The Wear to Work Dress of Summer 2018

legallee blonde wearing J crew tie-neck dress

I’m calling it now ladies. This tie-neck dress is the wear to work dress of the summer. Seriously, it is one of the most beautiful work day dresses I’ve ever seen. I’ve worn it to work twice already and received so many compliments on it! I also had it on in some instagram stories last week and received multiple DM’s asking about it. I’m excited to finally be sharing it with you here on the blog.

tie-neck dress navy with white trim bow outfit idea navy tie-neck dress with black handbag

Dress // Handbag // Heels

One of the best things about this tie-neck dress is that in addition to being beautiful, it is both comfortable and flattering. I’m pretty tall, 5’8, and so wear to work dresses can often be too short on me. Not the case with this tie-neck dress, which actually hits perfectly at my knees.

Size wise, I go between a 4 and a 6 depending on the item and in this I am wearing a size 6. So, I would say stick with your regular size for this dress, unless you are between sizes in which case size up like I did.

The dress zips up the back (and seems to have a quality zipper which is such a win) and the tie at the neck is self-tied so you can make it as loose or tight as you wish, and you can make the bow has big or small as you wish. It’s fantastic.

I’ve heard people say that you can’t wear black and navy together; it’s a fashion faux-pas. I couldn’t disagree more! When it comes to work wear one of my favorite color combinations is navy & black. The key to wearing navy and black together, is to make sure the colors are distinct enough.

If your navy is so dark that it could almost be black, then you just look like you grabbed the wrong item from your closet. However when you pick navy and black pieces that are very clearly different shades, then the combination can look really professional and put together.

As you can see I paired this navy tie-neck dress with black accessories; some comfortable black patent pumps and a black handbag I recently got from Aldo. I usually need to carry a huge back for all of my work day files (my go to, as you may know is the Tory Burch York Tote) so on the rare day that I don’t need a big bag, I love smaller structured bags like this one!

In other news, I head to Los Angeles on Sunday for a quick trip and I am so excited!! I’ll be there for my friend Jess (Miss Moore Style)’s bridal shower, I’ve got some blog collaboration meetings set up, I’m going to catch up with an old friend who I haven’t seen in years; and I am going to be shopping the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. It is going to be such a great trip. Tune in to my instastories if you want to follow along on my travels!

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Photography by: Austin Mollins Photography

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    • Lee July 13, 2018 / 8:22 am

      Thank you so much Maria!

    • Lee July 13, 2018 / 12:49 pm

      Thank you so much!

  1. Liz July 13, 2018 / 9:30 am

    This dress is super cute! I’m loving that bow detail! Perfect for work!

    • Lee July 13, 2018 / 12:49 pm

      Thanks Liz!!

    • Lee July 14, 2018 / 9:04 pm

      Thanks so much Ruth! I agree the trim is what really makes it!!

    • Lee July 14, 2018 / 9:04 pm

      Thank you Laura!!

  2. Blonde Style Blog July 13, 2018 / 4:26 pm

    This dress is gorgeous! Looks great on you – you’re right, both beautiful and flattering!

    • Lee July 14, 2018 / 9:05 pm

      Aw thank you so much!

    • Lee July 14, 2018 / 9:05 pm

      Thank you Azanique, that is so sweet!

  3. Avani July 14, 2018 / 9:25 pm

    Loving your LBD.. looks so pretty on you!

    • Lee July 14, 2018 / 10:22 pm

      Thank you so much! It’s actually navy; but it does look darker in these pictures!

    • Lee July 16, 2018 / 6:59 am

      Thanks Morgan!

    • Lee July 16, 2018 / 6:58 am

      Thank you so much Laura!

  4. Em July 16, 2018 / 9:09 am

    This is such a great work dress! Love how you styled it

    • Lee July 17, 2018 / 8:24 am

      Thank you so much!

  5. blushandblooms July 16, 2018 / 1:21 pm

    What a cute dress!

    • Lee July 17, 2018 / 8:30 am

      Thank you!

    • Lee July 20, 2018 / 12:02 pm

      Isn’t it?! Such a great detail; I love it.

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