Something Sal suggested has made me think of getting a dress that would work for both work and casual, and I have been attracted to ones a little like
But I tried one on recently, red from Portmans, but I can't find it online(eta I can now. Here it is
and the self fabric waist tie looks absolutely awful. But so many long sleeved floaty dresses have them right now.
Thoughts? Either on how to make them look better or alternatives?