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Where are you shopping for clothes for return to office? Our firm’s dress code has not changed from what it was pre-COVID and I’m finding that many stores no longer carry work-appropriate attire. Help?! For reference, our official policy is business professional, but people tend to dress it down a bit to semi-business casual.

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This question has been posted every day for the past two months. Top answers: banana republic, Anne Taylor and J Crew. Because none of you ladies respect yourselves.

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Where would a petite person who respects themselves find respectable higher end clothing? I find that almost all higher end stuff doesn't come in petite. I know, I know. I could tailor it. But typically the pieces don't look quite as intended plus it's a PITA

Banana Republic is my go to.

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Aritzia has very comfortable work appropriate clothes. Not a zipper in sight (stretchy trousers!) but hang beautifully and look professional.

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To anyone recommending LOFT and Banana Republic, check out what they have as "work dresses" right now. It's a lot of dresses that look like what was in style for preteens in the early 2000s- a lot of smocked, tiered, ruffly maxi dresses with garish prints like paisley. Definitely not what I think most of us would consider business professional or even business casual. Loft has traditionally been my go-to but lately it's so hard to just find dresses that are business appropriate that aren't just sheaths but also aren't trying to be like Fun and Free™

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I noticed the same thing. All the dresses in their “work” section aren’t appropriate for work!

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JCrew still has great workwear options, but be cautious of quality. Some of the pieces I’ve bought recently haven’t felt as “nice” as they did previously.

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So true!

Boden!!!!!

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LOVE Boden. Go by the size charts. Once you figure out your perfect size in whatever cuts/fit styles you like it’s super easy to coordinate a wardrobe with different colors/patterns. Huge fan of all Boden work dresses.

MM LaFleur and BGL (sales) are my favorites for work dresses. Nine West for shoes, especially their 9x9 technology for a comfier fit.

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Ted Baker & Theory

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Loft, jcrew factory, white house black market, macys (have to dig alittle), bannana factory, anne taylor outlet, poshmark (if I know my size and what I'm looking for)

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Thank you everyone!

Also many people I know rave about rent the runwag subscription!

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Ok I’ve been going through trial and error of buying fancy, expensive pants and returning them, and so far the only pants I haven’t returned are actually from Lee (not fancy, not expensive)

Specifically, I bought multiple pairs of these. Great stretch, flattering (FWIW I’m 26 and a size 12). Quality is about on par with the price (so I wouldn’t expect them to last forever). I’m just happy to at least have a few pairs of pants I’ll feel comfortable putting on in the morning 🤷🏻‍♀️ https://www.lee.com/shop/women%E2%80%99s-secretly-shapes-straight-leg-pant-46313.html?merchCategory=LEE_WOMEN_CLOTHING_PANTS&dwvar_46313_color=4631301

Honestly, check sites like Poshmark. I had a massive work wardrobe pre-COVID and then recently switched to an in-house gig where T-shirt and jeans is the norm. A lot of people like me are dumping brand new or like-new work attire on Poshmark/Mercari/ThredUp/etc.

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