How to Style Your Dress Casual

How to Style Your Dress Casual

Just because you opt to wear a dress, doesn’t mean that you have to go for a dressy look. There are so many reasons why dresses are truly the hero in every woman’s wardrobe, including the fact that they can easily be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. Get the most out of your beautiful dress by owning these simple tips to style it down for those more casual events.

7 November 2020

If you’re a girly girl like us, you probably prefer to opt for a pretty frock over a casual jeans and t-shirt any day of the week. When we have so many in our wardrobe it seems a waste not to maximise the outfit potential, right? There are many ways to feel comfortable, feminine and strike an effortlessly elegant look with dresses and we are here to show you how. The key is finding the correct balance with all the other finishing touches to your outfit. We should however preface that anything that could be worn on a red carpet probably pushes too far on the formal side and should be saved for the evenings (just in case you wear planning to try and dress down your ballroom gown, but who are we to stop you!).

Pick Your Dress Style

Pick Your Dress Style

When it comes to day dresses, it’s like selecting your favourite treat from a box of chocolates! All are equally lovable but have a unique style of their own!

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How to Wear a Dress Casually

Shift Dresses

Shift Dresses

Relaxed in fit, Shift Dresses offer an effortless sense of style with their straight and mini silhouette.

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Ponte Dresses

Ponte Dresses

Ponte is one of our favourite fabrications for its superb comfort. A Ponte Dress will hug your figure in just the right way while offering lots of stretch.

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Shirt Dresses

Shirt Dresses

Don’t let the collar and buttons down the front make you think Shirt Dresses are confined for the office. This is your go-to silhouette for almost all smart casual occasions.

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Midi Dresses

Midi Dresses

A chic and versatile choice for any off-duty look, Midi Dresses never go out of style and promise total class.

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Cotton & Linen Dresses

Cotton & Linen Dresses

Guaranteed to keep you cool and stylish through the warmer months, you can’t go wrong with a trusty Cotton or Linen Dress.

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Add an Extra Layer

Add an Extra Layer

A casual denim jacket, cardigan or jacket can be the perfect ally for your casual chic look by taking on a more laid back approach to your dress styling then a blazer would. Not only can they colour coordinate perfectly with your dress, but they double for when you need something to break the freshness of the wind whilst still feeling elegant and put together.

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Add Casual Shoes

Add Casual Shoes

If you’re running some errands or have a fun day of shopping or site seeing planned and want to feel pretty but not get sore feet, some casual white sneakers are a perfect to option and the look is super on trend. Pro tip: make sure you keep your sneakers white and bright by cleaning regularly to avoid spoiling the look.

On the other hand if you want something a little bit more colourful, a cute ballet flat can provide the same amount of comfort, or a block heel can offer an elevated look while still being super easy to walk in.

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Choose the Right Accessories

Choose the Right Accessories

Your accessories have the ability to completely change the look and feel of your outfit. The addition of a lovely sun hat, hair scarf or cross body bag can create a much more casual summer vibe then say drop earrings, a sparkly clutch and fascinator. Many of our day dresses are styled with perfectly matching hair accessories, belts or shoes to make choosing the matching accessory super easy.

No matter what the occasion, we embrace the philosophy of being the best- dressed. Even if it means being slightly over-dressed, don’t let anyone talk you out of wearing that beautiful frock you are just simply obsessed with right now.

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