master the smart-casual dress code for work?

No doubt one of the hardest dress codes for women, picking appropriate attire for work can often require some thought and planning. The aim is to look professional, elegant and chic without overdoing it or undergoing it. It's about finding the perfect balance. We suggest steering clear of bright prints, denim and cotton and opting for muted neutrals and smooth materials like silk and viscose. Having a staple monochromatic blazer that you can throw over your corporate work dress will add another layer of sophistication and classiness to your overall aesthetic.  

In winter, smart casual can mean layering a warm coat over a silk shirt and a pair of tailored trousers. During summer, white button-up shirts, slip dresses, silk midi-skirts and kitten heels are also appropriate. When in doubt, avoid revealing too much skin and instead opt for polished styles in neutral colours. 

What kind of dress should you wear on your first day of work?

When commencing a new job, you want to make a great first impression — and that starts with an elegant and classy outfit! It's important to dress neatly in sophisticated and well-tailored clothing that is free from rips and tears. If you want to put your best foot forward and impress your new colleagues, we suggest reserving denim, open-toed shoes and casual outfits for the weekend. While bold patterns, bright colours and short hemlines might be your go-to style, you want to keep your day one outfit relatively simple. If you're unsure what attire is appropriate, it's safe to opt for blouses, button-down shirts, blazers, silk dresses, tailored trousers and closed-toe shoes such as flats, boots, mules or heels. You'll find all of these workwear essentials in our extensive range of women's clothing.