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Budget Shopper: 10 Stores That Offer A Variety Of Affordable Formal Wear For Women

Women have reached the top positions in most industries, but dressing up for such a position is still a struggle for many. How you dress up for work shows how seriously you take your work and that’s how others will perceive you. In this time of cutthroat competition, you need to look and feel your best! The time to sit in your shorts and tees or pyjamas is going away. With workplaces opening up again, it is time to give your work wardrobe a complete overhaul and usher in new, fresh, and bright outfits to elevate your look at the office. So, here is a list of reliable, workwear stores that should comply with your budget.

Shop For Effortless Workwear This Season

The pandemic and the extended lockdown have most of us working from home. And while much of 2021 was spent wearing jammies as we sat in front of our laptops to get the job done, there is something to be said about the positive effects of simply getting ready for the day. So, consider investing in comfortable, elegant, affordable workwear that will make you feel motivated and productive, and help you get into beast mode for work. Here’s our curated selection of 10 pieces we’re loving for the upcoming season!

1. The Handmade Store

This button-down indigo kurti is all you need for a minimalistic chic yet super comfy look to wear in your office. This handloom piece is made with 100% natural cotton, is naturally dyed, hand-spun and handwoven. The wooden button detailing at the front makes it a classic addition to your wardrobe. Check out more options from the Red Dot Shop here.

Style Tip: Style it with a blazer, natural makeup or a bold lip

Price: Rs 2,299

2. Prayas

This grey sleeveless short top in Ikat from Andhra Pradesh is a classy choice. The resist dyeing technique of Ikat used to create the designs on the fabric has stood the test of time. Made to help you maintain an elegant look all year round, this top is great for work. Being 100% cotton, it keeps you comfortable yet brings in a sense of groundedness, a necessity for 2021. Check out more stylish kurti options here.

Style Tip: Pair it with your favourite pair of trousers or your go-to denim choice. Team it up with some classic flats.

Price: Rs 1,899 (Rs 759 after discount)

3. AND India

Bring out the style queen in you by wearing this chic lilac jacket for women by AND. Crafted with care using high-quality fabric, it features long sleeves and a notched collar. Style this piece and rock any meeting and the colour is so appealing that you can even wear it to the after-office party!

Style Tip: Team up the jacket with a pair of trousers and a tee-shirt for a chic look.

Price: Rs 2,399

4. Fab India

Sarees are the perfect addition to your wardrobe! Fab India has made its mark by creating handwoven fabric, and clothing for its customers. And it should be no surprise that they offer beautiful cotton and silk sarees too! The pastel colours are pleasing to the eye and perfect for workwear.

Style Tip: Wear this saree with a blazer and get a totally new look! Watch this video to see some amazing saree styling options!

Price: Rs 1,500 onwards

5. FableStreet

There’s just something so elegant about a woman in a pantsuit. These gold cigarette pants have pintuck detail, pockets and cotton-blend lining. Made using cotton silk, these are soft, lightweight and luxurious.

Style Tip: Style them with a blazer and black heels and look dazzling!

Price: Rs 2,595 

6. Global Desi

Show off your original self with this natural top. Featuring attractive print and thread embroidery, it has three-fourth sleeves and a round neck with front buttons. The top you choose to wear will complete the perfect suit. You want to make sure that your top fits well and complements your suit’s colour and fabric to create the perfect business formal look.

Style Tip: Pair it up with black pants for a smart look.

Price: Rs 1,999

7. Label Life

The business skirt is a great item for any business formal dress code that’s both classy and serious. An all-flattering skirt and a closet investment, this overlap number comes in a smart hue to take to work. Wear it with a solid-coloured blouse or a printed top that complements the colour of your skirt.

Style Tip: Wear it with a white shirt and block heels to complete the look!

Price: Rs 1890 (Rs 473 after discount)

8. Her By Invictus

Whether it’s delegating, executing, rallying the team, or all of the above, you embrace the chance to show your skills in this olive green dress. This green solid woven A-line dress, has a round neck, short sleeves, and flared hem.

Style Tip: Wear it with black pencil heels.

Price: Rs 1499 (Rs 599 after discount)

9. Twenty Dresses By Nykaa

Bring a timeless touch to your smart-casual outfits with this stunning dress from Twenty Dresses. The most important considerations when choosing a dress are fit, fabric and comfort. This workwear dress features a lapel collar neckline, three-fourth length sleeves with button flap detail, a mock button front, a separate fabric belt with belt loops and is slip-on in style.

Style Tip: Wear it with kitten heels, a tote bag and a watch for a day at work.

Price: Rs 2,095 (Rs 1,676 after discount)

10. SASSAFRAS By Myntra

Few outfits say Girl Boss more than the off-white and black checked blazer with a notch lapel collar, long sleeves and pocket detail. A blazer can easily make or break your look, so choose a well-fitted blazer that compliments your whole attire. 

Style Tip: Pair this blazer with a black top, pencil heels and the same checked trousers.

Price: Rs 2399 (Rs 899 after discount)

You feel good about yourself when you take that extra mile to dress up well. People, your colleagues take notice, pausing and noting your presence and words. Explore a world of stylish yet comfortable clothes to slay at work. Pick one of these workwear items, give it a try and tell us in the comments below which one was your favourite.

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