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Frock Solid: 5 Dresses for Work

Sheath

Sheath

Sheath

The equivalent of a power suit for execs, the sheath dress is a workwear favourite because it looks neat and unfussy without being staid. Dress by Precis Petite. Available from John Lewis Source: PRShots

Frock Solid: 5 Dresses for Work

Pinafore

Pinafore

Pinafore

This chic pinafore dress is a good transitional option. On spring days, you can wear it with a smart shirt under the pinafore or a jacket to keep out the cold. Team low-necked pinafores with shirts with a bow-tie neck detail for a sophisticated look. Dress by Great Plains. Available from John Lewis Source: PRShots

Frock Solid: 5 Dresses for Work

Shirtdress

Shirtdress

Shirtdress

Incorporate this trend into your work wardrobe with a smart fitting shirtdress in a classic navy or khaki or in bright spring colours. Dress by Jaeger Available from John Lewis. Source: PRShots

Frock Solid: 5 Dresses for Work

White Linen Dress

White Linen Dress

White Linen Dress

Even in the current economic climate, a classic white linen dress is a good investment. Always in style, if a little high-maintenance, a well-fitted version will keep you looking trendy for years to come. Dress by Paul Costelloe. Available from John Lewis Source: PRShots

Frock Solid: 5 Dresses for Work

Wrap Dress

Wrap Dress

Wrap Dress

The wrap dress is a work-wear classic. Try this style in light fabrics or even go bold with graphic prints and bright colours, if your workplace permits. Entrepreneur Diane von Furstenberg, who created the style, is also its best advertisement. Dress by Fenn Wright Manson. Available from John Lewis Source: PRShots