By Alexandra DeRosa
Updated Jun 11, 2015 @ 11:15 am
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Dressing for the office during the summertime can be a challenge. You want to beat the heat, but you also want a polished and sophisticated look, which makes for a tricky combo. A strapless dress is a summer staple that lives in every woman's wardrobe. The silhouette creates an easy one-and-done look that's perfect for the weekend. If you want to get more milage out of your strapless dress, there are a slew of layering techniques that will make your shoulder-baring dress office-appropriate. Read on to shop three chic looks, each of which will impress in the conference room.

With a Sleeveless Trench

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Shop the look: Tibi dress, $695; Topshop sleevless trench coat, $125; Mango bucket bag, $70; Enzo Angiolini sandals, $60;

Paired with a Denim Vest

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Shop the look: Zara dress, $60; Blk Dnm vest, $147; H&M tote, $25; Steve Madden sandals, $70;

Layered with a Tie-Front Top

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Shop the look: J.Crew dress, $200; Piamita tie-front top, $322; Rebecca Minkoff handbag, $395; Kate Spade New York sandals, $328;