The Only Dress You’ll Ever Need For Work

The Invisible Dress

We all have the same fashion quandary. You start the week planning exactly what you’re going to wear the night before, but by Wednesday you’re throwing together an outfit with five minutes to spare before rushing out of the door.

Thank goodness for summer’s obsession with functional dressing then because this trend is about to make the daily dressing dilemma a little bit easier. And there’s one key piece that everyone is lusting after – the ‘invisible dress’. A term coined not because you’ll blend in to the crowd, but because this item has the power to see you through the working day time and time again – without becoming tired-looking. This is low-key, low-maintenance dressing as its very best.

Shop our five favourite styles to take you from Monday to Friday…

Orange Panelled Pencil Dress
Hopping from a boardroom meeting to a theatre date doesn’t have to mean a quick change. The invisible dress works for any occasion. Just team River Islands pencil dress with a classic court shoe and go!


Monochrome Fit & Flare Dress
Stick to timeless styles that will stay looking fresh season after season. This monochrome dress from Foschini offers a classic style that won’t date like others.

Plate Detail Dress
There’s no need to shun colour – the invisible dress shouldn’t be overly conservative, just easy-wearing, flattering and chic. This V-neck dress ticks off all three – gliding over problem areas for a relaxed look. Pair with a flat or a heeled sandal.

Black Panel Dress
A well-cut black dress will never look out of place – just dress up (with a heel, clutch and statement necklace) or down (think ankle boots) for instant confidence. If you can afford to invest, designer label LBD’s will stay looking flawless for longer. This Zara dress is versatile enough to become a weekly staple without your co-workers catching on.

Broderie Spliced Wedge Dress
The real test of any invisible dress is a long day, so make sure you shop wisely. Take fabric into consideration, especially if your office is air conditioned or overly stuffy, along with fit and practicality. Country Road’s Broderie Spliced Wedge dress features breathable eyelets, short sleeves and a flattering fit just above the-the-knee length which will survive a quick-march between meetings.

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