Most of the time, we find ourselves with just an hour left to get to the office. With the traffic and the other obstacles in our way, that leaves us with only a few minutes to get ready. An easy way to not look like this is putting on a dress.
Put on favorite shoes and throw everything in your trusty bag, and a dress can get you through the busiest days. It might even tide you over through the night.
Here are the season’s top picks for dresses we’d wear in a sitch.
For cold rainy days, throw on this long tube sweater dress (P1,497) from Promod. Good to pair with either your low-cut boots or sneakers—whatever is appropriate.
Promod. Available at Greenbelt 5. For a complete list of stores and more information, visit their website.
A demure ode to your mom’s taste, this fleur print dress from Debenhams (P2,450) is appropriate for that boardroom meeting and that power lunch. Don’t forget to off-set the black and white theme with your red lipstick.
Debenhams. Available at Shangri-la Mall. For a complete list of stores and more information, visit their website.
This Linen Blend Striped Tailored Fit Midi Shirt Dress (P1,750) will suit your well on off days and will be a good choice if you’re running errands after you clock out.
Marks & Spencer. Available at SM Megamall. For a complete list of stores and more information, visit their website.
If you want something simple that’s easy to pair with your cardigan or jacket, opt for this Button-Front Crepe Pocket Dress from Banana Republic (P5,450). Choose between a subdued gray or an off-lilac so it can see you through many work days.
Banana Republic. Available at Greenbelt 5. For a complete list of stores and more information, visit their website.
If you need to beat the gloom of grey skies, this red dress from Jessica (P1,500) will give you the mood you’re looking for.
Jessica. Available at Estancia Mall, Capitol Commons. For a complete list of stores and more information, visit their website.
A basic workwear dress shirt signifies you’re ready for a long day ahead. If you want some definition, you can belt this Sateen Dress with pocket (P1,995). With some heels, you’re even ready for the party right after.
Zara. Available at Greenbelt 5.For a complete list of stores and more information, visit their website.
For a chic ensemble, you can wear this H&M off-the-shoulder dress (P1,190) over black slacks. You can top it off with a pair of dangling earrings.
H&M. Available at SM City North EDSA. For a complete list of stores and more information, visit their website.