Although our Travel Inspo board on Pinterest may be filled with images of far-off locales like Cinque Terre, Positano, and the Amalfi Coast, let’s be real: vacation days for the modern-working woman are few and far between. But before you start feeling down and out, let me tell you about a dress, made of rich yet delicate Italian textiles. What if this dress could transport you to your dream destination while you’re sitting at your desk typing up this month’s growth report?
Enter Ciriana, a European brand born-and-bred in Rome. With its reworking of the culture’s classic shapes and lines, the Italian brand is designing timeless dresses for women who truly understand and appreciate the power of iconic elegance. The brand’s ties to tradition really resonate throughout their collections.
Every piece has a hidden detail that makes it unique (like pleated pockets on the Begonia or tulip sleeves on the Ghirlanda, both of which are on sale now!) The quality textiles make their dresses super comfortable and make you feel more confident wearing them. Their designs are perfect for business casual offices and are easily transitioned from the office to a dinner date and everywhere in between.
Some of our favorites include the bold and figure-flattering Vivian and Tancha dresses featured above. Looking for a super steal? Try the Zinnia Peplum Dress available in both light grey and pink currently on clearance for just $88!
Since Ciriana is an international online brand, we got the low-down on sizing and shopping tips. The sizes range from 40-48 with a 40 being the equivalent of a 33” bust, 26” waist, and 36” hips measurement. The sizes tend to run a bit large, so consider ordering down a size. Added bonus: with the appreciated dollar, not a single item on the site is over $160! (Most of the office wear pieces even ring up under $120!)
We could totally see some of the brand’s more neutral staple dresses like the Vito (above left) or Sabbia (above right) paired with tights and a coat for a fashion-forward fall work look. For a more traditional work dress at a bargain price, also check out the Petunia Pencil Dress (pictured right). This form-fitted but professional dress is sure to become a biz casual go-to!
So as the winter months approach, consider taking a stay-cation to the Mediterranean coast with a sophisticated piece by Ciriana.
Skirt the Ceiling xx