fit & flare | the best dress from desk to dinner

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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!

outfit details

fit & flare dress – calvin klein (similar HERE – $60)
pumps – m.gemi
watch – daniel wellington c/o
bangle – red reticule
necklace – happiness boutique c/o

Photos by Rick Robillard

  • Dressed With Soul

    I really like this elegant dress!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    http://www.dressedwithsoul.com

  • http://www.myeverydaywear.blogspot.com Lorena Lorena

    Very elegantly worn- beautiful garment.

  • The Adored Life

    I totally agree with you! There is not a chicer dress to take you from morning to evening! Even on those not so fun bloated-feeling days!

    The Adored Life

  • http://eleganceandmommyhood.blogspot.com/ ADA

    Ohhh I love that you updated the name of your blog. I agree this dress can go from desk to dinner, showers and weddings too. It is a classic especially with classy black pumps!

    I hope you join my Thursday Moda linkup which goes live every Thursday. Come share your awesome style with me and my readers. Thanks and enjoy the weekend! Ada. =)

    http://eleganceandmommyhood.blogspot.com/2017/02/thursday-moda-50-collaboration-5.html

  • http://www.shelbeeontheedge.com Shelbee on the Edge

    So classic and simply gorgeous!

    Shelbee
    http://www.shelbeeontheedge.com