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19 Great Places to Find Work Clothes for Women—for All Dress Codes and Budgets

For all dress codes, for all budgets

Emily McCrary-Ruiz-Esparza
Content Strategist, InHerSight

Woman on her way to work

Time to up your work wardrobe or simply need a refresh? We’ve made it easy with this roundup of 19 of the best places to buy work clothes for women. 

The stores on our list are ordered from most expensive to least expensive, plus you’ll find size ranges and tips on finding the right clothes for you work wardrobe. 

19 great places to find work clothes for women

Cuyana ($$$$)

What we love about Cuyana: Wearing Cuyana will make you look like Nicole Kidman in Big Little Lies. Need we say more? Cuyana also makes some of the most gorgeous and buttery leather work bags.

Dress code: Business casual to business professional

Sizes: XXS–3X

Where to buy: Online or at their storefronts in Miami, San Francisco, Palo Alto, Venice (California), Pacific Palisades, and NYC

Shopping tips: Cuyana is where you look if you need a regular supply of capes.

M.M. LaFleur ($$$$)

What we love about M.M. LaFleur: M.M. LaFleur makes high-quality essentials for any business professional wardrobe, but it also works on either side of that, with cozy knits for casual Fridays and elegant suiting for those days you have to close that killer deal.

Dress code: Casual to business formal

Sizes: 0P–16+ (learn about extended sizes)

Where to buy: Online, or make an appointment with an M.M. LaFleur stylist at one of their showrooms in NYC, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, D.C., Atlanta, or Houston.

Shoppings tips: M.M. LaFleur recommends buying one size larger than you wear in J.Crew and and the same size you wear in Theory or DVF.

Theory ($$$$)

What we love about Theory: Where else can you look like a business woman from the future? Theory’s clothes can be ultra plush or ultra structured, and of all the places to find work clothes for women, Theory easily has some of the most interesting cuts.

Dress code: Business casual to business formal

Sizes: 00–12

Where to buy: Online or at their storefronts across the country

Shopping tips: If you’d rather not browse the site, Theory also offers personal style and alterations consultations at their brick-and-mortar stores. And if you’re not a people person, try their at-home try-on service.

Read more: 19 Ways to Do Business Casual for Women in 2019

Boden ($$$)

What we love about Boden: Boden really knows how to make clothes that fit a woman’s body. The quality is excellent and the styles and cuts are classic, so you’ll wear Boden year after year. Those who love bright colors and refined details will love Boden.

Dress code: Casual to business professional

Sizes: 2–18, petite and tall

Where to buy: Online only

Shopping tips: Read the buyer reviews to get great insight into fit and styling. The clearance section is a great place to find out-of-season classics on sale. Check the workwear section for a curated business casual collection.

Of Mercer ($$$)

What we love about Of Mercer: Of Mercer makes totally updated business professional classics. Their basics are endlessly mix and match and perfectly feminine. Of Mercer is also woman-owned!

Dress code: Business casual to business formal

Sizes: 00–20W

Where to buy: Online or book an appointment at their NYC showroom and meet with an Of Mercer stylist

Shopping tips: Of Mercer’s lookbooks are a great place to find styling tips.

Amour Vert ($$$)

What we love about Amour Vert: Amour Vert clothes have a more relaxed look, warmer colors, and less-structured fits. Think yummy wrap dresses, flowy culottes, silky polka-dot blouses, and easy jumpsuits.

Dress code: Casual to business casual

Sizes: 00–18

Where to buy: Online or at one of their storefronts in Berkeley, San Francisco, Palo Alto, Newport Beach, Santa Monica, or Carlsbad

Shopping tips: Shop Amour Vert’s workwear section for a collection of button ups, pumps, twill pants, biker jackets, and cord crops.

Read more: How to Dress for Business Professional Attire 28 Ways

Everlane ($$)

What we love about Everlane: Everlane strikes the balance between trendy and classic with up-to-date basics that are well-made and well-priced. They also have a wear-to-work section full of more refined cuts.

Dress code: Casual to business casual

Sizes: 00–16, plus ankle-length pants

Where to buy: Online, plus storefronts in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Brooklyn

Shopping tips: Everlane is a great place for wardrobe basics: affordable cashmere sweaters (Eee!), jeans under $80, classic blazers, and leather loafers.

Grana ($$)

What we love about Grana: Grana's clothes are silky-soft and live somewhere between loungewear and workwear (you heard me).

Dress code: Casual to business casual

Sizes: XXS–XL

Where to buy: Online or shop their warehouse if you happen to be in Hong Kong

Shopping tips: Grana uses a range of fabrics, all of them ultra soft, but it does affect how dressy their clothes look and feel.

