11 Editor-Approved Boho Dresses We're Almost Positive You Can Wear to Work
You don't need not be milking a cow or heading upstate to pick apples to properly rock the prairie dress. The InStyle offices see a plethora of them, thanks to brands like Zimmermann, Brock Collection, and Rhode Resort making options that are "work appropriate" in many offices.
Finding a dress in the perfect length, with a great print, and with details that elevate the piece just enough to make it office-OK, you can wear this style in and out of the office. Trust us. We do it.
Here, we polled InStyle staffers to curate the ultimate list of boho-chic, prairie dress brands for you to shop. Consider this your summer dress cheat sheet.
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Brock Collection Floral Dress
"I haven't taken this dress off since the day I bought it, and that's sort of how I feel about everything Brock Collection makes. Their pieces are on the perfect part of the "fancy" and "casual" spectrum: smack in the middle so I can dress it down or up." -Ruthie Friedlander, Special Projects Director.
Khaite Poplin Dress
"Love this dress! Its got all the prairie vibes but is a bit understated for those who want a prairie dress but are afraid to go too boho!" -Elana Zajdman, Accessories Editor
City Chic Floral Maxi Dress
"When it's really hot out, I love a flowy maxi dress. This one has a great boho-style print and flattering off-the-shoulder cut." -Lashauna Williams, Assistant Market Editor
Sea Floral Print Dress
"Sea always does good boho dresses. I love the muted colors and '70s style prints on this one!" - Kristina Rutkowski, Market Editor
Free People Rose Maxi Dress
Topshop Shirred Dress
"My best friend and I have a long history of copying every item that the other purchases, which is how this dress came into my life. I plan to wear it as a coverup on an upcoming vacation and with sandals and fun earrings for a casual dinner. Bonus points that it's only $52!" -Macey Hall, Senior Social Media Manager
Zimmermann Striped Dress
"I've been saving up for a long-sleeve maxi dress, but I also knew I didn't want it to be floral. I've been eyeing up this striped number from Zimmerman. I love its defined waist and billowy sleeves." - Victoria Moorhouse, Digital Beauty Editor
Lisa Marie Fernandez Belted Polka Dot Dress
"Okay, this is a dream. But in this dream, I can splurge on a lemon yellow, puffed sleeve confection like this bow-belted dress. I love how it captures the current prairie vibe, but feels timeless enough to take out summer after summer." -Angelique Serrano, Beauty Director
Ulla Johnson Floral Print Midi Dress
"Ulla Johnson makes me feel like a lady who raises chickens and makes her own nut milk at her country home—you know, when she’s not taking a spontaneous trip to Marrakech or something. Hey, dress for the job you want, right?" - Alison Syrett, Fashion Writer
LoveShackFancy Ruffled Mini Dress
"I am 5’2" and shopping a trend, like bohemian, can become tricky, specially when it consist of maxi skirts and dresses. Came across LoveShackFancy a bit ago and can’t stop obsessing over them. The brand is the perfect marriage of bohemian and luxe. I’m obsessed with this floral mini dress because it embodies the flowy whimsical boho style while the silhouette is perfect for a petite frame." -Jenna Pizzuta, Fashion Assistant
Free People Maxi Dress
"Boho chic for the win. This summer it’s all about reviving the vintage prairie look and adding modern, feminine touches to it. The voluminous sleeves, romantic lace trim, and flowy design on this trendy Free People dress resonates a feeling of comfort and nostalgia of the simpler times." -Marina Budarina-Sanchez, Deputy Chief of Reporters