Are You Worried About Dressing Too Formally Or Too Casually For Work? Here Is A Complete Guide On Women's Business Casual Wear!

Are You Worried About Dressing Too Formally Or Too Casually For Work? Here Is A Complete Guide On Women's Business Casual Wear!

It can be tricky choosing the perfect outfit for the office to wear every day. Business casual is an entirely different line of fashion. You have to learn to invest carefully in your work clothes to look your best, without overdoing it at work. For women, casual office clothing usually consists of stylish dresses and skirts, a semi-formal pair of pants, casual dress shirts and a smart cardigan or jacket. Here are some of the best options available online:

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What is Business Casual for Women?

Generally, business casual is a hybrid of professional wear and casual wear. It includes a mix of slacks, semi-formal tops, a blouse, a suit skirt, a blazer or cardigan in neutral colours, in decent prints or chequered patterns. Most of the companies require business casual with a proper dress code, whereas others allow jeans and polos as part of business casual, and may even have looser definitions.

It all depends on the workplace environment and norms. However, it's smart to have the main clothing colours in your wardrobe like black, navy blue, beige, grey, white, and brown. Moreover, try to get your hands on decent accessories that you can pair up with a single and can create 3 different styles. For instance, you can wear a white blouse two to three times a week and swap the trousers and accessories.

Business Casual Ethnic Attire for Women

Aprique Women Blue Solid Straight Kurti

This fashionable blue fusion kurti by Aprique FAB in a straight style cut looks very classy and chic. It has a Mandarin Collar neck with button detailing. It has side slits, a straight hem, and a normal ghera. Additionally, the band of the collar has 3 khaki buttons, that give a very delicate look. This classical yet trendy kurti has a solid pattern and is knee-length.

In addition to that, the sleeves of this Kurti are three-quarters with a rolled-up style and a button. This fusion kurti is made up of the finest quality cotton. The fabric is very soft and refined, making it an amazing choice for casual business wear. You can pair it up with a white shalwar or tights, along with a tote bag, silver studs, and a nice pair of heels. You can buy this stylish kurti from Myntra for only INR 1,499.

Women Black Solid Angrakha Anarkali Kurta

This Women Black Solid Angrakha Anarkali Kurta by Bhama Couture looks very classic and elegant. This kurti has a solid pattern with a tie-up and Gotta Patti detail. Additionally, it has a very chick V-neck style that is adorned with gotta lace. Moreover, it's front is in Angrakha Style, with a front slit that is lined by the same golden gotta patti and a black tie-up knot at the chest. The sleeves of kurti are three-quarter with regular fitting and lace ornamentation.

This trendy kurti has a simple upper-body whereas the lower body has pleats and kalis that gives a large volume and a big flare. In addition to all that, the hem of this Monochrome Angrakha Style kurti has a large rounded flare with length till calf. Moreover, the kurti is made up of Pure Art Silk material, thus it has a little added shine that provides it a very graceful look. You can pair it up with black-coloured leggings, Kolhapuri chappal, and small ethnic earrings. You can buy this stylish kurti from Myntra for INR 2,999.

Women Self Design Cotton Blend Straight Kurta

This stylish solid mustard kurta, with a mandarin collar and mid-open cut, looks very chic yet fashionable. It has a solid pattern with button detailing, hooks in the center, and blue ribbons. Also, the kurta is calf-length, has a plain solid back, and a fusion weave. Additionally, the hem of the kurta is straight with an open middle-cut design and a straight hem, along with a regular flare.

This Women Self Design Cotton Blend Straight Kurta by Amar Tex has three-quarters sleeves in a regular fit, with blue patti detailing at the edges. The fabric of this attire is a cotton blend with a slight shine, which makes it appear graceful. You can pair it up with leggings or capri pants, a decent pair of heels, and signature jewellery. You can buy this beautiful casual business wear kurta from Flipkart for only INR 999.

