I wrote a post last year about adding color to my work wardrobe and how important I thought it was. I still believe that (clearly – I have a blue blazer and pink purse in this outfit), but sometimes you need the classic and neutral pieces to go with the bold colors to make it office appropriate. And, in my opinion, a LBD is the perfect neutral for the office!
When looking for a LBD, they are so many shapes and styles to choose from which is both a good and bad problem to have! With so many choices, it can be overwhelming, but it also means I can find the perfect one! When shopping for a LBD, I look for a few things – first, the dress needs to be office appropriate (of course) – this means it has a higher neckline and hits me right above or at the knee. Another thing I look for is that it has a defined waist and unique details to add an extra pop!
When I saw this LBD from eShakti, I loved the cutouts at the neckline and it fit all of my LBD criteria! Plus it has pockets!!!!! Seriously, pockets are great for a work dress to carry the essentials around during the day when I don’t want to lug my bag around. And it gives me a place to put my hands if I get nervous!
One of my favorite things about eShakti is that they offer both extended sizes and customized sizing. I love the customized sizing option and use it every time I purchase something from them because each item fits me perfectly because it was made for me (two other examples of my customized eShakti purchases: here and here). My only recommendation when using the customized option is to have someone help you take your measurements because doing it yourself can cause mistakes in sizing (trust me on this one – I’ve done it before and ended up with a skirt that was way too large)! Overall, my experiences with eShakti have been great (except for the time I ordered the skirt too big) and I love the selection that they have. I’m currently lusting after this dress and this top!
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What are you tricks for buying a LBD? Anything in particular you look for?
Affiliate Links: eShakti Dress – c/o | Lilly Pulitzer Blazer (Same blazer on resale: Size 4, Size Medium, Size XL ) (similar, similar) | Tory Burch Tote | Corso Como Pumps (similar) | Gold Earrings (similar)
Photos by: Lauren Beatty Photography
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