At the risk of boring all you to tears, this series on my business travel packing list will comprise about ten posts. I originally planned to devote only three posts to this topic but couldn’t organize the content effectively in that space without employing jerky transitions.


On to today’s subject: I normally pack at least one dressier dress (is this a pleonasm?) that
can be worn to a nice dinner but isn’t too flashy for business
appointments.



The “Crossover Sheath Dress” (which comes in black and bisque) is still available for purchase at Ann Taylor. The neckline on me is a bit too low-cut (and also gapes) for most office settings so I normally safety-pin the front for a less revealing look.


It could be that I just don’t have the goods to fill the dress (likely) so safety pins are optional.

Burberry Westland Trench | Ann Taylor Crossover Sheath Dress | Hermes Reversible Belt | Ann Taylor Estate Shimmer Necklace | Prada Saffiano Lux Tote | Miu Miu Taupe Pumps (similar)

Other dresses that I could pack which serve a similar purpose:

Diane von Furstenberg Zarita Lace Dress | Black Halo Jackie Belted Gabardine Sheath Dress

For those of you who find wearing a dress under a skirt or
a top uncomfortable, opt instead for matching separates with a twist
(like this two-piece lace top and skirt set; here’s another top and skirt set). 



Here are a few looks with the dress that incorporate pieces itemized here.

Previously on 30 Outfits in a Bag:
Part I: Overview