Work Wardrobe Staple: Not-So-Little Black Dress

24th July

Black work dress with asymmetrical hem

There’s nothing like a black dress for work. This one is a prime example, albeit with a slight twist. And I have a few reasons here why you might want at least two not-so-short black dresses. Or three!

It’s so easy!

The not-so-little black dress is a must-have piece for work, in my opinion. I have worn some of mine to threads, because they tick so many boxes. First of all, they are effortless. You can wear one for a chic all-black look. Or you can combine it with a white blazer for a classic black and white combination.

Black work dress with white blazer

Of course, if you want to be a bit more dramatic, you can always add a bright accessory as Liliya did HERE. (The example is not exactly a work outfit, but you get the idea.)

Black is elegant and professional

Another reason that a black dress is so perfect for work is that they tend to look more formal. Even if your dress has a twist – like this asymmetrical hem – black gives it a polished, professional vibe.

Asymmetrical black dress for work

And of course, it’s flattering

Another great attribute of a black work dress is that it is slimming. It’s a lot like a man’s suit. I mean, have you noticed how a suit can make a guy look so much fitter and slimmer? So, on those days after you’ve indulged a bit more than usual on desserts, it’s a perfect go-to option.

Work outfit with asymmetrical dress

I recently discovered that I had totally worn out my favorite black work dresses. It was while searching for a new one that I found this lovely Theory midi. The neckline seemed a little low for work. But then it dawned on me that I could wear the dress over a tee in summer or a button-down in cooler weather.

Then for date night, I simply pair it with pretty, eye-catching accessories.

I’ve previously blogged about wanting to brighten up my closet with lighter/brighter clothes. In fact, on my very recent holiday to Spain and Italy, I made that my mission. (Check back for more on that!) Still, there’s nothing like the not-so-little black dress for work!

Asymmetrical dress for work

I wore: Theory dress / Valette tee / Stuart Weitzman pumps / Ted Baker blazer / Tiffany pearls / Balenciaga sunglasses

xo, janea


27 responses to “Work Wardrobe Staple: Not-So-Little Black Dress”



  2. Nancy Baten says:

    Oh yes, I love these dresses! I think I have four or five of them! I also love to wear them with a long cardigan and boots in Fall and Winter.

  3. Gemma says:

    That is a gorgeous black dress! Love how you altered it too. Have a great day! Gemma x

  4. Paola says:

    Such glam styling! Great job Janea, I love the final result!
    Love, Paola.

  5. Ankita Bardhan says:

    This is such a work appropriate look but yes it seems like a versatile piece too! So many looks you made out of it and they all look so elegant 🙂


  6. Paola says:

    Have a lovely day doll!
    Love, Paola.

  7. Gabrielle says:

    This is a brilliant way of bringing an elegant LBD into a workwear wardrobe! The white t-shirt work underneath it really completes the look; very stylish Janea!!

  8. Rachel says:

    I love your style! Great post and blog!

  9. Ashley says:

    A black dress like this is SO key for the office! And I love all the different ways it can be styled. 🙂 Happy early weekend, babe!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  10. Len Parent says:

    Love this look! SO CUTE!
    Have a great week!
    Much love, Len

  11. Amy Arnold says:

    Such a classic piece! I love how you layered underneath it.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  12. Laura says:

    Soooo cute! I love it layered with that cute lil’ white tee!


  13. Thanhnana says:

    I really love the angle that you took with this post

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  14. Varuna jithesh says:

    Perfect looking outfit.
    Wedding Lehenga


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