There’s nothing more discouraging than filling up your calendar with fun Fall activities only to realize too late that all your warm-weather dresses are so wrong for the time of year — and the occasion. Avoid a last-minute case of the closet blues by thinking ahead this season and stocking up your wardrobe with easy, classic elegant dresses that work for a variety of events. Whether you’re headed to cocktails with colleagues or a seasonal soiree, we’ve got three chic styles you’ll get plenty of use out of.
1. Fancy date night
Headed to the philharmonic or the ballet? A black sheath dress is your go-to for a dressy night on the town. It’s sleek, sophisticated, and a little unexpected thanks to the delicate, sheer lace inset. Keep the rest of your accessories minimal and streamlined with suede heels and a box clutch.
2. After-hours office party
Show off your playful side for a seasonal work party with a wine-colored fit-and-flare number. The cutout is flirty but tasteful, while the moody hue adds a nice Autumn touch. Add a pearl-embellished choker and a pair of embroidered sandals for a quirky pop.
3. Black-tie wedding
Bring polished fun to the party in the form of this lace-overlay knee length dress. The combination of rich textures makes a statement, while the voluminous skirt is perfect for the dance floor. Throw on a pair of velvet platform sandals, and you’re ready to party.