Tikhi Imli White & Pink Satin Printed Saree

In case you are looking for business casual contemporary wear with a modern tinge, give this White And Pink Satin Printed Saree a try. The blouse is in a light fresh baby pink shade and has a fusion theme to it. This beautiful saree has an abstract print in black and pink colour, with a white base. Moreover, the borders of the saree have solid printed lines in pink, white, and black colours, that give them a nice finishing.

Furthermore, the fabric of this outfit is satin that has an added gloss and shine, which appears very gorgeous in the daylight. The saree has enough cloth for draping it in several different ways. Also, the material is very elastic, thus does not emphasize your extra curves. You can pair it up with black heels, signature jewellery, a nice clutch, and add some soft makeup to it. This dress can be bought from Myntra for INR 2,398.

Business Casual Western Attire for Women: Summer Edition

White & Navy Blue Printed Smart Casual Shirt

This white dress shirt by Mango is a perfect choice for casual business events. It a great choice to wear for your presentations or when meeting with clients, as it provides you with a statement look. This basic white dress shirt has a conversational print in blue colour all over it. Additionally, it has long sleeves with a fine spread collar that looks very stylish and will amp up your casual attire a notch.

The shirt has seven-button closure in the middle, a curved hemline, and a chest welt patch pocket. Furthermore, this regular-fit white shirt is extremely comfortable to wear in summers as well as in winters. In addition to all that, the cuff of the shirt has a simple white button and regular fitting. You are recommended to either dry-clean it or wash it with your hands to maintain its quality for a long time. You can buy this shirt from Myntra for INR 2,390.

Women Black Straight Fit Solid Formal Cropped Trousers

To achieve a modern casual business look, give these cropped trousers a try. These trousers are made up of 100% polyester material and have a mid-rise waist. They have a solid fusion pattern, slip-on closure, and a waist belt. Furthermore, it has 3 pockets, one on the back and two on the front, along with flat-front pleats. Moreover, it has a woven weave type of fabric. Its length is till the ankle and has a straight fit. You can pair it up with a white dress shirt and a single-breasted blazer. You can buy these trousers from Myntra for only INR 2,390.

Shein Rolled Cuff Crisscross Tie Back Patch Pocket Dress


If you are looking for a summer casual business dress, give this one a try and rock your day. It is made up of linen material, which is very soft and breathable. This beautiful dark green dress has a V-neck style, short sleeves with roll-up style, and a high waistline. Moreover, it has a rounded hem with a large flare and a zipper closure. In addition to all that, it has a back bow tie, criss-cross, and wrap details. Furthermore, it has two patch pockets on the front at the lower body and a wrapping belt at the waistline. The material of this dress is pure and non-stretchable. You can buy this classy attire from Shein for only INR 1,904.

Business Casual Western Attire for Women: Winter Edition

Shein Long Sleeve Velvet Swing Dress


This swing dress from Shein is a great choice for winter casual office wear. It has a fresh burgundy colour, that makes your looks pop and glow. It has a round neckline with no embellishments. This amazing dress is made up of 10% spandex, velvet, 90% polyester. This blended composition makes it a stretchable material, thus the fit is loose in a regular style. Furthermore, it has long sleeves in a fitted pattern. The dress is knee-length with a rounded hemline, large flare, and A-line style. You can buy this contemporary dress from Shein for only INR 966.

Grey and Black Cardigan

To spice up your casual business dress in winter, give this outwear a try to rock your day. This chequered cardigan is made up of 100 % acrylic material, which is very warm and cozy. This grey and black cardigan have long sleeves, a lapel collar, and an open front. Moreover, it has two patch pockets on the lower front, a straight mid-open hem, and a back-mid slit. You can wear a black shirt and black jeans under it to achieve a monochrome statement look. Also, you can pair it up with minimal makeup, signature jewellery, and a tote bag. Buy this classy cardigan from for INR 5,432.

