When the festive season is in full swing, you need a versatile dress that can take you from work party to family party to a party with your friends!
But does such a versatile dress really exist? Yep – and we think we’ve found the perfect one!
That’s right – you don’t need a full wardrobe of frocks to make it through the line up of social events this summer. All you need is a gorgeous dress with a flattering cut, and with a few tweaks to your outfit, you can transform this dress to suit any occasion.
This summer, we’re loving the Urban High Neck Sleeveless Dress, and for those plus-size ladies who want to really show off their curves, the Sara Handkerchief Maxi Dress is this season’s must-have.
Here are our tips for styling and transforming your versatile dress for a range of occasions:
These dresses are perfect for avoiding the age-old dilemma of not knowing whether you’ll be underdressed or overdressed!
Often your work party will start at the end of your work day, so there isn’t a lot of time to get glammed up for the evening. Luckily, these are two dresses that are suitable for taking you from day to night.
During the day you’ll be able to pair the dress with a blazer and simple pair of pumps or flat sandals.
For the evening soiree, you’ll just need a quick make-up touch up, switch your shoes for a glam pair of heels, add some statement pieces of jewellery and a gorgeous clutch.
If you want to keep things slightly more on the conservative side around your colleagues, keep your blazer at hand or swap that out for a faux-leather jacket with a softer waterfall-style front.
Parties with mates is where we can really let our personality shine through. For a casual gathering at a friend’s house or catch up at the local, these dresses will be a winner with a pair of strappy leather sandals or stylish wedges.
The Urban High Neck Sleeveless Dress is just made for warm summer nights; add a cross body bag for a boho-inspired finish, or a wide-brimmed hat for those long sunny evenings.
The Sara Handkerchief Maxi Dress will see you make an impression for a night out with the ladies. The hemline is shorter at the front, allowing you to show off your favourite statement heels, or a pair of silver strappy sandals.
Complete the look with an embellished clutch bag and a bold lip and you’re ready to party!
For a family party, you’re probably less concerned about style, and more concerned about comfort. After all, it’s likely that the party is going to be a non-stop food-fest, and you don’t want to have to say no to Aunt Sue’s famous profiteroles because you’re worried about your waistline in restrictive clothes!
The cut and drape of these dresses ensure you strike a fashionable silhouette, well after the last bowl of ambrosia has done the rounds. With a pair of simple sandals, or some casual sneakers with the Urban High Neck Sleeveless Dress, you’ll have a look perfect for a family barbeque at the beach or a dinner at home with the whole crew.
While the Sara Handkerchief Maxi Dress has an air of luxury thanks to its subtle sheen, you can still dress it down for a more casual look with flats and a denim jacket for when the sun goes down.
There you have it – one versatile dress is all you need to see you through the social season!
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