Lark & Row Review: Affordable + Stylish Work Wear From Amazon?!

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Lark & Ro

I’m always on the lookout for cute work wear. It’s surprisingly difficult to find non stodgy work clothes at an affordable price point.

So when I discovered that Amazon Fashion has an in-house brand called Lark & Ro dedicated to womens work wear, and that almost all the items were under $50, I was intrigued!

I ordered a couple to try using Prime Wardrobe, which lets you try out up to 8 items at home for free. Here’s what I got and what I thought about Lark & Ro!

 

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Lark & Ro Clothing

Never heard of Lark & Ro?

It’s actually a pretty new brand. In the summer of 2018, Amazon debuted a number of in-house clothing lines. Each label was dedicated to a certain type of function or style – there was a swimwear line, a workout line, comfy basics line, etc.

Lark & Ro was the Womens Workwear line. Amazon describes the offering as practical and polished wardrobe essentials for the modern busy woman.

I looked through the entire line and generally found lots of work dresses, a selection of cashmere sweaters and a couple of work blouses.

The dresses were what interested me the most, as they came in multiple styles (sheath dresses, A line dresses, wrap dresses) and each dress had multiple color options (some as many as 10 colors and prints!).

Lark & Ro also carries plus size and different sleeve lengths (sleeveless, cap sleeve, long sleeve) so it seems to offer great versatility for different body types and ages. 

 

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Lark & Ro Dresses

When the in-house brands first launched in 2018, I remember looking over the selection quickly and not really finding anything that immediately stood out.

But a year later, I was browsing Amazon and found that they have so many more options, styles and colors – including some dresses that looked really good! 

Plus, now that I have Amazon Prime, I could take advantage of Wardrobe which is essentially a ‘try before you buy’ option. You pick out what you’re interested in, try it on at home and if nothing works – you can send it all back without any charge. But if you like something and decide to keep it, you’re only charged for that item.

So I ordered a couple of dresses from Lark and Ro. Here are the two dresses I liked best: 

 

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Lark & Ro Wrap Dress

My favorite kind of dresses are generally a little looser. I don’t want to feel like I can’t eat or that a dress will ride up 5 inches when I sit down. 

This black dress hits all the criteria for me. It’s made from a crepe like polyester so it drapes really nicely on the body. It’s loose enough to be very comfortable, but has a cute twist detail in the front to help define your waist (without suffocating it). 

I went for the black option and thought it was perfect for both casual and conservative offices, depending on how you style and accessorize it. I went with leopard pumps for a fun pop! Best of all, the dress is machine washable.

For under $30, I think the quality is great. It doesn’t have a lining like you would find in a more expensive dress, and polyester isn’t the most breathable fabric, but at such a great price point, I can’t complain.

Lark & Ro Twist Dress

Available on Amazon

See all colors and read reviews here

If you like the style, it also comes in a long sleeve dress and sleeveless dress


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Lark & Ro Sheath Dress

I also loved this simple button sheath dress.

The v neck is small enough that I don’t worry about bending over and the fabric has a tiny bit of spandex so it hugs the body without being bodycon-tight. This dress is made from a slightly thicker fabric and is very comfortable to wear, even without a lining. 

It reaches the tips of my knees (I’m 5’7”) so it’s very office appropriate. I liked the button detail at the waist, which makes the dress look perfectly tailored.

But, this dress is definitely more form fitting so I wouldn’t wear it to a work dinner if you plan to eat a lot :)

I paired it with simple low heel black pumps from Aquatalia and would add a black cardigan over it for the office or cooler days. 

Lark & Ro V Neck Dress

Available on Amazon

See all colors and read reviews here

 

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Lark & Ro Review

 

Fabric & Materials

I’d say the range feels similar in quality to Mango or Zara. 

Most of the dresses are made from a polyester fabric that drapes really nicely on the body and would be perfectly fine for an AC office environment. If you’re looking for a casual dress to wear outdoors, the polyester might get a bit sweaty in the summer.

 

Cut & Style

The dresses were unlined, but the cut was stylish and the fabric was comfortable to wear (not itchy). Dress and skirt length hit me just above the knee, so for anyone 5’7″ or shorter, it’s very suitable for the office.

 

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Versatility

The brand is great at offering the same style in LOTS of options. For example, a simple twist dress is available in multiple different sleeve lengths and a classic wrap dress is sold in a rainbow of solid colors and prints.

 

Size Range

This is a size inclusive line. I’d say the sizing runs small, similar to a juniors line. I went up one size for all the Lark & Ro dresses. The brand also has a dedicated plus size filter which you can shop here.

