Fashion rules are meant to be broken, and your party dresses are meant to be worn at more than boring banquets and schmoozing at galas. It’s far too wasteful to spend over $100 for a pretty frock that you don only once or twice in a year’s time, only to purchase another for showing off at the next holiday party.
Break the dress pattern, and dare to wear your party dresses at the office, on the weekend, or anytime during the day. With the right toppers, accessories, and shoes, you can transform your dressiest of dresses for daytime wear.
Work: A blazer or cape blazer can make a party dress appropriate for a power meeting. Pair with simple pointed toe pumps. To make the look even more tailored, add a skinny belt on the outside.
Weekend: Dress down your party dress with a denim jacket and boots. The look is rebellious, but eye-catching enough to make you feel super precious. An embellished dress especially works with this look because it comes off very boho.
Date Night or Happy Hour: A polished cardigan or a chic moto jacket along with some sexy heels can spice up a party dress and make you feel less demure and a bit more daring.
So don’t retire your party dresses to the back of your closet. Pull them out. Give them the attention they deserve, and let them play during the day. Party dresses play well with the rest of your wardrobe; you just have to give them a try.