When people ask me what I did over the course of lockdown, I can proudly say that I’ve perfected the cinnamon bun (it’s all in the proving), learnt how to use a sewing machine and also managed to create the ideal working-from-home wardrobe. Yes, that does consist of a lot of stretchy denim and chunky knitwear, but it might surprise you to know that some of my favourite WFH outfits are dresses.
There is, of course, one big box that any home-office frock must tick: It has to have a bit of give. While I don’t imagine any of us are reaching for the Hervé Léger, some fabrics and silhouettes can be a little restrictive and uncomfortable, so when I go for a dress to wear all day at my desk, I need it to be comfortable. That being said, it also needs to look Zoom appropriate for internal and external meetings as well as ideal for quickly nipping out the house to the shops or opening the door to the postman.