Trend watch: Office-appropriate shift and sheath dresses for less than $200

These office-appropriate shift and sheath dresses will take you from the cubicle to cocktails without breaking the bank.
 (Photograph: Mark Albertsen)
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Photograph: Mark AlbertsenFrench Connection Lolo stretch classic dress, $188, at French Connection
 (Photograph: Mark Albertsen)
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Photograph: Mark AlbertsenFrench Connection Lolo stretch classic dress, $188, at French Connection
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Roz & Ali plus-size banded lace shoulder dress in sizes 14-24, $60, at Dressbarn
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Dorothy Perkins sculpted dress, $40, at us.dorothyperkins.com
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Bisou Bisou mirror-print dress, $70, at JCPenney
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Mango Gathered Details dress, $70, at mango.com
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Taylor seamed print sheath dress, $118, at nordstrom.com
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Vince Camuto fitted peplum dress, $50, at Vince Camuto
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Reiss Gilda Pointelle printed day dress, $161, at Reiss
 (Photograph: Sergio Kurhajec)
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Photograph: Sergio KurhajecMuse Apparel faux-leather mixed-media shift, $150, at museapparel.com
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Coldwater Creek Blanca eyelet dress, $110, at Coldwater Creek
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Banana Republic Issa Collection pleated dress, $130, available August 8 at Banana Republic
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H&M suede sheath dress, $129, at H&M
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Maggy London ombr�-print scuba dress, $108, at maggylondon.com
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IGIGI by Yuliya Raquel Selby plus-size dress in sizes 12-30, $122, at onestopplus.com
 (Photograph: Justin Farkas)
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Photograph: Justin FarkasThe Limited Bow Back Ponte dress, $70, at thelimited.com
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Kenneth Cole New York Marci printed colorblock dress, $148, at Kenneth Cole
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Adrianna Papell sleeveless peplum office dress, $170, at edressme.com
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Sam & Lavi Amari scoop-back jersey dress, $150, at Saks Fifth Avenue
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Boohoo Rachel zip-back belted dress, $36, at boohoo.com
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Ivy & Blu Maggy Boutique Jennifer dress, $128, at ivyandblumaggyboutique.com
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Mark Salute to Style dress, $38, at meetmark.com
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Calvin Klein colorblock side-zip dress, $130, at Bloomingdale�s
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Mystic Fashion Back in Blue dress, $53, at modcloth.com
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Ark & Co. Professional dress, $59, at Fanaberie
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SuperTrash Doll dress, $129, at SuperTrash
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Karen Kane knot-front paint splash dress, $128, at Macy�s
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Lauren Ralph Lauren colorblock jersey sheath dress, $134, at nordstrom.com
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Tiana B ruched tulip-hem dress, $45, at kohls.com
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Wallis floral-print shift dress, $67, at wallisfashion.com
 (Photograph: Melissa Sinclair)
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Photograph: Melissa SinclairAnne Klein linen striped fitted sheath dress, $139, at Lord & Taylor
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XOXO cap-sleeve fitted peplum sheath, $40, at Macy�s
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Mango Origami stretch-jersey dress, $50, at Mango
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Banana Republic piped colorblock dress, $130, at Banana Republic
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Vince Camuto banded-waist dress, $70, at Vince Camuto
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Coldwater Creek Sideswept sheath, $90, at Coldwater Creek
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Darling Ashley pencil dress, $94, at Fanaberie
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Worthington zipper-detail dress, $60, at JCPenney
 (Photograph: Cinzia Reale-Castello)
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Photograph: Cinzia Reale-CastelloC. Wonder Dots cotton-embroidered dress, $178, at C. Wonder
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Donna Morgan colorblock shift dress, $98, at Lord & Taylor
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Photograph: Greg SorensenAnn Taylor cotton stretch colorblock sheath dress, $128, at Ann Taylor
By Cristina Velocci |
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Whether you work at a creative company or in a corporate environment, we found office-appropriate dresses for less than $200 that will get you through your 9-to-5 in style. Look for structured shifts and sheaths from Banana Republic, Vince Camuto, Mango and Fanaberie.
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