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Amal Clooney’s Black Midi Dress Deserves A Spot In Every Work Wardrobe (It’s That Good)

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A human rights barrister and bonafide trendsetter on the side, Amal Clooney is the total package. Nobody has mastered the balance between smart and stylish better than this celebrity lawyer and the outfit she just wore to a UN meeting is a case in point. Amal Clooney's black midi dress is everything work fashion should be packaged up in a single piece.

On Tues., the 41-year-old defended the rights of women who have been victimized by ISIS in front of the United Nations Security Council like the justice-seeking powerhouse she is.

An undertaking like that requires a pretty good outfit, as you can imagine. Something modest, yet chic, that demands respect and portrays professionality. Clooney had just the thing.

She wore a pencil-cut, button-front LDB à la Jackie Kennedy with nude pumps and a leather tote that looked like it was on the verge of being a briefcase. It was the perfect look for a day of serious peace talk.

Clooney's dress is sophisticated and stylish at the same time — a combination that's sometimes hard to come by. Her sleek black midi was a subtle enough pick to not demand too much attention while still showing off the barrister's impeccable fashion sense.

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Shirt-style buttons up the front give its simple silhouette — form-fitting and hitting just below the knee — a trend-forward touch. Reminiscent of the classic little black dresses that Jackie O used to wear, you could call this office-ready piece retro with a contemporary flair.

That describes Clooney's style to a T. The British-Lebanese lawyer's looks are always so sophisticated, super feminine, and a little bit vintage. Her outfits have been compared to the late first lady's a few times before.

Adopt Clooney's approach to officewear with a polished LBD this spring. A few work-ready dresses similar to hers, ahead.

Shop The Look

Mid-Length Buttoned Dress

$1,195

$956

Altuzarra

Get Clooney's button-up LBD look with this mock two piece. With the fit of a simple midi and the feel of your favorite cardigan, this dress is an easy and comfortable work staple.

Faux Shell Button Through Maxi Tea Dress

$45

ASOS

Your go-to shirtdress made office-ready, this tea-length piece is a more casual take on the lawyer's look.

Buttoned Midi Dress

$888

NK

Wear this LBD under a structured blazer for a polished work look or layer it over a basic tee for the perfect weekend ensemble.

Love Of My Life Dress

$108

Free People

Boasting that same retro feel as Clooney's, this romantic '40s-inspired shirtdress features the prettiest flared silhouette and feminine tie sleeves.