Take the work out of dressing for work.

Let us send you a
Bento Box

of polished, professional looks.

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Take the work out of dressing for work.

Let us send you a
Bento Box

of polished, professional looks.

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What's in a Bento?

A selection of 4-6 professional wardrobe staples
that will fit you to a T.

Your Bento Box is hand-selected for you based on your style and fit preferences. Prices range from $110 for a chic work top to $295 for a statement dress. We currently carry sizes 0P-16, and your dedicated stylist will help you find the best possible fit.

We're not a subscription service, so there's no commitment. You can request a Bento whenever you like.

What sets our collection apart?

We offer luxury-quality clothing at a third of the price by selling directly to our customers (so long, middlemen!). Our versatile pieces move seamlessly from day to night and are easy to care for, travel-friendly, and often machine-washable.

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What sets our collection apart?

We offer luxury-quality clothing at a third of the price by selling directly to our customers (so long, middlemen!). Our versatile pieces move seamlessly from day to night and are easy to care for, travel-friendly, and often machine-washable.

Start a Bento

How It Works

Tell us about yourself.
What do you want your style to say?

Receive a personalized box.
Each one is hand-selected by a delightful MM stylist.

Shipping is free both ways,
and returns are insanely easy.

4-6 pieces. 4 days. Zero pressure.

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Introducing the 5 O'Clock Somewhere Collection: Part II

Swishy skirts. Embroidered details. And permission to leave the office a little early tonight…

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Introducing the 5 O'Clock Somewhere Collection: Part II

Swishy skirts. Embroidered details. And permission to leave the office a little early tonight…

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I'm not sure which styles will work for my body type. Where do I start?

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Alex Johnson

I'm not sure which styles will work for my body type. Where do I start?

Ask a Stylist
Alex Johnson

I'm not sure which styles will work for my body type. Where do I start?

Ask a Stylist
Alex Johnson

So glad you asked! This is a question we tackle every single day at MM.LaFleur. I absolutely love working with customers to find the styles and silhouettes that will make them feel their best. Below, I asked some of my co-workers to show how various MM dresses look on different body types. Curious to see how they’d look on you? Order a Bento and let us help you start building your ultimate work wardrobe today.

The Nisa Dress

women's workwear

Annabel (Customer Associate, size 8, 5'11"): I love the slight V-neckline and cap sleeves on this dress. They give structure while still looking clean and simple.

Annie (Chief Marketing Officer, size 6, 5'8"): I'm a curvy mom, so I need things that play into my curves rather than try to cover them up. Don't get me wrong—my postpartum tummy is definitely more... robust. But I actually like that the little belt of this dress puts the emphasis on the waist. It helps create shape and draws the eye to the right place.

Catherine (Stylist, size 2, 5'4"): I like pieces that are tailored but not tight, so I can comfortably sit cross-legged. I have a small frame but a large bust, so I avoid "sack-style" dresses that add volume on top. The Nisa is great because it has room through the bust but is tailored at the shoulders, so it's not too tight or too loose. I wear it on days when I need to look put-together—usually with kitten heels so I can enjoy my walk to the office.

The Rachel Dress

women's workwear

Maria (Digital Strategist, size 8, 5’8”): I'm pear-shaped, and I like slim silhouettes that show off my shape. This materials give me (much needed!) stretch through the hips, while still elongating the overall line of my body. I usually pair it with a blazer or sweater for work.

Rachel (Director of Offline Retail, size 4, 5'2"): I own this style in three colors—and not just because it's my namesake dress! Since I'm petite and curvy, I get lost in anything over-sized or boxy. I love that this dress hugs my curves in a flattering manner. The seaming is strategic and highlights the waist, and the fabric is thick enough to smooth and hide imperfections. It's perfect for a cocktail party.

Hanna (Offline Retail Coordinator, size 14, 5'3"): I gravitate towards curve-hugging and A-line styles. Might as well flaunt what I've got! I love the Rachel because it's so comfy and versatile. I can dress it up with heels or down with flats. I can even throw a cool kimono or sweater on top and wear it on the weekend. It's stretchy but it makes me feel "held in" in my lumpy areas.

The Emily Dress

women's workwear

Annabel (Customer Associate, size 8, 5'11"): I have a broad back, but I love shift dresses, and this one falls really nicely. It's a bit shorter on me than it is on some people, so I would wear it with tights.

Annie (Chief Marketing Officer, size 6, 5'8"): Can I tell you a secret? When I first saw the design for this dress, I thought, "Oh no." Most busty ladies will tell you that we run a million miles from a high neckline. And yet, when I put it on, it was magical. It flatters my hips and slims my legs, and the neckline is surprisingly streamlining.

Hanna (Offline Retail Coordinator, size 14, 5'3"): I tend to avoid shifts as they make me look bigger, but this one has just enough flare and attitude. I also love the elbow-length sleeve; it's easy to move in, especially when I'm running around at one of our pop-up events. It can be tough to find good pieces when you're petite and curvy, but the Emily checks all the boxes.

 

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#inmyMM with DC Investment Strategist Erin Harkless

We love taking a look into the fascinating lives (and closets) of our favorite customers. Here, Erin Harkless talks career, workwear, and dressing for life in the capital city.

