From Dawn Till Dusk: Dresses That Go From Day To Night

May 8, 2010 • Magazine

From Dawn Till Dusk: Dresses That Go From Day To Night

From Dawn Till Dusk: Dresses That Go From Day To Night

Mon, 2000-05-08 06:00

Jacqueline Zenn

There is one thing that almost every woman needs – a simple dress that can go from day to night with ease. Perfect for everything from a first date to meeting the parents (and everything in between). Ideal for traveling, a simple little frock in a neutral hue is one piece that you should feel comfortable investing in. Here are some of my favorites:

Classic LBD with a twist: Leave it to Michael Kors to come up with a modern take on the little black dress that’s elegant and a little bit edgy; this zippered dress is something that both downtown and uptown girls will love.

Sleek Sheath: There’s something about clean lines and tailored silhouette done in a bold color, like the sapphire shade of this Trina Turk dress. Pair it with flats and a blazer for day and swap out the belt with an embellished one for night.

Not So Basic Tees: Many t-shirt dresses look utterly casual or downright sloppy. Not so in the case of this soft gray Riller & Fount twist-front number. Need an added bonus? that deep v-neck is a great showcase for statement necklaces.

Printed Out: Even intricate prints can be neutral when they are crafted as cleverly as this Jean-Pierre Braganza mini dress. Layer it with a long sleeve black tee and tights, or simply add a pair of stilettos and go.

Bohemian Luxe: Take it easy during the summer months in a breezy maxi dress, like this graceful piece by Gypsy. The tie-dye is an unexpected touch; try adding a coral necklace or a bronze cuff bracelet to pick up the colors from the bottom band.

Whether you always reach for that little black slip of a dress or you prefer something bolder, with so many options hitting the racks, now is the time to find that versatile dress that you’ll wear all day and night.

1. Michael Kors Zipped Crepe-Jersey Dress $995
2. Trina Turk ‘Clairise’ Dress $298
3. Riller & Fount Angle Twist Front Mini Dress $150
4. Jean-Pierre Braganza Asmodai Borg Satin Dress $669.60
5. Gypsy Tie-Dye Banded Maxi Dress $145

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