These Summer Dresses Are So Versatile, You Can Wear Them Day or Night — Here's How
Summer is the season of the dress, and you better believe that by the time warm weather rolls around, we're stocking up on all sorts of stylish frocks. But this year, rather than blindly filling our closets with one-dimensional dresses, we're consciously setting our sights on versatile styles we can wear all day, any day, all season long.
Gone are the days of dividing your wardrobe into "casual daytime wear" and "going out" or "evening attire." Nowadays, it's all about practicality, versatility, and duality. Ahead, discover the size-inclusive LOFT dresses we're styling from sunup to sundown with just a few accessory switch-ups.
These are the looks we'll be living in this Summer — because, after all, dresses know no bounds in 2019, and that's just how we like it!
The Chambray Button-Down Dress
Almost as versatile as an LBD, a denim dress can be styled for just about any occasion. Daytime calls for sunny accessories in the form of playful slides and colorful shades, while a bamboo bag is both chic and casual. Switch things up for nighttime in an edgy moto jacket paired with black ankle-strap heels and black fringe earrings. The resulting look is surprisingly perfect for a night on the town.
The Polka-Dot Swing Dress
Playful and flirty, this swing dress is the epitome of effortless day-to-night dressing. Play up its charm by throwing on a straw fedora and sweet statement studs, while keeping it comfy in sneakers made for running errands or exploring the city. Once night falls, swap your kicks for on-trend vinyl heels that will give you legs for days. Switch out your poppy earrings for a dramatic metal pair, and upgrade your everyday crossbody to a dainty look-at-me clutch.
The Floral Wrap Dress
Floral dresses, like this wrap one, work just as well for nighttime as they do during the day, but the key to mastering the print after dark lies in your accessory selection. While in daylight it's best to keep things light, at night, it's dark pieces that will take your look to the next level. Start off with extras like white resin earrings, pastel shades, and neutral sandals. Up the edge factor after hours with strappy black heels, a PVC statement bag, and sparkle in the form of jewelry or hair clips.
The Striped Fit-and-Flare Dress
While a cutout-back dress is a welcome addition to any nightlife wardrobe, in the office, it's safer to air on the professional side. Try layering a crisp blazer over this fit-and-flare dress during work hours, completing your daytime look with neutral wedges and a decorative circle bag. Feel free to ditch the blazer for happy hour and slip into some nude heels. Scene-stealing chandelier earrings in a bright color — or four — will up the glam factor, while a timeless clutch keeps the look completely evening-ready.
The Bright Shirtdress
A dress this bold deserves to be shown off at all hours! And don't be fooled by its sunny hue: yellow fits right into any night scene while standing out in the best way possible. Start your day in easy-breezy slides and an elegant gold cuff. To combat AC, throw on a white denim jacket to perfectly complement the bright dress. Once night rolls around, swap your white denim for black, and keep the theme going with black sandals and a sleek black crossbody.