J.Jill ($$)

What we love about J.Jill: J.Jill’s pieces are simple, soft, and go easy from desk to dinner.

Dress code: Casual to business professional

Sizes: 2–28W, petite and tall

Where to buy: Online or at stores all over the U.S.

Shopping tips: J.Jill’s wearever collection is full of beautiful, work-appropriate pieces.

Brass ($$)

What we love about Brass: Brass is all about simplifying your wardrobe. Find soft jersey dresses all the way to own-the-room suiting. Brass is also woman-owned!

Dress code: Casual to business professional

Sizes: XXS–3X

Where to buy: Online, or visit their studio in Boston

Shopping tips: Try Brass Closet Kit and get three new items plus get a prepaid mailer to recycle your old clothes.

Read more: 27 Interview Outfits from Women Who Get the Job Done

Ann Taylor ($$)

What we love about Ann Taylor: Ann Taylor may be the most classic place to buy work clothes. Their pieces are feminine, flattering, and affordable.

Dress code: Casual to business professional

Sizes: 00–18, petite and tall

Where to buy: Online or in stores across the country

Shopping tips: Ann Taylor has an extensive workwear shop with with a wide range of styles.

LOFT ($$)

What we love about LOFT: LOFT clothes are easy and breezy. You can find anywhere from basic tees to popping floral pencil skirts. 

Dress code: Casual to business casual 

Sizes: 00–26, also: petite, tall, plus, and maternity

Where to buy: Online or at one of their storefronts nationwide

Shopping tips: LOFT’s website is large, which is great for selection, but can produce analysis paralysis. Browse their wear-to-work section and make it easy on yourself.

Talbots ($$)

What we love about Talbots: Talbot’s very classic work-appropriate dresses will make you look like an accomplished gallery owner just returned from a global scouting trip.

Dress code: Casual to business professional

Sizes: 2–26W and petites 

Where to buy: Online or in stores everywhere

Shopping tips: Check out Talbots’ work shop for business casual to business professional clothes—houndstooth blazers, black high-waisted trousers, elegant pencil skirts, dressy sheath dresses  

J.Crew ($$)

What we love about J.Crew: Hello, color, funky patterns, and classic prep! 

Dress code: Casual to business casual

Sizes: 000–24, petite, tall, and maternity

Where to buy: Online or at a J.Crew store basically anywhere

Shopping tips: J.Crew sizes run large, so be sure to read reviews and check the sizing charts. Also check J.Crew Factory, which has even lower prices on classic work wardrobe staples.

Lane Bryant ($$)

What we love about Lane Bryant: The wide range of styles, from wild animal print wrap dresses, simple tees, and capes (capes!), to suiting in non-traditional cuts and preppy accessories.

Dress code: Casual to business professional 

Sizes: 10–32, petite

Where to buy: Online and in stores everywhere

Shopping tips: Use the Lane Bryant True Fit Finder to calculate the best size before you order.

Banana Republic ($$)

What we love about Banana Republic: Banana Republic carries anything from ultra-polished suiting and work dresses to playful sweaters and comfy jeans.

Dress code: Casual to business professional

Sizes: 000–20, petite and tall

Where to buy: Online or in stores everywhere

Shopping tips: Banana offers same-day in-store pickup on most items if you’re in a hurry.

Read more: Work-Friendly Maternity Clothes: Where to Find Them, Fast

Target ($)

What we love about Target: We love the fact that you can find clothes to casual Friday and for that important meeting you have on Tuesday. Target is affordable and has everything from basics to ultra trendy styles.

Dress code: Casual to business professional

Sizes: 2–24, plus and maternity 

Where to buy: Online or almost literally everywhere

Shopping tips: Target’s Who What Wear line has a great selection of casual yet work-appropriate looks.

H&M ($)

What we love about H&M: The prices! H&M has basic workwear pieces like simple silky blouses and blazers to trendy and funky statement pieces.

Dress code: Casual to business professional

Sizes: 0–30, also in petite

Where to buy: Online and at stores across the U.S.

Shopping tips: Check out H&M’s work shop for business professional looks.

Gap ($)

What we love about the Gap: Gap makes putting together a full work wardrobe super easy, from blazers and trenches and coats to comfortable flats, trousers, dresses, blouses (breezy or bossy), belts, work bags, and undies.

Dress code: Casual to business casual

Sizes: 0000–22, petite and tall

Where to buy: Online or in stores across the U.S.

Shopping tips: Gap sizes run large, so order a size or two down. Also be sure to check regularly for sales, which Gap runs regularly.

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