Tie Waist Shirt Detail Jumpsuit


In case you are thinking of buying a contemporary yet elegant business casual dress for lunch or a routine office day, this jumpsuit won't let you down. It is made up of 3% Spandex, 97% Polyester, with a little stretch, and is a great choice for the spring and fall seasons. Its dark green colour helps to achieve a fresh and active look. This attire has a collar neck with five mid button closure and a bow-tie at the waistline. Also, the dress has a high waistline, long sleeves, and a regular fit. You can wear high heels, small studs, and carry a shoulder bag to add more elegance to your appearance. This modern dress can be bought from Shein for INR 1,404.

Business Casual Footwear for Women

Women Navy Blue & Red Ajrak Printed Sustainable Mojaris

These Navy Blue And Red Ajrak Printed Mojaris are a great choice to wear with ethnic dresses, shalwar kurta, and even under jeans. This traditional Rajasthani block print is done by hand and has repeated patterns. The colours used in the painting are natural dyes and threads. This footwear has a square toe-shape, with regular styling, and no back strap. Also, it has a silver thick threaded lie in the middle, leather detailing at the curves, and a regular ankle length. Moreover, the sole of this product is stuffed, which makes it comfortable to wear and is made up of pure leather in camel brown colour. It can be bought from Myntra for INR 1,49.

Carlton London Women's Sandals


This pair of the sandal can be worn with Indian, as well as western attires. It has a round toe style, slip-on with buckle closure, and 0.5 inches sole heel length. It is made up of synthetic leather that has a shiny appearance and has golden embellished studs all over it. Also, it has a brown cushioned sole for more convenience, which makes it easy-to-walk in. You can pair it up with tights, leggings, palazzos, cropped trousers, and jumpsuits, among many others. You can buy this elegant pair of sandals from Amazon for only INR 1,197.

Women Black Heels Sandal

To step up your casual business outfit, buy these pair of heels, and get ready for flooded compliments. This pair of shoes have a suede outer layer and a leather outer sole. The sole is cushioned to provide you more comfort and saves your hectic day. It has a front strap closure with buckle, and a round-toe style. The heel style is a block with a length of about 3 inches. You can wear them under skirts, mom-jeans, sarees, capri trousers, and wide-leg pants. This pair of shoes can be bought from Flipkart for only INR 799.

Accessories to Pair Up with These Clothes

Croc Embossed Tote Bag


If you are looking for a fashionable tote bag with a study outlook that would compliment your day to day outfit, this tote bag is big enough to fit a laptop and daily essential makeup, cell phone, wallet, and perfume. It is composed of 100% pure leather, has a crocodile outer print, and satin-lined inner. Moreover, it has one big compartment, two small sections, one inside card holder place, and one zipper patch pocket. Additionally, it has two loose straps to wear it on the shoulder and a zip closure to keep your things from falling. You can buy this bag from Shein for only INR 813.

Ananth Sterling Silver and Pearl Stud Earrings for Women


This signature pair of stud pearls in off-white colour looks very delicate and elegant. This is a perfect choice for you to wear on all kinds of events, day to day office wear, semi-formal functions, business meetings, brunches, and even family get-togethers. They have a medium size, round shape, and sterling back stoppers to keep them in place. You can buy these pearl earrings from Amazon for only INR 995.

Silver Rose Gold Plated Flame Pendant by Giva

This feather shaped rhodium-plated pendant has a very elegant style and looks, enough to become the center of the attraction. This silver-toned pendant with a rose-gold tinge has a flame shape. This signature pendant comes with a chain and a lobster clasp to tie it. Furthermore, it has anti-tarnish e-coating with rhodium to prevent silver from getting tarnished. You can buy this pendant from Myntra for only INR 3,398.

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Keep in Mind Your Offices's Dress Code, If Any!

Even if your office does not require you to wear formal clothing at all times, it is still better to check if there is a dress code or not. This is because even if you are supposed to dress casually, some offices may have some restrictions like 'not wearing jeans' or 'not wearing dresses above knee-length', etc. It is better to check before making an investment in a new wardrobe!