nora gardner | dress for the working woman

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dress for the working woman

This dress is pure elegance and sophistication. The class and quality are unparalleled. I know, I might sound totally biased, but I genuinely love every square inch of this dress. As critical as I usually am, I cannot come up with a single thing that I would change in this outfit. The designer, Nora Gardner worked in corporate world for years that I definitely noticed. The fabric has great substance to it making the dress comfortable for all day wear even when the A/C is blasting a little more than what your comfort level is. Often times I get frustrated when the fabric is too thin which forces me to layer.

I love the classic and elegant design on the dress, the subtle details on the waist are just the right amount of unique for a business outfit. The length is just right and I am quite pleased with the fact that this dress has no slits in the back. This allows me to focus on work including any unexpected running around without having to be self conscious. Oh and the sleeves! I always prefer sleeves at work and a 3/4 length is just the ideal size for summer / transition months.

This is the kind of dress that lets everyone know that you are a women without getting any unnecessary attention or comments at work. A true investment piece that I can honestly recommend.

dress for the working woman

outfit details

dress- nora gardner c/o
black pumps – m.gemi
nude pumps – jessica simpson
black handbag – the limited
sunglasses – DvF
watch – fossil

Photos by Rick Robillard

  • Veronica Urbaniak

    That dress! So flattering and perfect, exactly my style. Thanks for introducing me!

    • http://redreticule.com Red Reticule

      Thank you, Veronica! I genuinely love and recommend this dress. It has great quality and sophistication of written all over it. Bogi

  • http://melange-boutique.blogspot.com.es/ Melange-Boutique by Noe&Lolita

    Love so much the easy clean lines on it, fits you great dear

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    • http://redreticule.com Red Reticule

      The clean lines and simple design does make it a sophisticated and elegant choice, Hope you are having a great day! Bogi

  • http://pinksole.com/ Rachelle

    that dress looks and fits you so well. Red is your color.

    xo
    PinkSole

    • http://redreticule.com Red Reticule

      IT sure is my color. :-) Hope you’ve had a great start into the new week!

  • Darcy from A Memory of Us

    Such a great dress. Love this color on you!
    http://www.amemoryofus.com

    • http://redreticule.com Red Reticule

      Thank you! I love this color and find the clean lines so elegant and timeless.

  • http://forfashsake.com Julia

    The dress is absolutely lovely and it suits you incredibly well ! However, I am a bit skeptical that it fits any type of work environment. If you work in publishing, fashion, advertising, event management, even real estate, the dress is just perfect ! But if you work in a financial or governmental institution or in hospitality, it won’t work. It requires it to be at least 4-5 inches longer and definitely not red. I assume it comes in other colors and length, so if it does, it’s a winner !

    • http://redreticule.com Red Reticule

      Hi Julia! For a conservative office this might not be your best choice or you would have to tone it down with navy/black/grey blazer on top. I think the length works to most work environments, it just hits my knee. …but then again, it depends on the individual dress code policies, doesn’t it? I believe this dress comes in different colors.

  • http://coffeeproseprettyclothes.blogspot.com/ Deborah

    Wow that is a beautiful dress! This is such a great color, length, silhouette, everything! I work in the political scene in DC and this is something I would definitely wear to work to stand out in a sea of blacks, grays, and navy.

    • http://redreticule.com Red Reticule

      Hi Deborah! This dress would definitely make you stand out. The fabric has a really great substance to it and the clean, minimalist design makes the outfit so elegant and sophisticated. This has been my go to dress at work and it stands strong corporate finance. Hope you have a had a great start into the new week! Bogi

  • http://www.lifeisjustrosie.com/ Rosie Nikci

    I love the way you styled it both ways! I didn’t expect both looks and was like WELL NOW how great!

    Life is just Rosie

  • http://poshclassymom.com Sheree

    Beautiful and elegant, love the clean lines of this red dress. Goes with both black and nude pumps and accessories.

    ~ xo Sheree
    Posh Classy Mom
    Instagram

  • Anna Marcus

    Both looks are great, simple and elegant. I think the dress looks great with nude pumps but I can’t go past the red detailing of the black shoes. Gorgeous
    https://lookingfabulousat50.blogspot.com/au

  • http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com jess

    This is so classy! I love red and it looks amazing on you. Love both sets of accessories and you can certainly tell the quality. See how you are stopping traffic!
    Thanks for linking up with turning heads tuesday
    jess xx
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com/

  • http://www.getyourprettyon.com Alison @ Get Your Pretty On

    Classic dress. You look lovely in red.

  • Chrissy Rowden

    I like both looks! Especially like the red print on the back of your black pumps. Too cute.

  • http://garaytreasures.com Rachel Garay

    Perfect dress and color on you Bogi. You look stunning.
    Thank you for linking up to “Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me”
    Rachel xo
    http://garaytreasures.com

  • http://notdeadyetstyle.com Patti

    Beautiful, simple and so elegant! thanks for sharing,

    -Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

  • betty maye

    perfect dress!

  • http://michellespaige.blogspot.com Michelle Orsi

    Red is such a powerful color! This is the kind of outfit I would wear to a big meeting

    http://www.michellespaige.com