3 Dress Styles You Can Take From Work to Play

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3 Dress Styles You Can Take From Work to Play

The most enduring dresses are also the most versatile. They are the styles that are timelessly transformative – not only for your looks but also for the occasion. We’re talking the dresses that can do brunches or cocktail parties; date nights or work days. We’ll look at 3 dress styles you can take from work to play.

Not all dresses can make the transition, of course. Your ballgown isn’t going to work in a boardroom, no matter how you style it. Same does for that chic and sexy slip dress: some styles simply aren’t work appropriate.

However, there are a handful of dresses that can move beautifully between work and play. These are the dresses that will ensure you always look elegant, sophisticated and totally in style.

3 Dress Styles You Can Take From Work to Play

1) Structured Midis

Midi-dresses – dresses that fall between your knees and your ankles – are casual enough to wear on a girls night, but also sophisticated enough to be business formal appropriate. Just make sure you choose a structured midi: one with clean lines and a tailored fit. Dresses that are too loose tend to have trouble looking work-ready since their flow is too casual.

The crisp and brisk cut of a more structured midi, on the other hand, is not only alluringly, but it’s also no-nonsense, making it a gorgeous dress you can wear to work or a night out at your favourite club.

3 Dress Styles You Can Take From Work to Play

2) The Sheath Dress

Here’ the quintessential office dress. This close fitting dress is perfectly put-together and can be worn with a blazer and pumps for the office, or a pair of tassel peep-toe ankle boots and a bold, statement necklace to your pal’s art gallery opening.

The sheath is equally stunning for bridal or baby showers. Simply don a string of pearls, a cashmere cardigan and a cute pair of ballet flats. All it takes is simple re-accessorising.

3 Dress Styles You Can Take From Work to Play

3) The Flare Dress

Nothing is quite as fun as a playful flared dress. Perfect for parties, it’s also ideal for work, offering up a stylish but still office-appropriate alternative to A-line dresses and skirts. As the name suggests, the flared dress features a dramatically flared skirt that looks just as amazing with knee boots as it does with lace-up ballet flats, strappy sandals or super professional pumps.

The key to making the transition from work to play lies in your ability to accessorise. Often, the office will call for more understated jewellery, shoes and handbags, so save the more audacious accessories for after-hour adventures.

A lover of beauty, fashion, literature, food, nature, and Korean variety shows, Ara Maine has a broad range of interest that she wishes to share with the rest of the world.

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