During the summer, work dress codes are more relaxed. Wearing an outfit to work that could be worn for after work cocktails or a date was manageable. Now fall is here, along with the strict office dress code. This means your transition from work to date night can be tricky. However, it doesn’t have to be that way with these five fall dresses.
Karen Kane Cascade Wrap Dress
This wrap dress from Karen Kane features classic styling with a touch of sexy chic via a side cascade drape. With its long sleeves, this dress can be worn to work without the need of a jacket or blazer. Although, I would suggest adding a blazer if you have a meeting to attend.
Going from work to date night is easy with this dress. Add a little extra sexy to it with stunning jewelry. Take advantage of the v-neckline by wearing a plunging, multi-chain necklace and thin wire hoop earrings.
Tracy Reese Women’s Embellished Flared Frock
Nothing is more demure than a flared dress that falls just below the knee. This type of dress has the right mix of flirt and modesty that makes it acceptable to be worn from work to date night with an enhancement or two. The flared frock features a slightly exposed back that is not acceptable for many work dress codes. Wear a black or red waist-length jacket over it for a work outfit that is high in style. For your date, ditch the jacket and you are ready to go.
Jones New York Women’s Mallory Ponte Sheath Dress
The basic sheath dress has a simple silhouette that skims the body. This sheath from Jones New York is classic. For fall, pair it with a dark blazer for the office. Then go from work to date night by ditching the blazer, adding a wide, black belt to cinch the waist and chandelier earrings to give your look that “wow!” factor.
Evan Picone Women’s Matte Jersey Tucked Bodice Dress
The beet-colored dress is sexy. The dress’ fitted bodice accentuates the bust and it gently flares out to skim over the hips and sweep across the knees. For the office, wear sensible pumps and a tie-front jacket for an ultra-chic work outfit. Go from work to date night by ditching the fab jacket and adding some gold jewelry.
G by Guess Women’s Caty Cutout Maxi Dress
A maxi dress is the slightly casual dress to wear to work. This one in basic black makes it easy to pair any waist-length or longer jacket with it to make it appropriate for the office. Remove the jacket, add sexy heels, a statement necklace, and you are ready to go from work to date night.
These five dresses can give you an idea of which styles will help you make the transition from work to date night. Find ones within your price range. If you need help visualizing what pieces to add to these dresses to make them work, check out my Polyvore collection, Transition Your Dress From Work to Play and Vice/Versa.
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