Office Dresses Fall-Winter 2016-2017
Passed are those times when ladies had an exclusive care of household chores and children. The time does not stand still, forcing us to comply with the new laws and standards of life. And if someday there were no notion of “office dress or suit,” then today, these clothing items are always present in any fashionista’s wardrobe. Today, women work on a par with men occupying important positions, contributing to the development of sectors such as economy, industry, culture, education and so on. Yet, despite the dynamic lifestyle, every woman must retain the most important thing: she was created to beautify the world. And ladies can perform this task with the help of stylish and fashionable dresses in style office.
The pencil dress represents a classic of the office fashion. This design fits all, hiding imperfections and emphasizing the slender feminine forms. Such dresses can be made of different fabrics and colors and can be decorated with peplum, decorative buttons, clasps, belts and bows, or can be left in minimalist style. Classic pencil dresses look very harmonious with many accessories (belts, gloves, hats, jewelry, purses, etc.). Whole assortment of such office outfits was presented in collections of Bottega Veneta, Lela Rose, Dolce & amp; Gabbana, Blumarine, Gareth Pugh, Kimora Lee Simmons, Barbara Tfank.
In the new cold season, Emilia Wickstead, Karen Walker, Paul and Joe, Oscar de la Renta, Derek Lam, TSE, Tomas Maier and many other brands suggested us to wear office dresses over blouses and shirts. Here can be made absolutely different combinations: a blue pencil dress over a green turtleneck; a plaid dress over a white blouse with a high collar; a beige knitted sundress over a monochromatic sweater, etc. Such a decision will often allow you to change your look, the base of which will be the same dress. In order to do this, you need to purchase 2-3 different blouses, turtlenecks or shirts.
As we all well know, the office fashion does not accept strident decor or trimming. However, this does not mean that dresses must resemble dull gray bags. To play with your look, without having to escape from work, designers propose us to experiment with sleeves. They can be contrasting (Chanel), fluffy and flared (Lela Rose, Emilia Wiskstead), oblong or with original cutouts (Nina Ricci, Daks).
Sleeveless office dresses
While some brands they worry how to highlight the sleeves, others have decided to exclude them entirely. This decision came to Bottega Veneta, Ashley Williams, Christian Siriano, Mugler and several fashion gurus.
Opening Ceremony and Andrew Gn have though decided to leave the sleeves but executing them from transparent fabrics.
The easy fit is another top leader of the 2016-2017 autumn-winter season. Easy fit dresses are so universal that they can be used both in casual and in the office fashion. Different will only be the fabric, length and color. Certainly, the office style accepts also the midi length and reserved color range (Jonathan Simkhai, Emilia Wickstead, Balenciaga, Chanel, Chalayan, Brooks Brothers, Tomas Maier).
The office fashion for autumn-winter 2016-2017 is marked by the enormous amount of wide belts or cincture-belts. Such items look very surprising and at the same time, severe and reserved. If you want to diversify your office look with such a belt, we recommend that you draw attention to Veronique Leroy, A Detacher, Escada collections.
We must specify and that thin belts will be also in great demand in the cold season (Chanel, Antonio Berardi).
Asymmetric office dresses
As we all know, each company has its requests to the office outfit. If your company allows you to move a bit away of formality, then you have some experiments to do. One of it is the asymmetrical cut. The asymmetric office dress looks really exceptional. The asymmetry may be present in any area of the dress. For example, it may be a one shoulder dress or a dress with disproportionate contrasting inserts. A great popularity have dresses with asymmetric hems and dresses with cutouts, decorative seams and décor. Examples can be seen at Aquilano, Boss, Brandon Maxwell, Antonio Berardi, Kimora Lee Simmons, Barbara Casasola.
Office dresses with collar
The collar is an important male element. However, it is very actively used in feminine fashion. Based on it, renowned designers have begun to launch shirt-dresses that are simply made for severe looks in unisex style. In the new cold season, collared dresses recommend us to wear Ashley Williams, Milly, Michael Kors, Suno, Burberry.
For those ladies who have not yet accustomed to experiment with their look, designers have designed a series of minimalist style dresses. The distinctive feature of this outfit is the complete lack of any kind of decor and faded monochromatic colors. Similar dresses can be also found at Tibi office, Pringle of Scotland, Boss, Alberta Ferretti, Tomas Maier, Blumarine, Lela Rose, Karen Walker.
Cocktail office dresses
It is known that to be a business lady does not mean sitting in a chair in office. Such women are quite active since sometimes the work forces them to go to different presentations, corporate parties, business dinners and ceremonies. Usually, such events take place in luxurious conference rooms, hotels, houses of culture, restaurants, etc. An invitation to such an event involves the purchase of dresses alike. Regular office outfits will look very simple in this case. For this purpose, any lady has in her wardrobe a few cocktail dresses. When choosing an office dress for an evening exit, you can deviate slightly from the severe demands of the office and to allow a deeper neckline, shorter hems, embroidery inserts, perforations, folds, transparent fabrics and colorful embroidery. Examples of such clothes propose us to wera Creatures of the Wind, Valentino, Boss, Marchesa, Tadashi Shoji, Oscar de la Renta, Dolce & Gabbana, Christian Siriano, Cushnie et Ochs.
The main requirement of office dresses are practicality and sobriety. Taking into account the seasonality, many designers propose the creation of such outfits from fabrics such as thick and comfortable velvet, leather, suede, brocade, tweed, quilted fabrics and thick knit (Lela Rose, Oscar de la Renta, Boss, Chanel, Daks, Derek Lam).
Iceberg, Christian Siriano recommend long knitted sweater-dresses.
As we have already convinced, today the office fashion is more diverse and accommodating than ever. In our times, every employer wants his female employees to look not only stylish, but also feminine, refined and attractive. To seduce the customers and associates, a business lady just need to choose the right dress. Depending on the situation, she can afford an office outfit with bright applications and embroideries, dresses with fur trimming, trendy prints, peplum, large buttons, and all sorts of collars (Alexander McQueen, Dolce & Gabbana, Guy Laroche, Daks, Alberta Ferretti, Roksanda, Daks).
Colors and prints
Speaking about choosing the colors of office dresses for the autumn-winter 2016-2017 season, then here nothing is confirmed. In this respect, some companies promote some particularly severe rules. In this case, fashionistas can only choose from the classic office colors, namely black, white, brown, gray, dark blue and dark green. Instead other companies on the contrary, welcome ladies’ decision to follow some fashion trends and that come to work in modern dresses. In any case, the color should not be too harsh. For example, Barbara Casasola, A Detacher included in their collections powdered pink and pale yellow dresses.
Agnona, Kimora Lee Simmons recommend us purple dresses, whose cut is more appropriate to a business dinner.
Chanel, Gucci, Gareth Pugh opted for more intense and bright colors (shades of fuchsia, pink, blue, turquoise).
Maryam Nassir Zadeh opted for warm shades of yellow.
Antonio Berardi, J. Mendel presented green and red dresses.
Daks, Vanessa Seward used the golden shades and soft brick shades.
Barbara Casasola, Boss stayed true to the white color.
The office fashion allows also the use of fashionable prints. These can be animal, floral, geometric and even predatory animals prints. Examples of such dresses can be seen in the collections of Emilia Wiskstead, Haider Ackermann, Dolce & Gabbana, Blumarine, Paul Smith, Balenciaga.
These are dresses office, the ladies will march in 2016-2017autumn-winter season. As we see, the diversity of office attires is a really huge one. This includes both traditional achromatic pencil dresses, as well as more modern designs, decorated with prints, decorative elements and fashionable details of cut.