 

Shop Lark & Ro Clothing


Lark & Ro Women's Camisole Top
Lark & Ro Women’s Crepe Knit Three Quarter Sleeve Center Twist Dress
Lark & Ro Women's Woven Shirt with Pintucked Sleeve
Lark & Ro Women's Stretch Side Zip Pant – Curvy
Lark & Ro Women's Bootcut Trouser Pant: Curvy Fit
Lark & Ro Women's Short Sleeve Cowlneck Knit Dress
Lark & Ro Women's Pleated Ruffle Detail Cap Sleeve Square Neckline Sheath Dress
Lark & Ro Women’s Crepe Knit Three Quarter Sleeve Center Twist Dress
Lark & Ro Women's Long Sleeve Ribbed Crewneck Fit and Flare Sweater Dress
Lark & Ro Women's Sleeveless Square Neckline Colorblocked Dress
Lark & Ro Women's Cap Sleeve Bateau Neck Wrap Dress
Lark & Ro Women's Jumpsuit
Lark & Ro Women's Long Sleeve V Neck Cardigan
Lark & Ro Women's Lightweight Trench Coat
Lark & Ro Women's Classic Long Sleeve Wrap Dress
Lark & Ro Women's Peplum Puffer Jacket
Lark & Ro Women's Woven Sleeveless Bubble Hem Top
Lark & Ro Women's Ponte Sleeveless Fit and Flare Dress
Lark & Ro Women's Classic Long Sleeve Wrap Dress
Lark & Ro Women's Long Sleeve Tunic with Bell Cuff Sleeve
Lark & Ro Women's Lightweight Long Sleeve Mid-Length Cardigan Sweater
Lark & Ro Women's Long Sleeve Knit Jacquard Blazer
Lark & Ro Women's Sheer Utility Blouse
Lark & Ro Women's Elbow Length Sleeve Light Weight Turtleneck
Lark & Ro Women's Matte Jersey Three Quarter Sleeve Open Neck Dress
Lark & Ro Women's Sleeveless Bubble Blouse with Ruffle Trim
Lark & Ro Women's Crepe Knit Short Sleeve Center Twist Dress
Lark & Ro Women's Wide Leg Ponte Pant
Lark & Ro Women's Corded Lace Puff Sleeve Dress
Lark & Ro Women's Ponte Stirrup Legging
Lark & Ro Women's Shoulder Pillow Collar Gathered Fit and Flare Puffer Jacket
Lark & Ro Women's Sleeveless Ballet Neck Fit and Flare Sweater Dress
Lark & Ro Women's Double Breasted Peacoat
Lark & Ro Women's Stretch Half Sleeve Dress with Fit and Flare Skirt
Lark & Ro Women's Sleeveless Crew Neck Belted A-Line Dress with Pockets
Lark & Ro Women's Three Quarter Sleeve Faux Wrap Fit and Flare Dress
Lark & Ro Women's Sleeveless Square neck A-Line Dress with Pockets
Lark & Ro Women's Short Sleeve Crew Neck Pima Cotton Sweater
Lark & Ro Women's Boucle Mock Neck Oversized Sweater
Lark & Ro Women's Long Sleeve Short Puffer Coat with Wrap
Lark & Ro Women's Sleeveless V-Neck Lace Crossover Detail Dress
Lark & Ro Women's Sleeveless Fit and Flare Dress
Lark & Ro Women's Sleeveless V-neck Gathered Faux Wrap Dress
Lark & Ro Women's Ponte Legging
Lark & Ro Women's Turtleneck Pullover Cashmere Sweater
Lark & Ro Women's Double Breasted Drop Shoulder Cocoon Coat
Lark & Ro Women's Short Sleeve Mélange Fit and Flare Dress
Lark & Ro Women's Sleeveless Twist Neck Knot Sheath Dress
Lark & Ro Women's Long Sleeve Tie Neck Blouse
Lark & Ro Women’s Cap Sleeve Lace Dress with Scallop Details
Lark & Ro Women's Short Sleeve Bateau Neck Sheath Dress with Pockets
Lark & Ro Women's Half Sleeve Twist Front A-Line Ponte Dress
Lark & Ro Women's Three Quarter Sleeve Knit Fit and Flare Dress
Lark & Ro Women's Sleeveless V-Neck Dress
Lark & Ro Women's Long Sleeve V-Neck Sweater
Lark & Ro Women's Short Sleeve Scoop Neck T-Shirt

 

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Lark & Ro Review

Overall, I’m really impressed!

Not only is the fit great, the price points are incredibly affordable. Pretty much every dress is under $50 and the styles are simple and classic enough to work for both casual and conservative offices.

The only con is that you need to be an Amazon Prime member in order to shop. I usually don’t like “membership” type stores, but considering most people have Prime, this isn’t as big a deal.

If you don’t have Prime and are interested in trying Lark & Ro, I recommend signing up for a 30-day free trial and then taking advantage of Prime Wardrobe, which is a free service that lets you order up to 8 items on Amazon, risk free.

You have a week to try everything on at home and decide what you want to keep. They provide a prepaid label to ship back anything you don’t want. You’re only charged for the items you keep. I returned the items that didn’t fit and it was seamless.

 

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Prime Wardrobe Personal Shopper

Amazon also just launched Personal Shopper by Prime Wardrobe.

If you don't want to have to sort through all of Amazon's options, the Personal Shopping service is very convenient and does a great job of taking your preferences into account! You fill out a Style quiz with your preferences and can leave requests for your Stylist, to instruct them on the wardrobe items you're on the hunt for.

When your picks are ready, you can preview all the items in the box before it ships – so you know before it arrives if you like the items. 

 

So far the Lark & Ro line seems to be one of the best Amazon clothing brands! 

Next on my list to try is some of their blouses and work pants. I’ve also heard good things about Core10, Amazon’s workout line and Daily Ritual, the comfy basics line.

 


What do you think of the Lark & Ro line? What kind of dress code do you have at your office?

 

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