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20 Casual Work Dresses You Can Just Throw On—and They’re All on Amazon

With these top-rated casual work dresses, working in the office doesn't mean giving up being comfortable.

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20 Best Casual Work Dresses From Amazon For Returning To The OfficeRD.COM, VIA MERCHANT (3)

After spending years working from home, wearing a loungewear set, leggings or even pajamas while attending meetings became the norm. But for some of us, it’s time to go back to the office. Rather than feeling overwhelmed by the idea of having to “dress up” to be back in person, merge your work-from-home and office lives with a few casual work dresses. It might not be the same as wearing a favorite pair of joggers, but a stylish, casual dress helps anyone look professional and feel put together without having to sacrifice comfort.

We scoured Amazon for the best casual dresses to wear to the office. When making our work-appropriate selections, we took into consideration the material, cut, versatility and popularity. That criteria led us to the best Amazon dresses to easily and comfortably commute in, stay warm if the boss likes to blast the AC and will work through all four seasons. There are even a few classic dresses that easily transition from office to happy hour drinks!

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Baby Doll Dress With Collar
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Baby-Doll Dress with Collar

You can still rock a collar without throwing on a blazer or spring jacket, thanks to this baby-doll dress. Available in eight colors, this flowy option has a collar and three buttons, and the puff sleeves almost go down to the elbows (take that, office AC!). This is truly one of those casual work dresses that you can put on and know you look good without even looking in a mirror.

I was NOT expecting this dress to feel so soft and be so flowy,” says five-star reviewer, Krystal Robino. “The color is exactly as shown, too. It’s very well made, buttons don’t hang loose or gap open.”

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Simier Fariry Comfy Midi Casual Dress with Pockets
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Midi Dress with Pockets

Menswear shouldn’t corner the market on pockets—women need them, too. The deep pockets on this casual work dress add to its functionality, and a large selection of colors and patterns (seriously, 45 different designs) means there’s a combo for every taste. Detailed sizing information means it’s easy to order right the first time, but adding shapewear may ensure an even better fit.

“So comfy, breathable and cute and the pockets are a big plus. I will be buying more in different colors since this is my go-to casual dress and I need more!!” writes five-star reviewer, Lorena L. Hernandez.

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Rekucci Women's Flippy Fit N' Flare Dress
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Fit-and-Flare Dress

For a business dress that covers all the bases—casual, comfortable and a universally flattering style—our money’s on this smart wardrobe basic with a fitted waist and flare skirt. Thanks to the versatility of casual work dresses, easily dress it up or down, depending on the shoe, jewelry and handbag pairings. Choose from 20 colors and patterns for a solid wardrobe addition.

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ALLEGRACE Plus Size Maxi Dress
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Maxi Dress

Just plain pretty is how we’d describe this fan-favorite wrap dress, which comes in sizes suited for plus-size figures. A V-neck, flattering empire waist and asymmetric hem create lots of visual interest. The dress, available in short and long sleeves, comes in more than a dozen fun prints, from snakeskin to zebra to florals and geometrics. It runs true to size and garners lots of compliments.

“These dresses are just beautiful! The fabric is soft and stretchy. These dresses are not sheer or see-though at all. It’s a great dress to wear with sandals or dress it up with heels. Loved it so much I ordered two of these!” shares Lila T., a verified buyer.

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KIRUNDO Women's Midi Leopard Dress
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Midi Leopard Dress

Animal prints seem to be everywhere these days, and this long-sleeve dress is a fun way to hop on the trend. This is one of those flowing, mid-length casual work dresses that pairs well with ballerina flats, heels or boots for a look that is both trendy and professional. Not into the leopard? It comes in plenty other patterns and solids.

This dress was better than I thought. I was kind of skeptical at first. It fits nice, it’s soft, looks great. The pattern looks great. I love the option to button all the way up or not,” shares verified buyer, Danielle Klapcik.

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Calvin Klein Sleeveless Fit and Flare Dress
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Sleeveless Dress with Sheer Details

You’ll pay more for a designer label, but investing in a few casual work dresses of quality is always a good idea. This flattering fit-and-flare dress by Calvin Klein is ideal for a big client meeting or that presentation you’re leading. It features a blend of polyester and spandex, so expect it to have a bit of give for comfortable all-day wear. It comes in several colors, but if you’re unsure of which one to choose, find out which color best matches your skin tone.

