Corporate dressing for the office can be a pain, we hear you! Sophistication and comfort tend not to go hand in hand, which is why we have come up with the best styles that we think you’ll love and look like the boss you are in the workplace.
What is female corporate wear?
Corporate Wear is a chosen smart outfit that fits perfectly in the workplace, for example, a jacket, blouse, and shirt or in this case - the perfect dress. It's a professional look, in what could be referred to as the typical office wear uniform. Not only does the style of clothes play a role in corporate wear, but so does the choice of colours. In this article, we go through what kind of corporate wear we think you'll love, the perfect styles for all body shapes and the best colours to wear when making a statement in the office.
Make a Statement with Office Black Dresses
Wearing a black dress may seem like the simple go-to, however, it doesn’t have to be boring! At Diva Catwalk we only supply the best when it comes to the look, material and overall, and most importantly, quality.
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Our Dresses That Are Perfect for Work
The word ‘corporate’ alone can sound official, as you may construe it as an official white shirt and black trousers event – this is simply not the case! Not only can you bring in blouses, skirts and dresses but they can be colourful and full of fun print too. Here are a few of our favourites!
The Celia Plain Shift
The Celia Plain Shift Sleeved Dress with detachable bow detail is perfect corporate wear that we have available in green, navy and scarlet red. With luxury stretch fabric, it’s tailored for a flattering fit.
The Azalea dress is bright and cheerful, with a flattering cut for all shapes. With a flattering v-neckline, it shapes into the waist to define a peplum waist detail. Oh, and it also comes in 6 stunning shades (Dutch Blue, Fiesta Orange, Honeysuckle Pink, Ivory Cream, Riviera Blue and Frost Grey)!
The Carares sleeve dress shouts statement! This swing dress comes in 7 fun colours, including Scarlet Red, Black, Azure Blue, Sandshell Beige, Cobalt Blue, Navy Blue and Teal. With its sophisticated standout look - it speaks volumes and allows you to adapt accessories (or not if you prefer!). The moss crepe fabric fits the frame perfect for all shapes, so not only does it look great but feels comfortable too.
The Elodie Sleeved Pencil dress is created using a ripple crepe fabric that fits perfectly with our pleating over the body and rounded neckline. Like most of our dresses, this is also tailored for a flattering fit and has a concealed zip at the centre of the back. Additionally, we've also added a vent at the centre back to allow for ease of movement.
Unapologetically chic, the Braemar pencil dress features a timeless Houndstooth print that promises to stay stunning for years to come. Featuring a universally flattering round neckline and cinching waistband, to create a stunning, feminine silhouette. Black piping details around the sleeves, neck and waistline, add a contemporary edge to this classic style. An ultra-versatile, that can be worn with black tights and boots for a dressed down winter look, or simply swap in some heels and jewellery for an elegant evening outfit.
The Coco dress is a truly classic style. Sweeping lines on the waistband along with pleating details emphasize the curves of the body. A keyhole in the simple round neckline adds a feminine touch to this style. A simple cap sleeve. Perfect for office wear or attending interviews and events. Made of a beautifully textured stretch fabric that is both comfortable and stylish.
The Daphne 3/4 Sleeved Dress
The Daphne is sure to become the hardest working piece in your wardrobe. Everything from the choice of fabric, the placement and size of the waistband, the neckline and the pleating detail has been designed to complement your figure. So easy to style, wear it with heels or flats, on its own or under a jacket.
The Lupin pencil dress is a unique design with all of the timeless pencil dress features to ensure you will want to keep wearing it for years to come. Featuring a button-up neckline, with a collar and short puffed sleeves. Wear it with a pair of court shoes and the Seed Raquella Coat
for a vintage-inspired look. In addition, it is available in 7 colourful shades: including Dawn Pink, Oxford Blue, Spectrum Indigo, Dusty Coral, Powder Blue and (the pictured) Freesia Yellow.
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Noted businesswoman and apprentice star Kathryn Burn wore one of our corporate dresses, the Lydia sleeveless dress
, in her apprentice promo - and we couldn't have been more in awe! She chose the Autumn Teal shade, which is a firm favourite!
In addition, we do offer the style in eight other shades (Navy Blue, Cobalt Blue, Spectra Yellow, True Red, Fuchsia Pink, Sea Coral, Almond Mousse, Autumn Teal, Black, Chalk Purple and Begonia Pink
This stunning dress and design consist of ribbed super stretch fabric. In a pencil dress style, it carries pleating at the front and round neck detail. Whilst it’s a tailor-fit there is also a vent at the centre back which allows for ease of movement.
Bloggers to follow for Corporate Fashion!
If you love reading blog posts, like ours, then we recommend you try out the following blogs! They post about relative corporate fashion and how you can style it perfectly!
The Psychology behind Corporate Work Wear
- Black is - displays both power and sophistication.
- Red - symbolises strength, action and passion. Which could all easily relate to the workplace with drive and interest playing a vital role.
- Purple - symbolises imagination and art, which therefore could go down well if you're workplace career centres around artistic creations.
- Yellow is said to symbolise happiness, positivity and creativeness. All of which we could each do in (and out) of the workplace!
- Blue - a power colour, one that comes with both trust and loyalty, as well as success and confidence. A power colour is one that comes with empowerment. It not only can result in the person wearing it feel confident but it can also make those around them feel this way too.
- Finally, last but not least, is one of our favourites: Green. Whilst it may seem obvious that green symbolises harmony and nature, it also exhibits both loyalty and prosperity.
What to Wear When You Have Colour Fear
It's believed that bright colours draw attention to the subject. Whether it be yourself in a dress or a newly painted wall in your office. Whilst this may be the case on some occasions the use of colour can be good. It can bring more positives to you for various reasons, including, but not limited to,:
However, we can appreciate that sometimes too much colour can feel overwhelming, to begin with. So, we suggest trying out dresses like the ones below that will slowly incorporate colour into your everyday style.