D.C. women are busy: from politicking on Capitol Hill to kicking back in Adams Morgan, we want to look effortlessly stylish and put together from wake up call to last call. So our go-to fall wardrobe staple is the one-piece: wrap dresses, shirt dresses, and for the not-so-conservative set, mod jumpers. This versatile look is everywhere from staid K Street offices to hip U Street bars. It’s easy to understand the appeal â€“ a dress can be both trendy and timeless not to mention time-saving and travel friendly. This season dresses are showing up all over the District in various styles and materials (hello, corduroy). Itâ€™s easy to make the one piece your fall uniform without, well, looking like youâ€™re wearing a uniform. Find great dress ideas in our “Dress Dictionary.”
Follow the Trend:
The wild patterns and high design of Matthew Williamson dresses at intermixonline.com.
The Free People Lambswool jumper comes cut super-short at urbanoutfitters.com.
You absolutely cannot go wrong with an updated classic, Diane vonFurstenberg at Saks Fifth Avenue.