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Amazon Essentials Short-Sleeve Scoop Neck Dress
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Crew-Neck Dress

Rather than wearing a stiff button-down, opt for a soft swing dress. Unlike fitted casual work dresses, this crew-neck dress flares into a flattering A-line cut from the chest. It features a jersey material that beautifully drapes, so you won’t look like you’re wearing a patterned potato sack. Plus, you can swap your heels for a pair of chunky sneakers on the weekends and still feel confident.

“I’m not a dress wearer because I carry all my weight in my belly and don’t feel confident, but this is so comfy and slimming on me,” says Katie Pulver, a verified purchaser.

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R.Vivimos Long Sleeve Knitted Tie-Waist Sweater Dress
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Tie-Waist Sweater Dress

With over 30 colors to choose from, it’s no wonder this tie-waist dress is a popular pick on Amazon. The sweater material isn’t too heavy, so you’ll still be comfortable through the seasons. The best part of this casual work dress is the tie at the waist, which you can choose to pull in tight for a more cinched look or leave on the looser end for a cool style.

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Jersey Swing Dress
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Jersey Swing Dress

This jersey swing dress checks all the boxes: It’s comfortable, versatile and provides the right amount of coverage. Dress it up with some layered necklaces and a blazer, or wear it as-is for a more casual look. It is available in 20 colors and patterns, and won’t break the bank. It’s a win all around!

Five-star reviewer, Melissa Smith, says, “Dresses up nicely with a cardigan and statement necklace. Suitable for work, casual or events, depending on how you accessorize. I was so pleased with it that I bought four more.”

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Lotusmile A-Line Cap Sleeve V-Neck Dress
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A-Line Dress

Trends come and go, but some classic styles are forever. A-line dresses, which accentuate the waistline and add curves in all the right places, have stood the test of time since they flatter just about every body type. This colorful A-line version is a cotton-polyester-spandex blend that will take you from the office to dinner afterwards. It’s eye-catching on its own, so keep it simple with some minimal, affordable jewelry.

Danielle, a five-star reviewer, shares, “I bought this as a work dress and it definitely felt appropriate for work while still feeling sexy. Nice long length, hit just around my knees.”

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Casual Short Sleeve Dress
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Short-Sleeve Dress

Already longing for the days of taking Zoom calls in your favorite pajama short sets? We found a dress that’s as comfortable as it is functional to at least pretend you’re sitting in a cubicle wearing jammies. With this stretchy and soft rayon-spandex blend dress, choose between crew-neck or V-neck, along with over 50 different color and pattern options.

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CEASIKERY Women's Business Retro Cocktail Pencil
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Pencil Dress

Classics are classics for a reason, and this little black dress makes a timeless addition to any work wardrobe. It’s a little dressier than some of our other picks, so you can lean into that with high heels and a cocktail ring, or dress it down with a pair of ballerina flats. For transitioning from workday to date night, this one’s a no-brainer. Plus, it has pockets!

This dress was so comfortable, breathable, easy to clean and looked absolutely adorable on,” writes Elizabeth Maitland, a five-star reviewer. “I would highly recommend and could be paired with just about anything. I wish I could purchase one in every color.”

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Turtleneck Ribbed Knit Long Sleeve Sweater Dress
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Turtleneck Sweater Dress

For those chilly days in the office when you really could use the coverage of a sweater but still want to wear a dress, look to this mid-weight sweater dress. The turtleneck style means it’s effortlessly paired with a chunky necklace, and the material is lightweight enough to support a blazer on top. With a range of colors and patterns to choose from, you’re bound to find one that suits your style.

“It’s curve-hugging without being too scandalous to wear to work. It’s a nice mid-weight knit fabric, and the ribbing adds a nice touch of sophistication to such an affordable dress,” writes verified purchaser., H. Miles.

