Wouldn’t it be perfect if everyday could take a ‘work from home’ everyday? Apart from avoiding the gruelling traffic fiascos to and from your office, the daily dilemma of dressing for work wouldn’t be a problem anymore. Alas, the truth, even though it is harsh, is that it is a part of adulthood and we cannot avoid it. Neither can you avoid carrying a change of clothes if you’re going out right after work. It is nothing short of a pain in the butt, especially if you take the metro to work. Trust me, it’s more like an hour long cardio workout but with people constantly being thrown on you throughout.
Our misery motivated us to think of ways we can make it at least bearable. We found 10 summer friendly dresses that you can show off at the office (and score a few brownie points for dressing so good)… and also work to the dinner-drinks sesh you have lined up with your besties the same night – all under Rs. 999! Check these boardroom-to-bar dresses out:
Say hello to more pleasant office days with this gingham dress, paired with a tote bag and flats. Swap the flats for heels, add a belt around the waist and a pair of statement earrings to make the look bar worthy.
Price: ₹ 1,795. Buy it here.
Wear this solid black midi dress under a cropped white button down shirt for work… when you want to step out to meet your besties, lose the shirt and slip into metallic pumps and a statement necklace. Voila!
Price: ₹ 799. Buy it here.
A pair of blingy earrings, metallic clutch bag and statement pumps. That’s it – that’s all you need to add to this striped midi dress to take it from boardroom to bar in a jiffy! I can’t believe it’s all for under Rs. 999, can you?
Price: ₹ 990. Buy it here.
Layer this yellow midi dress with a cropped summer jacket or a button down shirt. For your night out, wear a chunky patent belt around the waist and chic black pumps. Party perfect in seconds!
Price: ₹ 909. Buy it here.
Plaid is the unsaid work winner. You can wear this dress to work with comfortable brogues or mules. Switch to black stilettos, embellished clutch and hoop earrings to be party ready. For just under Rs 999, this is a rare find, no?
Price: ₹ 1,904. Buy it here.
It takes barely anything to take this lacey blue dress from meetings to martinis. Rose gold chandelier earrings and heel strappy sandals is all it takes!
Price: ₹ 2,999. Buy it here.
We can’t get enough of polka dots, this summer. This bow-tie strap midi dress is a party in itself – I mean look at that ruffled hem! Accessorise with metallic hoops, black block-heel shoes and a crossbody bag.
Price: ₹ 780. Buy it here.
Halter necks are back with a bang. The great thing about this grey halter neck dress is that it’s sophisticated enough for work and oh-so-chic for drinks with the BFF. The fabric has a pretty sheen too! Add stacked bangles and statement stilettos to add the ‘oomph’ it needs.
Price: ₹ 2,390. Buy it here.
Get ready for the bundle of compliments coming your way at work with this baby pink midi dress. The ruffle detail on it makes it perfect for after-work merry-making too! Club the dress with rose gold accessories and a matching clutch.
Price: ₹ 1,499. Buy it here.
We love this monochrome collared dress for work. But we love it even more for after-work drinks! A slim belt, oversize hoops and ankle strap heels and you’re good to go.
Price: ₹ 1,399. Buy it here.