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Wear-to-Work Dresses Under $200

20 Affordable, Easy-To-Wear Dresses That Are Made For Days At The Office

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Nailing your office looks during the summer can be a bit of a conundrum. As temperatures continue to rise, grabbing your go-to workwear pieces (think blazers, tailored suiting, and trench coats) just won't cut it. But on the other hand, your hot-weather wardrobe feels way too casual to sport in an office setting. We get it. You want to dress appropriately for work while still feeling comfortable and stylish. Let us offer up a simple solution: wear-to-work dresses. These one-and-done dresses are comfortable and both easy to throw on and style—just add a pair of flats or heeled sandals, a few choice jewelry accessories, and a structured bag to complete the look. From cotton poplin dresses to the classic shirt dress, the workwear-appropriate dresses currently on the market will make getting ready for work in the morning a breeze. To show you what we mean, we've rounded up a list of 18 professional dresses for any work environment—all of which ring up under $200. Scroll on to shop affordable summer dresses you'll want to wear on repeat to the office. 

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July 20, 2023

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Quince 100% Organic Cotton Tiered Maxi Dress

$70

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This crisp poplin dress from Quince is beloved for more reasons than one: it's crafted from 100% organic cotton, smocked, and has pockets.

Everlane The Daytripper Shirtdress

$110

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Every stylish woman should own a little white dress, and this one from Everlane is perfectly oversized, polished, and will pair well with just about any shoe in your closet.

Banana Republic Sedona Linen Dress

$190

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This breezy dress has an elastic waistband concealed by a wrap-front design that creates a flexible, flattering fit.

Maeve Printed Flutter-Sleeve Babydoll Dress

$148

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This neutral-toned dress may pair well with anything but it is far from basic. The linework, flutter sleeves, and babydoll silhouette makes it a winner.

Ann Taylor Puff Sleeve Belted Shirtdress

$159

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The bold color and puff sleeves are a modern twist on the classic style.

Old Navy Fit & Flare Flutter-Sleeve Tiered Smocked Midi Dress

$45

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Flowy and flattering, this tiered midi dress is a breeze to dress up or down.

Old Navy Short-Sleeve Shirt Dress

$45

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There are endless ways to style a shirt dress—style it as a cover up, throw on a blazer, or wear it as an open layer over a white T-shirt.

Everlane The Poplin Caftan Dress

$128

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Light and airy, this cotton poplin dress has an oversized silhouette with Kimono sleeves which makes it a breathable option for warm weather days.

The Drop Ilana Loose Sleeveless Wide-Hem Poplin Maxi Dress

$60

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A minimalist dress that is as chic as it is easy to style. 

Ann Taylor Pleated Flare Pocket Dress

$159

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Barbiecore is here to stay—so you may as well take the plunge into the sea of hot pink with this pleated flare dress from Ann Taylor.

Gap Utility Midi Dress

$90

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Not a fan of tan? This midi dress comes in olive green, too.

Banana Republic Rhyah Poplin Maxi Dress

$160

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This poplin maxi dress is equal parts casual and sophisticated. 

Mango Linen Striped Shirt Dress

$80

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A linen dress that can works in both casual and more formal settings. 

Maeve Utility Shirt Dress

$160

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This utility shirt dress is giving us major It-girl vibes. 

Mango Openwork Detail Shirt Dress

$130

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A belted shirt dress with embroidered detail and eyelet accents. What's not to love?

The Drop Fiona Relaxed Linen Midi Shirt Dress

$70

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A lightweight linen midi dress perfect for layering over your swimsuit.

Ann Taylor Gathered Sleeveless Flare Dress

$159

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This little black dress has waist-defining abilities and a flowy silhouette, making it a perfect summer wardrobe addition.

Quince 100% European Linen Button Front Dress

$50

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More than 1,000 reviewers have a left a 5-star review of this linen dress.

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