4 Dress Styles to Wear From Day to Night

July 14, 2015

Guys have it easy. They can put on a suit for work and then take off the tie and jacket if they’re planning to go out. Women, on the other hand, require a little more planning.

Fortunately, today’s dress codes make it possible to wear the same dress at night as you do during the day. Not all work clothes are appropriate for nighttime, and vice versa, but these four day to night dresses will ensure that you’re always dressed for the occasion.

The Little Black Dress

Every woman should have a little black dress in her wardrobe. If you don’t have a little black dress of your own, start looking for one — it’s the perfect dress for all occasions, day or night. It also fits every body type, goes with all kinds of accessories, and lets you show off as much of your body as you want. Wear it with a blazer during the day and a chunky bracelet at night to make a swift transition.

Belted Jacquard Dress

This style is defined by a cinched waist, with or without a belt, and looks great any time of the day. Like other dresses on this list, it can go from day to night with a jacket or bold accessory. You can also wear the same dress with any kind of shoe from flats and sandals to heels and boots. The right style is also ideal for special occasions such as weddings or birthday parties.

Pencil Dress

The pencil skirt has been a popular item in work wardrobes for decades — the pencil dress simply expands the idea into a one-piece. Pencil dresses come with straps, long sleeves or something in between and they come to the knees so you won’t break any rules if you work under a strict dress code. On the other hand, they show enough leg for you to show off your favorite pair of heels over dinner or drinks.

Wrap Dress

In addition to being a terrific day-to-night dress and a versatile match for a variety of shoes and accessories, the wrap dress has another big advantage. Since it wraps around your body and ties in the front, you can make it as snug or loose as you’d like! Comfort and style — what could be better?

Go From Work to Play With the Right Outfit

Not sure how to dress from day to night? Dainty Hooligan has plenty of styles that can help you transition from work to play. Our fashionable, affordable dresses fit any style and occasion, so you can wear a day dress to nighttime activities without missing a beat. Browse our selection today!


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