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How 1 Dress Can Work for 3 Events In 1 Day

Last updated on : January 06 2018

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In 2017, we had to be flawless, ready for a selfie, confident and full of sex appeal. 

In 2018, we don’t see it getting any easier. 

Some argue that gadgets have made traveling, working, cooking, and even child-rearing more convenient. But these things do nothing to help us pull together sexy style at the drop of a hat.

A problem most ladies face is how to look good throughout the day and into the night. With tight schedules, there is no time to run back home for a change of clothes. We need solutions when heading to a party or romantic dinner after a long day of work and meetings.

Don't lug around a suitcase to cater for more than one event in a day. Instead, plan and with a few handy items in your purse look stunning for work, an evening with friends, and dinner with that special someone. 

Here's how to dress for three events in one day. 

Event 1- Work

Dress to Mean Business

Pick a dress that can be worn both to meetings, and for drinks and dinner later.

When dressing for work, professionalism and appropriateness are your buzzwords. However, don't be the only one dressed in a power suit at the after-work party. 

To make the same outfit work for more events, pick a dress you can wear to meetings and drinks and dinner later.

First, ensure you choose an outfit or flattering dress in keeping with your office’s dress code. Choose a simple silhouette. Neutral and solid colors work best when dressing up or down depending on the event. Think of your outfit as a plain canvas to style as you want throughout the day.

If you are more of a skirts girl, cream or white pencil skirt paired with a pastel or neutral blouse gives you a boss-lady look. At the same time, it's perfect for drinks and dinner in the evening.

Layer up

Blazers give your style texture and depth which ensures you always look trendy.

A blazer is the perfect layering solution in a pinch and allows you to wear something sexy underneath, covered appropriately for work.

Whether you are going with a bandage dress, an LBD, or pants with a blouse, you cannot go wrong with a cute blazer. They give your style texture and depth and are trendy.

Choose one in a color that goes with most dress styles and shades. And is tailored to your body for an excellent shape.

When buying one, always choose a quality fabric. Quality fabrics look sophisticated, fit better, and are more durable than that piece you are getting for a steal.   

Accessories

Carry a bag that is attractive and professional, yet gives you ample space for all your work documents.

Go with simple, dainty pieces for jewelry at work. And keep bigger, more statement pieces ready in your purse for a quick change in the evening.

Try a thin belt over your dress for a formal look at work, then remove it for the after work event. 

Stick to sensible heels that give you height without making you uncomfortable in meetings. Simple pumps with a touch of glamor or closed shoes are great options.

Carry a bag that is attractive and professional, yet gives you ample space for all your work documents and accessories. The alternative is to pack a separate “go bag” for your changes and updates as the day goes on.

Hair and Makeup

Choose professional products so that your makeup lasts longer.

Keep your makeup and hair simple. You don't want to wear your evening make-up and hair to work. 

Go with the less-is-more rule when it comes to makeup for the workplace. A neat ponytail or a prim headband gives you a simple, clean look. If you have short hair, make sure it is brushed well and styled to stay in place.

Keep makeup natural – go with some eyeliner, a dash of nude lipstick, and warm tones for your cheeks. Choose professional products so that your makeup lasts longer.

As the night moves on, touch up your look or add a sexy shade to your lips

Event 2- Cocktails with Friends

Lighten up

Now that you are heading out of the office, it is time to let your hair down (literally). 

Whether you are changing at the office washroom or some other place, start with your blazer. Remove it to reveal your dress completely, or swap it for a stylish leather jacket. Doing this will instantly convert your work look into a fun, easy-going one.

Simply changing or removing layers will help you make a smooth, efficient style transformation. If you wear jeans or leggings under your dress, ditch those too and show off your sexy legs.

Accessories

You can either stick to your stylish brogues or switch into heels, loafers, or even sneakers

Raid your work bag, or small "go bag" for the items you've brought from home to transform your look.  

Start with your shoes. Stick to your stylish work choice or switch into heels, loafers, or even sneakers depending on the type of event (is it at a club or a casual get-together with the girls?).

Dressy-casual is a trend for cocktail parties or evening outings, so bring out your most flashy jewelry. A pair of attention-grabbing danglers or a beautiful pendant necklace gives you an entirely new look. Throw on some chunky bracelets and keep that formal watch inside your purse.

Add color to your look with beautiful scarves or faux fur stoles. A bright, cheery one or a red knitted scarf goes well with a black or white dress. It adds an after-hours effect to your look and keeps you warm if needed.

A cross-body sling bag or small clutch complete the look.

Hair and makeup

Wear your hair loose or in a chic bun, depending on your mood.

You can now lose that business-appropriate hairstyle and untie that ponytail. Wear your hair loose or in a chic bun, depending on your mood. Use hair accessories for a more glamorous look.

Add some mascara and bright eyeshadow, while also painting your lips in a livelier shade. Consider doing a quick touch up on your face to highlight your best features.

Event 3- Romantic Dinner Date

Bring the sexy on

Moving on to the final (and perhaps the best) event for the day—a lovely dinner with your lover.

So now you are done with drinks with friends and moving on to the final (and perhaps the best) event of the day—a lovely dinner with your lover.

For starters, lose the jacket and scarves if you haven't already. Flaunt your toned arms and curves so that your love cannot take his eyes off you all through dinner.

Style your look according to where you are dining. Dress according to the vibe of the place – an upscale restaurant and your favorite eatery around the corner require different accessories.

If you plan on taking a walk after dinner, a lovely shrug can help beat the wind on your shoulders without looking all bundled up and killing your sex appeal.

Accessories

If you have been running around in flats all through the day, now is the time to bring out your killer heels. 

Stilettos make any outfit (and you) look sexy. So do not forget to carry a pair while heading out from home. You can also choose a pair of playful booties if that is more your style and it goes with your dress.

Leave the oversized tote in the car and bring out a cute clutch to match your dress. Dangly earrings or a simple choker instantly perks up your look while keeping it minimal. Go for stacked bangles on one arm to make a stylish statement.

Hair and Makeup

When you are en-route to dinner, powder your nose, add some fresh mascara, and check if your makeup is in place. Dab some gloss on your lips for an instantly pouty, sultry look. Spritz on a sweet perfume, and you will feel as fresh as you did in the morning.

If you've been wearing a bun, check if it still works. If your hair was loose and it is looking a bit messy, take a stylish pin to sweep it to one side and leave the rest. Looking chic is easy and fast.

Conclusion

Versatility is critical to making a single dress work for different events throughout the day. So pick pieces that are professional, comfortable, and fun like the bandage dress below.

Remember to carry only the most crucial things while heading out of the home in the morning. The right makeup, jewelry, and small accessories are essential for a fluid transition from work to drinks to dinner.  

easy to style long sleeve bandage dress

Pair a conservative long-sleeved bandage dress with an off-shoulder style for an easy transition from work to party. It's a perfect fashion statement with a look that has professionally stamped all over it. 

Good luck - although we know you don’t really need it.

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