Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Desk To Dinner Looks You Need In Your Corporate Wardrobe!

Work Place Wardrobe Essentials

Womens Fashion

With longer working hours, more of us are needing to go more often  from desk to dinner!  Womens fashion used to be about a single look, but the reality for time poor working women is that we need to easily glide from work to a night out without having to change outfit! Making sure you’re dressed appropriately for both desk and dinner without looking overdressed at one and underdressed at the other can be tricky. Fitting two looks appropriately into a single outfit can be subjective. Here’s our recommendations for the desk to dinner looks that will always work for your corporate wardrobe.

The Little Black Dress

A wardrobe staple of womens fashion for generations, there’s little we can fault with the little black dress for it’s versatility to take you from work to a night out. This is your essential wardrobe basic that can be dressed to suit any occasion, so it’s ideal to take from desk to dinner. If your LBD had a plunging neckline that’s definitely wrong for the office, simply adjust by wearing a matching coloured cami, tank or single top underneath to cover cleavage. Stylish with a matching or contrasting double breasted blazer. For a complete range of little black dresses, check out The LBD.

The little black dress - an essential element of womens fashion for both corporate and out-to-dinner looks

Statement Neck Piece

Neck pieces also work well for toning down your cleavage during the day if your LBD is a little more daring. And it can easily be removed before heading off for dinner. So do scarves of course. Alternatively, a statement necklace, added after 6, can also jazz up your look for a night out. Luckily, womens fashion today offers a range of neck pieces or statement necklaces that will do the trick!

Statement Neck pieces - womens fashion

The Double Breasted Blazer

Office air conditioning sometimes makes blazers an essential part of your corporate uniform. The trick when selecting this stylish basic that will easily do both desk and dinner is to go neutral. Black, tan, grey or navy are colours that will easily see you glide from the office to out-of-hours glam. Hot Tip: Double breasted blazers work well for both situations!

Double breasted blaser

The (Faux) Leather Skirt

Stylish, versatile and comfortable, the leather skirt has finally come of age for corporate wear. Black pencil skirts look great, also in vegan friendly faux versions. Once again, the key rule for an easy transition from work to a night out is to stick with neutral colours. Australian womens fashion is full of neutrals, including leathers that will make both your day and evening looks impress.

Leather skirt- a good workplace basic to help you go from desk to dinner
Image: The Iconic


A good heel always elevates an outfit.  No need for stiletto’s – that’ll be overdoing it a tad in the office. A good pump always elevates a corporate look.  Where would womens fashion be without it? Essential for a day on your feet, mid-height heels easily transition from day wear to night.  Nudes still work, along with your classic neutrals. Save the Louboutins for another time.

womens fashion pums


Still unsure? An easy way to check-off your outfit is to ask yourself once you’re kitted up: “Will this work for my office meeting?” If your answer is yes, then ask: “Will this work for dinner at an upmarket restaurant?” “Could do”, isn’t good enough. “Maybe” translates as “no”. Your answer needs to be a resounding YES to both!


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