For work, the weekend and everywhere in between
Photographs: Bevan Davis | Styling: Akim Jardine
Whether you’re meeting with clients or having brunch with bae, you need a few solid dress options to make getting dressed a joy instead of another chore on your growing list of things to do. We’ve chosen five styles and silhouettes that will have you covered whatever your plans – prepare to look good and feel great.
The weekend dress
This jersey knit cut and sew dress is ideal for those days when you’re looking for something a little more laidback and comfortable. Both sporty and cool, it’s a must for hitting up afternoon drinks followed by that Saturday night block party.
How to wear it: You can go super casual with a pair of Vans Old Skools or go fashion-forward in a pair of Nike Air Prestos. Finish off the look with a Trefoil festival bag, to keep all your belongings safe – and your hands free to dance.
The everyday errands dress
As seen on street style blogs in fashion-forward Korea and Milan, gingham is set to be one of next season's most on-trend fabrics. While traditionally seen as a very summery pattern because of the lightness of the cotton material, gingham works just as well in colder weather, especially if you know how to layer it.
How to wear it: Keep it casual and easy with red adidas Originals Gazelles or platform sneakers and finish it off with a bomber or leather biker jacket for an effortlessly edgy look.
The work dress
Make a statement and channel Legally Blonde’s Elle Woods by doing it in pink. With a simple yet flattering bodycon silhouette, elbow-length sleeves and an attached fabric D-ring belt at the waist, this dress is smart enough for a business meeting but comfortable enough to wear when chasing that deadline with your team.
How to wear it: This dress is classic and versatile and can be worn with mules, simple court heels or block heel ballet pumps. Just grab a lady bag from dailyfriday and you’re good to go.
The occasion dress
This jaw-dropping nude dress fits like a second skin and features a midi-length cut, an eye-catching corset front fastening and a plunging neckline. It’s guaranteed to turn a few heads and render a couple of people speechless.
How to wear it: Let the dress do all the talking by wearing it with barely-there metallic heels and gold hoop earrings. If you’re looking for a little more coverage while waiting for nights out to get warmer, you can wear the dress layered under a luxe faux fur coat.
The party dress
This bodycon dress with a plunging neckline exposes just enough of the décolletage, and is ideal for nights when you’re feeling flirty. A bonus: its frilled sleeves will have you unable to resist the urge to waves your hands in the air.
How to wear it: Pair it with mesh peep-toe sock boots or patent platform heels from dailyfriday and a necklace for a look that will have you feeling sexy and strong.