THE ESSENTIAL DRESS

The only dress your wardrobe needs.

Rated 4.2 out of 5
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Every wardrobe deserves a dress that is as elevated as it is dependable. The Essential Dress was designed with this in mind. A gorgeous relaxed silhouette paired with the perfect neckline and cap sleeve, all made in a fabric that flows and functions. We used the same machine-washable fan favorite as The Work Blouse and The Nonstop Top, so you know it's a winner. 

Sizing Notes:
This dress comes in 2 lengths. The long length is 2.5" longer than regular. Too long? Don't forget our Alterations Credit.

Kristin wears an XS (Long) in this dress. She is 5'8" and wears a size 2/4 in dresses.

Wren wears an 1X (Regular) in this dress. She is 5'10" and wears a size 16/18 in dresses.

  Size Guide
THE ESSENTIAL DRESS Sizing

Sizing NotesThis dress fits true to size and has a relaxed silhouette. Order your true size. Want to get the right size the first time? We're here to help! Email us your bra, denim, and dress size (ex. 34C, 28, 6).

XXS XS S M L XL 1X 2X 3x
Length Regular 34 7/16 34 3/4 35 6/16 36 36 5/8 36 15/16 40 1/2 41 1/4 42
Length Long 36 15/16 37 1/4 37 7/8 38 1/2 39 1/8 39 7/16
Chest Circumference 33 34 36 38 40 1/2 42 47 51 55
Hip Circumference 39 40 42 44 46 1/2 48 53 57 61
Armhole Circumference 12 1/8 12 1/2 13 1/4 14 14 7/8 15 3/8 19 20 1/2 22
Bottom Circumference 43 44 46 48 50 1/2 52 56 60 64
This guide is specific to The Essential Dress.  Measurements listed above are of the full circumference of the garment.

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Rated 5 out of 5
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LOVE this dress!

I wore this for the first time to a wedding and I can't wait to wear it again. It is really comfortable and I got so many compliments on it. Definitely recommend!

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Rated 3 out of 5
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Didn’t work for me

I tried a medium (way too small), extra large (way to big) and large (just didn’t look good) and didn’t find one that fit well or that I liked enough for the money. I chose the longer option because others mentioned that the regular was too short. I regret not trying the regular length. I’m 5 foot 8 and the dress just didn’t look great on me. Otherwise the fabric and quality was great.

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Rated 5 out of 5
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A dress for all occasions

I wore this to a business meeting and got several compliments in the hallway afterward. I wore this on a weekend and felt gorgeous and comfortable. To me, this is the ultimate wear-anywhere dress. It fits beautifully, is flattering and forgiving, and can be topped with boots and a sweater on colder days or not on warmer ones. The versatility is simply amazing.

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Rated 5 out of 5
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First day of work

I was part of the fit session videos and tried this dress on, I eventually came back to Brass to try it on again. Ended up buying it in the navy and wore it for my first day at my new job! I'm so happy with it! The fit is comfy but still gives subtle shape to you. I felt instantly effortless and can't wait to wear this again! (plus it helped that the navy matched my new company's navy) :)

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Rated 5 out of 5
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Love how versatile this is!

I love this dress because it's super comfy and still looks polished. I'm excited to wear it with metallic booties and white boots all spring long. Sometimes polyester clothing bothers me when the texture feels cheap and scratchy....not the case AT ALL with this dress. Very glad I got it.

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