The All-Day Work Dress - Business Attire for Women - Encircled

The All-Day Work Dress

Size Guide
Fabric & Colour
Dark Grey

So comfortable, you’ll forget you’re in workwear. The All-Day Work Dress is made from machine-washable, soft and breathable 4-way stretch fabric. This tailored dress with subtle box pleats is zipper-less so you can just slip it on and go.

Layer with the Everyday Twist Top for a work-perfect look.

          • Tailored fit with two pockets, wide elastic waistband and zipper-less design. Machine washable.

            A fitted under layer hugs you in and hides panty lines.

            Sustainable, luxurious fabric for all-day comfort.

            Ethically-made in Toronto.
          • Made from a blend of MicroModal® | Lycra

            Our MicroModal is knit and dyed in Toronto. MicroModal
            is a naturally derived, plant-based fabric cultivated from beech-tree pulp which is sustainably sourced in Austria, and neighbouring countries. Modal is made through an environmentally-conscious process where 95% of water and materials used to make the fabric are recycled. The fabric is also OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 certified which means it is free of harmful chemicals.

            Learn about our fabrics


          • Fit Advice:The All-Day Work Dress fits true to size. The under-layer is fitted to the body, whereas the over-layer falls slightly away from the body. We recommend sizing down if you are between sizes.

            If you’re bigger on top than on the bottom, go with the measurements for your bottom half. View the size chart

            Model's Measurements: Ashley 
            is 5’7"/size 4-6 and wearing an S in the product photos.
          • Machine wash on the gentle cycle, preferably in cold water. For best care, hand wash and hang to dry. Do not dry clean, and do not put in the dryer. A light iron can be used if needed, but please use a towel in between the iron and garment.


    0 - 2 (XS)
    4 - 6 (S)
    8 -10 (M)
    12 - 14 (L)
    16 - 18 (XL)
    20 (XXL)


    All-Day Work Dress Measurements

    0 - 2 (XS)
    4 - 6 (S)
    8 -10 (M)
    12 - 14 (L)
    16 - 18 (XL)
    20 (XXL)
    From shoulder to waist seam

    14 ¼”

    14 ⅝”
    15 ⅜”
    15 ¾”

    16 ⅛”

    From waist seam to hem
    23 ¼”
    23 ¾”
    24 ¼”
    24 ¾”
    25 ¼”
    25 ¾"

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 18 reviews
    Why Is No One Talking About This Dress?!!?!

    I don’t understand why it seems like no one online is talking about this dress?! I know the price point seems high, but this is a really, really, REALLY nice dress.

    The tricky part about these softer materials is that they can be clingy in a way that not everyone wants (regardless of size/shape) or that isn’t always appropriate for all occasions. But a more structured dress is often made from materials that are not sustainable. That presents a difficult situation for a conscious shopper. Somehow encircled has addressed this issue with this dress! It is nicely fitted at the top with a classy neckline and once you hit the waist there is a snug under layer and then the layer on top is more structured with those really flattering pleats (is that the right term?) and pockets! The pockets are great! I had an iPhoneXS Max in my pocket and it fit so nicely that I actually forgot it was there. I ran around my house wondering where I sat my phone down and then I remembered it was in my pocket. Haha! No joke!

    Anyways I think this dress is a great marriage of super comfortable, sustainable fabric together with a wonderfully classy and professional dress design. If your lifestyle involves dressing up often then this may be a good investment piece for you. If you’re more of a casual person all the time, then it maybe wouldn’t be your jam.

    I went with the recommended size Small for my measurements and it fits great. I am short at 5’ 2” and the dress hits just perfectly at the bottom of my knee which is my preferred length. If you are taller just bear in mind that it will be a bit shorter on you. There is a helpful box with the dress measurements from shoulder to waist seam and then from waist seam to hem so do check that out.

    Beautifully made!

    Very heavy material; better for cooler seasons. Fits true to size.

    My Go-To Work Dress

    The fit and fabric of this dress make it perfect for a day in the office or out at meetings. I find myself choosing this dress over anything else in my closet, because it is simply beautiful, comfortable, and I can layer a cardigan or blazer over top. Love!

    Beautiful dress

    I am so glad that I bought this dress! It fits and drapes beautifully. I was hesitant at first about the darts and pleats (looking at the online pictures) but now that I've put the dress on, I see why they are there. Because I'm slightly pear shaped, this is the first slim fitting dress that fits everywhere on me (normally, it's form fitting on my hip but too loose around my waist). I plan on bringing this dress with me to an up coming conference; I really love the fact that no ironing is needed!


    Love! Fit is so flattering and yet so comfortable, and style is so versatile. Want it in navy now