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10 Work Dresses That Will Never Need Dry Cleaning

January 09, 2018 | Filed in: Your Closet

If eliminating the hassle and cost of dry cleaning is a priority for you, you’re in luck. These 10 machine-washable work dresses are office-appropriate, but they can easily withstand a trip (or 50) through the washing machine. Once they’re part of your Monday-Friday rotation, you’ll see the value immediately.  

The Taylor

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The Taylor dress in viridian

Thanks to elegant, sculptural draping, this polished dress moves seamlessly from work to cocktails. It doesn’t read as machine washable, but it is—and that’s exactly why we love it.

The Etsuko

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The Etsuko dress in black

Whether you chalk it up to the waist-flattering belt or the useful pockets, there’s a reason the Etsuko is the go-to dress of professionals from Capitol Hill to Silicon Valley. 

The Ruth

The Ruth dress in black.

A classic A-line, reinterpreted with genius design details: an artful neckline, extended shoulders, and flared skirt. Perfect for travelers who need a go-everywhere LBD.

The Sarah

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The Sarah dress in deep indigo

With its structured shoulder, this power shift holds its own in a room full of suits—and it holds its shape, wash after wash. 

The Tory

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The Tory dress in black

Also known as the dress that broke the internet, the Tory is a modern take on the traditional wrap dress.

The Adelaide

The Adelaide dress in black.

This polished number is equal parts dignified and playful, thanks to clever tailoring that creates the illusion of a perfectly-tucked top.

The Aditi

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The Aditi dress in deep indigo

The sharp neckline and tailored silhouette lend the Aditi an undeniable “Don’t mess with me” vibe.

The Catherine

The Catherine dress in pale mauve.

This dress gets its cool factor from a wrap closure and cinched waist. But it gets its convenience factor from its machine-washability.

The Toi

The Toi dress in viridian.

The cure for nothing-to-wear syndrome? The Toi. We’ve been known to wear this A-line multiple times a week, which is no problem, since it will never get lost in your dry-cleaning pile.

The Emma

The Emma dress in galaxy blue.

With short sleeves, a tailored silhouette, and an elegant front panel inspired by the art of Japanese wrapping, the Emma will be your wardrobe workhorse.

Ready to shrink the dry-cleaning line item in your monthly budget? Shop our machine-washable dresses here


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Alexandra Johnson is an editorial associate at MM.LaFleur, where she started out as a summer intern. Her happy place is the room housing Monet's Water Lilies at MoMA. Read more of Alexandra's posts.


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