Transition a Cocktail dress from Office to Evening

Now that the weather is warmer I bet all women are dreaming of wearing dresses and skirts. This is good news for us at RfR, but it’s also great news for you! Spring and summer holds a lot more opportunity to have fun with our wardrobes. The choices can be overwhelming, but we are always here to help. Working Women Style is here to make any dress imaginable appropriate for both work and evening.

This time we are showcasing a Purple and Gold Sleeveless Dress by Maelle. This classic silhouette features a boat neckline and an a-line skirt. This dress manages to keep an modern look with its metallic gold and purple pattern. The shape of this dress is flattering for a number of different body types: hourglass, petite, straight and narrow, and pear.

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To tone this dress down for work first start with a black blazer. It doesn’t have to be a traditional blazer; it can have some unique detailing to it, such as the example above. Seeing as this dress is so form-fitting something more relaxed would contrast it beautifully. Put on a pair of booties to match and a pair of solid, black tights if you’re chilly. Keep accessories very sophisticated to balance the playful nature of this dress. I like gold because its matches with the colour scheme. Leave your hair down and style into a sleek, straight-do. Finish with a deep mauve lip colour and you’re ready to take on the day.

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To transition from day to night trade in the blazer for a fitted vest. Make sure it ends where the bodice meets the skirt of the dress. This may appear to look more professional than party-appropriate, but the accessories will make up for that. Go for bold gold accessories that add some texture. Stick with a classic, suede pump for footwear. Finish with tousled waves and a dark purple lip.

Which look one do you prefer? How would you accessorize it? Comment below or find us on Twitter @RentfrockRepeat #WWS or #WorkingWomenStyle.

Written by Avalon Mohns

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