The $400 Dress Is Your Best Investment, According To The WSJ

February 13, 2013 by Samantha Lear
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When you’re a working girl – not that kind! – it can be tough to nail the right ratio of office wear to weekend wear in your closet. That form fitting leather dress may seem fun and edgy on the rack, but chances are, your manager won’t see it the same way. It makes it hard to validate spending half of your paycheck on something when you aren’t getting much wear out of it. However, you feel like your days of wasting money on cheap-o fast fashion frocks are behind you. Enter the trend of the $400 dress – a concept a recent article from The Wall Street Journal brought to light. Contemporary designers like Milly, Tibi, Rebecca Minkoff and Tracy Reese all create dresses that work for both work and play – and all at around the $400 price point. Though 4 Benjamins may not seem cheap, dresses like these – beautifully made, stylish yet modest – are perfect for transitioning from a meeting to drinks, or from a weekday interview to a friend’s engagement party. Aka you’re getting your money’s worth out of these babies, which is key when you’re still climbing your way up the salary ladder. So click through the slideshow to get your own $400 – or close to it – dress and see what kind of wear you’ll get out of it.

For more trends, check out how to wear white heels way after Labor Day, Tibi’s strange fall dickies trend and embellished chambray shirts.



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