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The 5 Different Dresses Every Woman Needs for Every Occasion | Lands' End

The 5 Dresses Every Woman Needs for Every Occasion

As a woman, your calendar is constantly filled with to-dos and special occasions. Trying to balance your work life with your personal life can be quite tricky at times, and requires a ton of different outfit changes throughout the week. One way to keep yourself looking effortlessly chic is by having a dress for each of these events onhand. Dresses are incredibly fashionable and comfortable all at once! Make this closet staple your new go-to for anything and everything. We promise you won’t be disappointed.

1. The Big Business Meeting

These women’s work dresses are what you need for any work-related occasion, whether you’ve been working hard on that important presentation for months now, have a major meeting with a prospective client, or you finally got that phone call for a big interview. Regardless of what your job entails, an office-appropriate dress can always come in handy. There are a few different silhouettes that come highly recommended. Of course, something knee-length is a must, and keep the dress on the structured side. In terms of sleeves, those aren’t required, but it would be best to wear a blazer or cardigan sweater over anything sleeveless. When it comes to prints and textures, there really are no rules. Go for floral or plaid, monochrome or color-blocked. And when finishing the look, you can go for a heel or flat, whichever you feel more comfortable in.

2. The Parent/Teacher Conference

Make a great first impression in a comfortably chic outfit like a shirt dress or a sweater dress. For styles like this, it’s all about accessorizing. They tend to look a bit more casual, so it’s important to dress them up ever so slightly for your meeting with the teacher. Some highly recommended ways to do so would be cinching the waist for a more form-flattering look with a stylish belt, or adding a statement piece of jewelry like some colorful fringe earrings or a glitzy necklace. The next step is choosing the right pair of shoes. Sneakers or flats might be too casual for this outfit, so perhaps go for a nice slide mule or a heeled ankle boot to jazz things up.

3. The Date Night

A really cute way to look your best for your date is with these women’s maxi dresses. Depending on the atmosphere, choose something on the dressier side vs. something a little more casual. For a nicer location, pair a sleek maxi dress with a heeled sandal or pump and add a clutch to complete the look. If you’re going somewhere that doesn’t require all of the fancy details, then opt for a more flowy maxi like a wrap style paired with booties or even sneakers and add a crossbody to top it off.

4. The Girls’ Brunch

Weekends are for brunch with your besties, and that typically means tons of photo ops and Instagram posts. Since it’s a daytime occasion, you don’t want to get too dolled up, but you also want to look your best in a casual way. You’ll want a dress that is equal parts casual and elevated. Something on the flowy side is best so you can indulge in that delicious brunch buffet without feeling constricted. Add on a trendy wide-brimmed hat and a pair of wedges or booties to make the look come to life.

5. The Wedding Reception

We all know the wedding season well. Celebrating your closest friends and family and the love that they have found is a really special time. You’re making lasting memories at events like these and the photo opportunities are endless. When it comes to weddings, choose one of these women’s special occasion dresses. Put on your prettiest of heels, curl your hair, add a nice pop of color to your lips, and keep only the essentials in a tiny, glitzy clutch. If the ceremony happens to be in a church or outside where there’s a chill in the air, feel free to also layer on a beautiful shawl to keep yourself covered without sacrificing style.

There are so many more occasions you most definitely have on your list as well. We’ve covered a lot of ground above, and any of the named dress styles can easily be incorporated and updated for a multitude of other things. Just remember: it’s all about accessorizing!