best dress from desk to dinner
As much as possible, I try to avoid having to go to a dinner party or a date night straight from work. Ideally, I like to have some breathing room built in, especially when I dress to impress. My husband and I are on basically opposite schedules, so you know what I mean by “dressing to impress”.
The very best outfit for those desk to dinner kind of days is hands down a fit & flare dress. Whether you are in your 20s, 30s or 40s, fit & flare dresses are flattering and they look great on most body types. Their design is very elegant and ladylike with a hint of cute flare. They pair perfectly with blazers for work, but they look just as great with a sequined cardigan, stole or a bolero for a date.
I like a classic fit & flare dress like this all black one with white stripes, just because a classic piece gives me more styling options. For work, I opt for a delicate necklace, my favorite leather strap watch, a pair of my basic pumps and a cropped blazer. When it’s time to impress, I swap out the blazer to a stole, a pair of red (or other bright colored) pumps, statement jewelry, a watch with metal straps and I am all set for dinner.
…and I won’t be late either!
Photos by Rick Robillard