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  • Rose

    I love the styles featured in this post. I am hoping someone can help me, though. I’ve tried on several of the wrap dresses and always end up returning them because I cannot for the life of me figure out how to properly tie the dress. Any advice or video available to show me how to properly tie this type of dress would be greatly appreciated!

  • Raylene Ewing

    Some of those are really cute! But ALL of them are above the knee. All of them. Every. Last. One. That first color block dress (#6) has no business in, well, business! Exactly what kind of work do you think we do? It is at least five inches above the model’s kneecap. C’mon, Gwynnie Bee. If you’re going to suggest workwear, at least make it items that we can actually wear to the office. NO ONE in education, law, finance, insurance, etc., could wear that anywhere near their place of business.

    I know some of the young women on this site like to refer to anything remotely modest as “dowdy” or “matronly,” but that does not make those items dowdy and matronly. There is a place for modest sophistication, and that place is work. Please buy more clothes we can actually wear to the office. Or make a new section for dowdy matrons, because we’re definitely using your service.

    And PLEASE make the skirts and dresses searchable by hem length!!! Your idea of “midi” is nebulous, at best. Thank you for a wonderful service, and cute clothes.

    • Jennifer

      Uh, how OLD are you. I’m 68, and all of the dresses lengths are very appropriate when worn appropriately. Walk and sit like a lady, and there you go! I’d go to work anywhere in them!

      • Raylene Ewing

        Jennifer, thank you for sharing your perspective!

        MY FIRST POINT- THAT •ONE• DRESS IS NOT WORK WEAR
        I am not saying no woman should ever wear a dress that short. I am
        saying that ONE dress is not work wear for professional offices. Individual fashion preference does not change the rules of professional business.

        I absolutely could wear any of those dresses to the law firm EXCEPT the colorblock dress (#6) and be within the dress code. If you choose to wear shorter dress lengths to work and can get away with it, then awesome. I’m genuinely happy for you. I respect your fashion opinion, and I’m sure you would rock that frock. “In a world where you can be anyone, be yourself!”

        MY SECOND POINT – MAKE HEM LENGTH SEARCHABLE ON GB
        I admit my individual fashion preference is for longer lengths, but GB makes it hard to find those. I’m merely suggesting they sort hems by actual length. I’m also suggesting they use the standards of professional business to sort “work wear” rather than succumbing to the individual fashion preference of •some• women who can wear •some• of those dresses to •some• work venues– I wouldn’t think twice if I saw that dress on a girl behind a makeup counter at a department store– but that doesn’t make it “work wear.”

        MY THIRD POINT: THIS IS NOT ABOUT OPINION
        You ask how old I am (I’m 46), but age is not the issue; Professionalism is the issue. Age is not a gauge for emotional maturity, classiness, common sense, wisdom or professionalism. I believe you •would • “go to work anywhere” in that dress. And I know for a fact you would be reprimanded in many offices for doing so. (Unless of course you’re 4’8″ and the skirt doesn’t rise more than 3 inches above your kneecap.) That’s not an across-the-board dictate, it’s just what is standard in law, education, finance, insurance, corporate HQ, etc.

        MY FOURTH POINT: THE FASHION INDUSTRY DOES NOT DICTATE BUSINESS NORMS ANYWHERE EXCEPT IN THEIR RUNWAY FANTASY WORLD
        Dress code in most professional offices prohibits hem lengths higher
        than three inches above the knee cap when standing. The articles that
        disagree with this standard are generally written by the fashion
        industry, not the business industry. Best wishes in your business and fashion pursuits, Jennifer. I’m grateful for your opinion, and I know you can distinguish your opinion (individual fashion preference) from fact (rules of professional business.)

    • Angelina

      The models tend to have longer legs than me. All of these would be below the knee and work-appropriate for me (#6 would probably need leggings and boots.)

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