#inmyMM with DC Investment Strategist Erin Harkless

We love taking a look into the fascinating lives (and closets) of our favorite customers. Here, Erin Harkless talks career, workwear, and dressing for life in the capital city.

#inmyMM with DC Investment Strategist Erin Harkless

We love taking a look into the fascinating lives (and closets) of our favorite customers. Here, DC-based investment strategist Erin Harkless talks career, workwear, and dressing for life in the capital city. 

I WORK at a global investment advisory and consulting firm called Cambridge Associates. I build and manage portfolios for institutional investors like foundations, college endowments, and family offices. In its simplest form, my job is to guide my clients’ investment process.

MY FIRST JOB EVER was at a restaurant called Cheesy Jane’s in my hometown of San Antonio, Texas. It was a hamburger and milkshake joint, and I was a hostess there during high school. I would greet customers and fill ketchup bottles and occasionally help make malts when the malt guy didn’t show up for work—which was pretty often. He was very unreliable.

I LIVE in Washington, DC. I’ve been here for four years now, and my husband and I just moved into a house. I’d always loved DC—it’s a good balance of nice weather and quality of life, and it’s culturally vibrant and active.

I STARTED OUT as a summer intern at Merrill Lynch, on the trading floor. It was an insane experience. I learned a lot, but I quickly realized I wanted something more client-facing and focused on investment strategies. After college I joined Goldman Sachs in New York, and from there my career has stayed more or less in investment management. I got my MBA at Harvard, and then moved to Washington for my current job.

WHEN I WAS LITTLE, I wanted to be a journalist, like Barbara Walters. For Christmas one year I got a little reporter’s notepad, and I would go around and interview my relatives. My current job requires knowing what questions to ask, so the investigative aspect is still there.

investment strategist

Erin in the Hanna dress in lilac (coming in early June). Available in black here.

I DON’T KNOW how to whistle. I just can’t do it.

I TREAT MYSELF by getting massages, once every few months. My husband jokes that my masseuse is the other man in my life.

MY STYLE is elegant but with a little spice to it. There are two knocks on how people dress in DC: One is that people here have no sense of fashion, and the other is that it’s very conservative. And both are true, to some degree. I’ve always been in finance, so my work wardrobe hasn’t changed much since I moved here, but my out-of-work wardrobe has gotten tamer. Today, if I was going to New York for a girls’ weekend and going out to bars, I’d try to put together a killer outfit—cute shorts, or a romper, and heels—but nobody in DC wears anything like that, even in the trendier places. The edges are sanded off a bit.

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The Hanna dress in lilac—coming in early June. Available in black here.

MY WARDROBE is actually quite colorful. I have a lot of black staples, but red is my favorite color, and I wear a lot of blue, too.

MY GO-TO MM DRESS is the Toi. If I’m in a meeting, I can put a jacket over it, or I can just wear it as is to go out to dinner after work. I like the fit-and-flare tailoring.

I AM CONSCIOUS OF clothes being too short or too tight. I’m tall and a bit curvy in the hips. Sometimes I’ll see a dress in a store or online that looks like it’s supposed to hit at the knee, but when I put it on, I look like I’m about to go walk the streets.

ADVICE TO LIVE BY: As my dad would say, “If you want to be taken seriously, look the part.” I’m not saying to go out and buy Chanel jackets, but take notice of what people more senior to you are wearing in the office. As a woman, you have to be especially careful—show up in white pants one day, and people might talk behind your back about it. I wear white pants sometimes, but not to work.

investment strategist

Erin in the Susan dress.

I ADMIRE my mom. The older I get, the more respect and admiration I have for her. She had a great career, took a little time off to have kids, and then went back to work. She taught at a community college, and she managed my dad’s medical office for many years. She also found time to volunteer at the library and bake cupcakes and take care of my grandmother. And I can barely get myself up and to the office every day! I also admire all the women in my family who came before me and grew up in the segregated south. They helped knock down walls so that I can aim higher.

women's workwear

Erin's Daily Schedule

Erin Harkless's Routine

We're perfectionists who sometimes spill on our clothes.

At MM.LaFleur, we’re a diverse team of talented designers, engineers, writers, analysts, stylists, developers, planners, and actors who thrive on the unpredictability of startup life (and who share a profound passion for snacks). We take our work—but never ourselves—seriously.

Meet the Team

We're perfectionists who sometimes spill on our clothes.

At MM.LaFleur, we’re a diverse team of talented designers, engineers, writers, analysts, stylists, developers, planners, and actors who thrive on the unpredictability of startup life (and who share a profound passion for snacks). We take our work—but never ourselves—seriously.

Meet the Team
“MM.LaFleur has found success selling workwear to busy women who want to look great but defy stereotypes about fashion.”
“MM.LaFleur's tightly edited collection of chic, simple dresses is the result of Sarah's vision combined with the technical skills of Miyako Nakamura, a former head designer at Zac Posen.”
“With its fashionable yet conservative apparel, MM.LaFleur has hit on a niche in the overflowing womenswear market.”
“Imagine having a stylist create a wardrobe just for you.”

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“My new goal, inspired by these ladies, is: Create a uniform. [It's about] stocking your closet with staple items that fit, flatter, and make you feel good.”
“A shopping haven for professional women where luxury fashion and practicality coexist.”
“Smart, sleek dresses that take into account the needs of the modern corporate cowgirl.”