Throughout my life as a working adult, I’ve gone back and forth on whether or not Lilly Pulitzer is appropriate for a professional setting. While I’ve certainly never worked somewhere where I need to be in a suit or pencil skirt and heels every day, I do try to look semi pulled together and respectable.
However, that doesn’t mean my work wardrobe needs to be drab and I’ve found ways to make my favorite Lilly looks work for the office. In general, I’ll steer clear of the classic shift dresses, which I love for weekend, but I’ve found that a lot of the jersey options, particularly those with sleeves like this dress below, are right on target for the workplace. While they may be a bit more vibrant than your every day wrap dress, the silhouettes are totally work appropriate when paired with a neutral shoe and demure jewelry. It’s all about finding a shape that’s professional and then it’s fine when you kick it up a bit with a print, just so long as everything else in your outfit mutes the look a bit.
You can shop all of my Lilly Pulitzer picks below. I’ve rounded up all the long sleeve, work appropriate dresses that you’ll reach for again and again on both weekdays and weekends. Seriously, it doesn’t get more colorful or comfortable than these.