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These outfits from the January 2017 issue of BurdaStyle are all about serious business-wear for the working woman. Discover silhouettes that shape your body in a way that is both flattering and professional. Your confidence will fly sky high!

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The waterfall neckline cascades elegantly along those blouse, especially when sewn with a silk jersey. It is held in place at the shoulders with a double yoke. An extra bustier adds a sophisticated finish at the plunging neckline.


Mini pleats at the hips and a flounce in the back to replace the walking slit are the eye-catchers for this pencil skirt that will add a fashionable highlight to every meeting.


A must-have for winter! The dress is sewn with a wrinkle-resistant wool crêpe for a look that perfectly blends fashion into an office staple. The V-neckline stretches the look, while pleat details and a flounce at the skirt panel shape feminine curves.


A feminine twist on a classic blazer that is still a serious choice for the office. The perfect tailored cut is accented at the waist with a tying belt. The padded shoulders and the pleated sleeve caps add additional definition to the shape.

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A classic white blouse can be good. This upgraded blouse transforms the crisp look into a stunning eye-catcher. The v-shaped pleat design and overlapping bands that secure into the side seams add a dramatic wrap style.


This is a great look for everyone. Pleats at the hip and a flounce in back showcase the best shape of every figure. To relax the look a bit, combine the skirt with a draped neckline top.

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Every bit of effort is worth it to put together this relaxed biker jacket sewn with an unbelievably soft sueded leather and featuring stitch details on the sleeves and in the back. The cropped length makes it equally great to pair with a dress or trousers.

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Rather than jewelery accents, this dress includes a bold flounce to drape in front. For those finding the length too short, simply pair the look with skinny jeans or a pencil skirt.


They have the look of normal wide leg trousers – with some extra touches. The silk trousers feature back pockets and hem bands. Elastic in the waistband adds to the comfort. A great choice for long meetings …

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    Mar 5, 2017, 01.14 PMby H2ogur2u

    When there are fine detail, like the back of the skirt and there are no images of it, other than the sketch…it makes me think it is a problem. : (

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      Nov 18, 2017, 03.06 PMby jenine5

      Checkmate! I agree!

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    Jan 25, 2017, 01.19 AMby nrobson

    these are really nice!

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    Jan 18, 2017, 03.23 PMby ndimi

    Gorgeous collection. What a pity there are no photos of that pencil skirt from the back. I would love to see how those style lines transfer to fabric. Such interesting detail!

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      Oct 8, 2017, 10.10 AMby RomRom

      I agree!

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      Nov 18, 2017, 03.08 PMby jenine5

      So frustrating that they do that, the back is everything about this skirt!!!

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    Jan 16, 2017, 10.48 PMby gilbysteel

    I love & want to make every piece in this collection!

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    Jan 16, 2017, 09.28 PMby TequilaMockingbird88

    Love this!

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    Jan 16, 2017, 06.42 PMby Sharon Miller

    This is a beautiful collection for work or anytime. My office is very casual and I miss the days when we all used to dress for work.

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