Looking for formal dresses or great-fitting pants for work? Or is it the boardroom you want to rock with a classy business suit? Go on and treat yourself to the kind of formal wear you’re looking for and nail the girl boss look. We went ahead did some research for you and here are our top picks.
Girl Bosses This Way! 15 Brands To Help You Slay Your Formal Outfits
Dohyenne's collection of bright, pleated linen dresses, peplum tops, and ruffle shirts in crepe has added the right amount of vibrancy to our formal wear stack. The fact that they are super comfortable is like the cherry on top. It's the perfect balance of colour, chicness, and flattering silhouettes that has us vying for this brand. The best part - you can shop it off on LBB itself.
Price: Starting at INR 900
More chic pants this way: psst! they have pleats
Indi Moda has become our go-to brand for all kinds of ethnic and fusion workwear from hand-block printed tunics to solid kurtas and bandhani stoles. Their Contrast Printed Kaftan Top stole our heart. Their A-line kurtas and shoulder tunics are worth checking out too. You can also shop for kurta and pant sets here.
Price: Starting at INR 699
The Label Life
From relaxed pants to shift dresses and jacket tops, The Label Life's formal wear collection is effortlessly stylish and chic. Their relaxed-fit shirts, WFH edit and after-hour bottoms are our favourites. The main reason why we keep going back to this brand is that it offers premium clothes at fairly affordable prices. The styling tips they offer with all their merch is an added bonus. You can shop for jewellery and footwear too from their site - basically put together a whole look without having to hunt much.
Price: Starting at INR 990
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Looking to take the ethnic route when it comes to workwear? Rangsutra's got a lovely collection of traditional weaves with contemporary cuts and silhouettes in subtle hues. A community-based crafts company, this brand makes ethnic fusion wear using traditional Indian techniques. You can find everything from saris, kurtas, and kurtis, to dupattas and dresses here.
Price: Starting at INR 675
FableStreet only makes formal wear for women and they do a great job of it. We got a Keyhole Neck Floral Midi Dress from them and it fit us perfectly. Their USP lies in the fact that everything on their online store can be tailored to fit, which means you can get crisp-looking work-wear that will fit you like a second skin. Trousers, shirts, overcoats, skirts, business suits are all on offer with their tee dresses and Boardroom tops being our current favourite. Ooh, there's chic jewellery to pair with your outfits as well.
Price: Starting at INR 895
Gaima Label marries contemporary with comfort and creates lovely tops, dresses, denim pants, skirts, shirts, and so much more. Their neutral shades, dapper detailing & on-trend silhouettes will instantly amp up your work-wear wardrobe. Read more here.
Price: Starting at INR 1090
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Clean simple prints, easy-breezy silhouettes and sorbet colours - Shrutkirti presents a great alternative to your regular formal wear with its ethnic wear range. Browse from a range of chanderi cotton, cotton and cotton-linen kurtas, muslin suits - all minimal and chic. Put on one of their sets and you're bound to look like royalty! Their yellow suit with a chiffon dupatta, and has delicate pearl detailing and pure muslin border is our pick. Read more here.
Price: Starting INR 1450
Nailing the art of power dressing is Qua - an online brand offering chic and functional ready-to-wear work outfits for women. The fabrics they use to craft their range are top-notch with each piece tailored to be suitable for all seasons. Suits, shirts, trousers, blazers - take your pick. When we saw their nude suit with matching sweatshirt, it was love at first sight. Their cotton poplin blouse in solid hues of powder blue and beige are also our favourite. Read more here.
Prices: Starting at INR 1995
The designs here are subtle, minimal yet chic with clean cuts and fine detailing, perfect for the modern Indian working woman. You can choose from a wide range of tops, shirts, pants, tunics, skirts, dresses, jackets, blazers, coats, capes, scarves, and accessories like belts and jewellery. Their jumpsuits are our fave! The colour range they work with also stood out for us. Read more here.
Prices: Starting at INR 1100
Office & You
We love how this brand creates clothing after taking into consideration the Indian culture, body types, and skin tones. Skirts, asymmetric tops, chic tunics, classy bodycon dresses in soft or jewel-hued colour palettes - this brand has it all. Embracing both comfort and style, this label is perfect for those who like to look effortlessly dressy. Although a little pricey, bookmark this brand if you're looking to make a statement with your office wear.
Price: INR 2600 onwards
Known for its traditional yet smart designs, shop for kurti-pant set from KA. From Angrakha print to Indigo floral, kurti bell sleeves to assymetrical hem, there is a lot to choose from. If that's not your style, you can vibe high in the pleated maxi dresses and crisp tunic tops and pair them up with trousers. The outfits are timeless and they reflect the flamboyance of boss ladies. Read more here.
Price: INR 1700 for sets
Chic and sustainable is our favourite combo and Rossbell's clothing is nothing but that. Step out in their printed slit maxi dresses, Kalamkari half and half dresses, kimono tops and slay the boss girl look. While you are rocking the outfits, you will also experience the ultimate luxury of comfort. Know more about Rossbell.
Price: INR 799 for tops & INR 1299 for maxi dresses
This sustainable homegrown brand from Pune has our heart. Known for its tasteful collection of dresses of different kinds, Darjja strives to create a blend of comfort and style. We love the formal A-Line dresses, shirt dresses, semi-formal maxi dresses, culoutte-top sets and more. We bet you will love the designs and the subtle prints. Check out our recommendation.
Price: Starting at INR 599
An eco-lux handloom label, Athas celebrates fashion across different eras through their prints and designs. While there are many casual and festive picks to choose from, you can revamp your work wardrobe with sleek kurtis having Jaipur prints, handblock print, Ikat, tie & die and more. The angrakha set with chiffon dupattas have a very chic and formal appeal. Read more about Athas here.
Price: Starting at INR 1100
The designs from this online brand redefine formal fashion. Elegant, minimal, comfortable, yet formal is what Notebook is all about. Don the Boss Girl look with crisp shirts, trousers, sophesticated dresses that have drawn inspiration from uniforms! The designs are classy, high-end and oh-so-chic. Read more here.
Price: INR 6500 onwards