The All-Day Work Dress

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Fabric & Colour

So comfortable, you’ll forget you’re in workwear. The All-Day Work Dress is made from machine-washable, soft and breathable 4-way stretch fabric. This tailored dress is zipper-less so you can just slip it on and go.

Layer with the Everyday Twist Top for a work-perfect look.

              • Tailored fit with two pockets, wide elastic waistband and zipper-less design. Machine washable.

                A fitted under layer hugs you in and hides panty lines.

                Breathable, luxurious fabric for all-day comfort.

                Ethically-made in Toronto.
              • Made from a blend of MicroModal® | Lycra

                Our MicroModal is knit and dyed in Toronto. MicroModal
                is a naturally derived, plant-based fabric cultivated from beech-tree pulp which is sustainably sourced in Austria, and neighbouring countries. Modal is made through an environmentally-conscious process where 95% of water and materials used to make the fabric are recycled. The fabric is also OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 certified which means it is free of harmful chemicals.

                Learn about our fabrics


              • Fit Advice:The All-Day Work Dress fits true to size. The underlayer is fitted to the body, whereas the overlayer falls slightly away from the body.

                If you’re bigger on top than on the bottom, go with the measurements for your bottom half. View the size chart

                Model's Measurements: Ashley 
                is 5’7"/size 4-6 and wearing an S in the product photos. Lauren, shown in Grey is 5'9"/size 6-8 and is wearing a size Small.
              • Machine wash on the gentle cycle, preferably in cold water. For best care, hand wash and hang to dry. Do not dry clean, and do not put in the dryer. A light iron can be used if needed, but please use a towel in between the iron and garment.

      All-Day Work Dress Measurements

      0 - 2 (XS)
      4 - 6 (S)
      8 -10 (M)
      12 - 14 (L)
      16 - 18 (XL)
      20 (XXL)
      From shoulder to waist seam

      14 ¼”

      14 ⅝”
      15 ⅜”
      15 ¾”

      16 ⅛”

      From waist seam to hem
      23 ¼”
      23 ¾”
      24 ¼”
      24 ¾”
      25 ¼”
      25 ¾"

      Customer Reviews

      Based on 4 reviews
      Best dress I've ever owned

      So comfortable and flattering! High price point is worth it. Saving up for another one.

      Perfect work dress

      I was worried about spending so much on a dress, but I am so glad that I did. This dress fits perfectly. The lining stops the fabric from clinging so the dress looks fitted but not tight, and the box pleats at the waist stop the dress from clinging to my stomach. The pockets hold my phone, card wallet, and keys without noticeable bulk. The construction of this dress is so clever and definitely worth the price. This dress is so comfortable, I can wear it all day in my job that requires a lot of moving around, and then adding a blazer makes it professional enough to wear to an interview or a board meeting. I'll be wearing this dress for years and will definitely get my money's worth.

      Hi Amanda, thank you so much for your review! We're so happy to hear you're loving your dress!
      Why Is No One Talking About This Dress?!!?!

      I don’t understand why it seems like no one is talking about this dress?! I know the price point seems high, but this is a really, really, REALLY nice dress.

      The tricky part about these softer materials is that they can be clingy in a way that not everyone wants (regardless of size/shape) or that isn’t always appropriate for all occasions. But a more structured dress is often made from materials that are not sustainable. That presents a difficult situation for a conscious shopper. Somehow encircled has addressed this issue with this dress! It is nicely fitted at the top with a classy neckline and once you hit the waist there is a snug under layer and then the layer on top is more structured with those really flattering pleats (is that the right term?) and pockets! The pockets are great! I had an iPhoneXS Max in my pocket and it fit so nicely that I actually forgot it was there. I ran around my house wondering where I sat my phone down and then I remembered it was in my pocket. Haha! No joke!

      Anyways I think this dress is a great marriage of super comfortable, sustainable fabric together with a wonderfully classy and professional dress design. If your lifestyle involves dressing up often then this may be a good investment piece for you. If you’re more of a casual person all the time, then it maybe wouldn’t be your jam.

      I went with the recommended size Small for my measurements and it fits great. I am short at 5’ 2” and the dress hits just perfectly at the bottom of my knee which is my preferred length. If you are taller just bear in mind that it will be a bit shorter on you. There is a helpful box with the dress measurements from shoulder to waist seam and then from waist seam to hem so do check that out.

      Lovely dress.

      I have been purchasing encircled items for about two years. I love most of the items I have purchased and find them to be very comfortable, good quality, and versatile with only one or two exceptions. This dress is well above the usual price point for an encircled dress but after receiving it I can see why. The quality is great. I love the fit. I have not worn it to work yet so I cannot give it 5 stars yet but I am imagining all of the possibilities! I am hopeful that this dress will maintain its beauty after being machine washed. For reference
      I am 5’6”, 170 lbs, athletic build. I have a smallish chest, fairly flat stomach and have a butt and thighs. The large fits me well. I am in my 40s and prefer skirts and dresses that hit my knee or below. This dress length is great. I am starting to wear “uniforms” to work, repeating pieces throughout the week and I plan to make this one of my uniforms by just varying accessories, shoes, jacket/cardigan/ worn alone, etc. since I have a butt I am imagining that there will be some pantylines. I think the attached underdress is a great idea though. This one is a winner for me!