Lisa R. writes: "Hi Outblush!! I am a manager in a gourmet breakfast and lunch restaurant and am looking for fall/winter dresses that are appropriate for work. I don't need anything fancy, but am having the hardest time finding dresses that are reasonably priced and ones that are more relaxed than dressy. PLEASE HELP!!!"
Hey, Boss! You didn't give me a definition of "appropriate" for your particular workplace, but I, Outblush Operative Rachel H., was a waitress for two years, so I'll go off what my managers' dress code was: No armpits, no boobs, not too much leg, and dark colors to hide food stains. Here are some no-nonsense dresses for you to be all managerial in for $100 or less.
1 - Modern Day Pioneer Dress ($73)
2 - Alexander Wang Jersey Dress ($110. OK! This one is over $100, but it's so versatile, I figured it was worth the extra $10. I once wore a dress like this to work every day for a week, and no one noticed because I accessorized differently.)
3 - Old Navy Women's Tuxedo Shirt Dress ($30, in three colors)
4 - Marc New York Dual Cap Sleeve Dress ($99)
5 - Long Weekend Dress ($50)
6 - Calvin Klein Stretch Tweed Dress ($89)
7 - Calvin Klein Quintessential Shirt Dress ($78, in two colors)
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