The Best Dresses for Work and Play

Having a 9-5 work life and an active social life can be a busy schedule. Sometimes you can’t afford the time or money it takes to change your outfit in between day and nighttime activities. It helps to find a few quintessential dresses that you can class up for work, or dress up for a night out on the town. A good transition dress is a wardrobe staple and all you need is a few items to change up the look before you head out for the night, and you are good to go. 

Not sure if you got the memo, but people say that ever girl needs a black dress that is little, more commonly known as the little black dress. This LBD from Zara will set you back $99, but since you can wear for work or play, it’s really like 2 dresses for $99! During the day, a dress like this would look perfect with a blazer and flats or ankle boots. When the sun goes down, take off the blazer, strap a thin, coloured belt around your waist and throw on your high-heeled booties. You don’t even have to go home, all those items will fit right into your oversized bag.

A little on the pricier end is this beauty from BGBG, but it’s sleek lines, colour blocking and flattering shape make it worth the $198. It’s long sleeve, so you don’t absolutely need to wear a blazer or cardigan with it at the office, just wear it as is. It could also be worn as is in the evening (how amazing is that?), but you can always throw on a chunky gold necklace to add a bit of flare.

If you really want to get some bang for your buck this grated print dress from Zara has got you covered for only $59. For the office, this dress would work well with a belt and a loose crocheted open shirt, or an unbuttoned studio shirt. When you head out that night take off the belt and put on your highest heels. A dress like will accentuate your legs and ensure all eyes are on you.

Orange is one of the hottest colours this fall. This orange dress from Topshop will serve you well for $90. The sweeping, layered chiffon skirt would look beautiful and classy underneath a cropped, loose fitting, or crocheted sweater. For a night on the town, get creative with your accessories, because a simple dress like this is a perfect canvas.

You might feel like a maxi dress is a weird choice for work, and for a club or bar. But we say it works for both! Make this $240 Topshop dress office appropriate with an oversized sweater or cardigan, and layer on some long dainty necklaces. When you head out to party, try a pair of suede booties, and if your feeling really daring it would look fantastic with a fur (or faux) stole, vest, or jacket.  


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