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Styling Tips For The 9-5

Are you ready to refresh your work style? Or perhaps, you are starting a new job and need to dress the part. As an essential basics brand, Bamboo Body has your what you need to build your professional wardrobe. Whether you're working from home in comfort or heading into the office, our collection of Bamboo work wear will ensure you look good and feel good!

I'm sure you've noticed through the years, and especially post pandemic, office dress codes are definitely a little more casual than they used to be. Luckily for us, this means that you can take more risks and be more experimental now when it comes to your everyday office style. We've curated our most office-ready styles from our collections that are guaranteed to keep you looking modern while feeling comfortable all day long.

All of our looks can be mixed and matched. Whether you’re in a creative or corporate industry, we have a classy and elegant look for you. Crafted in luxuriously soft, breathable and organically farmed bamboo, our collection will keep you feeling good but still looking chic.

Infuse your personal style in these looks by choosing colours that you love, and pairing with accessories that elevate your look. Choose pieces that can be dressed up or down - can be layered with a blazer or coat and will look fabulous with your favourite pairs of shoes!

How to dress for work: what is office wear?

Finding the perfect work outfit may be trickly. especially if you are moving from the corporate world to a more casual environment, or perhaps you are transitioning out of the WFH environment. Although it depends on where the work, note that there are three main work dress codes;

Business Professional Dress Code - Business Professional is all things corporate. It is used in more conservative settings and may requite you to wear a business or pant suit, or dress and jacket. Choose classic hues and neutral shades (blacks, whites, navy, grey). We recommend building your wardrobe from the group up - think of those core pieces that you need underneath your blazer. A Shell Top or Ada Boatneck would do the trick.

Business Casual Dress Code - Business casual is essentially a more elevated version of your casual style. Think blouses, blazers and pencil skirts. Business casual allows you to be a bit more creative in your silhouettes. Have fun with colours, and experiment with long-line skirts and midi-dresses. Blend corporate and casual together into a look that you feel comfortable in.

Casual Dress Code - Casual workwear should still look polished, but you can wear whatever makes you feel comfortable! Embrace shapes and silhouettes of all types. Invited relaxed fits and comfortable shoes. Add flow into your wardrobe with pieces that drape, such as a relaxed tee or midi dresses.

Tips for workplace dressing

  1. Consider your workplace dresscode. If you are unsure, refer to the points above. If you work in a more formal office setting, it is best to stick to more traditional attire such as suits. As the workplace becomes more casual, you will find you have a bit more leeway to express your personal style. However, there is always a way to get creative! Look at how your coworkers dress and follow suit.
  2. Try a wardrobe refresh. Have a look at what work fashion trends are currently circulating online. If you find one that you like, think about how it will blend into your current wardrobe. Don’t give in to something that you know won’t fit. Be critical and strategic, but also don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone if you want to try something new.
  3. Layer up. Try some new layering techniques. We know how wild the weather can be, and the cool aircon of your office cubicle is no better. Be prepared, and try out some cool new layering techniques that will add interest to your outfit. Read lessons in layering: the ultimate guide.
  4. Accessories. Accessories are a great way to add some personality to your outfit, especially if there is a strict office dress code. Consider adding a statement piece like a bold necklace or a colourful scarf to add some flair to your look.
  5. Invest in your feet! Shoes may make or break an outfit - but they may also make or break your feet. Invest in a high-quality shoes that will support your feet and keep you feeling comfortable throughout the day. Find that balance between style and comfort.


Below are some of our favourite BB work styles, hand crafted from our team at BBHQ.

Shell Top + Woven Wide Leg Pants

This simple, sophisticated and stylish pair will instantly elevate your business casual office wardrobe. With a modest neckline, the Shell Top is an instant win for work. Delivered in a blend of bamboo and organic cotton, the Woven Wide Leg Pant is an elegant and sophisticated design in a versatile neutral shade. This style can easily be transitioned from the office to after work drinks by swapping your loafers or sandals for a pair of heels.


Harmony Dress

With a round neckline, fitted bodice and full skirt, the Harmony is the chic and feminine work appropriate sihlouette you've been looking for! We guarantee that you will feel comfortable and confident in the super soft waistband, so you will look good and feel good even on a long work day. The sleeves stop just above the elbow, perfect for all seasons. Pair casually with a demin jacket, or a drape cardi and wedge heel for a more professional look.


Taylor Top + Luxe Wide Leg Pants

The Taylor Top is another classic style that is work appropriate, but also classy and elegant. With it's high neckline and sleeves stopping just above the elbow, this style is the perfect work essential. Paired with the Luxe Wide Leg Pant, these sihlouettes are sleek in design and comfortable to wear all day (or all week!) long. This set will surely be on high rotation through every season.


Bamboo T-Shirt Dress

We love this dress for its versatility and endless styling possibilities. Although a casual style, this piece can be dresses up or down with your choice of shoes and accessories. This piece comes with a removable belt, which you can use to cinch your waist and create definition and interest within your style. Wear loose and flowy for a streamlined look. For work, pair with a blazer or wear alone with ankle boots or a pair of heels.


Tie Front Top + Double Layer Tube Skirt

This combo is perfect for a smart casual look to wear around the office. This looks is perfect if you are after something more fitted. Featuring an added tie front detail, this top is breathable and available in 2 striking colours. It also features a modest boat neckline which is the perfect office sihlouette, Pair with a pencil or tube skirt for a soft and elegant feel.


Bamboo T-Shirt Dress - Black

Jasper Dress

The Jasper Dress is an absolute essential in your work wardrobe. It is a figure hugging style, however you do have lots of room to move thanks to the ruching on the side. Ideal for every work occasion, whether that be a day in the office, a corporate event or a function, the styling options are endless! Wear this style with sneakers, sandals or heels and your favourite accessories! Pair with the drape cardi for a sophistixated style.


Bamboo T-Shirt Dress - Black

Turtleneck + Midi Skirt

This look is a winter favourite! A turtleneck is a popular go-to for the winter work wardrobe as it is warm, modest and adds elegace to any outfit. We love this pairing with the midi skirt for its sleek style and flattering sihlouette. Wear the Bamboo Turtle Neck under jackets and coats or styled with pants, skirts or under dresses. Create a whole new look and vibe depending on what shoes you choose as well as the colours you opt for.


Bamboo T-Shirt Dress - Black

Mara Top + Skirt

The Mara is such a fun top to play with for work. Whether you opt for a midi or maxi skirt, this is a chic, casual look for teachers, creatives and anyone in between! With a modern, batwing-sleeve silhouette and oversized boxy fit, the Mara Top can be dressed up or down to take you from the office to dinner in the city. Team with the black Ruched Bamboo Skirt and a pair of sneakers, boots or spring sandals. This is a bohemian style allowing you to move easily - perfect for a casual work environment!

Bamboo T-Shirt Dress - Black

Long Sleeve Wrap Dress

The Long Sleeve Wrap Dress is elegant, sophisticated and effortless to wear. We love this piece for work for its ability to be dresses up - however we also love how elegant it is on its own! In a wrap-a-round style, this dress features a double lined bodice for comfort and support and a tie that can be wrapped around the front of back. Wear this style with our Lucia Cami underneath if you prefer extra chest coverage.

Bamboo T-Shirt Dress - Black

Styling from work to weekend? Check out our handy video guide below featuring our woven collection

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