Occasion dresses need not be kept at the back of your wardrobe waiting for their moment to shine. With a few little style twists, they can be worn absolutely anywhere.
So if you are tired of dressing down during your day-to-day routine and want to carry off a little of that red carpet chic without looking too over the top, then why not try mixing up your wardrobe a little and getting some well-deserved wear out of your evening dresses.
|Simply mix it with a pastel blazer... |
|...or a bowler hat... (Floral Dress from Littlewoods)|
|...or a leather jacket! :)|
Wearing an occasion dress around town without wanting to look like you’re on the way to a film premier is easier than you might think.
Tips: Cover the top half of the dress a little by throwing on a thin cardigan or a delicate shawl.
|Katy Perry – always makes a head-turning appearance.|
|Reese Witherspoon looking so sweet in a red floral dress by Isabel Marant.|
|Eye-catching colors ♥ You can get this dress on Littlewoods.|
|Image courtesy of Playingwithfire|
Floral print occasion dresses are a big hit this summer. The beauty of florals is that they look great when paired with an understated colours such as black or pastels.
There may be a temptation to go all the way if you’re putting your new dress on for a casual lunch or a shopping trip. Try to avoid slipping those excessively high heels onto your feet and go for something a little more understated to keep the look relaxed.
|It's cool to be comfy! – Images courtesy of http://www.handbag.com|
Plimsolls or sandals will help you achieve an effortlessly chic daytime look and, more importantly, they’ll make sure that your feet stay comfortable and ready for a night out later.
|Alexa Chung in her lady-like dress and Plimsolls – as always she nailed the look.|
|Get these adorable Plimsolls on Littlewoods.|
When selecting jewellery to wear with your occasion dress during the daytime, keep it simple. Avoiding anything too over the top will keep you from drifting into the evening wear zone.
Let it all down. Pinning up your hair may look wonderful in the evening but it tends to leave the neckline very exposed, bringing with it the temptation to don a necklace.
Wearing your hair down is a great way to avoid the temptation of over accessorising and keeps your top-half looking natural and fresh.