Dress season is ideal for transitioning your daytime office wear into evening wear. No need to drag around a holdall full to the brim with a whole outfit change for the evening, simply switch out a few key accessories or layers, and you’ll instantly be transformed from office chic into the belle of the ball. Find out below which looks work well as day to night dresses and how to switch up your look for the evening.
Choose a shirt dress
The wonderful thing about shirt dresses is that they can work as formal office wear, buttons done up, sitting neatly. Come evening, you can create a split up the front, undo a button or two at the neck and shift the belt to the side, et voila! You are ready to party. This palm print shirt dress is perfect; keep it formal for daytime with flats and then add a pair of bright heels for your night out. Lace and linen are wonderful as day to night dresses because the material is feminine and flattering.
Floral midi dress
Dresses can be transformed by a blazer, a denim or leather jacket – the trick is to pair your dress according to the occasion. This rose floral midi dress is pretty and professional – ideal matched with a fitted blazer for a day in the office – but, come evening, change it up for a short leather jacket for that biker chick look.
The maxi Dress
Maxi dresses do a lot of heavy lifting; they are modest, beautiful, eye-catching and flattering. A simple change of accessories, shoes and bag is enough to elevate a maxi dress from workwear to evening wear. One of our favorites is our print pleated dress; beautiful but subtle paired with a blazer for daytime, it becomes sultry and sexy at night. This floral pleated maxi works perfectly on its own as a day to night dress, just up your accessories and switch to a mini bag for night time and you’ll be set.
Day to night dresses are all around us, we just need to know how to wear them, which accessories to choose and how to layer up and we’re good to go. Our best piece of advice is to pick a core outfit that you like and experiment to find the additions that work for you.
For more day to night dresses, take a look at our range of dresses for women and find out which one will be taking you on your next adventure.