Style 101: Day to Night Dresses

With the heat cooling down a bit and the -ber months just a few weeks away, it is important to invest in transitional pieces that you can wear from day to night. I am normally drawn to sundresses but I have to consider the fact that the temperature might start to cool down a bit; hence, dresses I pick should be easy to transition or layer when the temperature continues to drop. I was browsing Shopbop's website the other day and a few pieces off of their dresses selection. Below are some of the dresses that will be easy to transition from day to night:

This gingham dress from Caroline Constas is a classic. I've wanted a shirtdress for a long time but a gingham pattern would make an even better choice. It offers an effortlessly chic and fresh look for day time, but can be easily layered with a light coat or blazer and then paired with heels for night time wear. 

Shift dresses are excellent for staying fresh during the day. However, you can work them into your night time outfit by switching your flats with an ankle bootie or thin strap heels for that casual sophistication into your look! The dress is from d.Ra collection

A floral print dress, like this one from re:named, is another classic! Therefore, it easily fits the bill of a transitional outfit piece! You can wear it with strappy sandals for day or pumps and stiletto heels for a dinner date!

This easy but sophisticated Elizabeth and James dress is the perfect piece to transition from day to night. The upper half is made with a smooth bodice while the bottom half features accordion pleats. Therefore, it is both playful and sophisticated - both are qualities of a great day to night dress!

Coral is excellent for adding a bright pop of color to your day time outfit. But the tailored bodice and the flounced skirt makes this dress from WAYF super versatile. 

How do you transition a dress from day to night?



  1. That first dress is SO cute. I love the print on it. Thanks for sharing these :)

    xo Azu

  2. Great dresses! I especially love the coral one!

  3. Wow! I wouldn't be able to choose just one! The gingham and the coral are super cute! And I like the back cutout on the floral dress. --- Amy @

  4. Love your picks especially the floral and the gingham dresses!

  5. Love that gingham dress! So adorable and would be very versatile.

  6. The first two are my favourite- I feel like they'd go with everything! Great finds!

    Eve xo |

  7. Anything that can be worn multiple ways is a win in my book!

  8. Yes ma'am- love dresses that can pull double duty!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  9. Love the red dress! xx

    Sam | The Heart of the House

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    Jess |

  11. Oh I love ALL of these styles! Thanks for sharing


    Kiss Me Darling

  12. these are darling! I particularly like the floral one!

  13. Swooning over all of these dresses! I cant even pick a favorite! So pretty!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  14. Ummm, can I have all of them?! So cute!

  15. Love every single one of your selections here. I would seriously wear any of these dresses. They're both versatile and unique.

  16. I think the gingham shirt dress and the floral one are my favorites! I'd love to see how you style the gingham one for night :)

    xx Yasmin

  17. I love the first one and the blue one, i really need some dresses now!

    The Color Palette

  18. I'd go with the off-white dress and pair if with sneakers or boots

    sand & knits. perfect mood

    xo Carola // VIENNA WEDEKIND

  19. The floral dress is my absolute favorite, although I'd love to snatch up all of them!


  20. Great picks! I absolutely love all of these dresses, especially the first two!

    Thanks so much for linking up with Friday Favorites! Have a fab weekend!

    The Closet by Christie

  21. All these dresses are super cute! I'm loving that Elizabeth and James dress. I usually add a jacket or blazer and heels to transition from day to night! Thanks for linking up!
    Jeans and a Teacup

  22. A love a good shift dress! Perfect for work but switch up the shoes and you're good to go out!

  23. LOVE the first two!! That white one would be awesome with sandals and a denim jacket OR heels and fun jewelry! Love it!! Thanks so much for linking up with us--hope to see you next week :) XO ~ Casey @ A Little Bit of Cheer

  24. These are great versatile dresses. My favorite is the drop waist floral dress - I would love wearing this with a blazer during the day and then some jewelry & heels at night

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