6 Ways to Look Dressy Without Wearing a Dress

You indulged yourself with over-embellished dresses and formal frocks over the holidays and now, you just want to break free from those air-supressing bodycon dresses and let your lungs and abdomen relax for a bit. So whether you want something comfortable and versatile, or want to experiment with tomboy-inspired pieces, here are six party dress-alternatives to look well, still dressed up.

1 printed two-piece
Play with power prints. Wear them from head-to-toe with a printed two-piece suit. It’s so fashion forward that you’ll be all set and ready for spring/summer 2014. You can also opt for a two-piece printed jacket and shorts set to show-off your pins and killer heels.

2 wide leg pants
Evening wear doesn’t have to be super crisp and polished. Languid wide leg pants paired with a chic top and belt will look soft and feminine especially at outdoor, windy locations.

3 white suit
We cannot stress this enough – borrow from the boys. Take cue from Madonna who wore a slick suit to the Grammys. The dapper hat is optional but for an evening event, a sleek white suit will make you shine amidst a sea of boring LBDs.

4 sequined pants
You may be semi-retired from wearing dresses but that does not mean boycotting sparkle and shine for your party ensemble. Look effortlessly glam in a pair of sequined pants. Throw over a cropped leather jacket for a rock n’ roll touch.

5 velvet jumpsuit
Add edge to glitz and glamour by wearing  a jumpsuit in a luxe fabric like velvet. Opt for a strapless or V neckline to give you room for accessorising.

6 cutout playsuit

Cut-out dresses are a dime a dozen at parties and events. To make a unique fashion statement, opt for a cut-out playsuit instead. It’s as flattering and show-stopping as a mini dress but more comfortable. How perfect is that?

Are you ready to impose a temporary ban on your dresses now?

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