How to dress down your cocktail dress for day wear! Quick Easy Tips!
First look, a fancy Merlot dress is totally office appropriate after adding a grey knit cardigan, brown boots and a belt.
Turning Glam Cocktail Dresses into Day Wear.
I have a limited budget for fashion (although my husband will say otherwise.)
Lately I have developed an affection for delicate lace cocktail dresses. I have three right now, one black and nude lace dress by IGIGI, a nude/gold lace dress by Kiyonna, and another Merlot coloured dress by IGIGI.
It's important for me to find ways to wear these dresses (especially bridesmaid dresses) more than once. It's not hard to dress them down for the office. Here are some tips.
Add a denim jacket, a knit cardi or leather moto jacket.
The jacket adds that casual look we want, plus it hides any NSFW spaghetti straps or backless areas on your dress.
Switch out your heels for a nice pair of flats or boots
Wear your hair down.
Add an over sized hobo bag.
Add a pair of opaque tights. I have a lot of summer skater dresses that can double as a peplum top over tights or skinny jeans. Tip: keep the colour dark and avoid pattern. Patterned tights can have the reverse affect.
Skip the bling and add a belt.
Add a camisole underneath your dress to keep the cleavage in check.
I have two or three plain shell tops I will wear over a dress to make my outfit look like seperates.
Now I've turned 3 evening looks into numerous looks for daytime and stretched my dollar a little further.
Black lace party dress takes on a rocker edge, paired with tights, black leather jacket and a grommet belt.
This super glam shiny/embroidered lace cocktail dress looked great as day wear when mixed with a traditional blue denim jacket, boots and a belt.