Structuring is something we’re going to be seeing a lot more of over the coming months, and it’s a great trend for the office – think updated 80s shoulder pads and power suits.
This Cross Front Tulip Skirt Dress has the perfect structured look, but in a subtle, smart way. The capped sleeves give it strong shoulders, and the front and back V-necks give it a uniformed, symmetrical feel. There’s a fitted band around the waist for a nipped-in silhouette, and give a tulip shape to the bottom half of the dress.
It can be worn with bare legs during the summer, and then teamed with another big trend for A/W09, black lace tights. And for the complete power dressing look, add a blazer over the top.
The dress costs £32 and is available now from ASOS.