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BTFBM Bohemian Floral Casual Midi Sun Dress
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Midi Wrap Dress

We’re all about styles that never go out of style, and this lightweight boho-style dress is as easy as it is timeless. It features an elastic waist with a faux wrap, a soft belt, signature ruffly sleeves and a flattering V-neck. Over 7,400 shoppers gave it five out of five stars, but it’s up to you which of the nearly 50 colors and patterns is calling your name.

Although this isn’t a maternity dress, it can act as one. “I bought this four months pregnant and (though it is not stretchy material) there was enough gathering in the waist that I was able to fit into it throughout the rest of my pregnancy,” says Emily, a verified buyer.

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Hount Sleeveless Maxi Dress with Pockets
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Maxi Dress with Pockets

If a casual dress code is the new office policy, this flowy maxi dress will fit right in. It boasts a soft, lightweight fabric (a polyester-spandex blend) and an extremely comfortable fit. A scoop-neck and scoop-style hemline up the style quotient and, as a bonus, there are pockets. When it gets colder outside (or inside from the AC), just throw a cardigan over it.

“It is a little long on me (my fault for being short), so I tie up one side into a knot which brings up the hem to my ankles. This also makes it a bit more fun and summery looking. I would recommend this dress. You won’t be sorry,” writes verified purchaser, T. Mills.

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Columbia Women's Freezer III Dress
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Moisture-Wicking Dress

If the work commute involves running to catch a bus or subway train—or you just prefer to wear walking shoes and get a workout in on the way to the office—you probably don’t want to arrive all sweaty. This moisture-wicking dress from Columbia keeps you feeling fresh and cool, with the added bonus of UPF-50 protection built in. We like this dress in both black and spring green, but it’s available in lots of other colors and patterns, too.

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Smallshow Women's Short Sleeve Maternity Dress
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Short-Sleeve Maternity Dress

Back in the office with a growing baby bump? Grow your wardrobe with this stretchy, ruched maternity dress that leaves room for an expanding tummy. Its simple design pairs well with a cardigan, and can be dressed up with a blazer for the next staff meeting. At a budget-friendly price, it’s easy to invest in a few different colors and patterns.

“The ruching on the sides means I could probably continue wearing this even after I’ve delivered,” says five-star reviewer, MaryAnn Signore. “I fully intend to buy more colors. This dress is going to be perfect for work, weddings and our baby shower!”

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Zilcremo Denim Shirt Dress
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Denim Shirt Dress

A denim dress is a wardrobe staple, and we love the practicality of this tunic-style shirt dress made of distressed denim. Wear it on its own for warmer days at the office, pair it with leggings to make it a cold-weather go-to outfit or wear it unbuttoned over a bodycon dress. Note that several Amazon purchasers recommend ordering a size up.

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LaClef Fitted Sleeveless Racerback Midi Bodycon Tank Dress
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Fitted Tank Dress

If your style is more sports bra than lacy underwear, this uber-comfortable racerback dress might be calling your name—and at a price that permits you to order in several colors. We like that it hits right at the knee, which is a flattering length for almost every body type. It’s a body-conscious dress that’s not too curve-hugging, though we recommend ordering a size up.

Briana Dubois, a verified purchaser, shares, “I wear it to the office all the time, and change it up by wearing a pullover sweater with it so it looks more like a pencil skirt instead of a dress, or I’ll throw on a cardigan. So versatile.”

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JASAMBAC Women's Bodycon Pencil Dress
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Fitted Pencil Dress

Since it easily goes from a house dress to a business dress to a night-out-on-the-town dress, a classic sheath dress is something that should be in every woman’s closet. This lightweight scoop-neck dress is made of polyester and spandex, and features both pockets and a removable belt. It’s also super affordable, which easily makes it a best Amazon dress all around. It’s available in an array of colors, from sophisticated neutrals to bold and bright hues.

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With additional reporting from Elizabeth Heath

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Marisa Hillman
Marisa Hillman is a freelance writer and product expert covering product reviews, gift guides and sales for RD.com. She is a former educator turned professional shopper dedicated to finding the best sales and products on the market. When she's not on deadline, she can be found exploring the East Coast or curled up at home with her nose in a book. She lives in New England with her husband, three children and two dogs.