Day-to-night dressing is a girl’s best friend. The trouble is, few things are as appropriate for daytime duty as they are for nighttime fun—which is why BR devotes itself to the art of the one-piece that’s effortless, comfortable and sophisticated. So, whether you’re headed to after-work drinks, a blind date for which you are officially out of excuses, or a dinner with your gals at the latest restaurant opening, we’ve got you covered, as modeled by New York blogger Mary Orton of the ever-popular Memorandum.
“Let’s be honest, finding a way to stuff an evening dress into your work tote in the morning is never fun,” Orton says. “Neither is lugging it to the bathroom at precisely 6:01 p.m. only to find out that stuffing it really wasn’t a good idea, and that the frock has suffered a disastrously-wrinkled fate.” With these three summer dresses on your radar, your fate is in good hands.
Ticket To Showstopper City
Timeless, body-sculpting and no-fail for every occasion: meet the periwinkle blue sheath dress. Wear it at the office, then ditch your trusty blazer to reveal cut-out shoulders and an hourglass waist after hours. Add a clutch, strappy heels and cuff and it’s go-anywhere time.
Pretty In Polka Dots
Channeling the lighthearted essence of summer, this white polka dot stunner has a classic vibe and appropriate hem length for work. Did we mention it also has just enough flair to make it the life of the party with a champagne flute in hand? You’ll be the twirl about town.
Dare To Bare Shoulders
This stunningly casual but elegant strapless number not only delivers on the timeless khaki trend, but also nails the asymmetry of the moment thanks to the flared skirt that tapers to one side. It’s ideal for weekends when you’re running from brunch and shopping to dinner and drinks al fresco under the moonlight. The belted waist and cuffed strapless neckline add the perfect finishing touches to make it festive with a quick change of accessories.