It's no secret that dressing for work during summer is no easy task. The switch from being able to wear whatever you want winter to oh my god it's suddenly summer and all my summer clothes are screaming more 'I'm off to the beach' than 'yes I'm ready for my daily meeting in the boardroom' never gets any easier. Before you know it, you're stood infront of your wardrobe at 7.01 on a Monday morning screaming "Houston we've got a problem, I have nothing to wear to the office" before reaching for the least boobiest, most 'frumpy' dress you own and rushing out the door only to discover said frumpy dress is tucked into your knickers. Fab.
Summer dressing when it’s 26 degrees outside and you have a sweaty commute and an even sweatier day in the office to endure is not fun and that's why your safest bet is always to reach for the throw-on summer dress, so forget fancy culottes and restricting midi skirts for now, because the work summer dress is the way forward this year. Leave the strapless, see-through beach dresses firmly at home and opt for printed pieces, wrap front designs, square necks and longer hemlines instead. Rocking a summer dress to work doesn't have to mean longline designs and frumpy fits, as there's plenty of summer dress options to play around with this season! Just because a summer dress is above the knee, it doesn't mean you have to rule it out for the office. Instead, keep accessories to a minimum, pair it with a pair of chic heeled sandals and opt for a modest wrap front design and you'll be looking office ready in no time.
Shop Select's edit of summer dresses you can actually wear to the office without looking like you're hitting up the pool on your lunchbreak now and we promise you'll never struggle with knowing how to dress for work during summer ever again...
With its figure-flattering wrap front design, this belted dress is the work appropriate summer dress you need for the office, so style it with a pair of heeled sandals and a tote bag for a chic office-approved look you can rock all summer long.
Nothing says a work appropriate summer dress like a floral tea dress, so get your hands on this wrap frill version now and team it with a pair of heeled sandals for a day-to-night summer look that's perfect for a Friday in the office.
Who says you have to blend in in the office this summer? Stand out in this floral tea dress in mustard with adorable frill detailing to the hem and sleeves. Style it with a pair of chic flats for a summer-approved work look.
Nail the polka dot trend this summer with this monochrome polka dot tea dress. Thanks to its 3/4 length sleeves and sophisticated tie waist detailing, this tea dress is the must-have office-approved summer dress for the warmer months.
Nothing says 'office ready' more than a sophisticated wrap front belted dress in black with gold hardware detailing, so style this work summer dress with a pair of court shoes and a tote bag for a killer workwear look this season.
Stand out from the commuter crowds this summer in this blue stripe tie front tea dress. Style this summer dress with a pair of black heeled sandals for an office ready look that you can take from desk to dance floor with ease!
Brighten up the office this summer in this floral print hanky hem dress in black. Thanks to its modest square neck and hanky hem design, this floral dress is the perfect summer piece to rock to the office with a pair of heeled sandals this summer.
This figure-flattering crepe tie front dress in red is the perfect statement summer dress for work and at just £7.99, you'll struggle to find a nicer summer work dress for cheaper than this beauty, so you better add it to your basket now!
Look smart even in the sweltering heat this summer in this office-approved black dip hem chiffon maxi dress. Style it with a pair of heeled sandals and sleek tote bag for a chic summer workwear look that will fast become your go-to.
Look pretty and professional this summer in this floral print frill tea dress with a figure-flattering wrap front design. Style it with a waist belt and a pair of heeled sandals for an instant summer look that's perfect for the office.