Office Dresses Spring-Summer 2016
In our times, a business lady is no longer a novelty. Equally with men, women earn their money to survive, build a successful career, get beautiful achievements and occupy leadership positions. A successful woman must always and everywhere be organized, neat, bright, presentable, appealing and stylish at the same time. To achieve this, she must rely on a healthy diet, healthy sleep and of course, a suitable wardrobe. If we talk about the workwear that fit perfectly working fashionistas, then leaders will be dresses. It’s time to find out what are the office dresses trends for spring-summer 2016 season.
Office dresses designs
Severe and feminine pencil dresses become customary wardrobe office objects for some time. Millions of ladies opt namely for this dress design. In such outfits you will always look presentable, severely, but at the same time very attractive and feminine. Form fitting pencil dresses or gowns were presented by designers in an impressive range of colors and fabrics. For example, Christian Siriano and Bibhu Mohapatra had options in beige and gray colors Marchesa Notte included in its line-fitting dresses made of colorful lace, which will be ideal for a corporate party. Suno, Christian Siriano, Kimora Lee Simmons have embellished their designs with geometric prints, and Barbara Tfank with floral. Mother of Pearl, Martin Grant, Altuzarra and Dolce & Gabbana presented classic pencil dresses in traditional colors, executed in shades of black, dark blue and ivory.
Easy fit business dresses
Easy fit dresses are perfect for the working environment. Such design has several advantages. They are often used by ladies with extra weight or a few extra inches in the abs area. Easy fit dresses were also presented in various colors, although for work in office, many brands recommend to wear designs in shades of caramel, apricot, black, gray, blue and white. Although, we could also see more bright colors. Easy fit business dresses for spring-summer 2016 can be found at Narciso Rodriquez, Paul Smith, Lisa Perry, Piazza Sempione, Yeohlee, Kaelen, A Detacher, Maiyet.
Office dresses with collar
At first sight, collar dresses remind us of work and studies. Due to the presence of this masculine element, such as the collar, such outfit always look severe and restraint. Although, with the passing time, designers have managed to create real masterpieces even of such designs. For example, Stella McCartney and Sportmax have “diluted” the collar dresses with prints and creative fabric applications, Gucci and Arthur Arbesser have presented green dresses designs, while Andrew Gn and Cg Chrisgelinas – blue, Olympia Le Tan and Zac Zac Posen have preferred to adorn their dresses with delicate prints and bright colors, instead Chanel and Boss opted for achromatic.
Flared office dresses
Carolina Herrera, Badgley Mischka, Celine, Martin Grant, Roland Mouret, Tomas Maier Women, Escada, Erin Fetherston, Andrew Gn, Tadashi Shoji found it appropriate to dress their models in flared office dresses. Among these could be seen trapeze dresses and tulip dresses. Thanks to the A-silhouette, they also look very feminine.
Sleeveless office dresses
Considering the seasonality is absolutely not surprising that most brands included in their collections sleeveless dresses, which can be seen in various designs. We see waisted pencil dresses with prints, elegant sundresses, halter collar, original colors, Richelieu technique (Veronica Beard, Whit, Nina Ricci, Jason Wu, Yigal Azrouel, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Roland Mouret, Cushnie et Ochs, Tory Burch, Suno).
No matter where a woman works, office dresses should look sober, if she doesn’t want to be the subject of discussion among colleagues. That is why most designers opted for midi length. Furthermore, the hem of midi length dresses can be executed below calves, and can go down just below the knee (Suno, Narciso Rodriguez, Lisa Perry, Brock Collection). There are also designs, the length of which can be both to the knees line and a little above (Andrew Gn, Banana Republic, Osman, Fendi). Shorter length is usually compensated by a more severe cut and color range.
The new collection of office dresses impressed us also with the wide range of fabrics including knitted fabric, both hand and machine knitting (Paul Smith), wool and suede (Akris, Vanessa Seward, Bally), Leather (Jason Wu Hood by Air), the famous tweed (Chanel), pleated fabrics (Nina Ricci, Kei Noir Ninomiya). Are met even bolder options. For example, Altuzarra, Barbara Tfank proposed velvet, ideal for business festive events. Badgley Mischka and Bottega Veneta decided not to be limited to a single fabric, combining several simultaneously. Badgley Mischka decorated the knitted dress at the top with a pleated skirt, made in Richelieu technique while the dress from Bottega Veneta was created from pieces of cloth, which once again demonstrates the designers tend to use the patchwork technique.
Osman, Pamella Roland, Anthony Thomas Melillo, Simone Rochas, Kimora Lee Simmons, Lisa Perry see the working women in black-gray-beige dresses, which will always be suitable thanks to their severe and reserved colors. In addition, the dresses made in mentioned colors are assorted pretty easy with many accessories and footwear. If you wish, you can quickly transform a simple black pencil dress in cocktail attire.
Osklen, Felder Felder dyed its dresses in ombre technique, which involves a gradual transition in different colors. This technique increasingly becoming popular is explained by the fact that such clothing looks incredibly beautiful, original and fashionable.
Vanessa Seward, Fendi, Roland Mouret, Jil Sander Navy, Escada, Paule Ka, Oscar de la Renta, Jean Pierre Braganza presented office dresses in a single color. Most often are met the red, orange, yellow, blue colors and khaki shade. And if a few years ago it was impossible to show up at work wearing a red or orange dress, the current fashion has become more loyal to its followers. If the company you work in does not require its employees to wear uniforms and you are not a representative of a large investment companies, then you can do some experiments at this chapter.
Prints proved to also be quite varied. The most traditional aspect of business fashion is the geometric print and this warm season nothing changes. Brock Collection, Suno, Veronique Leroy, Mother of Pearl, A Detacher, DKNY, Joseph included in their collections striped dresses, with rhombs, polka dots and other geometric shapes. Sober geometry is ideal for weekdays: it is concentrated, stylish, yet very elegant. Taking into account seasonality, on the catwalks can be seen also vegetable prints, among them a special place have flowers (Simone Rocha, Naeem Khan, Oscar de la Renta, Boss, Barbara Tfank). Maiyet, Issa, DKNY, Dolce and Gabbana, Gucci, Bottega Veneta showed office dresses with imprints. The dresses are embellished with fine art, abstract lines, photo prints, military. Moschino went even further, so characteristic of this brand. The dresses were embellished with its fantasies on road works, which certainly will appeal to those working in this field.
The decor elements also amaze us by its diversity. Although office outfits must be modest and reserved, they do not have to be the latest trends in fashion. Depending on the company and its dress code, time of day and event, working fashionistas have the opportunity to wear dresses decorated with embroidery, trimmings shiny metal, feathers, fringe, applications, frills, bows, flowers, buttons and clasps, decorative beads, shards of artificial glass. You can get acquainted with decor elements in the fashion collectionscoming from Anrew Gn, Jenny Packham, Holly Fulton, Jason Wu, Maiyet, Loewe, Celine, Guy Laroche, Kate Spade New York, Altuzarra, Herve Leger by Max Azria, Michael Kors, Dolce & Gabbana, Sibling, Rochas, Osman, Dries Van Noten, ADEAM, Andrew Gn, Antonio Berardi, Ermanno Scervino, Nina Ricci, Emilio Pucci, Bottega Veneta.
Here is the end of the review on fashionable office dresses for spring-summer 2016. Once again designers have amazed fans with enormous diversity of used designs, fabrics, prints, colors and décor. Considering this, ladies in any field will be able to choose the appropriate office dress.