M.M. LaFleur makes high-quality, minimalist, formal-leaning officewear that feels fresh without being overly trendy. Attention to detail is the name of the game. The brand's bestselling Etsuko dress, for example, looks simple, but additional seams in the bodice and a small belt at the waist create a gorgeous figure-hugging silhouette. Sizes range from 0P-22W.
The collection is designed by its co-founder and creative director Miyako Makamura, the former head designer of Zac Posen — and she brings a unique attention to detail, lines, and versatility to M.M. LaFleur. Silhouettes are sophisticated and inventive — both in their ability to cut at exactly the right spot on your elbow and in a hidden button that converts the length of a pair of pants to accommodate either heels or flats. They also work for a non-stop lifestyle: most of the collection is machine-washable and travel-friendly. M.M. LaFleur promises to deliver on easy comfort without looking comfortable. The retailer has a specific section of "packable suiting pieces" and has had the New York City Ballet demonstrate the flexibility of its summer collection.
We've reviewed and loved styles like its Morandi Sweater, Hockley and Foster pants, packable suit, and the Etsuko dress.
M.M.LaFleur styles may cost you a bit more than some of the alternatives (dresses range from $165-$325 and pants $165-$225), but the quality is worth its price if you're able to comfortably spend it, and if your workplace requires traditional workwear. You can also find slightly more affordable options, including a host of odor-resistant and machine-washable items under $200.