TOPSHOP:How To Style Your Favourite Midi Dress For Three Totally Different Occasions

If you ask us, buying a dress to wear once and then forget about completely seems like a total waste, especially when you invest in one that you really love. So, we set ourselves the challenge to take three of our most popular midi dresses and make them work for three totally different scenarios: the weekend, the office and special occasions. Turns out, it wasn’t quite as tricky as you might expect. Even the most sparkly of party dresses can be styled for casual outings with the help of a motif tee and a pair of trainers. Take a look and definitely do try this at home…
THE FLORAL MIDI

  1. For the weekend…
    This midi dress naturally lends itself to a casual day-to-day style, so this first look is simple. For cooler winter days, the easiest way to add some warmth without covering up your fancy new dress is by layering a tight knit turtle neck underneath. Pair with chunky burgundy boots and an oversized longline coat and you’re good to go!
  2. For the office…
    Deciding what to wear to work in winter can be tricky – the commute is freezing yet the office is super hot! So, you’re going to need the type of layers that you can take off and on when needed: a long-sleeved midi dress is a great starting point and a chunky roll neck knit is the perfect layer. If you want to keep a bit of shape to the outfit, wrap a belt around your waist and tuck the jumper into it at the front.
  3. For a special occasion…
    The key to making a more casual dress work for fancy evening outings is all in the right accessories. Elevate a cute floral number with slick patent stilettos, lots of layered gold jewellery and a cool velour micro bag. Then, opt for some statement outerwear like a black vinyl trench coat.
    THE SATIN SLIP
  4. For the weekend…
    With its flattering figure-skimming shape and versatile style, it’s no surprise that 2019 has been the year of the slip dress and skirt. Of course, their luxe satin material means they can be dressed up easily, but for casual days they can also be dressed down with a cool knitted jumper and a warm fur lined jacket. Then, add chunky boots and a beanie!
  5. For the office…
    For work, it’s still all about layering but just with slightly smarter additional pieces. Keep the colour scheme light and neutral – let the red from your dress be the main attraction – but go for classic additions like a silky white blouse and a tailored longline coat.
  6. For a special occasion…
    Your night out is the time to show off your slinky red party dress in all its glory! However, if it’s extra cold and you’re desperate for an additional layer, add a sheer organza top which won’t cover up your slip. Then go all out with shimmering accessories including sparkly block heels, a cute shoulder bag and some hoops.
    THE STATEMENT SPARKLE
  7. For the weekend…
    We know what you’re thinking, how could you possibly wear a head-to-toe embellished sequinned number anywhere except a party – and an extravagant party at that!? Here’s how: wear a simple white tee underneath and then offset the slim silhouette by adding an oversized black shirt over the top. Keep the rest of the look chilled and playful with trainers and a glitzy headband.
  8. For the office…
    You can afford to look a little smarter for the office, but this sequinned piece is still going to need a healthy dose of dressing down. Start by layering a sheer wrap blouse over the top – this will add a little more coverage without completely hiding the top. Then, stay warm and cosy by throwing on a chunky cream cable knit and some sleek black boots.
  9. For a special occasion…
    It’s party time! Now, this should be easy because THIS is what a sparkling midi dress was born for! Don’t add any other layers this time – you don’t want to detract from such a fabulous dress – but for your jacket, make an entrance with a leopard print faux fur coat. Since you’ve gone to town on the clothing side of things, keep the rest refined with black heels, a bag, some simple hair clips and a little berry lipstick.

Source:
https://www.topshop.com/blog/2019/11/how-to-style-your-favourite-midi-dress-for-three-totally-different-occasions

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